I’ve been thinking long and hard about what posts I can publish on In Didcot over the next few weeks. My usual content, a mix of events, dining suggestions and ideas for getting out and about, won’t be feasible for some time. Hence I’m turning to you, my readers, for help!
Mention Courtney Hughes to a Didcot resident and they’ll probably tell you she’s the driving force behind local charity Secret Santa 365. Although only 21 years old Courtney is gearing up for her ninth year delivering Christmas presents to vulnerable people. I met Courtney to find out more about her and her life in Didcot.
For my second ‘Meet a Didcot resident’ blog post I’d like to introduce Andy Baker. Andy is an award winning fundraiser who founded Play2Give in 2007, and has subsequently raised over £170,000 for local charities. I caught up with him in Cornerstone to find out more about him and his life in Didcot.
One of my goals for this blog is to share the stories of local people.
To kick off the first in my ‘Meet a Didcot resident’ series I’d like to introduce Jack Cummings. Jack suffered life changing injuries in Afghanistan but fought back to fitness through a series of sporting challenges. I caught up with Jack to hear more about his life and to ask him a few Didcot specific questions.
The first post of a new blog. The one where I share my hopes and vision, both for it and Didcot.
I’ve lived here a long time. All of my life, in fact, except for a few years in my 20s where I ‘escaped’ to travel and work abroad. I didn’t plan to return. You’ve probably guessed, I came back.