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Zan is a quiet, gentle Mother expecting her second child. Except for the whole of November she's putting aside her natural shyness to wear a prominent fake moustache everywhere she goes including the dentist, swimming, baby scan, library and the park. A daily photo and update of her adventures can be found on her page.
Contact Emma Alcott on 02722503477 Contact by email
Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
We are collecting used stamps to help raise money for new equipment for Diabetic Eye Screening Equipment. Please leave approximately 1cm of envelope around each stamp and send to:
Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, Used Stamp Appeal, Fords Farm, Horsey, Norfolk, NR29 4EP or Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, Salisbury District Hospital.
Contact Diabetic Eye Screening on 01722 336262 Contact by email
I represent a local charity which is launching a fundraising effort to enable us to expand our services and I am hoping your station could give us a mention to publicise this..
The charity is the Amesbury-Boscombe Down Link Scheme, which was established in 1996 to provide practical help to those needing assistance in the local community through a network of local, unpaid, volunteers and their cars. On a typical month we respond to about 200 requests from help the most popular being driving people to hospital or the doctors.
Sadly we are receiving increasing numbers of requests to help more severely disabled people who are unable to transfer from a wheelchair to normal passenger seat and back. Unfortunately we have to decline these requests as these require a modified car of a type not normally owned by volunteers. We have been approached by a number of bodies and individuals asking if we would consider obtaining a suitable vehicle to enable us to provide a service for the more disabled members of the community.
In response to this need we are launching this fundraising drive to raise the necessary finances and wondered if you could give us a bit of a mention on your station and perhaps website to publicise our efforts.
Our aim is to raise about £12,000 by March to buy a suitable car, modify it to enable the safe carrying of wheelchair and occupant and insure and train a group of dedicated drivers. We wish to have the service running at the start of April – coinciding with the anniversary of our start.
If you can help but need some more information please contact our Chairman Roger Paye on 01980 610377 or me on 07724 394223 (or email me)
Thank you in anticipation
Steve Mills – Secretary
Amesbury- Boscombe Down Link Scheme
11 Kitchener Rd
Wilts SP4 7AA
Contact Stephen Mills on 07724394223 Contact by email
Cornets, Euphonium, Alto and Tenor Saxophone, clarinets bass, Bb and Eb, Percussion, bass clef reading trombones needed for Salisbury City Band of The Royal British Legion to expand our band and to cover holidays. Next rehearsal August 22nd then 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.
If you would like to take an active part in Salisbury's Remembrance Parade on November 10th and the Carnival on October 25th, and St George's Day parade apart from sit down concerts please ring 01722 331163 or contact us via the website
Contact Wendy Oliver on 01722 331163 Contact by email
Cancer is a disease that affects a great proportion of the population of the United Kingdom . Each one of us is certain to know someone who has suffered from one form of cancer, and there are many different types. It is an ever present factor in the lives of millions of people, and a disease that brings heartbreak and anguish to the families of those, young and old, who suffer from and succumb to cancer day after day.
My aim is to climb the three mountains in under 24hrs with a team who have the same passion as i do, we want to walk up those mountains with our heads held high and be proud to walk in memory of those who have been affected by cancer.
Charity Number - 261017
Contact Chris Brown on 07796006655 Contact by email
After popular demand last year, we have booked Sat 10 Aug 13 for our Skydive. If you are over 16 and wish to join in them please contact me. The event will be running at Netheravon Airfield. Book your place today by calling/emailing me for your booking pack.
Contact Barrie Burns on 01980632163 Contact by email
It's Your Choice is a charity that provide free confidential, advice and guidance for young people aged 12-25 years living in the New Forest area.
In addition a targeted service is delivered through Access All Areas for young people aged 16-19 (up to 25 with additional needs).
The crucial element in providing the kind of effective service required by young people is the recruitment, training, supervision and support of volunteers.
