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Volunteer Action at 21

Volunteer Action celebrated it’s 21st year of operation in October with a lunch time party for 100+ volunteers and an evening reception hosted and sponsored by Oundle School. Guests of honour at the lunch were John and Margaret Melhuish who have been driving for VA for 20 years. Chair, Val Chesser, was pleased to present […]

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2016 Quiz: The Answers

Thank you to all 1,500 of you who bought quiz sheets this year. There were many correct answers in spite of the fact that it was more difficult than usual. Next year it will be easier, we promise! There were quite a lot of alternative answers, some of which I have indicated: there are probably […]

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Volunteer Action Add a New Enhanced Referral Service

Volunteer Action are now able to offer assistance to even more people in Oundle, Thrapston & the surrounding East Northants villages. From July 2016 they are providing a completely free enhanced referral service. Anyone meeting our criteria wanting to know who can help can call us on our usual number 01832 275433 and get advice […]

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Waitrose customers in Oundle support Volunteer Action

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Well Done Anne!

‘I would like to thank you for nominating Anne Plowright for the Susan Hollowell Memorial 2015 Award. You nominated Anne for driving over 45,000 miles since 2006 to enable vulnerable adults to get to essential medical appointments. Anne has also been a befriender since 2010. She gives time and assistance to others with care and dedication. She will always […]

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A generous donation

Volunteer Action would like to thank Oundle School for all their support. In particular, we were the beneficiaries this month of an annual fundraising event held there: a Part Song Competition. Teams from each House compete against each other and tickets are sold for the concert, with a CD produced and also sold.   Thank […]

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A poem from a Member

Please take the time to read this poem submitted anonymously by someone we visit. Our befrienders and our drivers really do make a difference in people’s lives. The Old Lady  

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2015 Quiz Answers

Please see the answers to the 2015 quiz. A record number of sheets were sold this year and participants really enjoyed completing the quiz. About 250 answer sheets went into the hat, and the winners of vouchers for produce at Trendalls, the Butchers, came from Oundle, Grantham and Kettering. Entries were received from far and […]

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