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Will you be alone on Christmas Day?

Would you like to join our Christmas Lunch as a helper or guest?

To register your interest, please phone Catherine (Village Agent) 07717 133021 email
or leave a note at the CHAIN Office.

Please also let us know if you would need transport to be able to attend.

Venue: Hungerford Methodist Church Hall, Bridge Street RG17 0EH
This is a joint venture to benefit our community between the
Village Agents and Hungerford Methodist Church.

Thanks to generous donations received, tickets are free but must be booked in advance as places are limited.

WEST BERKSHIRE FOODBANK supports local people in crisis. Clients are referred to the Foodbank by Agencies who are helping them, or by phoning the Crisis helpline below. They are given food equivalent to three meals a day for three days, and may be referred more than once if needed.

THANK YOU to everyone who has given longlife, tinned or dried food and other essentials such as soap, toothbrushes & toilet rolls. Donations may be left at our collection points in the Churches, the Library, and the Co-op.
If your workplace or community group is interested in hosting a collection point,
please contact or

Crisis Foodline
Crisis Food need ? Call 01635 760560.
Open Weekdays (not Bank Holidays) from 08.30 to 18.30

Hungerford and Surrounds ,

for people living or affected by cancer, and /or their carers and loved ones,
past and present.

We are a friendly and welcoming group . If you haven't been before you will be warmly welcomed whether you want to share experiences , listen , seek information or meet people .
We also have free tea/coffee and cake and meet on the last Tuesday of the month
at the Riverside suite at the Bear hotel, Hungerford.

You may contact Jenny Knight 01488 644671 or
Yvonne Gillies 07888399134 email

Befriending in Hungerford
The Befriend West Berkshire project aims to help local people over 50 years old who are at risk of becoming socially isolated.

If you would like further information about accessing the service or if you would like to consider becoming a befriender
please contact:

Catherine Wooliston, Village Agent on 07717 133021
or Simone Foster, Project Co-Ordinator on
01635 49004 or 07902 034874.

Can CHAIN help you?
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’s is here for you 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 - which you’re reading now
If you think CHAIN may be able to assist you or a relative, call us on Hungerford 683727