Issue 151    December 1st   to March 1st 2022

The cover picture this issue from Micky Thompson

Well, it’s that time of year again, and as the cover picture suggests, the festive season is upon us once more. As I write this the sound of scraped windscreens herald the first frost of winter and the ever shortening days and long winter nights are reminders that having Christmas to look forward to and meeting up with friends and family help to keep the spirits buoyant. Let’s hope for at least some bright clear days when wrapped up warm we can enjoy what crisp air and maybe find time to go for a country walk, but whatever you find yourself doing, stay safe and enjoy life.

Can you please help CHAIN ?  CHAIN is an effective group of volunteers that cares and provides a range of assistance to people of any age who live in the town or rural district of Hungerford who are sick or disabled, or who are otherwise in need. Membership is open to all Hungerford residents interested in furthering its objectives, and includes all its volunteers.

CHAIN is there for help with:-

* Car Journeys – door-to-door transport to hospitals, clinics etc.

* Handybus Service – Running various shopping trips, eg regular run to Hungerford Market.

* Trips for groups, e.g. ‘Swimming for Disabled’ at the hydro-therapy pool, Swindon.

* For wheelchair users – CHAIN owns a CHAIRMAN vehicle which enables the wheelchair to be wheeled in through the back door and is available to families of wheelchair users.

* Services For The Elderly – Over 60s Pub Luncheon Club at local pubs.  Organising and distribution of Christmas parcels for the elderly with Hungerford Rotary Club and The Newbury Weekly News.

* Other – Liaison with Hungerford Day Centre and the Hungerford Surgery.

* CHAIN MAIL – publishes and distributes a free quarterly magazine – which you’re reading now

If you think you can help CHAIN or you or a relative need CHAIN’s help,

call us on Hungerford 683727