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The Benefits of Volunteering

new people and socialise whilst keeping active. It allows you to connect with your community and make it a better place. It can also be of great benefit to you, allowing you to gain career experience, learn valuable new skills or to perhaps increase your self-confidence. Basingstoke Volunteer Centre can help you find the answers […]

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Help nature this Christmas

Original Gift Ideas
Birds and wildlife are increasingly vulnerable in a rapidly-changing world. Together, we can create bigger, better, more joined-up spaces to save our wildlife and our shared home.

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We will remember 1981- 2018

At the start of 1918, Germany was in a strong position and expected to win the war. Russia had already left the year before which made Germany even stronger.
Germany launched the ‘Michael Offens …

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Men’s health is in trouble…

Men’s health is in trouble
All around the world, fathers, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young, before their time and for no goo …

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The Blue Space Male Cancer Support

The Blue Space was officially launched in 2016 by the mayor of Basingstoke and our supporters include Andrew Bishop the chief medical officer of the North Hampshire NHS Trust and the Chemotherapy and …

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Befriend West Berkshire project and how it is combating loneliness

There are many reasons why people become lonely, such as lack of friends, family members living far away, poverty and or rural isolation. Loneliness has a devastating impact; it can cause depression a …

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Memorial to the Great War

Thatcham at the time of the First World War had a population of approximately 3,000 people. It is unclear exactly how many of the population went to war. Sadly many did not come home. To honour them a …

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Have you heard of Chemogiftbags?

Each bag has been prepared by people who care and includes useful items such as. . .
“Many people go through chemotherapy isolated and alone and even for those who have support it is a very daunting …

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Professional help and advice for Community

Basingstoke Voluntary Action Group Development Team
Starting up a new Charity/Group?
We can guide you through the process to ensure that new groups are fully aware of governance requirements.
Looking …

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WB Heritage marks the end of the WW1

This autumn West Berkshire Heritage will be presenting a series of events and activities to mark the centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War.
A new exhibition ‘How We Remember …

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Care & Compassion From Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder provides hospice care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It’s not just expert medical care we provide, it’s the emotional support and practical things we take care …

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Our ‘deer’ friends

The last few years have seen high Hampshire’s dells, forests and fields welcome a number of new guests.
Some Red, some Roe, some Fallow, some Sika, and with them Muntjac and the Chinese Water, I ref …

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Volunteer Centre West Berkshire

Volunteering, community activism, social engagement or just plain involvement with your community is right here in West Berkshire.
 
Peel back the layers of community and Local Buzz Readers may b …

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Their Legacy, Our History

8 and 9 September 2018
Newbury, Berkshire
Royal British Legion Riders
The Branch is a national branch of the Royal British Legion, covering the whole of the UK and in fact the world. We support and pr …

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Win 2 free tickets to West Berkshire Brewery Beer Festival on Saturday 22nd September. Worth £20

Which is West Berkshire Brewery’s flagship beer, first produced back in 1995?
Your Answer Good Old BoyRenegade Craft LagerMaharaja IPA *
Your Name *
Email address: *
Telephone *
Address …

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Brendon Care Alton Summer Fete!

Summer fete at Brendoncare Alton
BrendonCare  Alton Summer  Fete

Saturday  11th August, 2018
10.00am – 3.00pm
Come along and join us for  an afternoon of fun, including
& …

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RAF100 COMMEMORATE, CELEBRATE, INSPIRE

RAF100
COMMEMORATE, CELEBRATE, INSPIRE
2018 marks 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF), the World’s first – and most famous -independent Air Force. Our brand is recognised throughout the Wor …

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5% VAT Rate to Help Maintain Historic Homes

Owners Press Chancellor for 5% VAT Rate to Help Maintain their Historic Homes
 
Hard-pressed listed property owners have launched a national petition calling on the Chancellor to reduce VAT on re …

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Over £13k worth of grants issued to good causes across Newbury, with more to come

£13,750 has been awarded to 19 different organisations this June, including West Berkshire Mencap and Eight Bells for Mental Health, following Newbury Town Council issuing its latest round of grant f …

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