Issue 145    Dec 1st   to   March 1st   2020

Newbury Weekly News Christmas Parcels for the over 80s

This very well established initiative by Newbury Weekly News provides Christmas parcels for those aged 80 or over in parts of the West Berkshire area.
If you live in Hungerford or Hungerford Newtown and have celebrated your 80th birthday this year, or will do so before the end of the year, and you would like to receive a parcel, please contact the Hungerford co-ordinators on either of the telephone numbers given below. Similarly, if you know of anyone who is now 80 years old or will be by year end, let us know. Parcels are due to be delivered on, or around 7th December 2019.
Finally, if you know of anyone over 80 but for whatever reason is no longer with us, again give us a call. We really need to keep our list up to date so that nobody misses out. Ideally we need to know as soon as possible but certainly no later than 1st December 2019.
There are many Hungerford organisations who contribute to the delivery including CHAIN who lead the Hungerford delivery process.

Ted and Daphne Angell Hungerford Co-ordinators Over 80’s Christmas Parcels for  CHAIN and Newbury Weekly News

Home Telephone 01488 682610     Mobile 077998 86597    Email:


Enjoy eating out? Then why not join us for a pub lunch? It’s held on the 1st Monday of each month (unless it’s a bank holiday in which case the 2nd Monday).
Many local pubs are used as well as venues a short distance from Hungerford.
If it appeals to you please call Sue Watts on 01488 682919  A week prior to your chosen Monday in order to allow for door to door pickup if required. 
If you are an independent driver we will be pleased to meet you at the venue. 

Do you have a few hours to spare?    Please call 01488 683727
Chain need Volunteer drivers for our specially equipped wheelchair vehicle.  If you can drive a car then you can drive this, no probs!

We need somebody to help clean this vehicle as well please.


How you can care for us. Support this cause and CHAIN will get 50p from every £1 ticket

Start now and know that you are supporting your local heroes, now visit and search for CHAIN

Supporters must be  16 years or older. See website for terms & conditions

Job satisfaction when you volunteer to help CHAIN,


Can you help CHAIN ?

 CHAIN is an effective group of volunteers that cares and provides a range of assistance to people of any age who live in the town or rural district of Hungerford who are sick or disabled, or who are otherwise in need. Membership is open to all Hungerford residents interested in furthering its objectives, and includes all its volunteers.

CHAIN is there for help with:-
* Car Journeys – door-to-door transport to hospitals, clinics etc.
* Handybus Service – Running various shopping trips, eg regular run to Hungerford Market.
* Trips for groups, e.g. ‘Swimming for Disabled’ at the hydro-therapy pool, Swindon.
* For wheelchair users – CHAIN owns a CHAIRMAN vehicle which enables the wheelchair to be wheeled in through the back door and is available to families of wheelchair users.
* Services For The Elderly – Over 60s Pub Luncheon Club at local pubs.  Organising and distribution of Christmas parcels for the elderly with Hungerford Rotary Club and The Newbury Weekly News.
* Other – Liaison with Hungerford Day Centre and the Hungerford Surgery.
* CHAIN MAIL – publishes and distributes a free quarterly magazine

If you think you can help CHAIN or you or a relative need CHAIN’s help, call us on Hungerford 683727

The Chain-Mail Team

 Editor & Adverts: David Piper 07835395901 (plus our band of  resourceful contributors)

Distribution: Kathy & Tyrell Bossom  684011 (plus an army of street / locality deliverers)