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The Duntisbournes Mens Breakfast Group
(good breakfast: good company: good speakers!)

SPRING 2020 PROGRAMME

Saturdays 9am – 10am at Duntisbourne Abbots Village Hall 
   right in the centre of the village!

Saturday 14th March – Faith in Dark Corners
(Philip Ling FRICS FAAV. Life and Work within an Historic Estate).

(Saturday 19th September – Speaker yet to be revealed!)
Enquiries Philip Ling 821500 philipjwsling@gmail.com

Note NEW VENUE!

 

 

 

Longfield Community Hospice, Minchinhampton – please can you spare a few hours a week volunteering?

We have been providing free community hospice care in Gloucestershire for more than 30 years. We believe everyone touched by a life limiting illness should benefit from free hospice care. We support people and their loved ones to live well and when the time comes, we enable them to have a choice of dying in the comfort of their own home. We offer not just a helping hand but a listening ear and a warm welcome to families in need in the community, supporting them to cope better with the impact of their illness on their lives and bereavement.

One of our volunteer van drivers and Trustee, Brian, expressed his thoughts with us recently. When his wife Jan died of breast cancer Brian had one to one counselling and attended group sessions. It was here that he met a new partner, Sue.  Sue was passionate about Longfield and was also a regular volunteer.  Sue sadly fell ill with lung cancer and Longfield were able to support her offering her a wide range of services. After Sue died, Brian wanted to give something back to Longfield and he became a regular volunteer.

As Brian said, “Longfield is there for everyone, whether you are a patient, carer or a loved one. Please do what you can to help support its work”.

So please would you consider become a volunteer? Without the support and commitment of our amazing volunteers, Longfield would not be able to deliver the services that Brian spoke about. Not only would you be helping a very worthwhile organisation, it would also be an opportunity for you to meet new friends, develop and learn new skills but also have some fun. Whether you are a mum wanting to return to work or are retired and have some free time and would like to meet some new friends, please get in touch.

We have volunteering opportunities across the whole organisation. Perhaps retail volunteering may be your interest, dealing with customers, working on the till and organising stock rotations? May be you fancy working on our vans, visiting our shops and warehouse, dropping off and picking up stock? Alternatively, some volunteers enjoy helping to bring our patients to site for their day therapy. Many volunteers help us provide hospitality to our patients and other volunteers help in our back office functions such as Finance or Fundraising. At Longfield, we have a beautiful garden and many volunteers spend time keeping our garden in order, planting and weeding, pruning and mowing. 

No matter how much or how little time you would like to volunteer at Longfield, all help is gratefully received.  We can fit around your availability as we know your time is very precious. If you are interested in volunteering, please either call the Hospice (01453 886868 and ask to speak to Volunteer Services), email us at volunteer.services@longfield.org.uk   or else look at our website (www.Longfield.org.uk) for further details of opportunities.

Your local Hospice needs you. Without your support, we could not provide free care at the end of life to patients, carers and families. (507)

 

 

For Sale in aid of St Marys Syde Roof Appeal

Cotswold Shepherds Crook
In stone and stainless steel 
By Mick Ponting 
To view and offers
Woodside Cottage
Winstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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