The Parish Magazine June 2023

Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning, and Sonning Eye since 1869

Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning, and Sonning Eye since 1869


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around the villages — 1<br />

Open for tennis<br />

Sonning Tennis Club is holding an<br />

Open Day on Sunday 4 <strong>June</strong> from<br />

11am to 3pm. All ages — adults<br />

and juniors — and all abilities are<br />

invited to try tennis for free.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re will be free coaching 'taster'<br />

sessions between 12 - 2pm, so wear your<br />

trainers, meet some members, and play<br />

tennis on the club's newly repainted<br />

courts. Raquets will be available for all<br />

ages on the day.<br />

<strong>The</strong> club is on King George's<br />

Field, Sonning RG4 6ST. For more<br />

information visit https://clubspark.lta.org.<br />

uk/SonningLawnTennisClub or Facebook<br />

page or email: info@sonningtennis.com.<br />

FoStAC summer<br />

garden tea party<br />

Beataaldridge, dreamstime.com<br />

<strong>The</strong> Friends of St Andrew's Church<br />

(FoStAC) invites you to join them<br />

for a summer tea party on Sunday 9<br />

July from 3-5.00pm.<br />

<strong>The</strong> garden party will be held in the<br />

garden of 22 West Drive Sonning by<br />

kind permission of Richard and Jill<br />

Brighton as part of its fund raising<br />

programme designed to enable the<br />

restoration, repair, maintenance,<br />

improvement and beautification of<br />

St Andrew’s Church.<br />

Entrance is by a limited number<br />

of tickets, price £20 per person, that<br />

need to be reserved and paid for by<br />

Sunday 2 July.<br />

For more information and to<br />

reserve your tickets contact Sally<br />

Wilson on:<br />

mustangsallywilson@gmail.com<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Parish</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> - <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> 25<br />

Reading Family Aid's Christmas<br />

Gift Scheme is 30 years old<br />

30 years ago this summer, Reading Family Aid, which had been operating<br />

for 60 years, began its Christmas gift scheme for deprived children. In those<br />

30 years they have given some 30,000 local children their only Christmas<br />

presents.<br />

This wouldn't have been possible without so much support from local people,<br />

churches and other organisations, and they would like to say thank you to<br />

everyone who has helped them reach this incredible milestone!<br />

Reading Family Aid has also taken over 10,000 family members on trips to<br />

theme parks, the pantomime, zoos, the seaside, farm parks, Camp Mohawk and<br />

other local attractions. This, they said, was all thanks to the money donated by<br />

the residents of Reading, businesses, places of worship, and charitable bodies.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are now looking forward to another 30 years of putting smiles on families'<br />

faces in the Reading area.<br />

Friends of Me2 Club wanted to take part in<br />

the Parallel Windsor Festival of Inclusivity<br />

Me2 Club is looking for individuals, families, friends, groups or companies<br />

to join them for their <strong>2023</strong> team, which is taking part in this year’s Parallel<br />

Windsor Festival of Inclusivity on Sunday 2 July as part of its fund raising<br />

campaign.<br />

<strong>The</strong> festival is designed for people of all ages, abilities, and health conditions.<br />

All participants will receive a Me2 Club team T-shirt plus a fund raising pack<br />

with tips on how to set up your fundraising page, sponsor forms and ways to<br />

raise funds towards this campaign.<br />

Me2 Club enables the inclusion of children and young people with additional<br />

needs into mainstream activities. This is done through trained volunteers<br />

that provide 1-1 support. <strong>The</strong> Inclusion Training Project increases the skills,<br />

knowledge and confidence of mainstream leaders through training and advice.<br />

It also run residential trips for the children and volunteers involved in the<br />

charity<br />

Me2 Club is asking each participant in its Parallel Windsor Festival team<br />

to raise a minimum of £100 for Me2 Club to help towards this year's target of<br />

£280,000. More information from Jo on: jo@me2club.org.uk<br />

Rounders has come round again!<br />

This year's annual rounders contest between local organisation and groups in<br />

Sonning is on Friday 9 <strong>June</strong> at King George’s Field. Play will start at 5.45pm.<br />

Which local village organisation or team will be crowned champions this<br />

year? Spectators of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend and help<br />

cheer teams to victory. Entry is free, but take some cash for the raffle and<br />

refreshments which include a BBQ and a bar.<br />

Sonning Glebe WI invite you to<br />

A Gardening Evening with COLIN EVANS<br />

Gardening radio and television presenter<br />

regularly heard on Radio Berkshire!<br />

Friday 21 July at 7.30pm<br />

Pearson Hall, Sonning, RG4 6UL<br />

Tickets £7.50 inc refreshments<br />

For tickets: email barbara.carr71@hotmail.co.uk / 0118 934 5886

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