Purple for Polio

on 13 April 2017.

purple for polio main 01

For over 30 years the eradication of polio has been the main humanitarian focus of Rotary Worldwide. The number of polio endemic countries has dropped from 125 to 3 and over 2.5 billion children have received vaccinations thanks to Rotary with help from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Rotary's latest campaign, Purple4Polio is designed to bring together communities across Britain and engage in this final push to eradicate polio for good. You can do your bit by purchasing a jar of plum jam made specially by and when you have eaten the contents, fill it with coins and bring it back. Jars of Tiptree jam are available from Fare Wise Travel or the next meeting of the Rotary Club on Tuesday, 18th April at The Three Swans from 12.45pm.

Blooming botany
Martin and the Magpie has never been one to rest on its laurels. Hungerford’s most contemporary florist is always looking for ways to push the trend and as the saying goes “a rolling stone gathers no moss”.

VIP access at Donnington Country Club
Donnington Grove have something extraordinary up their sleeves this month; an exclusive outdoor sculpture exhibition taking place in their tranquil walled gardens.

Aldbourne’s fun run is back
Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

Honeymoon? You need a honeypot!
Over the last century newlyweds have been evolving, much rarer is the trepidation of a blushing bride about to leave her family home for the first time.

Afternoon tea, Pimm’s for me!
Blandy’s bistro are renowned for their extraordinary afternoon tea. It is a banquet affair with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with tiptree preserve and clotted cream along with a variety of homemade cakes.

Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen claiming a ladder to fashion one!

Championing children’s charities for 2018
Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation...

18 idyllic championship holes
Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy

Why live in Hungerford?
Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

Walks in around Hungerford
Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside