Club News

Friendship meeting with SI Weston Super Mare September 2018

Sunday 23 September – Thames Valley members woke to pouring rain.   Slowly it eased, and it had stopped by the time we arrived at Kintbury in Berkshire, where we met our visitors from SI Weston Super Mare. After a convivial … Continued


Visit to Breast Cancer Now Research Centre – 26 June 2018

SI Thames Valley had a fascinating trip to the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre in London, whose Tissue Bank we support. We visited three labs with talks from scientists working on various aspects of breast cancer development, diagnosis and treatment. … Continued


July 2018 – Visit to Swan Lifeline

A very intersting and informative visit to this locally-based charity, which provides shelter and treatment for sick and injured swans, with the aim of returning them to the wild as soon as posible. Anne Arton, who arranged our visit, showed … Continued


May 2018 – visit to Cliveden

Our May meeting was an afternoon visit to the grounds of Cliveden. We enjoyed a leisurely stroll in brilliant sunshine thorough the Long Garden, led by one of our members who volunteers in the grounds. Our next destination was the … Continued



February 2018 – Parkinson’s UK

In February we welcomed  Richard Pilkington from Parkinson’s UK, who came to speak about the condition as part of their programme of raising awareness. Richard explained that you live with the condition, rather than dying from it.   Research is ongoing … Continued


January 2018 – Membership and Kori

At our January meeting, we enrolled Sue Weston – seen here with Ann Arton and Johanne Raffan.   It was also an opportunity to take a picture of our newest four members together:  Sue Weston, Alison Mayall, Alison Wray and Sushi … Continued


November 2017 – Hampers for Wycombe Women’s Aid

At our November meeting, we were pleased to enrol our new memgber Alison Wray, seen here with Johanna Raffan. For many years, we have donated wrapped Christmas gifts to Wycombe Women’s Aid.   This year, instead, we collected festive food items … Continued


September 2017 – Street Child

We welcomed Lucy James from Street Child as our speaker at our September meeting. Based on the belief that every child has the right to be supported into education, the charity was founded in Sierra Leone in 2008.   The initial … Continued


July 2017 – Young Carers

Our speaker, Sally Grant from Family Action, is a project manager with their Young Carers Service in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. She spoke about her work with young carers – under 18 – in the Maidenhead area. … Continued