Covid 19: Visit the RBWM new coronavirus information and support page
 
https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/council-and-democracy/contact-us/coronavirus-information-and-support : to read the latest COVID-19 information, including:
 
A guide to council services that are still in operation during the national lock down.

Support and help available if you’re self-isolating.

A link to the new Berkshire-wide public health website with the latest COVID-19 data for the county.
 
While the current COVID-19 restrictions are in place, you should minimise the time spent outside of your home and when you do go out, please remember:
 

Read more: RBWM Covid Support | Mid November

www.bracknell.foodbank.org.uk or  Facebook: www.facebook.com/BracknellFoodbank

 

This year, The Lexicon has teamed up with Bracknell Foodbank to help to give local families some festive cheer this Christmas.  Christmas can often bring increased expenditure & anxiety for many, particularly those on a low income and Bracknell Foodbank is aiming to feed additional families over the Christmas period.

Claire Mather, Bracknell Foodbank manager, says: “It isn’t just about giving out food.  If people are struggling to put food on the table, they will also be struggling to buy other festive essentials, which is where we as a community can step-in to help.”

To help, The Lexicon is donating 250 £10 gift cards to the charity to help provide families with some seasonal cheer.

Read more: Extra Cheer from the Lexicon at Christmas,

https://www.thameshospice.org/santadash 

  

 

 

Mayor taking part in Santa Dash to raise funds for Thames Hospice | The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Councillor Sayonara Luxton, is inviting residents to help her raise funds for Thames Hospice, when she takes part in Berkshire’s longest running Santa Dash.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year’s Santa Dash won’t be taking place in Swinley Forest, instead Thames Hospice is inviting supporters to ‘do it their way’ and take on their own local walking or running route, covering a distance of either 3k, 5k or 10k, while adhering to the government social distancing guidelines.

Read more: RBWM Mayor Joining Santa Dash for Thames Hospice

https://www.thameshospice.org/   To donate to the Light up a Life appeal, watch the online service and order a service at home pack, please visit www.thameshospice.org.uk/LUAL2020

 

LIGHT UP A LIFE APPEAL LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT BEREAVED FAMILIES FACING THEIR FIRST CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THEIR LOVED ONE

Thames Hospice has launched its ‘Light up a Life’ Christmas fundraising appeal to help provide urgent support for more families like Tanya and her two young children, who are facing their first Christmas without Martin, their beloved husband and father.

Light up a Life is a special opportunity to remember loved ones who are no longer with us, and to raise funds for the Hospice to help patients and their families get the support they desperately need this Christmas and beyond.

Read more: Thames Hospice | Light Up a Life 2020

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.   

Papplewick's harvest collection this year was donated to the Tressell Trust.  Due to the overwhelming generosity of the Papplewick community a record 343 kgs of goods ranging from foodstuffs, toiletries, household items, feminine items and baby supplies were donated. A week long appeal was organised by Mrs Simone Alder, Senior House Parent who together with a team of boys sorted the items which were taken to the Kerith Centre (Bracknell Food Bank) for the Stop the Hunger campaign.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said " The Tressell Trust is a wonderful organisation which has worked with nutritionists to develop food parcels that contain sufficient nutrition for adults and children for at least 3 days of healthy balanced meals both for individuals and families, and we were delighted to be able support this very worthy cause."

Read more: Papplewick Donates Harvest Collection to 'Stop the Hunger'

  

Pictured Above: L-R, Gemma Puckett and Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent

England's most senior midwife celebrates achievements of maternity service at St Peter’s Hospital

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, the first Chief Midwifery Officer for England, has visited St Peter’s Hospital, in Chertsey, which is part of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The country’s most senior midwife was able to see first-hand how the Trust is working to provide better care for mothers and babies and celebrate the outstanding contribution of staff.

Professor Dunkley-Bent is responsible for driving improvements in care for new and expectant mothers, building increased safety and support in maternity care and promoting safer births as part of Better Births, the report of the National Maternity Review, and the NHS Long Term Plan. She is also responsible for providing professional, strategic and clinical leadership to colleagues across the country.

Read more: England's Most Senior Midwife Celebrates St Peter’s Achievements

 

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is taking part in the Local Government Association’s second #CouncilsCan Day – an online celebration to highlight the critical work of local government during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Royal Borough has worked tirelessly to adapt to the changes and keep services running to support residents and businesses. 

 This includes: 

  • 50 staff volunteers made 800 phone calls in April to help our most vulnerable residentscope with new lockdown measures
  • Setting up a volunteering helpline and bringing together community groups to offer support for those self-isolating including collecting prescriptions, shopping and dog walking
  • Introducing a click and collect and click and deliver service for residents to borrow books from our libraries
  • Providing residents with unlimited digital access to magazines, newspapers and books with their library card
  • Highlighting local businesses with the creation of My Royal Borough website and social media and the continued support of Make Maidenhead and Visit Windsor
  • Distributed £26 million pounds in grants to local businesses
  • Launching the community information champion scheme to ensure that our messaging reaches everyone in our community
Read more: #CouncilsCan Day Celebrating the Work of Local Government

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