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SMART - Help for Adults With Drugs or Alcohol Concerns- are at the Trax, Mill Ride, Off Fernbank Road, North Ascot SL5 8JW, on Wednesdays, 10am - 11am Call 01628 796525
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Who could benefit from this service?
Read more: Adults With Drugs or Alcohol Concerns | SMART
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at St.Michael's Church Hall, Church Lane, Sunninghill, on Wednesday evenings at 8.15pm
Alzheimers Dementia Support is a local charity, commissioned by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to offer free of charge Dementia Awareness Training in the community, to residents and people working in the Borough. Volunteers needed. For more information please see www.alzheimersdementiasupport.co.uk.
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There are sometimes 1 and sometimes 2 of us ladies from the Breastfeeding Network who run the breastfeeding support group alongside the Health visitor weigh in session. You don’t need to weigh your baby to see us you can just pop along, we are usually set up in a corner.Read more: Ascot Breastfeeding Network | Tuesdays
ASCOT FREEGLE - THE SUCCESSOR TO FREECYCLE: FREE Giving, Locally, Easily
Read more: Ascot Freegle - Successor to Freecycle
Ascot Freegle is part of a new online re-use network called Freegle formed in the UK as a friendly alternative to Freecycle.
In just six days since Freegle was formed, 143 local groups like ours – 28% of former Freecycle groups and representing over 664,000 members (32% cent of the total UK Freecycle membership) – have moved to the new co-operative umbrella organisation, and many more groups are expected to follow us.
Freegle which means Free Giving, Locally, Easily, offers greater freedom for us to organise the way we work to suit local needs, without the rigid management hierarchy imposed by The Freecycle Network.
The UK has been a big player in Freecycle’s global network accounting for approximately one quarter of all re-used household items saved from landfill, and with more members per head of population than any other country.
There are already millions of people in the UK who offer unwanted household items for reuse by others, rather than dumping them. The new site Freegle is open to everyone who wants to do their bit for the planet - just visit www.iloveFreegle.org.
The Ascot Volunteer Bureau, which matches volunteer drivers with people who need lifts to appointments, can be contacted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays, 10 am - 12noon. Local trips cost £4, longer trips have a 45p per mile mileage rate. Visit www.ascotvolunteerbureau.org.uk Call 01344 625520.
ASPEN, the Ascot Peace Education Network, began meeting prior to this country’s last conflict, euphemistically termed by the UK media Gulf War 2. It has been constituted as an independent voluntary organisation. It aims to build upon the tremendous concern felt by everyone about the war in Iraq. People worldwide, particularly the young, have woken up with a renewed intention to engage In peace building, by resolving conflict, and the group aims to actively promote peace and understanding through educational visits to schools, informed debates, entertaining neighbours with hospitality teas or lunches so improving relationships where we live. The group meets formally every quarter and plans to invite experienced peace activists to inspire us. Strictly speaking it is not a Christian only group although many of its members worship at All Saints Church. It is not a political organisation only humanitarian. If you wish to join you will be most welcome. Contact Mrs. A Yarwood 01344- 621167.Read more: ASPEN - Ascot Peace Education Network
Please click on the images to enlarge them The Autism Trust is launching a new social enterprise in Sunninghill, to provide skills and experience for young adults with autism. They have set up a boutique called Polly's Place on Sunninghill High Street that will showcase the artistic talent of people with autism and provide retail training opportunities and experiences for their volunteers. For further information. E mail
Polly Tommey established the Autism Trust in 2007 after her son Billy was diagnosed with autism. Over the past five years the organisation has evolved and today its vision is to create a future with purpose for young adults with autism. Within the new headquarters in Sunninghill, Polly has established a boutique called Polly's Place that will provide retail and administrative training opportunities for her son and others like him on the ASD spectrum. Through onsite vocational training the shop's volunteers will be working towards qualifications in employability while helping to generate money for the Autism Trust.
Polly's Place and the new Autism Trust headquarters has been through major renovations since acquiring the Ascot property in June and will be having a grand opening and launch party this Saturday afternoon, October 6th from 13:00 to 16:00. Please join us for tea, cakes and to help us kick things off in style.
Becoming Emotionally Resilient Role Models
By understanding how to recognize stress, problem solve and manage emotions ourselves creates a platform for children to observe this behaviour.
Our children can then learn from our role modelling. Ultimately resilient children become resilient adults.
Stepping out of Stress
The first step in building resilience is managing stress. We would like to invite you to attend our next Community course which goes ahead:
Where: Broomhall Park
An interactive and interesting session offering understanding, tips and thought processes that could fundamentally change your relationship with the challenges you face in and out of work. This is signposted with what you can share with your children in managing challenging issues.
The Citizens Adcice Bureau no longer runs the monthly Saturday mornings sessions at North Ascot. Please use Bracknell Citizens Advice Bureau 40 42 The Broadway, Bracknell,
RG12 1AG. Advice line number 0844 4994107 OR Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12 noon at
Ascot Day Centre
The Counselling Directory is an extremely helpful website for people who need help with something worrying. A step by step guide for those who don't know where to start. You can find out more about the issue you are worried about and browse through as many counsellors and psychotherapists as you wish, before making a decision. You can find a professional counsellor or psychotherapist near you .
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First Aid courses run at the Red Cross Centre, King's Ride, Ascot, usually seven weeks long. For details of the next course, call 01344 627377
Friends in Need runs (every other Wednesday] in South Ascot Church Hall, Church Road, South Ascot, 2 - 4pm . For more information contact Louise on 0796437651
The Kitchen' at The Hope Centre offers complimentary lunch and snacks and a chance to meet friends in the village . Volunteers from all the local churches offer free soup and toasties, cake, tea & coffee and a good chat . Everyone is welcome to come along, especially those in the community who would like to meet others and have a chat. The Kitchen will be open every Monday between 10am-2.30pm. For more information contact Annie on 01344 626118. For more information please visit our website at www.sunningdalebaptist.org.uk