The Probus Club of Ascot normally meets on the fourth Monday of each month at Windlesham Golf Club at 12:30 pm for a two-course lunch and to hear a speaker.  The Club welcomes men who are retired, approaching retirement or those who simply would like to socialize on a monthly basis; there is no minimum age.  

If you are interested to know more with a view to becoming a member, please contact the Honorary Secretary on 01344 620060 or email


WEBSITE       E-mail   Phone:  07802 536553   

The Sunningdale Academy will run summer courses - timeless skills for children and teenagers -  at  The Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot, August 26th to 30th, 2019

Read more: The Sunningdale Academy | Children's & Teenagers' Etiquette | Social Skills | Well-Being

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The War Horse Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to the millions of UK, Allied and Commonwealth horses, mules and donkeys lost during The Great War. It pays tribute to the nobility, courage, unyielding loyalty and immeasurable contribution these animals played in giving us the freedom of democracy we all enjoy today, and signifies the last time the horse would be used on a mass scale in modern warfare.

The War Horse Memorial is located on the major Ascot roundabout opposite Heatherwood Hospital and Car Park 1 of Ascot Racecourse. Postcode: SL5 8AA.

The Memorial will form a catalyst for an on-going fundraising campaign to support military and equine charities after all memorial costs are paid. The principal beneficiaries will be The Household Cavalry Foundation and the Mane Chance Sanctuary. Other complementary charities will also be supported.

CLICK HERE for details of the Purple Poppy Appeal.

There are many events taking place in 2019, related to the War Horse Memorial. CLICK HERE

The War Horse Memorial Anniversary Charity Ball, will take place at Ascot Racecourse, on Saturday June 8th 2019

Read more: The War Horse Memorial Ascot

Pictured: L to R: Pam Palmer, BFU3A Chair, Cllr Dale Birch, Mary Warner BFU3A Publicity Officer, Colin Warner BFU3A Group Leader

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U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  It consists of local U3As all over the UK, which are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers.  Bracknell Forest U3A is a member of the Third Age Trust.  Bracknell Forest U3A was formed in January 2001 at a public meeting of approximately 80 people. Current membership is over 320 members.  U3A membership is not related to a specific age but to a period in one’s life (the third age) after the second age of full-time employment and parental responsibility.  Anybody in their third age can join U3A and this includes people who are working part time.  There is no lower age for membership

 Contacts: Sheila: 01344 882096,    Jaci   Doreen - 01344 780 616

Read more: U3A | University of the Third Age | Bracknell


Monthly meetings take place in the Community Centre Trumps Green Virginia Water GU25 4EY every first Wednesday in the Month from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm with the exception of December when the AGM takes place. Visitors are welcome for further information or phone Jean McDonnell on 01784 741599

Painting days at the Church Hall next door to the Community Hall once a month the third Monday of the Month from 12 pm to 3 pm Starting Feb £2 per session contact Jean McDonnell.


Read more: Virginia Water Art Society | First Wednesday

Click on Wildlife in Ascot for more information about green wildlife corridors in Ascot & the Sunnings.

 Wildlife in Ascot |      Click on Wildlife in Ascot for more information

 Wildlife in Ascot  Talks are held at Silwood Park, Imperial College, Buckhurst Road, SL5 7PY. Entrance at north end of CPB Building 6 and room upstairs.


 Wildlife in Ascot will host  a talk about the work of The Mammal Society from Beth Smith at 7:30 pm on Monday 22nd July at Silwood Park



CLICK ON THIS LINK for more info  


Windsor and Ascot Driving Group for Disabled enables disabled people to learn how to drive ponies and to enjoy an outdoor activity with animals and other people.

Many disabled people, who would otherwise find it impossible to pursue an outdoor activity, have benefited from the recreational and social therapy that this pastime provides. It can help to improve co-ordination, muscle power and balance and provides an opportunity to meet people, make friends and have fun.

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Windsor Lions Tacking up for Annual Horse Ride event | Windsor Lions, the leading local Community Services organisation, are in full preparation mode for their biggest annual fund raiser - the Cross-Country Horse Ride in beautiful Windsor Great Park.

 Following on from their best ever event last September, where almost £50,000 was raised for Charities including Riding for the Disabled, the Lions are hoping to have a full complement of riders again this year.

 With almost 700 riders already entered for the ride, Event Controller Mark Fraser says 'If riders continue to sign up at the current rate we expect to close the entries at the end of July - so we urge any last minute entries to sign up quickly.  We are especially excited about the changes in the ride this year as we have a new course which is wholly in the spectacular Deer Park within Windsor Great Park and as always extremely grateful to the park authorities for the use of their wonderful facilities.  This will enhance the special qualities that the park has to offer the riders.'

The ride is on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th September and for more information, including entries, go to

Read more: Windsor Lions | Windsor Park Horse Ride | September 7th & 8th