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MVP Lunch Club Goes To Beale Park

A group of the ladies and gents from the MVP lunch club were treated to a day out at Beale Park courtesy of sponsorship by BT and support by TK Travel. Despite the weather not being as good as it has been lately a great time was had by all. We got to go on a train ride and visit all the birds and animals on display followed by a light lunch and a wander around the park. We all agreed that in true British Spirit the drizzle did not stop us having a lovely day.

MVP lunch club is held twice a month at the community centre in Mortimer and is run entirely by volunteers. It is available to the senior members of our community that would enjoy company and a light lunch.

Baby & Child First Aid Class

Would you know what to do if your child stopped breathing or started choking? 

Mortimer Village Partnership are funding a 2 hour(ish) friendly first aid class taught by Rachel from Ladybird First Aid, a mum of 2 and a qualified First Aid Instructor. 

Wednesday 21st September 

St Johns Hall, West End Road, Mortimer 

7pm – 9.30pm 

The class will cover the following:

  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Recovery Position
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Seizures/febrile convulsions

And much more… 

Thanks to MVP this course is FREE to attend for participants (normally at a cost of £15 pp). Places are limited. To register your interest in attending this course please e-mail 


Bikes, bandsmen, beer and burgers...

Again the people of Mortimer and surrounding villages made all the hard work worthwhile, as they ignored the early rain and turned out for the Mortimer Fun Day in their thousands. Everyone was then rewarded with a beautiful afternoon and evening after the 12 o'clock deluge!

The 3Sixty cycle stunt team amazed everyone with their tricks, I still can't figure how they could leap over a high jump bar from a standing start and I saw it several times.

Every part of the Fairground site was busy all afternoon and it was great to see lots of local clubs and associations taking the opportunity to run activities and raise funds for their organisations. The giant gas bottle hoopla was a first and we had some very popular football skills challenges. I'm sure the children were delighted to be greeted at the entrance by the Donkeys from the Little Dallas Donkey Sanctuary; I think they were kept well fed with carrots all day.

Sadly, the planned balloon flights were cancelled due to the strong winds, however this didn't detract from everyone's enjoyment of the day.

The MVP refreshment tent was busy with a range of fantastic cakes and as always the bar was pulling pints and serving glasses of Pimms, non-stop. Our Market row had a great range of traders selling everything from jewellery to olives and cosmetics to wine.

Please can everyone remember that the Fun Day was made possible by enormous efforts from many MVP members and volunteers as well as very generously sponsored by some great local businesses, too many to list here.......but you will have seen them listed in programmes, newsletters and Facebook posts.....and those business all deserve out patronage.

I hope the Fun Day has put everyone in the holiday spirit and I wish you all a sunny and relaxing summer.

Doug Overett 

MVP Chairman & Fun Day Project Manager

Walking for Health

Mortimer walks organised by West Berkshire Council take place every Tuesday and start from the community centre car park. There are always two walks – at 10:00 a regular walk of around 3.5 miles that lasts about 1hr 30 mins; and at 09:45 a longer, faster, version of around 5.25 miles that lasts from 1 hr 45 mins to 2 hrs (we always all meet together back at the Horse & Groom at around 11:30 to 11:45 for coffee). All are welcome – new walkers please simply make yourself known to one of the walk leaders.  More details can be found at

Recommended businesses

If you are looking for a builder, plumber, piano teacher, yoga instructor or any other local business recommended by people from Mortimer, take a look under the Businesses section above. 

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