Let’s get silly for a serious cause: stick on a festive sweater and join Save the Children UK’s Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December ! You can help children change the future Your donation could change a child’s life. It could help them grow up healthy and safe, and get an education, so they can…

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Wednesday – 25th December 2019 Whitley Wood Fire Station are organising a free Christmas Day dinner for older, isolated people. Booking by Wednesday, 18th December is essential as places are limited. If you know anyone that would like to attend – please contact the station. You will need the attendee’s full name, a contact number,…

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IT WAS THE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR of young people that led to the creation of Church Hill Big Local area. Wendy and Ian Johnson’s concern about this issue in their local town centre drove them to attend a meeting at which, coincidentally, they first heard about the Big Local Programme. Wendy is now chair and Ian…

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Whitley Researchers (WRs) are a research team committed to working together in a friendly and inclusive way where everyone’s work is equally valued. Our research centres on collaboration, co-production and participation in order to help local communities and organisations understand and tackle complex issues surrounding well-being and social exclusion in South Reading. We are trained…

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Volunteers‘ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. Whitley Community Development Association and Whitley Social Club & Cafe would like thank all our dedicated volunteers for their…

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Last week we’ve had a visit from Matt Leach, CEO of Local Trust. Matt oversees the operations of Local Trust, leading the staff team and working closely with the board on strategy and governance. Matt came to visit Whitley Community Development Association – meet the trustees, staff, volunteers, local residents and the many partners –…

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Starting Wednesday, 5 June 2019 – we invite you to Conversation Cafe Every Wednesday 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm at Whitley Community Cafe Sessions are FREE ! Join this friendly group, build confidence in speaking, share a cuppa. Children are welcome if supervised by adult Working in partnership with these organisations:

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From 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm on Tuesday 18th June Come along for information about courses and gaining qualifications, support getting into work or advice on career change. We offer: vocational qualifications; working in schools or nurseries; leadership & management, IT and office skills employability skills and support, budgeting and bookkeeping work placement and apprenticeship…

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Do you live in the Whitley and would like to find a rewarding volunteering role where you can make a real difference? Assisting Berkshire Children to Read (ABC to read) currently have an urgent need for reading mentors to support children regularly in many of our Berkshire primary schools. No experience is required as training…

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WHAT? Three days of walks Guided nature walks Totally free to participate DAY 1: 20 min walk with us DAY 2 & DAY 3: 20 min walk on your own Complete some questionnaires before and after walks WHO? We are looking for adults living locally to take part in our research WHY? Walking can have…

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