More money will be raised for Cancer Research by staff at The Vale Housing Association who are taking part in a national Big Breakfast. On Friday 1st March, Association staff will start the day by tucking into a great tasting breakfast. By making a contribution to charity, they will be offered a choice of breakfasts ranging from a light Continental to a full English feast. The aim of the day is to raise money for charity and show that healthy eating can be fun eating.
Steve Russell, Director of Finance and Administration for The Vale Housing Association, explains: “Last year’s event was a great success but we’re hoping that this year’s breakfast will be even bigger and better. Staff are looking forward to the day as it gives them a chance to enjoy good food whilst raising money for a worthwhile charity.
The Vale Housing Association’s Big Breakfast is also receiving support from people living and working in the locality. A local farmer is kindly donating eggs for use at the Hanney Office and builders working on the construction site adjacent to the Abingdon Office are looking forward to a healthy breakfast to start their day.
Visitors to the Wantage Day Centre have enjoyed looking at a range of Oxfordshire’s buildings, thanks to a selection of paintings by Fredrick Alder who has proved that it is never too late to start a new hobby. Mr Alder, a tenant of The Vale Housing Association and a regular visitor to the Wantage Day Centre, was born in 1913 but picked up a paintbrush for the first time last year. Since then, he has created over a dozen paintings taken from photographs of local buildings. Detailed info here: Perth Property Valuers
The subject of his first painting was a photograph of East Hendred Post Office, which was displayed in The Vale Housing Association’s annual calendar. Mr Alder explained that having worked in the building trade for over 18 years he particularly enjoys painting buildings and that the calendars are a good source of photographs for his work. Emily Griffith, Communications and Research Manager for The Vale Housing Association comments: “We were obviously very pleased when we learnt about Mr Alder’s creative use of our calendars. A lot of hard work goes in to their production and it’s nice to know that they have more than one use.”