Do you have some spare time to volunteer for a good cause or just unwanted items you would like to give to charity? The Ascot Fundraising Group for Thames Hospicecare would like to hear from you: -
Can you donate second hand books for a book stall? Stand with a fundraising tin for an hour? Come up with some questions for a quiz night? Run a stall or event of your own with a percentage of proceeds to THc? Donate clothes or unwanted items to our Sunninghill shop? Knit an xmas pudding (pattern provided)? Help to promote one of our events? Email us with a fundraising idea!
If you would like to join our mailing list for events in the area that support Thames Hospice, please email your name and contact details to Melanie@trapnell.co.uk. We will send you details of quiz nights, fashion shows, theatre nights, fayres etc. If you would like to volunteer, whether its a one-off or more regular, any time you have is precious to us for this worthwhile local cause. Contact Melanie Trapnell at Melanie@trapnell.co.uk or phone 01344 876414. www.thameshopsice.org.uk
Read more: Ascot THc Fundraising Group
The Ascot Charitable Trust raises huge amounts of money for local and national charities, mainly with the Annual ACT Ball.
Ascot Charitable Trust needs your help in supporting amazing charities:
The ACT May Ball is a great black tie event that promises to be a glittering evening with superb entertainment and some unique auction prizes.Read more: Ascot Charitable Trust (ACT) Fundraisers
The Chavey Down Residents Association is open to all residents of Chavey Down, organises socials, campaigns on village issues and organises outings for village senior citizens. Contact Ruth Timbrell on 01344 882068
CDA 50th AGM
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Steve Saunders is the RBWM Community Warden covering Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale, offering support with anti social behaviour and community events.
Thames Hospicecare (THc) (based in Ascot and Windsor) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new Hospice-at-Home service. An extra £315,000 will be needed and the Hospice at Home Appeal was launched by its Patron - Ascot’s Lady Catherine Stevenson, former High Sheriff of Berkshire (pictured) , on Friday March 30th 2012. The Appeal has already attracted match funding from a local benefactor and is off to a flying start with a generous donation.
Thames Hopsicecare (THc) want to keep patients at the heart of their service , supporting people to die in the place of their choice, whenever possible. Hospice at Home aims to employ three specialist nurses, providing care and support all day all year. The target is to do this for 120 patients at home by the end of 2012/13 , rising to 200 by the end of 2014/15. Chief Executive, Jacqueline Clark said: “This is taking out into the community , everything we are known for doing here at the Hospice”. THc already cares for around 1,000 people a year.
Lady Stevenson said: “Thanks to medical advances over the last few decades, people are living longer with terminal illnesses . But this presents us with a new challenge – ensuring there are resources to support people effectively during this time. I’m in no doubt about the important role of Thames Hospicecare plays in the area and am delighted to be Patron of their new appeal. I hope you will get behind it and support this absolutely vital community service.” Lady Stevenson then officially launched the Appeal with a substantial donation of her own!
Read more: Lady Stevenson Launches THc Hospice at Home
SPAE, the Society for the Protection of Ascot and Environment, campaigns against too much development in the Ascot area. Too many luxury flats being built ? Too many trees being cut down ? Do something about it - join SPAE. SPAE has been heavily involved in preparation of the Ascot & Sunnings Neighbourhood Plan. Full details are at www.spae.org or call SPAE chairman, Patrick Griffin on 01344 620375.
CELEBRATING GOOD DESIGN IN OUR AREA | The general public in this area know of the Society for the Protection of Ascot & Environs (SPAE) mainly because we object to planning applications and appeals – but as our members understand we are not against all development. Far from it – and from 2016 we intend to be more visible in a different and very positive way.
We are launching an annual Award – called the Good Design Award - to promote, encourage, and celebrate excellence in building design in our area. A wide variety of buildings will be eligible from new builds to conversions or extensions, private dwellings or commercial, industrial or farm buildings, as long as they have been built within the area that SPAE covers – Ascot, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Winkfield.
We believe that the Award scheme will help us to achieve some very worthwhile aims:Read more: Society for the Protection of Ascot & Environs
The Hope Trust is currently busy rehearsing Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Coat - which will be performed at the beginning of June at the Cordes Hall - helping to raise funds for the refurbishment of the Cordes Hall.Read more: Sunningdale Hope Trust | Providing Local Assistance
For information about community activities and hall / venue hire in Sunningdale, contact the Sunningdale Village Venues team by visiting: www.sunningdalevillagevenues.co.uk To make or discuss booking Sunningdale Village Hall please call 01344 297250 or email VillageVenues@googlemail.com
Visit http://www.sunningdalevillagevenues.co.uk/calendar/ to check availability.
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PROPOSALS UNDERWAY FOR A NEW PURPOSE-BUILT HOSPICE
Following months of consultation, Thames Hospice has secured the option to purchase land to build a new 28-bed, purpose-built, hospice by Bray Lake in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead - subject to planning permission.
Debbie Raven, Chief Executive, Thames Hospice, said: “We have seen demand for all of our services increase year-on-year and we are at a point where we need to expand to meet the needs of our local community. Our current Hospice in Windsor is at maximum occupancy and we have up to 10 people per day waiting for much-needed care. After reviewing a number of options to develop our existing site, we have concluded that it does not provide a solution to meet our future needs.
“A new purpose-built hospice would enable us to support more local people, through providing additional inpatient, outpatient and community services, building on the expert care delivered at our current facility in Windsor for almost 30 years.”
Dr Cecily Wright, Medical Director, Thames Hospice, said: “Demand for palliative and end-of-life care services is rising nationally and is set to continue for the foreseeable future. We are feeling the impact of this increase and are fortunate that Thames Hospice has the opportunity to develop a facility which will allow us to meet the needs of our local community.”
Thames Hospice has appointed KKE Architects to design the new hospice, specialists in this field. A planning application for a 28-bed Inpatient Unit will be submitted late 2016/early 2017.
Further updates will be announced in due course.