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Olympian James Cracknell supports Swindon Parkinson’s Week

Euro candidate joins South Swindon MP Robert Buckland at Swindon Central Library

Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell joined South Swindon MP Robert Buckland at Swindon Central Library on Monday 7 April to launch Parkinson’s Awareness Week in the town.  A stand set ...

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Swindon Link magazine in the chilly big apple

Phoebe Maddison and her dad packed The Link when they attended the International Emmy Kids Awards in New York

Nine year old Phoebe Maddison and her dad Antony from Groundwell packed the February edition when they travelled to New York to attend the International Emmy® Kids Awards on 10 February. Phoebe h...

Walking The Ridgeway for SMASH

Sunday 25 to Friday 30 May Dr John Mervyn-Smith will be accompanied by young people and mentors from SMASH youth project to walk the entire length of the Ridgeway path.

Over the Whitsun half term from Sunday 25 to Friday 30 May Dr John Mervyn-Smith will be walking the entire length of the Ridgeway path to raise money for the SMASH Youth Project. John will be accompa...

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Swindon & District Branch plans for Parkinson's Awareness Week 7-14 April

Swindon & District Branch are planning a number of activities around Swindon for Parkinson's Awareness Week - 7 to 14 April Sunday 6 April - McArthur Glen Swindon Designer Outlet (10am – 5p...

Make a difference with CAB Swindon

Volunteering wis a great opportunity to use your current skills, try something new, make friends and feel part of an enthusiastic team, writes Lucy Macintosh.

Volunteering with Swindon CAB is a great opportunity to use your current skills, try something new, make friends and feel part of an enthusiastic team, writes Lucy Macintosh. Last year we helped 8,50...

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Swindon supports Autism Awarenesss by donning Onesies

Businesses and schools take part in Onesie Wednesday to raise money for Swindon and District Branch of the National Autistis Society.

Swindon’s businesses and schools came together in support of Autism awareness by wearing onesies for Onesie Wednesday to raise money for the Swindon and District branch of the National Autistic ...

Commissioner launches Neighbourhood Policing Awards

Celebrating men and women in Wiltshire who offer exceptional service to their community.

The Neighbourhood Policing Awards 2014 have been launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson. The aim is to celebrate the men and women who offer excepti...

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Toothill Big Local team issues invitation to get involved in advance of £1 million allocation

Partnership Committee wants to hear from people who want to get involved in the next stage of the project - find out more at coffee morning on 29 April

Four years after Toothill was earmarked for a £1 million National Lottery Big Local grant, the Partnership Committee responsible for administering the fund is gearing up to take the project to t...

Organisations to mark World Health Day at Central Library

Groups showcase the valuable work they do on Monday 7 April, 10.30am to 2pm.

Groups who promote healthy living will showcase the valuable work they do throughout Swindon to coincide with an international awareness day. World Health Day, which is being held next Monday (7 Apri...

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Swindon to host CMT UK’s 26th annual conference

CMT UK, the charity that offers support to people with the rare, inherited neurological condition Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), will hold its 26th annual conference at Hilton Swindon Hotel on Saturday 5 April.

CMT UK, the charity that offers support to people with the rare, inherited neurological condition Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), will hold its 26th annual conference at Hilton Swindon Hotel on Saturday 5 ...

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Fresh air enhances Feelgood Friday in Swindon

Volunteers use traditional woodland management methods to clear overgrown area at Peatmoor Copse

Over the winter months the volunteers who look after Peatmoor Copse in West Swindon, using traditional woodland management methods, have been clearing an overgrown area that had not been touched for y...

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Swindon couple organise free charity fundraiser targeting ovarian cancer

Hadrian' Wall trek and fundraising evening on 12 April in aid of Target - Ovarian Cancer

Lisa and Alison Williams are planning a trek along Hadrian’s Wall in aid of  Target – Ovarian Cancer, a disease that has affected several of their friends. But first they are hosting...

