Row, row,row your boat… all the way for Dingley!

on 03 May 2016.

mands newbury dingley

Having selected Dingley as their new charity for the Year today it was time for the staff of M&S to put some muscle behind their commitment to the children’s charity. And so they did, with a spectacular display of team work and dedication. From 9am throughout the entire day the Admirals and Seamen of the Parkway flagship store steadfastly sculled two rowing machines a total of 150km in support of local children with special educational needs.

Spurred on by the support and generosity of the store’s customers who collectively tossed over £500 in to the buckets manned by more willing and helpful staff the M&S crew were supported by Knights4Charity who kindly provided the rowing machines and expertise for the day.

Store manager Bex Robson was delighted with how the day had gone “We’re thrilled to be involved with a charity that has such close connections to both staff and customers. It has been wonderful to hear people’s first-hand experience of the family and nursery services provided by Dingley here in Newbury. This is a true close to home cause that our team are proud to be supporting”.

One generous customer donating his newspaper money for that day was happy to know his forfeit could help young SEN children along the way to reading their own newspapers in time.

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_07

The current group at Dingley’s Newbury centre includes residents of Hungerford amongst both carers and children.

Commercial manager Hedley Palmer having completed his impressive stint on the oars said “It was great rowing next to the guys from Knights4Charity. With the endurance records they have under their belt, like Dave Holby-Wilinsky’s 2.5 years rowing the equivalent of once around the world for breast cancer, they helped me pull out all the stops”.

More fund raising events in aid of Dingley are planned to take place throughout the coming year at M&S, “Our aim is to smash last year’s charity total”, commented Bex “and today has set us well on the way to achieving that for Dingley, I’m very grateful to our staff and customers for giving this their full support and to Knights4Charity for making this event happen”.

If you would like to support the fantastic services offered by Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres you may do so by visiting their Just Giving page here

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03 mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03 mands_newbury_dingley_2016_07

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03 mands_newbury_dingley_2016_07

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03 mands_newbury_dingley_2016_07

mands_newbury_dingley_2016_03

The ultimate lifetime trip: Canada
Canada is a country of immense beauty and diversity. A destination that is best enjoyed over a few weeks, you can experience spectacular wildlife and stunning scenery whilst taking in historic towns natural parks and deluxe resorts

Hungerford Extravaganza Sponsors
Extravaganza would not be possible without generous donations from local businesses

Hungerford Extravaganza 2018
The rumours have been flying but don’t worry folks, Hungerford’s beloved Extravaganza is still happening, the only change is in the name.

No excuse not to keep fit this winter
Do you find that the winter shroud of darkness just makes you retreat to the warmth and comfort of your home

Make their Christmas magical with a Polar Bear Adventure
There isn’t much more special than watching polar bears in their natural environment.

The BIGGEST events this Christmas in Hungerford
Festivities start at 4pm with entertainment from Hungerford Town Band, Hungerford Primary School and Rock Choir

Our top picks for the best in European Christmas travel
This year you can really experience the delicacies and delights of Christmas custom from traditions across the continent with some of Fare Wise Travel’s hand-picked Christmas escapes!

May your days be Holly and Bright
Yes, there is no escaping it. Christmas is just around the corner and our attention will soon turn to decking our halls and garnishing our doors with beautiful seasonal delights.

No ordinary school run… in the MINI Cooper 5 Door Hatch
Raising children is a constant merry-go-round of getting people to the right places at the right time with all the required paraphernalia: school bag, check, lunch box, check, homework, check.

A frightful week of Half term fun at Cobbs
This half term Cobbs Farm Shop and Play Barn are offering a little bit extra with non-stop entertainment for all the family.

The Fairy Godmother of travel
As Fare Wise Travel celebrate 25 years in business, we meet with MD Veronica Bailey to find out the secret behind their success.

A brand new local jobs board
Hungerford TOWNSITE™ is well established as a conduit for local people featuring news, events, attractions and special offers and NOW we've added a LOCAL JOBS BOARD to our already successful mix. This comprehensive section aims to connect with local job hunters in a friendly and more engaging way

Getting to know you… Cobbs, much more than a farm shop
As you walk into Cobbs newly refurbished and extended café, it’s easy to see why this business is thriving.

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

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.

Compared to many towns, Hungerford High Street is in good shape. It is better now than it has been for years...

Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience.

Next time you visit Littlecote House keep a wary eye out for ghosts. That black dog you see on the stairs may not be all it seems!

Enjoy your visit and don't foget to let us know how it went