Two New IT sessions for Ebay and Ipad

Gilda is running two sessions for those who would like to learn how to buy and sell on Ebay and also on getting to grips with your IPad, she has the patience of a saint so please do not be afraid to give it a go.

Beginners Guide to using EBay Friday 28th June 2019 10.00am – 12.30pm Have you always wanted to buy and sell on EBay? Well now you can. Step by step guide to using EBay. £12 per person Please bring your laptop or tablet with you, just don’t forget to bring any existing usernames and passwords with you!

 Apple iPads beginners guide Friday 19th July 2019 10.00am – 12.00pm  Have you purchased an IPad but know little about using it? Have you had one as a gift?IPad basics for beginners, tailored to your requirements, if you would like to explore the Internet, discover new apps or learn more about your technical device. £10 per person  Please bring you IPad with you, just don’t forget to bring any existing usernames and passwords with you!(especially email)


Sunday 12th May: Car boot Whitchurch Beechtree Community Centre
Gates open to SELLERS at 9am. Fees: Cars, 4x4s, small vans £8; Large vans £12; Trailers £3. NOTE: Gates open to buyers at 9.30am: Admission Adults £1; Children Free


May is #NationalWalkingMonth

Our walks are short and over easy terrain, and are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.
Our Walks leave at 10am from the Civic Centre.
On 2nd and 4th Wednesday there is a short walk around the town, lasting up to an hour, followed by a coffee and cake in a local pub.
On 1st and 3rd Wednesday there is a longer walk, lasting up to 1.5 hours, going out of town, followed a by a drink in a local cafe.
Please note that although we love dogs, only assistance dogs are encouraged to walk with us.Our group walks are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.

Healthy Cooking

We came to the end of our first run of healthy cooking sessions last Friday and the course was a great success with an 83% completion rate. Five out of the six original starters completed and of the original six,three were Meres and Mosses tenants. They made a pea and mushroom risotto, mexican quinoa, bean and soy chilli,chickpea and cauliflower curry,sweet and sour turkey,sausage and bean casserole. Only two of the meals included animal protein (Sweet and sour turkey & butter in the risotto), the rest were free of meat,dairy and eggs. It was interesting to see the trepidation at a lack of animal turn into pleasant surprise as they smelled what they were cooking and tasted the delicious end product.The point of this is to change perceptions that are ingrained in us all and to give people the tools to help themselves make an impact into their health and wellbeing before they end up in the NHS system.Judging by the feedback,we have opened a few minds and increased some energy levels ! Also the social aspect of the course should not be underestimated.The participants said they now have the confidence to cook for themselves at home, have a better understanding of nutrition,eat more healthly by increasing the pertions of fruit and vegetables they eat each day,and save money.Some quotes from the feedback questionaires…..”I feel good,everything is better””I’ve prepped and cooked foods i haven’t used before,Ifeel healthier and my gut is feeling better””This course has really made a difference…more energy…its very worthwhile,very well done and the chef is informative””I feel I have more energy,having help cooking makes me a better cook””Liked meeting new friends- good food makes you feel good”A huge thankyou to Meres and Mosses for making this possible and to the Foodbank for helping to keep costs down with donations of beans,chickpeas,chopped tomatoes and rice.