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Age UK South Gloucestershire has a waiting list of over 60 older people who are feeling lonely and need a befriending volunteer to visit them once a week for a chat. What they really hope for is a regular chat and a cuppa with a familiar face, which in some cases is the only social contact they have each week. Giving one hour a week can make a big difference to someone's life - for more information call 01454 411707 or click below.
Barnardo's, one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, are recruiting adoptive parents and foster carers from all backgrounds in South Gloucestershire. They are particularly looking for people to foster teenagers. You won’t be alone as they offer 24 hour support and regular supervision, a generous fostering allowance, professional fee plus excellent training.
So if you want to change a child’s life for the better, click below get in touch.
You'll be a-mazed at what's going on for children in the library this summer. It's Mythical Maze, Summer Reading Challenge 2014! The challenge begins on 12 July and runs until 13 September. It's free to join in the fun, and there'll be free activities throughout the holiday to help children complete the challenge.
Latest news from the Gazette:
• VIDEO: Gazette photographer takes on ALS ice bucket challenge
• Cats out to wow the judges
• Petition launched to push through proposals at Thornbury Hospital
• Update: 6ft 9ins Leyhill absconder found
• Controversial Thornbury housing development set to launch
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