Oakley Vale – Volunteers needed!….

Happy Friday everybody!

It’s blog time again and this week we’re focusing on opportunities to do some volunteer work in Oakley Vale! As we’ve seen already, from last week’s blog, that there is a lovely community here willing to help each other out.

The local Barnardos, based at the Oakley Vale District Centre, is looking for volunteers to help in their shop. The charity supports children and young people in a variety of ways and we’re sure your support by volunteering whatever time you can will be hugely appreciated. You can call Luke at the shop on 01536 744 823 for more info.

Also looking for volunteers at the minute are our good friends at the Lakeland Hopsice – a really important feature of Oakley Vale and one that we’re very proud of. You can contact Jackie on 01536 747755 for information on their opportunities. Don’t forget you can also find out more about the fundraising manager at the hospice, Paul Marlow, on our I Love It Here… page.

We will be sharing more info on these volunteering opportunities, including times etc. when we receive it. If you know of any other volunteering opportunities then let us know. Now to this weekend and there’s some exciting events you could get involved in – take a look:

Kennel Club International Dog Agility Festival – 10th – 13th August – Bring your dog and experience one of the top competitions in the country. There are plenty of opportunities to take part in the fun with a ‘have-a-go’ agility ring, the companion dog show Scruffts competitions. Free admission.

Corby Smash Summer BBQ – August 12th – Come and join Corby Smash for a summer table tennis BBQ and party! The action starts at 1pm and finishes at 4pm. Tickets cost £10 in advance or £15 on the door. Food, music, drinks (no alcohol allowed) and as much table tennis as you can handle and maybe a chance to challenge the staff and coaches to a match or two as well!

Corby Park Run – 200th Run – Saturday 12th August see’s Corby parkrun host it’s 200th run. This is something that should be celebrated in style! The aim is to get 200 runners over the line for Corby’s 200th run…. #200for200. In true Corby parkrun style, it will be a true celebration! On the day prizes will be up for grabs for specific token numbers and after there will be cake! Open to new or experienced runners! Follow more.

If you have any more events or info for us just drop us a message on Facebook or Twitter – or email at info@oakleyvale.com

Happy Weekend!