Page17 - Round the Voluntary Groups

News from our local organisations: submissions please for the Spring issue to the Editor by the end of March 2010.


How to contact:
In person at Northway House, behind The Library, High Street, Rickmansworth 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, CAB in Three Rivers receives funding support from Three Rivers District Council.


Despite a reduction in its volunteer numbers, the service to the local community continues to be successful and all requests for transport to LOCAL hospitals, doctors etc. have been fulfilled. To highlight the need for more drivers, posters have been distributed in the village, and leaflets also given out at Village Day. An article will appear in the next issue of Chorleywood Matters to give a brief history of this unique service and again appealing for volunteers.

lf you feel able to help and would like more details ofthe service offered, then attend the AGM/Social Evening at Chorleywood Library on Friday 13 November at 8.00pm to meet like minded volunteers, or telephone Ted Manktelow on 01923 282130, or Michael Facey on 01923 282232.


lf you or one of your relatives were to develop a terminal illness such as cancer, you would want access to the best possible care. This might be available at home or in some kind of specialist hospital. A hospice isjust such a place; and the one for our area is the building with classical frontage almost next to Watford Town Hall. Here people receive first-class nursing in a truly caring environment of which many patients and relatives have expressed appreciation. This is also the base for caring in the community, so that some people can be nursed at home. And some patients visit the day centre once a week, to receive treatment and counselling and to give their relatives a break. 

Hospices do not charge for their services, though The Peace costs £3 million a year to run, of which the NHS contribute some 25%, and the rest has to be raised. Some of this comes from families` donations, and the charity shops contribute about 22%; but fund-raising is needed the whole time.

The Chorleywood Support Group has several activities planned and would value support. 
All enquiries, or offers of help, should be made to Derek Stockwell on 01923 282195. 


Sincere thanks go to all who have contributed in any way to the £1,482.76 added to Red Cross funds since Easter - from the Flag Day, TESCO Collection and in August Open Gardens in West Hyde. The two beautiful gardens were greatly appreciated and the event was blessed with a rare sunny Sunday afternoon. Now to prepare for whatever the Autumn may bring. Contact Sylvia Saul on 01923 774998.


Local volunteers help provide freshly cooked meals on wheels for the elderly and housebound in the community. The meals are prepared at the Bullsland Hall (in the Swillett) and delivered three times a week. There is also a Lunch Club at the Hall on a Wednesday - enquiries to Linda Clarkson on 01494 762849. The service can only be provided with YOUR help. 

If you have some spare time just once a month to help cook or deliver, please contact Vivien Culling rm 01923 222426