Volunteer for Home-Start Richmond. Come to an introductory coffee morning to find out about volunteering for Home-Start Richmond. Are you a parent/grandparent? Would you like to help local families? If you can spare a few hours a week to help families with children under 5, local charity Home-Start Richmond can train you to support those having a difficult time. We welcome people from all backgrounds and although languages are not necessarily needed for this role, we would love to hear from anyone who is fluent in English and another language such as Urdu, Farsi, Polish or Russian.
There is an introductory coffee morning on Thursday the 16th of April and then the free course runs from 10am until 2.30pm every Thursday for 10 weeks from 23 April - 25 June (not half term). After the course, you will visit a family for 2-3 hours a week. can be accredited NVQ level 1 or 2. To find out more contact Angie Ahmed on 020 8487 8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon McPherson (47) from Chiswick has lived with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s for seven years and he has decided to “conquer the top of Bennachie” – a range of hills in Aberdeenshire with several tops, the highest of which, Oxen Craig, has a height of 528 m (1733 feet). He has been supported through his illness by Twickenham Based charity INS and is trying to raise money for the charity to help them continue to help people like him.
Twickenham’s Jess Parker has broken the world record for hula-hooping 10 kilometres – and she is now officially listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
If you need inspiration for Valentines day, take a walk down Church Street and you are sure to find it in spades with the creative indie businesses in this part of Twickenham.
Consultation event to take place on Wednesday 25 January for restoration of Marble Hill House and park.
Don’t miss the borough one and only Valentine Fayre in Church Street Twickenham on the 11th of February, when the Church Street Association & the Twickenham Town Business Association will be celebrating the event with a fayre for all the community to enjoy and take part in. It is from midday until 6pm and there will be stalls with all kinds of gifts, cakes, street food, even a dog groomer for your beloved Pooch, and of course there is also live entertainment. There may also be a mystery gift from the Saint Valentine of Church Street!
Wishing our readers a very happy & prosperous Christmas and New Year from Bruce Lyons, chairman of the Twickenham Town Business Association.
In Conversation: Business Minister Margot James MP interview and Q&A with Spectator Editor Fraser Nelson @ The Cabbage Patch 30 January 7.30pm
Come and buy authentic Italian Street Food or last minute Christmas presents from the Italian Market that is coming to Church Street Twickenham on the 17th and 18th of December from 11am until 6pm each day.
Come and buy authentic French produce from onions & shallots to Vintage French Music, cheese, baguettes and much much more! Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 December
At the Festival of Lights on the 2nd of December, the independent Traders of Church Street put together a feast of offers for the day and night. There was also a myriad of approximately 40 stalls from unique and talented crafts people, artists, even a dog groomer from Twickenham Green came to the fair! Many Christmas Gifts were brought in the warm and inviting environment, great live music from local bands and even the Kneller Hall Military band was listened to, a lovely Santa’s Grotto was visited & many came to laugh at Punch and Judy. Rumour has it, it even snowed.