To mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to give us all the chance to help out in our own local communities.

Starting on Monday 8th May there will be opportunities for everyone to join in.

No matter what you are good at, there’ll be something to suit helping hands of all shapes and sizes!

From checking in on someone who’d like a bit of company or volunteering for a charity the more of us who join in, the bigger help we will be.

If you can spare an hour…fantastic.

The day?…amazing.

If it becomes a regular thing, so much the better.

If we all do a bit, it will really help a lot.

Join in, Lend a hand.

Make a change.

West Berkshire Villagers just wanted to say thank you to some of the amazing charities and organisations that have been kind enough to come on Paul Presents and tell us all about they do.

Many of these organisations are also looking for volunteers……

Age UK

Age UK | Age UK Berkshire's incredible, committed volunteers are what makes the charity thrive.

All Yours

All Yours | All Yours could not do the work it does without the help of their amazing volunteers. Their helpers volunteer for a whole range of reasons - to give back to their community; gain new skills and experience for their CV; or simply to support All Yours in their mission.

Arlington Arts | The venue would not survive without the team of dedicated volunteer stewards they have

Berkshire Vision | Sight loss can take away independence and confidence, and leave those affected isolated. Berkshire Vision supports hundreds of blind and partially sighted children and adults across the county, helping them to live their lives to the full.

Berkshire Youth | Waterside Centre Coronation Event, Saturday 6 May Please come and join us at Waterside Centre for our Coronation Celebration event, Saturday 6 May, 10am – 4pm! Activities will include: arts and crafts, face painting, a community art piece, multi-sports, cookie decorating, Swings & Smiles sensory room and paddle sessions.

Berkshire Maestros and Berkshire Youth are holding their next Youth Music Night soon! They’re looking for young performers for this event – an excellent opportunity for our talented local musicians to perform in front of their family, friends and local community!

Chemo Gift Bags | A “hug in a bag” for those going through Chemo….

Eight Bells

Eight Bells is a friendly, member-led, voluntary group, that provides friendship, support, and a listening ear to people experiencing mental health issues in Newbury, Thatcham, and the surrounding areas. |Eight Bells is a friendly, member-led, voluntary group, that provides friendship, support, and a listening ear to people experiencing mental health issues in Newbury, Thatcham, and the surrounding areas.

Fresh Air Volunteering | Volunteers are the heart and soul of any small, friendly charity and are vital in making it a success.

Hearing Dogs

Hearing Dogs | Hearing Dogs train dogs to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds they would otherwise miss – sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm.

Newbury Soup Kitchen | Newbury Soup Kitchen is a voluntary organisation providing help and support to our homeless, our rough sleeper community, our vulnerable and those generally less fortunate than others.


Remap | Remap help to improve quality of life and increase independence for disabled people of all ages, providing solutions to everyday problems when there is nothing commercially available.

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder | Volunteering with Sue Ryder is an amazing way to support people through the most difficult times of their lives. Without the support of around 6,000 charity volunteers like you, we simply couldn't provide our expert care.

Swings and Smiles | Swings and Smiles are open 7 days a week and do a lot more than you might think! Family Play, Respite, Mini’s, Youth Clubs, Independence Groups SIB Support and Parent Support.

The West Berkshire Food Bank | They don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry.

On Sunday the 25th June, a national cancer charity will be holding a fundraising racing events in newbury, and recruitment has begun for volunteers

Young People and Children First | They support Foster Care Leavers as they transition from being teenagers to being independent adults

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