Here at It's Your Choice, we really value our volunteers. Volunteers are involved in and/or run all of these services. We are particularly looking for new volunteers who can help us staff our drop-in centres in Totton, Fordingbridge, and Holbury and other parts of the Forest, and who are:
-interested in delivering sexual health information and services to young people.
-interested in delivering information and advice to homeless young people.
-interested in delivering information, advice and support on a whole range of issues.
-interested in researching and developing services to meet the needs of the young people of the New Forest
No experience is necessary, just the passion to want to help young people.
Through volunteering with us you could gain valuable experience and work as part of a team. Training and ongoing support is provided, and we have opportunities available across the New Forest.
If this seems like something you would be interested in, and you are dedicated to making a difference, please visit our website for more information, or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact It's Your Choice on 02380864231 Contact by email
Harnham Day Centre is holding a May Fayre on Saturday 11th May from 2 - 4pm. Stalls include cakes, plants, bottles, bric-a-brac, childrens items. Refreshments available. Entrance 20p
Contact Linda Carville on 07720350104 Contact by email
I am a born and bred Wiltshire-ite and proud of my heritage. I grew up in Tisbury and now live in Marlborough.
I wanted to write an article on here as I’m embarking on a challenge this year which may well break me and I’d like to leave some kind of legacy!
Over the next 12 months I’m competing in a series of ultra-marathons in four extreme environments across the globe. The races I will be competing in take place in Peru, the U.S., Namibia and Sweden. In summary, they are:
24th May – 2nd June: 140 miles through the Amazon Jungle, Manu National Park, Peru.
2nd – 9th August: 136 miles over the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, United States.
15th – 23rd November: 155 miles across the Brandberg region of the Namib Desert, Namibia
14th – 20th February: 145 miles across Swedish Lapland, Sweden
Each race is ‘self-sufficient’. This means that the organisers only provide a fire, at the end of each day, and water – for the obvious reason that no-one could carry enough water to last a week. Thus, I will be carrying a 25-30L backpack which will contain everything needed to get through each adventure. Varying somewhat between each race, this will generally include:
Food – about 2,500 calories a day. Yep, that’s less than I eat even on a day off from training, let alone when running back to back marathons. This will be made up of 2 x Expedition Foods meals, a couple of flapjacks and a carb gel or two per day.
Clothes – for the jungle, mountain and desert it’ll be a technical t-shirt and, depending on how manly I’m feeling, either bib shorts or leggings. Probably the former. Grr. In Sweden, it’ll simply be all the clothes in my wardrobe.
Hydration systems – each competitor has to have 2.5L carrying capacity, and this will be made up of a bladder and 2 x water bottles.
Hammock – with either a sleeping bag or cotton liner. I’m a little nervous about this…only once have I ever woken myself up because I smelt so awful, and this was when I slept in a liner for a the week in the Amazon in ’09.
Medical supplies – bandages, needles, blister kits, enough Voltarol to fell a small rhino etc.
Footwear – during the race, it’ll either be trail shoes (or, in Sweden, snow shoes) along with some flip flops for mincing around at the end of each day.
Generally speaking, this will result in a pack weighing in the region of 10 – 12kg.
Although I’m a self-confessed masochist, the predominant reason for this venture is to raise some cash for a charity close to my heart.
I’ve chosen to raise money for the WWF (http://www.wwf.org.uk/) for a few reasons. First and foremost, I predict that my overriding memory from this year (apart from sore feet) will be the wonderful environments through which I’ll pass, the local people I’ll meet, the wildlife I’ll encounter, and the beauty of my natural surroundings.
It only seems right that as I am privileged enough to visit these places, I return the favour by contributing whatever I can towards their protection and future existence.
WWF is one of the world’s leading conservation bodies protecting wildlife, people and the natural environment from largely human-induced threats. Regardless of whether you’re passionate about polar bears losing their habitat in the Arctic; poverty in war torn states; rampant deforestation in the Amazon; the demise of African elephant populations or the worldwide effects of humans’ relentless consumption of natural resources, the work which WWF undertakes covers such a broad spectrum that I challenge anyone to not feel passionate about something they support.
