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Ask the athlete

Ever wanted to ask an elite athlete a question? What’s it like to compete for your country or how did it feel to win an Olympic/Paralympic medal? We are delighted to launch our ‘Ask the Athlete’ series today together with our first athlete, GB Rhythmic Gymnast ...more

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Care Home Volunteers Befrie...

Despite the majority of Care Homes now being closed to visitors, Care Home Volunteers’ (CHV) amazing befrienders are still managing to keep in touch with residents by writing cards and postcards, bringing much cheer, news and continued contact.  CHV volunteers ...more

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Council support people to s...

Wiltshire Council is supporting the county to be as active as possible while its leisure facilities are currently closed and people have to stay at home.  The council has been working to develop a wide range of online services that are now available on Wiltshire Council’s ...more

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Keep Your Photographs Looki...

Event Date : 24/04/2020

Are your family holiday snaps fading? Have pests nibbled the only image of your Victorian great-grandmother? Are you struggling to store those glass lantern slide photographs you inherited? Book in to our workshop and join archive conservator Sophie Coles to learn about the best ...more

Workhouses, Prisons and Asy...

Event Date : 25/04/2020

Workhouses, prisons and asylums could be very grim places – they conjure up images of Oliver Twist, hard labour and ice baths. They could also be very un-Dickensian: some workhouses even gave tobacco to their inmates or paid for the men to be shaved by a barber. The records ...more

Victory is Here! VE Day in ...

Event Date : 06/05/2020

VE Day and the aftermath of the Second World War marked the beginning of a huge period of change across the country, from ‘slum’ clearances and ambitious building programmes to the beginnings of the permissive society and sweeping social change. This talk will introduce you ...more

Volunteer with Alzheimer...

Do you have some spare time to get involved in a volunteering opportunity with Alzheimer’s Society? We are seeking local people ready to take up a fun, friendly, super-flexible volunteering opportunity, with its Side by Side service. Volunteers will be paired with someone with dementia, so ...more

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Sailability Volunteers needed

Sailability is the disabled arm of the Royal Yachting Association and has many clubs spread all over this great country. In Wiltshire, Sailability is run at Whitefriars Sailing Club in the Cotswolds water park. We are looking for suitable people who have time to spear to help us provide the ...more

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Age UK Wiltshire Fitness an...

Age UK Wiltshire are looking for Fitness and friendship club leaders for the whole of the Wiltshire County. These clubs or social clubs for elderly people with an emphasis on keeping active. Activities include exercise of flexibility, strength and balance all of which she will be trained for ...more

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@HWWilts ask us all to Our colleagues ask us all to be their eyes and ears to support the NHS and each other at this challenging… t.co/m59PyxhYub

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@wiltscouncil is working 7 days a week to support the county during this difficult time. See here for some of the… t.co/2qquTnq6yg

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Ever wanted to ask an athlete a question? What's it like to compete for your country or how did it feel to win an… t.co/crHpZVO6HO

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