Thursday 23 May 2024

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Monday 13 May 2024

A message from Sally Poulson

I wanted to let you know of a little challenge myself and my daughter have set up this month all in aid of the amazing charity Spinal Research UK.

We have decided to undertake a combined wheel/run of 400k in May.  Emily, my daughter, will be running - I will obviously be wheeling.    We would like to raise money for the Spinal Research charity which is something very close to my heart.   It was 14 years ago when I suffered a spinal stroke and overnight my life moved into the twilight zone of a wheelchair user.   It was a life changing scenario and one that I still rail against daily.   The world is not really designed for wheelchair users - so many everyday menial tasks take so much longer and even just one step into a building can mean the difference between engaging with life or just going home.

Now, I'm a bloody-minded character as I'm sure a lot of you will know and I have been given way more opportunities to continue with life and work than a lot of people in my situation enjoy.   My injury in my spine was reasonably low down and I still have full mobility in my arms (and mouth - as my family frequently comment 😂).   I remember during my stay in hospital someone dropped a bottle of water accidentally on the floor - I was the only person out of the 8 there who had enough arm mobility to bend down and pick it up!  14 years later and I think about that one thing nearly every day.   Can you imagine your life not even being able to pick up something you dropped on the floor.

We would love to raise money to create a little more hope for my fellow comrades diagnosed with spinal injuries and pushing on with research can open up opportunities for improvements in their lives.

Pre wheelchair I really enjoyed running - the exercise both physically and mentally is liberating.    It weirdly took until our enforced stay at home during Covid to realise the potential of wheeling - that and the fact that you have to wheel up the hill to get to the Bell (the journey back is exhilarating!).  

So far I have clocked up 84.25km (just over 11 hours of wheeling) - so I'm getting towards the halfway mark!  

If you would like to support this please do go to our Just Giving page - any donations would be absolutely wonderful  - just click Here

Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop effective treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Every year 1,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed following an injury to their spinal cord. They receive no government funding and rely entirely on the support of the public to raise funds for research. Because of the efforts of our supporters, we have funded innovative medical research that has achieved a number of groundbreaking changes in the field.

 Thank you




Sunshine Club


Cuddington Sunshine Club

Open to Senior Citizens in Cuddington and surrounding villages.  Activities include monthly Tea and Card Games in Cuddington Playing Fields Clubhouse, bi-monthly Matinee Cinema in the Bernard Hall, Coach outings, a Summer Garden Party and a Christmas party.

Next events:  Monday 3rd June, Outing to Witney & Cogges Manor Farm;  

Monday 17th June, 2.00pm, Tea & Card Games.  

All welcome! For more information phone Angela Wenham 01844 291932 

or email:

Friday 10 May 2024

Thursday 9 May 2024

This Sunday

No spring cleaning to do this time, just relax and enjoy each other's company.

There will also be an opportunity to check out our Soul Spark Reflective Stations that will be laid out around the church.

Wednesday 8 May 2024

Pub Revival

 A final reminder that the next event organised by our historical society is the Chearsley Village Pub Revival Day, which takes place on Sunday 19th May.

 We hope it’ll be a great afternoon with an opportunity for us all to ‘reconnect’ with some our traditional village heritage.

 It has already attracted a lot of interest, so don’t miss it.

 Details below … in yourself, family and friends without delay by contacting John Howard at or 07970 651326