By donating to WWF, you can be assured that your money is going towards a very worthy cause.
TO DONATE, PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE: http://www.justgiving.com/jameseacott1
Contact James Eacott on 07891 878059 Contact by email
We are currently looking for a Group Secretary to help us with admin and fundraising, and adults to help as Assistant Leaders for Beavers/Cubs/Scouts.
If you have a couple of hours per week to spare, please bear us in mind - Full details and job descriptions etc. are on our website.
Contact Mel Amann on 01980 630887 Contact by email
If you have computer skills we would like you to join us at Wiltshire Online. We are looking for volunteers who have computer skills help people who would like to use their computer/laptop but don't know where to start.
If you think that is you then please get in touch
Contact Ross Manning on 01225 898464 Contact by email
The Naomi House charity shop urgently needs new volunteers to come and help them raise much-needed funds to support life-limited children, young adults and their families from Wiltshire. It is a rewarding opportunity and you can offer as much or as little time to fit into your existing commitments. We will provide the training needed within the shop or behind the scenes.
Please drop in and say hello to Val, our Manager or Chris, our assistant manager. They would be really pleased to see you. Thank you
Contact Pam Bacon on 01962 843513 Contact by email
We need a volunteer to help in the Salisbury area to rescue injured wildlife and take them to our care centre in Winterslow.
The person must have a driving licence and must be good with animals
Training will be given, in aspects of rescues
if you can help please contact up on the number below.
Contact Wildlife Rescue on 01722 338563 Contact by email
This is a request for donations - the community shop is going back into the second hand book business and would be very grateful for your donations of hardback, paperback books or DVDs in good condition so they can be sold to help fund the ongoing costs of the Community Shop.
Donations can be left at the Community Shop or at Amesbury Baby Centre if the Community Shop is closed.
Contact Paul Leighfield on 01980 625285 Contact by email
CLOTHING, BRIC A BRAC, HOMEWARES AND ACCESSORIES.
WE ARE ALWAYS VERY GRATEFUL FOR ANY DONATION. AND IF YOU DONATE AN ITEM FROM M&S WE WILL ISSUE YOU WITH A £5 VOUCHER TO SPEND IN M&S WHEN YOU SPEND £35.00 OR MORE (THE VOUCHER CAN NOT BE SPENT ON FOOD HALL ITEMS).
YOU CAN DROP YOUR DONATION IN THE SHOP BETWEEN 9AM & 4.30PM.
DE-CLUTTER AND GIVE GENEROUSLY
Contact Michelle Fairfax on 01722 337187 Contact by email
Can you help our hospital?
Salisbury District Hospital is one of the country’s leading trusts when it comes to recycling, diverting 40% of its black-bag waste from landfill and also shipping unwanted office and medical items to hospitals in Africa.
Faced with a (Labour) government cut-back in its budget by £10M a year for 3 years the hospital needs all the help it can get. Volunteers have offered to man the recycling in order to take pressure off the Portering staff. The Recycle Team not only processes items for sale to the recycling industry but selects items for reuse and repair, further helping the wards’ shrinking budgets.
The Team advertises its work internally using a newsletter and is currently exploring more imaginative ways of communicating via the hospital’s intranet. Using volunteers makes recycling really pay for itself, even if team members are only able to give up the odd hour a week.
Mark Brandon, the lead recycling volunteer, says “this work can be fascinating and you do feel that you are making a real difference, not just to the hospital but the community – and I suppose the planet.”
If you want to join a group of committed, like-minded enthusiasts – and help your local hospital – contact Mark on 01722 328259 or e-mail to email@example.com. Alternatively, contact Jo Jarvis, Volunteer Manager, at the hospital on 01722 336262 ext. 4026.
Contact Mark Brandon on 01722 328259 Contact by email