Thursday, 22 August 2013

West Berkshire Alzheimer's Society memory walk -Saturday 28th September at 1pm

This year's memory walk will take place on Saturday 28th September at 3pm at the Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre.

There's a choice of two beautiful walks around the scenic lakes - 1 mile or 3 miles.

Many more details here:

The local branch is also looking for more volunteer befrienders - so if you're happy to give up an hour here and there to chat to an elderly person, then please let the local branch know.

I have befriended two people with dementia in the West Berkshire area and I can't tell you how beneficial it is for them to chat and not to feel lonely. It's also incredibly uplifting to talk to someone with amazing experiences and to find out more about how life used to be.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Big Issue

Haven't really been in town for a while, so this is the first Big Issue I've bought for a while. But it's a good one!

While we were there, the McBaby and I also gave some money to another homeless guy who was playing the spoons in town. Heartbreaking.


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Bungee jump for West Berks Mencap

Rather you than me, but check this out as a fundraiser!

On Sunday 25th August the Newbury Gastro Pub has booked the World's highest mobile bungee jump to be in Newbury Market Place.

Anyone wanting to taking part will raise sponsorship money in aid of West Berkshire Mencap.

The Newbury Gastro Pub needs 7 more bungee jumpers to hit their target of jumpers!

To take part all you need to do is raise a £100 of sponsorship money!

If you would like to take part please contact us on 01635 41464 or via email on

Monday, 5 August 2013

Jessica from the Toronto Rehab Foundation

Anyone who is a friend of the lovely P&L is a friend of mine so I have just voted in the Scotia bank gamechangers competition to find the local heroes in Canadian communities.

I don't know if my vote isn't working too well because I'm not in Canada (however hard I try!) or if it is registering and not telling me, but please log in and vote for this inspirational young lady if you can.

Courage, determination and compassion are words that describe and define Jessica Coriat. At the age of 23, she is dedicated to educating the public about people living with disability; she is committed to advocating on their behalf