Alcoholics Anonymous meets at St.Michael's Church Hall, Church Lane, Sunninghill, on Wednesday evenings at 8.15pm
Improve how you move, look and feel with the Alexander Technique. Contact Susan Coullie MSTAT on 01344 626355.
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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ASCOT FREEGLE - THE SUCCESSOR TO FREECYCLE: FREE Giving, Locally, Easily
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.
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.
The Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Society has much to offer sufferers from the disease. For more information visit www.bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000
The Bracknell Forest Domestic Support Service, charges £9 per hour and can be contacted on 01344 383516 or 07518 749889 or e-mail
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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 .
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
The Health Visitors' Well Baby Clinic has moved from Green Meadows and is now at the pavilion in the Jubilee Recreation Ground, off Goaters Road, off Fernbank Road, North Ascot, on Wednesdays from 10 am - 12 noon.
The charity transforms the care, support and protection of children affected by domestic abuse and homicide
The Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Link Group offers support for people with self destructive behaviour, anxiety, depression, impulsiveness and relationships. Contact the NHS Berkshire Complex Needs Service. Call the 0790 989 3123.
For information about home services such as gardening and landscape, general maintenance, electrics, plumbing and heating, visit www.anchorathome.co.uk
There is a recognised shortage of 10,000 Foster Carers in the UK. PACT, founded in 1911, is also known as the Oxford Diocesan Council for Social Work inc. We are a registered charity working to improve life chances for children. The focus of our work is within Berkshire, including the Ascot area, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and aims to build and strengthen families.
We are an approved Adoption and Fostering Agency. We have a history of finding safe, loving families for children in care. Here are a few facts about Fostering:
1. Did you know you don’t have to be married to become a Foster Carer?
2. You don’t have to have children already although you do need to have experience of caring for children.
3. Did you know you get paid a Fostering Allowance of £335.70 a week to be a Foster Carer which is tax free and won’t affect any other benefits?
4. Most of the children who need fostering are known as ‘hard to place’ children, they will usually be 8+ years of age.
Everyone is a bit afraid of speaking in groups or in public, some just hide it better than others! Do you think it would be a good thing if you were able to speak more confidently or improve your skills?
There’s a safe place you can achieve this and learn to become a better speaker, expressing yourself more freely and feeling in control rather than the other way round.
Windsor Speakers is a ‘non-profit’ club that meets two evenings a month where members get to practice and improve their public speaking in an organised, safe and supportive environment. It’s part of the Toastmasters International organisation that has over one million members worldwide.
We have all walks of life from housewives to business people to tradesmen to students. Ranging from accomplished speakers to absolute beginners.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday every month at Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR. If this is something you might be interested in then pop along one evening to take a look and see what it’s all about. You’d be welcomed.
To find out more go to www.winspeak.co.uk
Sufferng from stress? Prepare for the forthcoming Advent season www.careforthefamily.org.uk/survivestress
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