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Quick Reads – News In Brief March 2022

Published on: 20 Mar, 2022
Updated on: 22 Mar, 2022

A selection of stories published in brief, from press releases and other correspondence

Pair busy training for London Landmarks Half Marathon

Two buddies who support young people at the charity halow are raising money for it by taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday, April 3.

Louis Denison Foster and Tim Spillman are busy training for the run that takes participants around the sights of the city on a safe, closed
13-mile route.

Louis Denison Foster.

Louis said: “I’m doing this for halow because I joined in September and ever since I’ve kind of realised how much of a big impact it makes on the young adults, and even anyone working for the company and charity. You can see how much of an effect they have on everyone, and it means a lot to me and to other people around.”

Tim Spillman.

Tim said: “Even before I joined halow I witnessed first-hand the real, long lasting and hugely positive impact of the organisation’s work on not just young people, but their friends, families and loved ones in general.”

The halow buddy service offers young people with a learning disability one-to-one support, that includes promoting life and social skills, independence, leisure opportunities, and assisting young people to access community in ways which suits them best.

Buddies are dedicated to working in a person-centred way with young people. They put them at the forefront of decision making to support them to feel empowered and in control of their lives.

Click here for more details.

Build a model town at Guildford Museum

Model Town – Build Guildford is a new display at Guildford Museum running from March 26 to May 7.

Help build a model of the town at Guildford Museum.

Using recycled materials such as cardboard boxes and cards, visitors can help create a model of the town.

As it develops, the model will be displayed alongside historic and contemporary images of Guildford.

Bookable free family fun sessions are taking place on Saturday, April 9 and Thursday, April 14, from noon to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm, each day.

Prebook by emailing heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk or phoning 01483 444751. All children must be accompanied by adults.

Guildford Museum is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, noon to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm).

Young ice hockey player dreaming of Winter Olympics

Little did Ellie Porter know that free tickets to a local ice hockey game would change her life. Fast-forward 10 years, she is a youth international and is already playing at the top level in the UK.

Talented ice hockey player Ellie Porter.

The 17-year-old is a regular for Guildford Lightning in the Women’s National Ice Hockey League (WNIHL) Elite division, as well as having played at the World Championships for Great Britain.

Having accomplished so much already, Ellie could be forgiven for being satisfied with all that she has achieved already, but she has her sights set on more.

Click here to read the interview interview with Ellie conducted by Fen Regis Trophies, a business that supplies trophies, awards and medals to a wide variety of sports.

Tesco’s Buy One to Help a Child campaign

Tesco customers buying fruit or vegetables will be helping to support children living in food insecurity.

Tesco’s Tesco’s Buy One to Help a Child campaign runs from March 31 to April 3.

From Monday, March 21 until Sunday, April 3, Tesco, will give a donation when customers top up their trollies with healthy fruit and vegetables in store or at Tesco.com during the supermarket’s Buy One to Help a Child event.

The cash donated by Tesco from sales of all types of fruit and vegetables will enable its food redistribution charity partner FareShare to help thousands of children’s charities who rely on regular donations to help families and young people in communities get the food and help they need.

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