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Young Womens Trust

Do you work with young women aged 16-30? Young Women’s Trust are an organisation who offer tailored support to women in this age group regardless of whether or not they are in work. Their ‘Work it Out’ service focuses on confidence and employability through coaching and mentoring. This can be accessed by phone or online and is free to use. The support can be personal – mental health/wellbeing etc, or practical help – looking at CV’s, preparing for an interview.

Louise’s story – “I met YWT at the job centre, I was signing on and doing work experience there too. I had an interview – an assessment day with PWC and was really nervous, so the coaching seemed like a good idea. I worked on talking about my skills and abilities, and how to demonstrate them, and got the job. After the interview I was able to utilise the techniques my coach taught me – it was all transferable. It’s helped me be able to talk to my colleagues and peers in the new job. I was self-conscious because they all went to Oxford or Cambridge and I felt I didn’t have as much to offer, but I can talk about my own experiences and skills more clearly and with confidence now.”

Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first accessible shopping day

Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first accessible shopping dayImage result for purple tuesday

Along with the Elmsleigh and Two Rivers shopping centres and Staines-upon-Thames Business Improvement District (BID), Spelthorne Council is supporting Purple Tuesday on 13 November.

Purple Tuesday is the UK’s first accessible shopping day which aims to encourage retailers to introduce a range of measures to improve the shopping experience for disabled visitors. As part of this initiative, the BID will be rolling out a programme of training and awareness raising over the next 12 months.

Glow Badminton- in aid of Children in Need

Glow Badminton – in aid of Children in NeedImage may contain: text

Taking place at Matthew Arnold Sports Centre in Staines-upon-Thames at 10am on Saturday 17 November, Glow Badminton is pure fun – all in aid of Children in Need.

Would your business like to help the local community?






If you are looking for a way of organising staff volunteering we can help you do this under the Rotary umbrella.






For further information about Rotary please see:

Or contact: Richard Black on 07715 179280 /

or Les Coulson on 07767 336489 /

Shepperton and Sunbury Rotary                                                                                                                                                   

Midas Plus Charity Walkathon

Please join or sponsor our 26 mile walk
from Hurley Lock to Staines-upon-Thames Bridge
on Saturday 14th July starting at 9am

Walk Organisers, Richard Whitehead, Kelly Reeves and a group of friends are raising money for MidasPlus by walking along this beautiful 26 mile stretch of the River Thames. It’s not a race – just a great way to support the charity.

Would you help please by either walking and getting your own sponsors – you can set up your own mydonate page or Midas Plus can provide a sponsorship form, or by sponsoring our organisers

Walkers should reach Staines-upon-Thames at 4-5pm so you could join them at the Swan Hotel to donate & celebrate or just go to the mydonate page and sponsor there.

To enter the walk please contact Richard Whitehead on 07831 302061, or Mike Wylie on 07803 706440,

To enter we ask that you get a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. We will provide MidasPlus T Shirts provided you have this amount and let us know your size one week before the event.

To sponsor this event please go

Thank you for your support


Mike Wylie
MidasPlus Fundraising
Charity Registration No: 1110699
01784 440300
07803 706440

Ashford Wide

Ashford Wide

Ashford Wide is the new community group bringing together Business, Community and Events in Ashford, all working together for a better Ashford.

Over the past few years, there have been several local groups working independently,all with different objectives but all with the same goal and that has been to bring something positive to Ashford whether that be in business or through community groups or local events.

The main groups met recently and unanimously decided that working together as one group with one vision would be a great way forward.
Ashford Chamber of Commerce, Ashford Pride, and Ashford Events have merged with the current Ashford Wide group to form this new and expanded group and are very much looking forward to bringing new and exciting projects to Ashford in 2018 and beyond.

Individually the groups have achieved a lot over the past few years but
are very motivated by what can be achieved by working together.
Some of the ideas include a Community Mural Project an Open Air Cinema evening in the late Summer, plans for a ‘Vision of Ashford’ competition and also a Christmas Event in our town this year.

Ashford Pride has always done a great job with the flags in the town, commemorating and celebrating special and significant days throughout the year, and this is something that will continue.

For the past number of years, it has been Ashford Chamber of Commerce, along with the support of our local businesses that have been responsible for the Christmas lights in our town, this year Ashford Wide will take on the task of lightning up Ashford!

The new AW Team are keen to hear from you, the local community and you can find out more at, get in touch by email or keep up to date with new projects on Facebook at

Big Charity Duck Race

Why not join the fun and sponsor a duck?

Increase your brand awareness and have fun in the process through sponsoring a duck at this year’s Staines upon Thames Day on 1st July 2018.

Ducks cost £50 and money raised goes to support Midas Plus.

Winner of the duck race will get £500 donated to a charity of their choice and a night’s stay for two people including dinner and breakfast at the Runnymede on Thames.

For more information please contact or go to