​Slough Together Walk - Raise money for your charity


Saturday 29th April 2017
Upton Court Park
Starting any time between 9.00 am to 1.00pm

This year the Rotary Club of Slough Slough Together Charity Walk is being held on Saturday 29th April 2017. All the funds raised by your members and friends are retained by your charity with over £25,000 raised last year for over 35 different charities.

The Walk starts and ends at Upton Court Park, Slough, with a route along the Jubilee and Thames rivers.

Registration before the event is £5.00 per adult when paid on-line, Registration paid on the day £10.00. Accompanied children under 14 free. Entry entitles walkers to a free bottle of water and other goodies donated by their sponsors.

Enjoy 5 gentle miles of your local, beautiful Thames and Jubilee riversides. Get a group together, and have fun raising money for your charity. All the funds raised by walkers and friends are retained for their charity.

Contact e-mail:info@sloughrotary.org.uk
Full registration details at: www.sloughrotary.org.uk/walk/

Planning Slough's Future: Have your say


Don’t miss this opportunity to share your views and encourage your members to have a say on the issues that will affect Slough over the next 20 years.

The Local Plan will be used to make decisions about planning applications and developments about planning applications and development projects in the future.

The consultation will look at:

  • Building new homes – sites to be used, affordability, releasing Green Belt land, changing land use
  • The economy and the town centre – the role of the town centre, getting Slough residents into higher paid and higher skilled jobs, benefiting from the Heathrow expansion plans
  • Getting around Slough – encouraging the use of alternative modes of transport, restricting traffic in town
  • Good design and environmental standards – Balancing green spaces with the necessary new housing, protecting Slough from pollution, green issues.

There will be a public consultation event at the Curve on 13 February, 7- 9pm
Online consultation form

WORD consultation form

The Consultation will end on Monday 27 February 2017.
If you require more information email planningpolicy@slough.gov.uk or write to 2FW St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road, SL1 3UF.

Carers Week 2017 12 – 16 June SAVE THE DATE!


Carers week 2016 saw the launch of a brand new carers group and the Slough Carers Support Website went live. Carers were able to attend pamper sessions, yoga classes and Bhangra dancing. Many local businesses, support groups and charities came together on exhibition day to make the seek a success.

This year we are determined to make Carers week 2017 even better than last year and we need your help to do it!

Tell us what events you would like to see during the week. If you are a carer then Carers week is your week!

If you have some time to spare and would like to volunteer to help either to plan the week or to help out during the week it would be great to hear from you.

If you would like to get involved please register now at www.sloughcarerssupport.co.uk or email us at sloughcarers@gmail.com

If you are a local business and you wish to support Carers Week 2017 then please contact Carrie Brierley Carers Project Co-ordinator on 01753 524176 or email me at sloughcarers@gmail.com

Launch of Brighter Berkshire A Year of Mental Health 2017


Today is the Launch of Brighter Berkshire A Year of Mental Health 2017

Across Berkshire people, ideas and activities will come together to make a significant impact locally on the issues related to poor mental health.

BBC Radio Berkshire launch the initiative on Monday 16th January with the first of a monthly programme 11am-1pm which is hosted completely by people with lived experience of mental health problems.

They will be keeping us updated on the creative things that are taking place over the year to raise awareness, reduce stigma and help improve the support available for those who need it.

Tune in to find out more and hear about what's happening and please check our the updated website with lots of opportunities for anyone to do something over the year.


Slough Voluntary Sector Award Winners


Slough Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) is delighted to announce the Winners of the 2016 Voluntary Sector Awards.

Eagerly awaited Winners were announced at the glamorous 2016 Voluntary Sector Awards Evening on Friday 18th November at the Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel. Over 200 guests enjoyed a celebration of Volunteering designed to recognise and thank those who give so much time and commitment to help their community.

Volunteers, members of charities & community groups and business sponsors were wined and dined in style during an evening of fun and entertainment, which started with a champagne and chocolate fountain reception and ended with dancing into the early hours.
The evening was compered by Claire Giacobbe of Mars Chocolate UK, the main sponsor, and Jesal Dhokia of Slough CVS, with guests of honour The Mayor of Slough, Cllr Arvind Dhaliwal and Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough. Awards were presented by The Mayor and Business Sponsors, including Kier and E. Sargeant & Son, and the winning Charity of the Year also received a £1000 donation, donated by Rotary Club of Slough.

Many lucky guests also found themselves winners of raffle prizes, kindly donated by sponsors and local businesses, including a Marriott mini-break, Hilton Spa Day, events at Stoke Park and Windsor Racecourse and themed hampers (including KP Snacks and Mars).

Claire Giacobbe of Mars UK, said “We are delighted to be supporting this great event. We all need help when life gets challenging and most of our employees are local people. Many of them and their families are likely to be benefiting from the support and services given by some of these amazing charities.”

Ramesh Kukar, Chief Officer for Slough CVS, said “we are so grateful to our Business supporters. Without them there is no way we could run an event like this to thank all these wonderful local volunteers and charities. It’s such a pleasure to be able to invite them to an occasion like this and to honour their work for our community”.

Award Winners

Group of the Year Winners - Foodbank - Sue Sibany King - https://youtu.be/SbgFwWCo7Dw
Group of the Year – Runner Up - The Real Experience - https://youtu.be/E_DZwS3X4-Y
Group of the Year - Sewak - Parvinder Matharu – Highly Commended - https://youtu.be/KR__82Ic7Os

Volunteer of the Year – Winner – Rita Flanagan
Volunteer of the Year – Highly Commended - Jatinder Singh - https://youtu.be/h7CUhS8JrkA
Volunteer of the Year – Highly Commended - Joyce Tesch - https://youtu.be/34ZcwPFVLoI

Young Volunteer of the Year – Winner - Callam Fullam - https://youtu.be/UEysWRoXd9Y
Young Volunteer of the Year - Highly Commended - Saleha Latif - https://youtu.be/qYbq_mN6eYw
Young Volunteer of the Year - Highly Commended -Marya Nasim

Business Support of the Year – Winner - Mark Clements - E. Sargeant & Son - https://youtu.be/bf0x9GNVuzU
Business Support of the Year – Highly Commended - Tom King – The Herschel Arms - https://youtu.be/R1WK8GYtM5E