4th September 2016 3pm - A barbeque for all members both past and present.
17th September 2016 11am -2pm - Annual Summer Fete.
2nd Sandhurst Scout Group
Yorktown Road, College Town, Sandhurst
Celebrating 90 years of scouting
2nd Sandhurst Scout Group is celebrating 90 years of scouting in 2016. To mark the occasion we are planning two events to be held at our Scout Hut on Yorktown Road:
If you have ever been involved with 2nd Sandhurst as anything from Beaver to Leader (and everything in between) then you are warmly invited to attend both of these events.
As part of the celebrations, the group will be putting together some displays depicting our history. If you have any contributions that you would be willing to share (all items can be returned) please contact Des Sharp (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07811 534331) or Marc Barnett (email@example.com / 07747 635535).
Success! We have just completed a Butterfly walk at Sandhurst Memorial Park. The walks were organised by Colleen Pidgeon for the Walking for Health group that meets at Sandhurst Monday to Friday at 9:30am for a walk through the park and by the river.
Sue Cload from Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust led the walks and the Trust provided the butterfly kit.
The Alzheimer’s Society has recently launched a new befriending service in East Berkshire for people living with dementia. The service aims to reduce social isolation as people with dementia are more likely to struggle with loneliness and depression.
Volunteer befrienders offer companionship and social contact and are carefully matched with people depending on their personality and interests to support them to continue to do the things they enjoy and feel part of the community.
We would love to hear from anyone in Sandhurst who would be interested in volunteering or would like to find out more about the service. Please contact either Liz Barr or Sara Uren on 01628 626331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Formed in 1908, Sandhurst Silver Band is made up of two individual ensembles. Sandhurst Community Brass, a non-contesting band made up of players ranging in ability, and Sandhurst Silver Band who compete nationally at the top level of brass banding. The bands have their own bandroom in the centre of Sandhurst and as a development area, are looking to create a youth band in the near future.
Both bands regularly host concerts in the Sandhurst area, as well as appearing further afield. So we look forward to welcoming you to hear the ‘Sounds of Sandhurst’.
For more information about joining the band, or in booking one of the bands for an engagement, please visit the band website -www.sandhurstband.co.uk.
The annual Walking for Health Butterfly walks produced some surprises this year.
Someone from Mickle Hill arrived with a photo from her garden of a butterfly to be identified. The very beautiful butterfly was a Silver Washed Fritillary. It is a large butterfly that glides as well as flying fast to chase intruders off its patch.
Our first surprise was seeing a Silver Washed Fritillary near the balancing pond (A first for our butterfly count at Sandhurst).