Local Groups and Clubs
West Berks Countryside Society
Thinking Together event - Action for Mental Health
Did you know that in the UK approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year, and in England 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week (1)?
The effect of mental health issues resonates throughout the lives of those who suffer from illnesses as diverse as bipolar, anxiety, panic, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder, psychotic episodes, suicidal thoughts and self-harm – as well as their families and friends around them. Therefore, in an effort to improve the lives of those facing mental health issues the Thinking Together events were created.
West Berkshire Alzheimer's Society
Singing for the Brain - Burghfield Common - 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.1.30pm-3pm at Burghfield Common Methodist Church Hall, Reading Road, Burghfield. RG7 3QA. From January 8th – March 25th.
Newbury – Mondays 10.30am – 12 noon at Riverside Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Clay Hill, Newbury, RG14 2FG. From January 6th – March 30th. Closed February 17th.
Please contact Ria Robinson on 0118 959 6482
Dementia/Memory Cafe - An opportunity to meet regularly and talk about living with dementia in an informal social environment. We provide information about dementia, local services and practical tips about living well with dementia.
Poetry Group – Midgham - Fridays from 12.30pm at the Berkshire Arms, Midgham, RG7 5UX. January 17th and March 20th.
Please contact Ria Robinson on 0118 959 6482
Yoga - Thatcham - Seated Yoga for all abilities. 1st and 3rd Thursday 2pm-3.30pm at Thatcham Rugby Club, Henwick Lane.RG18 3BN
Please contact Ria Robinson on 0118 959 6482.
Our Dementia Support Workers are available to provide information, support and guidance to people affected by dementia either through a visit to your home, over the telephone or meeting in your community.
For more information, please call 0118 959 6482 (Reading and West Berkshire), 01628 626331 (East Berkshire), email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and Suppport
National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 11 22
Open 9am-8pm Mon–Wed; 9am–5pm Thu–Fri; 10am-4pm Sat-Sun
Talking Point alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint
The Alzheimer’s Society turned 40 in November and we would like to thank you all for celebrating this milestone at our services across Berkshire with us. Cake was consumed and songs from the 70’s sang. I hope you agree it was fun way to recognise this great achievement.
Gentle Reminder: Our services do not start until each stated time on this sheet. Please can we ask that you arrive at the time stated for each service, not beforehand. We are not always on site and we do not always have the room booked beforehand. Thank you.
1st Burghfield & Sulhamstead Scout Group
A Youth organisation providing outdoor and other activities for boys and girls. For more information on this group, please visit their website at:
Contact: Mark Penston 07973 221868 - 0118 983 4111
SUN Youth is a youth club for children in year 5 and upwards, living in the parishes of Sulhamstead or Ufton Nervet, or children who have attended SUN School.
For more information, please contact Gill on 0118 9834919.
Sulhamstead & Ufton Cricket Club
The Cricket Club fields four adult teams and also 5 youth teams from under 17s to under 9s.
2013 has been the most successful season in the history of Sulhamstead and Ufton Cricket Club. For a full report and pictures please feel free to download the attached document below.
Sulhamstead & Ufton WI
The WI is here to enable women to 'make a difference' - to the life you lead, to the community you're a part of and to the world you live in.
The Sulhamstead & Ufton WI meet on the third Wednesday of the month at the SUN village hall.
Contact: Mrs Anne Froom : 0118 930 2735, Email: Sulhamsteadanduftonwi@gmail.com. For more information on the WI, please visit their website at: http://www.thewi.org.uk/
Good Companions Club
Contact for information: Mrs A Gillis - 0118 983 2324
The Friendly Firs Group meets weekly at Burghfield Village Hall on Wednesdays from 8.00-10.00 p.m.
Contact: Pauline Parker
Tel: 0118 983 2852
1st Ufton Nervet Scouts
Burghfield & District Horticultural Society
A friendly group of gardeners who meet several times a year.
More information on the group can be found on their website:
The Royal British Legion – Burghfield Branch
The Royal British Legion is a registered charity whose aims are "to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who
are serving, or have served in the Armed Forces".
Anyone can join the Legion, you do NOT need to have served in the Armed Forces. If you wish to join the Burghfield Branch of the Royal British Legion or can help with our local Poppy Appeal please contact the Secretary who will be pleased to help.
Contact: Jane Steeds, Secretary
Further details on the Royal British Legion can be found at http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
Save the Children Kennet Branch
The Kennet Branch has been raising money to support Save the Children in the UK and abroad for nearly 40 years. From jumble sales to International Dance nights, stalls at the church fete to Jazz
evenings. We cover Sulhamstead and Ufton as well as Burghfield, Mortimer and Tadley. If you are able to offer any help, from an hour a year, or a small donation, or are interested in becoming a
committee member, please contact us.
Unfortunately, the work of Save the Children is as important now as it ever has been.
Contact: Clare Downey
For further information on Save the Children, please visit http://www.savethechildren.org/