182018Nov

Dorothy House

I recently met with the Management of Dorothy House Hospice and the Bradford on Avon Community Health Team to hear about future plans for the hospice and some of the pioneering approaches being taken towards local health provision. Dorothy House is a fantastic organisation which so many across Wiltshire have a personal connection to, and…

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152018Oct

Dementia Roadshow

The other week I was delighted to visit the Dementia Roadshow in Melksham to meet the workers and volunteers of the Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia affects over 6,900 people in Wiltshire alone and the Alzheimer’s Society are providing free information and advice to anyone who needs it. The Roadshow is an essential part of raising awareness…

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172018Aug

Blood Bike service

Today is the national day to recognise the Blood Bike service. I recently met with some of the Freewheelers volunteer bikers who give up their time. This charity covers a vast area including Wiltshire to courier blood and other urgent medial supplies to hospitals. Plus they supply fresh blood to Wiltshire Air Ambulance. They even…

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262018Jan

Holocaust Memorial Day

In the past week I had the honour of adding my name to the Book of Commitment organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (UK) and re-affirm my commitment to remembering this tragedy and the millions of lives lost as part of Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow (Saturday 27th January). The true power of Holocaust Memorial Day…

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272017Aug

Local Hospice Lottery

I am so proud to have Dorothy House Hospice in my constituency which covers a vast area that spans over six MPs constituencies. Having spent a day shadowing and volunteering with them before I was an MP I know just how hard the staff and volunteers work and fully appreciate their invaluable role in our…

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272017Jun

Emmanuel Church Chippenham

Lovely to visit Emmanuel Church Chippenham for their Community Open Day at the weekend. This annual free event open to all local residents offered coffee, cake, crafts, children’s activities and a bouncy castle. Plus there was a display of the knitting club’s work which they will send to Syria, Hungary and Uganda. If you are…

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272017Jun

Blooming Great Tea Party

Last Saturday I enjoyed supporting the Blooming Great Tea Party to help raise money for Marie Curie, organised by J Sheppard And Son Ltd on Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate, in Chippenham. Marie Curie is a fantastic charity that provides care and support for people living with terminal illness and support for their families too. Last…

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142016Nov

Wiltshire Mind needs your help

Fantastic local charity Wiltshire Mind have been nominated by Nationwide customers to feature in their ‘Community Match’ programme in local branches. Community Match is an in-branch, local charity voting scheme. Each quarter, their branches feature three local charities/causes from customer nominations – but only one can win in that area. Customers are then invited to…

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