Faith in Service

Author: Chelsey Lordan

Didcot Town Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Didcot Town Awards - Nominations Now Open!

The award categories are:

Didcot Artistic Award – for those people who have made a contribution to artistic or cultural projects in Didcot.

Sporting Achievement Award – for those individuals, pairs, clubs, or teams who have made a significant contribution to sport

Service with a Smile – for those people who take pride in their work and make our days better when we see them

Young Volunteer... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 11:00 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, Events, Mayor, News

International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

Following the international community's increasing interest in clean air, and emphasizing the need to make further efforts to improve air quality to protect human health, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies.

There will be a flagship event from Nairobi to mark the day and will include a high-level dialogue.

Posted: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:30 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Environment

Week 4 - Biodiversity Tips

If you are developing new infrastructure at work, why not integrate them into the surrounding nature for example keep or develop existing trees, diversify hedges, wasteland, ponds, etc. Opt for materials and products that are ecological, natural, durable

Each week this year we will be posting a biodiversity tip from the European Commission.

This week the tip is:

'I promote biodiversity at my workplace'

Posted: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 16:28 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

Citizens Advice needs volunteer advisers

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There comes a time for all of us when we face problems that are too stressful or complicated to sort out alone.

Last year – one of the most difficult - our 90 advisers advised 9,000 clients on over 20,000 problems. We helped four in five resolve their debt, benefits, employment and housing problems. Many of these were caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

We now need more advisers as we move into the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 09:34 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

Week 3 - Biodiversity Tips

Eco-baskets often draw attention to the value of forgotten local varieties, chosen for their excellent taste or nutritional value. By subscribing to an eco-basket, you can participate in a global ecological philosophy. Make sure that the fruit and vegetab

Each week this year we will be posting a biodiversity tip from the European Commission.

This week the tip is:

'I subscribe to an eco-basket'

Posted: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 16:27 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

Danceathon!

Danceathon!

Charity Danceathon 2021 with Play2Give and Angels Performing Arts: Sunday 12th September from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Competitors will be dancing, spinning, twirling the light fantastic, busting out the moves, shaking their hips and booties, to raise money for Play2Give (which raises money for local charities including the Oxford Children's Hospital) and the Angels' Off the Street charity to provide scholarships... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:30 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Charity, Community, Events

Didcot Town Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Winner Hasnath Miah and Councillor Eleanor Hards stood outside holding the award and certificate

Last year Hasnath Miah won the COVID Hero Award at the Didcot Town Awards.

Hasnath Miah has won this special award for all the help he has given to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hasnath runs local Indian restaurant Indian Dream and since the beginning of lockdown has been helping feed NHS staff, key workers, people struggling with income, and many more.

You can read more about last year's... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 07:00 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Charity, Community, Community COVID, Events, Mayor, News

Week 2 - Biodiversity Tips

It is most important to avoid disturbing animals while on a nature walk in winter. If you wake them when they are hibernating there is a risk that they will use up their few reserves to escape or to hide and this could be fatal. Stay on the paths, make as

Each week this year we will be posting a biodiversity tip from the European Commission.

This week the tip is:

'I do not disturb animals when I am out walking'

Posted: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 16:25 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community

Didcot Town Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Didcot Town Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Last year Ady Crook won the Unsung Hero Award at the Didcot Town Awards.

Ady Crook was nominated for raising money for a local child, Yasmin who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her left femur in February 2020, just 9 years of age at the time. Ady also raised money for the ward she was treated in at the Oxford Children's Hospital.

You can read more about last year's winners HERE and you can nominate... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:00 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Charity, Community, Events, News

Didcot Town Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Didcot Town Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Last year Rachel and Steve Hunter won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Didcot Town Awards.

Rachel and Steve Hunter have been volunteering at 23rd Scouts for 20 years, teaching kids vital skills and taking them on treks and camps in all weather.

You can read more about last year's winners HERE and you can nominate someone for this year's awards HERE.

Posted: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 07:00 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, Councillors, Events, News