News from Other Organisations

Click on the links for more information about the great things other organisations and people are up to.  More recently added items are at the top.

  • Yeldall Manor, the local Christian drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity, opens its gates to supporters old and new at its annual Open Day, taking place on Saturday 7th July, in Hare Hatch, near Wargrave.  Gates open at 1pm when a hog roast lunch can be purchased. Stalls and games for all the family kick off at 1.30pm (more help always needed - contact Sue Hedger if you can assist). At 3.30pm we have the uplifting Celebration service in the marquee, followed by the famous strawberry teas. Everyone is very welcome to join us.

  • Open Ears (the Hard of Hearing Christian Fellowship) is a small national charity supporting people with a hearing loss and giving advice to churches.  They are looking for someone to take minutes at their committee meetings, which are held four times a year in Wokingham on a Saturday.  This is not a paid position, but travelling expenses will be reimbursed.  If you are interested in helping and would like like to find out more, please contact the Administrator: openearsministry@hotmail.com.

  • Soulscape is in the running for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco. It’s a scheme which gives community projects grants of up to £4,000 – the money comes from all those 5p carrier bag sales!.

  • A weekly e-newsletter from the Diocese, is now available to read.

  • A message from JAC - Following our Journey to Independence project we are looking to find individuals to join a network team to support the young adults in the JAC house. This would be to help provide life skills and support with tasks such as cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. We are also looking for sleep-in respite cover as well as live-in support.  If you are interested in this and finding out any further information, please contact Yvonne on yvonne@jacoutreach.org or on 01189 441 444.

  • The Crowthorne Foodbank operates from Vineyard Church Centre, 25 Wellington Business Park, Duke's Ride, Crowthorne.  The opening times are Monday and Thursday from 12noon to 2pm. For the month of February 2018, 98 people (35 adults + 25 children), a total of 540 meals.  Since opening the Foodbank in December 2012, 2988 adults and 2569 children were fed and 450,019 meals were given.  The current shortages are for: bleach, black bin bags, kitchen roll and anti-bacterial spray.

  • JAC has job/volunteer opportunities, including one for an Equine Horse Care Apprenticeship and also for a live-in support worker.
  • Create Hope - a charity operating out of Kerith Church in Bracknell - has been selected as the local fund by the Co-operative.  The more Co-op members that support Create Hope and shop at Co-op, the more money they'll receive.  If you're not a Co-op member already,  apply to become a member of Co-op, then choose Create Hope as the Local Community Fund via the Create Hope profile page.  Every time a Co-op member buys a a Co-op branded product or service, 1% of the spend goes to the nominated local cause.
  • Involve is a voluntary service charity in Wokingham and Bracknell.  The 'Chain' newsletter for Wokingham (part one June and part two May) is full of information, news, events, training and other opportunities as is the E-Bulletin from Bracknell Forest.