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South Swindon MP agrees to be 30th birthday patron of CALM

Robert Buckland becomes formal supporter of children's cancer charity

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland has become patron of Swindon Children’s Cancer And Leukaemia Movement (CALM) which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year. The charity has been run ...

Cross party support in Old Town Swindon to protect Croft playing fields

There is growing cross-party consensus about a community asset at risk in the current Swindon Borough Council Leisure Facilities consultation, writes Colin Doubleday, Chair of the Pipers Area Resident...

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Group manages two West Swindon community buildings

New outdoor play surface and children's obstacle course at Freshbrook Community Centre

The management committee running two community centres in West Swindon continues to go from strength to strength, with a new outdoor play surface at Freshbrook Community Centre their latest success. ...

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Swindon people to be proud of receive the Brunel badge

Sixth annual Pride of Swindon Awards made on 13 March

The Mayor's Pride of Swindon Awards again provided an opportunity to recognise the ordinary citizens of the town doing extraordinary things for the good of the community. The sixth award afternoon to...

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Swindon haulage and storage specialists sponsor Kilimanjaro climber who tops £5,000

Company proves its caring credentials, scaling a £5k fundraising mountain for charity!

Young European Ltd based in South Marston has proved its caring credentials, scaling a £5k fundraising mountain in aid of the Carers Turst. As part of Pall-Ex, the UK and Europe’s leading...

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Photos from Swindon Mad March Hare 2014

Seventh annual event organised by volunteers in aid of Breakthrough

Over 700 runners, walkers, buggy pushers and pet owners being pulled along by dogs came together at Lydiard Park Academy on Sunday 23 March for the seventh annual Mad March Hare in aid of Breakthrough...

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Bowood House Wiltshire welcomes Michael Morpurgo

Friday 25 April - Gala Dinner in aid of 'Farms for City Children'

April Gala Dinner in aid of 'Farms for City Children' with a 'War Horse' spotlight. The Friday 25 April event is timed shortly after the re-opening of House & Gardens for 2014 and on the eve of B...

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Jump for breast cancer treatment at GWH Swindon

Brighter Futures, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, is looking for adventurous local people to take part in a mass skydive and raise money for their new breast cancer treatment appeal.

Brighter Futures, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, is looking for adventurous local people to take part in a mass skydive and raise money for their new breast cancer treat...

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North Swindon school to support Swindon Young Carers

Spring Fair on 23 May followed by tandem skydive on 24 May by design technology teacher Caryn Roberts

Caryn Roberts, design technology teacher at Isambard Community School, is organising a Spring Fair on 23 May and has committed to jumping out of an aircraft at 10,000 feet the following day. She said...

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New bug species spotted at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve

Rare Box Bug found at Conigre Mead

Following on the heels of last summer’s discovery of a coastal sea fern-grass thriving along a main road in Wiltshire, experts are now abuzz with yet another first for the county. A rare squash...

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Could you help RVS get Swindon people out and about?

Royal Voluntary Service appeals for volunteer drivers for its community transport service in the Swindon area

Royal Voluntary Service is appealing for volunteer drivers for its community transport service in the Swindon area, providing door to door transport for people over the age of 55 who have difficulty u...

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Swindon business to run Sport Relief call centre

UK SBS set to get the pounds piling in for Sport Relief.

Swindon business UK SBS (UK Shared Business Services Ltd) will be supporting Sport Relief 2014 and responding to calls from TV viewers. The volunteers will be helping Sport Relief to raise cash to gi...

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Award for Swindon radio station boss Shirley Ludford

Recognition for somebody who brings the town together

The High Sheriff of Wiltshire, William Wyldbore-Smith, has given out awards after a year in office and visiting groups and organisations across the county.   They were made in Swindon to represe...

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Help a child in Swindon have positive memories

Swindon Youth Mentoring charity SMASH are looking for volunteers to become memory makers

Swindon Youth Mentoring charity SMASH has launched a project to help children in their final years of primary school to create and hold onto lasting memories as they make the transition into their tee...

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