July 2022 Member News

 July 2022 Member News

Welcome to our monthly member news update for July 2022! This month, we had our networking at the wonderful open space of Phantom Brewery. Our attendees were offered samples of their great brews, and they definitely needed, being one of the hottest days of the year so far! We saw many new faces, and enjoyed opening to the floor to some non-members. If you’re wanting to be involved in any of our future events, be sure to express your interest by signing our Join Us form

Going into July, we will be welcoming our new Projects & Membership Manager, Grace to the Connect Reading team. We’re very excited to see the team grow as we welcome more and more organisations to Connect Reading.

Now on to to all our member’s updates!

Reading Health Champions and Vaccine Fund 2022 (second round)

A reminder that the deadline to apply for the Health Champions and Vaccine Fund is next Friday, 8th July.

The funding is to support local residents disproportionately affected by barriers to vaccination and to address health inequalities. The funding can be used to support the infrastructure and/or additional capacity needed by voluntary and community organisations to expand their existing work or to deliver new projects.

Find all the info on the council’s website here

NHS Big Tea poster

Big Tea to celebrate 74 years of the NHS

On Tuesday 5th July, Royal Berks Charity, with the support of corporate partners, Ridge, are inviting people across Berkshire to join the biggest NHS tea party yet by hosting their own NHS Big Tea on the health service’s 74th birthday.

To sign up to host your own NHS Big Tea event and help raise vital funds for Royal Berks Charity, and receive a fundraising support pack, visit their website.

Member Asks - Can You Help?

A few of our charities are looking for support with any donations of the following items:

  • An electric fan
  • Unused/unwanted laptops or similar devices

If you’ve wanting to see the enchanting and rarely-seen gardens of Englefield House whilst supporting a local cause, come along to their Garden Party, on the 18th July, 2-5pm.

There will be live music and a raffle as well as he head gardener of the estate to answer any questions about her work.

Head to this link to book your ticket today!

Have Your Say On Heritage High Streets in Reading!

Earlier this year, the Reading HSHAZ team, conducted a series of on-site public engagement encounters and interviews across the three conservation areas in Reading town centre – Oxford Road, St Mary’s Butts & Castle Street and Market Place & London Street.

The team now wish to share their research with a wider audience through a dedicated website. Check it out here!

Reading HSHAZ board

Adviza are downsizing offices so have lots of desks, chairs and storage to pass on, and they’re happy with it going in small or large quantities. It would need to be collected from their offices in Bracknell.

If you’re interested to find out more of what they have on offer, be sure to get in touch with us.

Fundraising Opportunities - Me2 Club

Me2 Club’s next Charity Skydive Day is booked for Friday 9th September and all the information you need to join them can be found here.

If you didn’t get to take part in the TCS London Marathon, you can still take part in the virtual event and earn yourself a coveted finisher’s medal and souvenir New Balance T-shirt! Get in touch with us and we’ll link you up!

RAB Art Exhibition poster

Reading Association for the Blind (RAB) are having an exhibition of the art work created by their service users over the year. All are welcome to attend!

If you would be interested in attending, be sure to ping us an email.

Berkeley Foundation Partners with Local Charity Berkshire Youth

The Berkeley Foundation have given Berkshire Youth a grant of £30,000 over two years, which will help them to develop a new strategy and business plan and revitalise their governance.

Read all about the news on BY’s website here.

Berkshire Youth
Karen Armstrong

Reading Minster are hosting the book launch of writer Karen Armstrong’s most recent publication: ‘Sacred Nature’ on Saturday 9th July 6pm. 

There will be a presentation by the author, as well as an interview and Q&A.

If you’re interested in attending, please get in touch.

July 2022 Member News
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