Olivia Shakeshaft, who lives at Clench Common just south of Marlborough, went out to New Zealand after graduating last year with a first class degree in geography from Aberystwyth University and was working as a nanny till she was joined by a friend from university. They bought a camper van to start touring...then came the pandemic. Here is her account of what happened next:
The Marlborough Brandt Group (MBG) is appealing to the Marlborough community to contribute towards an Emergency Fund set up in support of the poorest members of the Gunjur community who will suffer greatly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today’s reflections come from Silvia in Brazil who is Argentinian and has family in Buenos Aires:
"Please help us save our business" Savernake's Imagine Studio boss Hannah Withers' appeal to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
"We've had to close our business, we've been able to ensure our staff get looked after under the Government furlough scheme, but this leaves my husband, our family and I with almost nothing on which to live, and for how long?" This is what Hannah Withers, proprietor of Imagine Studios in Savernake Forest told marlborough.news earlier today, Friday 3 April, following her interview on the BBC lunchtime National News.
Today’s reflections come from Mark, a New Zealander, who is Head of Secondary at The Scots School, Albury, NSW, Australia.
Chris Lincoln-Jones, Project Manager at the Kennet & Avon Medical Practice (KAMP) brings the latest news of what's happening at the Practice (and the overarching Clinical Commissioning Group), and how the new procedures set out by the Heslth Service will be managed locally by KAMP and how this will affect the community they serve:
Marlborough Mayor Councillor Mervyn Hall today (Friday 3 April) issued a message to all the residents of Marlborough:
Mike Moss is a former student of Marlborough Grammar School. Growing up in Chiseldon he has fond memories of his years spent in what later became the Stedman Building (class of 1970). On leaving the Grammar School he studied Medicine in London, specialising in Pathology before taking a year's role in the flying doctor service on the Labrador coast in Canada. That year evolved into a permanent move with Mike and his wife settling down on Canada's West Coast in British Columbia, before retirement last year and move back East to Nova Scotia, from where they are dealing with the Covid-19
At this difficult time when most of us are confined to our homes staying healthy and occupied is important for us all. Marlborough College recognised this and have created a 'Wellbeing Resources' area on their website, where everyone - associated with The College or not - can find ideas, advice and inspiration to help deal with this 'new everyday'.
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