Page17 - Round the Voluntary Groups

News from our local orgunisations: 
submissions please for the autumn issue to Mike Mansbridge by the end of September

How to contact - in person at Northway House, behind the Library - High Street, Rickrnansworth WD3 1EH. 
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 10.00 am - 3.30 pm. 
Wed, Fri: 10 am - 12.30 pm. 
Sat: by appointment only, 10.00 - 11.30 am. 
Tel: 01923 720424, or go to

For information on becoming a volunteer adviser or admin worker please contact on the above number or call in. CAB gives advice, access and free help on debt advice. CAB in Three Rivers receives funding support from Three Rivers District Council.

report that they continue to fully meet the requests for their service from the local community. The need for Volunteers to sustain this service is ongoing. However they would like to remind people needing assistance to attend appointments etc. at local hospitals, clinics , or doctors surgeries to phone 01923 284440 for further information on driver availability. For more comprehensive details of Chorleywood Care as a potential user of service or to become a Volunteer, please telephone Ted Manktelow on 01923 282130, or Michael Facey on 01923 282232. Or visit their website at

One of the popular meeting places in Chorleywood is the Hospice Shop in New Parade, where many useful bargains may be found. This shop, together with several others in S W Hertfordshire, raises a considerable sum each year to support the work of the hospice in Watford. For many people this is the face ofthe hospice; but there is much more. The Chorleywood Support Group organises several varied events each year to raise further funds, as the hospice costs about £3 million a year to run, and receives only a quarter of this from the NHS. It does not charge for its services, although most patients and their families make a donation.
Local activities this year include a garden lunch, a presence at Village Day, an Open garden, probably a quartet concert and a golfing event, with several other activities being planned. Look out for notices in the charity shop and elsewhere, or enquire from Derek Stockwell on 01923 282195. He would also like to hear from anyone willing to share in the running of these events. You can visit their website at

After a quiet winter are preparing for busy months of fund raising: Red Cross Week in early May - two days at Tesco, Rickmansworth, in June - and a colourful West Hyde Open Garden at the beginning of August. Look out for the newly designed collecting boxes and sashes - and please give generously. More infomation from 01923 774998.

are very proud of the meals they provide for the elderly and housebound in the community, The meals are freshly cooked (using locally purchased ingredients) at the Bullsland Hall in the Swillett and then delivered hot and ready to eat. They also run a Lunch Club at the Bullsland Hall on Wednesdays (enquiries to Linda Clarkson on 01494 762849). They can only provide this service with the help of volunteers. lf you have some spare time just once a month to help cook or drive, please contact Vivien Culling on 01923 283426. Or find more information on the WRVS on the HertsDirect website or the Three Rivers website