Tea Tent for Farnham Farmers’ Market

Many thanks to everyone who contributed goodies to our tea tent at the Farnham Farmers’ Market. As you can see, we had quite a spread! Not quite as many customers as in previous years. Even so, we did a steady trade with a profit of about £200.There is always a musical entertainment alongside the tea tent. This year it was our friends from the ukelele band, so we were well entertained!

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Useful websites

Here are two websites which you might find useful.


Tourism for all

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Info and advice in Farnham

“Engaging with Ageing” , an advice service specifically for older people, has launched in Farnham. Engaging with Ageing takes place on the second Wednesday of every month at Farnham Hospital from 10:30 offering information and advice to help people make the most of life. Whether it be advice on care funding, wills or probate; finding out about a local craft group or exercise class; or trying out the latest living aid, local residents are welcome to drop in to ask questions and find out what support is available locally. (Information taken from the Right at Home website)

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Camberley Care; help with transport

The Camberley Care website describes their service as follows : “The core of the service is the provision of a car transport service to provide reliable, safe and low-cost car services. Our team of volunteer drivers can take clients to and from doctors, dentist, hospital and other medical appointments; clinics and day centres, opticians, hairdressers, visits to family and friends and social events. Please contact our office team for further information : 01276 707 696 or click here to email

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Fleet Feet Chiropody

• Fleet Feet offers a professional Podiatry/Chiropody home visiting service for all your foot health needs. Contact Kevin 01252 811543 or click here to email . (Information taken from a leaflet about the service)

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Library books direct to your home

• Home Library Service runs in Hampshire and wherever you live in the county you can have your library materials delivered to you on a regular basis, by one of a team of specially recruited volunteers. Contact 0300 555 1387 or library@hants.gov.uk for more details.

• The equivalent library service in Surrey is called Library Direct Home Service. Contact details are libraries@surreycc.gov.uk or phone 01483 543599

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Talking News

• You can get a spoken version of a local newspaper from FATN Talking News. It is a free service and is offered to anyone who has difficulty reading a newspaper because of impaired vision or a physical disability. You will be given a “user-friendly play-back unit for use with the memory stick” which you receive each week through the post. For more details, contact enquiries@fatntalkingnews.org.uk or phone 01252 719266

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Buy with confidence

If you are looking for a tradesperson, eg a plumber and not sure where to turn, try using Buy With Confidence. www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk This is similar to CheckaTrade with the key difference that all the entries have been inspected by Trading Standards to give that extra bit of piece of mind.

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Devereux House activities

The Devereux House Day Care Centre in Farnborough provides stimulating therapeutic activities with the opportunity to meet new people and have a freshly prepared two course lunch. Transport can be provided depending on criteria and location. Contact Victoria or Evelyn on 01252 512967 for more information. (Text taken from a recent RVS newsletter)

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Keep up to date with Parkinson’s research

Join the Research Support Network of Parkinson’s UK. More details at https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research/get-involved-research. As a member you will receive notifications, usually via email, about opportunities to take part in research projects. These vary from detailed clinical trials of new treatment techniques to simple on-line surveys. You can even play a role in helping to develop research projects and deciding which projects should get funding.

This is a great way to keep up to date with research – and to play your part in making that research successful!

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