Happy New Year from In Didcot! Have you made a New Year resolution? If you’re still deciding, how about helping Didcot and its community? Read on for 10 ideas:
Freemasons open the first Masonic Lodge in Didcot
For many years Didcot has been the odd one out among our neighbours for not having its own masonic lodge. Abingdon has had a lodge since 1863, Wallingford since 1881 and Wantage since 1904.
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A visit to Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
I love driving from Didcot to Wallingford and looking out for the Island Farm donkeys in their paddocks. If you’ve never popped in for a visit why not make the short detour next time you go past?
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Didcot: coronavirus (Covid-19) volunteer and donation opportunities
Our lives have changed immensely since my last post just a week ago. My regular blog schedule is out of the window so I’ll refocus my blogs on signposting help, advice and ideas to see us all through the Covid-19 epidemic. (And I hope the daffodil picture cheers you up!)
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Volunteer in and around Didcot – environment
This post is the first in a series of local volunteering opportunities. This week the focus is on environmental volunteering opportunities in and around Didcot.
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Meet a Didcot resident: Courtney Hughes
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.
A visit to the Sustainable Didcot clothes swish
If you’ve got a wardrobe full of clothes you no longer wear why not swap them for something different? I recently visited a clothes swish at Cornerstone to find out more.
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Didcot summer fayre 2019
I’ve been away this week so didn’t get to write my usual Saturday post. However I did manage to pop along to Didcot Summer Fayre yesterday.
A summer of Play2Give events
A few weeks back I featured Andy Baker, founder of Play2Give, on the In Didcot blog.
Play2Give raises money for local charities through a combination of events and fundraising initiatives. I’ve already featured a couple of Play2Give events on my monthly round ups but there are so many events coming up that I thought I’d dedicate a blog post. So what else is planned for the summer?
Didcot Guide Dogs association
One of the great things about writing this blog is that I’ve discovered lots of new groups and organisations in Didcot.
I recently met Kara Penny, the co-ordinator of the Didcot branch of the Guide Dogs Association, for a coffee to find out about the group she helps run.