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Waiting Patiently to Swim Across the Channel

Waiting Patiently to Swim Across the Channel

I am on the riverbank at Aston, a tiny village near Henley, on a sunny Saturday morning. Surrounded by the green of wild hedgerows and overhanging trees, river reeds and fields on all sides. The Thames flows quietly by, glinting in the still air. Six women in swimsuits have just waded in, waist-deep, talking all at once about the size of their boobs and laughing at each other’s quick-fire tales of bra fails and breastfeeding. Caps and goggles on, they…

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Huge Increase in Food Bank Demand and Donations

Huge Increase in Food Bank Demand and Donations

A Henley food bank has delivered nearly 10 times more food parcels during the coronavirus pandemic than it did a year ago. The food bank is run by the Nomad Food and Community Project – a charity that gives grass-roots support to local children, young people and families facing challenging situations. In the seven weeks from 23 March, Nomad delivered 340 food parcels, up from 36 during the same period in 2019. The parcels comprised 804 bags of food and…

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