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2023 Surviving Winter Appeal Launches

As temperatures fall many of us reach for the dial on our central heating to turn it up a notch or two with barely a thought – but imagine being so afraid of your next heating bill you don’t even have the heating on in the first place

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New fund launched to support women and girls

We are delighted to be launching a new fund aimed at supporting projects that empower women and girls across Wiltshire and Swindon. The fund which went live at the beginning of October has received its first corporate sponsorship from law firm Wansbroughs, which has pledged an initial £10,000 to accelerate the fund.

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Former education bursary recipient wants to repay kindness by using his skills as a Trustee

Former grant recipient Denis Twomey has come full circle by becoming a Trustee of Wiltshire Community Foundation.

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Bank of England forum gives charities chance to share frontline experiences

We were delighted to work with the Bank of England to organise a community forum that brought Wiltshire charities face to face with a senior executive from the bank so they could share their experiences of what life is like on the frontline in the cost of living crisis.

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Heartfelt thanks to our volunteers

On Volunteers’ Week we wanted to pay tribute to our volunteers who dedicate hundreds of hours of their time every year to Wiltshire Community Foundation. Without their contribution we just couldn’t deliver our work effectively and ultimately change the lives of local people.

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Wiltshire and Swindon Needs Analysis

We strive to use our insight, community knowledge and connections to target our support where it’s needed most, a key element of our work is to help raise awareness and increase understanding of the local needs and the issues that affect our local communities.

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    Season of Goodwill

    It’s that time of year – system overload! Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Should sprouts be stir fried? Did the Grinch steal Christmas? And how did Cameron Diaz fit all those coats in her suitcase for The Holiday?

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    More than just swimming

    I love a story about triumph over adversity and the latest Netflix offering called Nyad is just that. Annette Benning valiantly plays the role of Diana Nyad who, at 64 years of age, was the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida.

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    Practice makes perfect!

    I love this time of year, not least because two of my favourite guilty pleasures are about to start. Strictly and the Bake Off! I’m a terrible dancer and an abysmal baker but at this time of year, I become an armchair expert on both.

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    Star Trek and the next generation

    When I was a child I wanted to be Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise. This had nothing to do with the uniform but everything to do with being able to say ‘Beam me up Scottie’. I had high hopes that by the time I had grown up, someone would have invented something that meant I could be beamed anywhere around the world.

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