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Mayoral Afternoon Tea in aid of Thames Hospice

Date: 17 Oct 2019 - 14:30
Location: Guildhall, Windsor

Join Councillor Mrs Sayonara Luxton for an informal gathering where you will partake in a traditional full English Afternoon Tea in the splendid surroundings of the magnificent Grade 1 Listed Guildhall.

A musical performance by Steve Hutchinson will also take place in the afternoon for you to enjoy.

Tickets are priced at £20.
Dress code is smart/casual.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Mayor's Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01628 796223.

Poster

Mayoral Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Date: 26 Sep 2019 - 10:30 to 12:30
Location: Desborough Foyer (old cafe area), Ground Floor, Town Hall, Saint Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF

Join the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Councillor Mrs Sayonara Luxton for a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Tea/coffee will be available together with a selection of homemade cakes – a donation for this very worthy cause is all that is asked.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Mayor's Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01628 796223.

WAMS Stoma Support Group

WAMS Stoma Support Group is a local group sponsored by the Stoma Care Nurses at Wexham Park Hospital and Colostomy UK, whose main objective is to provide support, information and non-medical advice to people living with a stoma, their families/carers and friends.

They provide organised activities aimed to improve participants self-confidence and esteem. Upcoming activities are:

  • Monday 12th August – Talk and Q&A session on nutrition
  • Monday 9th September – NHS HealthMakers - Self Management Taster Session
  • Monday 14th October – Meditation session
  • Monday 11th November –Talk and Q&A session on hernia
  • Monday 9th December – WAMS party

Each activity will take place from 7pm at Dedworth Green Baptist Church, Smiths Lane, Windsor, SL4 5PE.

For more information or updates about the group, please contact Isabel Pena Barrientos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Giovanni Cinque on 0118 939 1537.

State of Caring 2019 Unpaid carers face bleak financial future

Carers UK said "Our new research, State of Caring 2019, paints a worrying picture of families under immense strain and an underfunded social care system that is really taking its toll on families and their finances. The research also gives us a clear view of carers' experiences that can be used to inform policy and practice."

The survey found that 39% of people are struggling to make ends meet and more than two thirds (68%) of carers are also using their own income or savings to cover the cost of care, equipment or products for the person they care for. As a result many are unable to save for their own retirement.

Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK, says:

"As it stands, providing unpaid care is pushing thousands of families into poverty and is having a lasting impact on their finances and quality of life."

"Our current social care system is on the brink. Families urgently need affordable, high quality care services and carers need access to regular breaks and stronger workplace rights to ensure they can combine work and care if they wish to."

State of Caring 2019 Report.

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