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Offer a Helping Hand

  • Author: Anne Cleaver
  • Published: 4th June 2015
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Our community is supported by so many people who give their time, talents and skills to help others. We would all be poorer in spirit and wellbeing if we didn’t lend a helping hand to each other. By becoming involved in the life of the village we enhance our lives and those around us.

This is National Volunteer Week 1 – 7 June and I just wanted to highlight some of the great work being done by local residents and business people during this week.

The Clanfield Voluntary Care Group who helps care for some of our most vulnerable residents are seeking new members for their team. They contribute a small amount of their time every month to enjoy a cup of tea with someone who is housebound; take them to the doctors, hairdresser and shops or perhaps just walk the dog. This list may sound fairly routine but it makes all the difference to those in need.

The team at The Farmer Inn are holding an Annual Charity Festival on Saturday 6 June. It has been a lot of hard work – extra work - for the staff preparing and organising the day which is in support of The Rowans Hospice – again people giving of their time freely to help others at their most vulnerable.

Just this week at Chris and Rosie at The Rising Sun hosted a party to celebrate our local Red Cross group and their successful fundraising. The staff at the pub wanted to give them a really good afternoon with lots of tea and cake. This amazing group needs new members for their truly life changing organisation.

St James Church will be starting 3 months of Sunday Afternoon Teas this weekend. Volunteers will be giving up their weekends to bake cakes and serve refreshments. It is quite a commitment – which is given cheerfully -  in aid of funds for the church and the chance to welcome residents old and new into the village. We are indeed blessed!

What about our sports groups and local interest clubs? Every week there are dedicated people who offer their time to organise and run the Clanfield Cricket Club, Clanfield Joggers and Greening Clanfield to name but three! They help and encourage the rest of the community to take an interest in the village and so enhance all our lives. Look them all up in our community directory.

So, this is where you come in!

Support your local pubs and churches – as they support local and national charities.

Support the Clanfield Voluntary Care Group and The Red Cross - offering a few hours would make such a difference.

Support the Sports and Local Interest Groups – being fit and having an interest keeps you young!

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