Club news

61st Annual Lunch

Our 61st Charter lunch was held on the 30th April 2017 at the Chequers Hotel, Newbury and was attended by The Mayor and Mayoress of Newbury, Jen Simpson Regional President and our speaker Fiona Humphreys from The Elizabeth Fry Charity  

The Rosemary Appeal

Doctor Tayton and Nick Galbraith came to our meeting and updated us on The Rosemary Appeal which is a project to build a Renal Dialysis unit on the ground floor and an advanced cancer care unit on the 1st floor at … Continued


Roz Watts from ENRYCH came and talked to us about the work that ENRYCH does in Berkshire.  Volunteers pair up with disabled people to help them do a project or join in local activities or just to get out and about on … Continued

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice

We had a very interesting presentation by Julia and Fi from The Alexander Devine Children’s hospice in Maidenhead.  We were told how the project had started and had an update on the building which is now finished. We also heard about the nurses they employ … Continued

December Events

We started the month with Christmas Dinner at Newbury College which was very good. Some of us attend the West Berkshire Hospital Helpers League carol service at St Mary’s Church, Thatcham.  Sylvia again organised this years  trip to The John Rutter Concert … Continued

Newbury Volunteer Centre

Garry Poulson Newbury Volunteer Centre Director gave a presentation on the work of the Volunteer Centre and its involvement in many local projects.

Welcome Back Nibbles

Our first meeting in September was an enjoyable welcome back supper, a catch up and a business meeting.  At the second meeting of the month we had a presentation from Berkshire Vision who are very active in Newbury and in the surrounding area.  This was … Continued

Ballet Dance Assessor

In July we had two excellent speakers our first meeting was Mary Taylor talking about her encounters with prince Charles during his childhood.  Then at our second meeting was Rosemarie who is a Soroptimist, Rosemarie talked about her life as a ballet dance assessor which … Continued

Clean for the Queen

Clean for the Queen, that was her request for her birthday. The first Saturday in June saw us at West Berkshire Community Hospital with our bags for litter picking and brooms for sweeping the paved areas.  We enjoyed It and … Continued

Action Through Enterprise

A film has been made of the work that Sarah Gardner from ATE – Action through Enterprise have been doing in Lawra, Upper West Ghana, which really was amazing.  The charity has worked extremely hard setting up schools and meals and also … Continued