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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

Heathrow archive goes on display in West London


Heathrow archive goes on display in West London

‘Heathrow: The Journey’ focussing on the long history of the UK’ s busiest airport, opens today at UWL’s campus in St Mary’s Road, Ealing. The first ever Heathrow exhibition will feature a wealth of never-before-seen items, specially selected from the airport’s archive, which have been permanently donated for the public to view for free.

Artefacts dating back to the 1940s tell the story of Heathrow via an exciting mix of media including motion-detection audio, memorable photos of Beatlemania, Princess Diana and other famous passengers including movie star and glamour queen Sophia Loren. Enticing travel brochures from the golden age of air travel, a selection of airline pennants and postcards, historic images and videos of the first concord, maps and technical drawings all feature.

Last night a launch event to mark the occasion was hosted by Professor Peter John, Vice-Chancellor of UWL and attended by John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Office of Heathrow Airport and a number of local business and community figures.

Heathrow’s Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye said:

“Heathrow has witnessed major historical events, and hosted many remarkable people throughout its long history. We are proud to be Britain’s front door and hope the students, aviation enthusiasts and local people that see this exhibition can feel the same. We were especially pleased to partner with the University of West London to ensure this exhibition resides permanently on their campus, so that generations to come can be inspired to seek a career at Heathrow and form part of our history.”

University of West London Vice Chancellor Professor Peter John said:

‘People can discover and appreciate an extremely rich heritage at Heathrow: The Journey and we are delighted to host this exhibition which charts its development into one of the world’s leading airports. Heathrow is located inside the University’s catchment area and we enjoy a close business partnership which delivers excellent opportunities for our students – the next generation of talent. Thanks to this relationship, many of our graduates go on to enjoy successful careers connected to Heathrow Airport and we look forward to this continuing long into the future.’

‘Heathrow: The Journey’ has been made possible by donations from Heathrow and the Heritage Lottery Fund donating £100,000 and £79,400 respectively. These donations enable the archive to be preserved for generations to come at UWL, as well as funding this exhibition which charts an important part of Great Britain’s aviation history. Housed at the heart of the university, it will be open daily to the public and free-to-enter.