Author: Sophie Stieger

Costa’s new Frappe and Iced range

Taste summer with Costa Coffee’s our new Frappé and Iced Latté ranges

Treat your tastebuds to one of the new summer drinks, like the refreshing Tropical Mango Bubble Frappé or creamy Chocolate Fudge Brownie Frappé. Or why not go for an Iced Latte. There’s loads in the range to choose from to brighten up your day. Available now.


Treating Dad this Father’s day with Harvester

Dad may be King of the Grill at home, but tell him to put down the tongs – Harvester have got it covered this Father’s Day with a 3-course Father’s Day Set Menu. From 18th – 19th June treat him to his BBQ favourites including saucy ribs, juicy steak, and tender skewers for £19.99.

And if Dad wants to put his feet up instead? He can still have his grilled favourites at home by ordering a takeaway, available for delivery or click-and-collect.


Volunteering with CHSW

Its National volunteering week (1st – 6th June) and to celebrate we have been speaking with the volunteers at Children’s Hospice South West’s to find out what they like about volunteering.

Jill – I’ve been volunteering at CHSW charity shop ever since it opened in August 2019. I help with sorting donations, pricing, the till and displaying the stock in the shop. Its a fun and very sociable place to volunteer and a fantastic charity to donate your time to.

Carolyn – In January 2022, I became a volunteer in the CHSW shop in Bradley Stoke. Since then I have been involved in most aspects of the general day to day duties necessary to help the shop run smoothly. Its varied and interesting and I really enjoy working with other volunteers, its very social, and great to know that you are helping a very worthy cause.

CHSW about their volunteers:

‘Our wonderful volunteers really are our stars and we couldn’t do what we do without them. They support us in many ways and help to make the world of difference to our families. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.’

All volunteers have their own motivations for being part of the Children’s Hospice South West team but here are just a few reasons why being a volunteer is so great:

  • A chance to work in a friendly team and make new friends
  • The opportunity to make an invaluable contribution to our work
  • The time to help you develop your confidence and communication skills
  • The ability to gain work experience, develop your CV and to learn new skills
  • The potential of gaining a national recognized qualification (NVQ) and Duke of Edinburgh
  • The opportunity to gain valuable retail experience

Previous experience would be an advantage but isn’t essential as we will provide you with any necessary training and the chance to get involved in a number of different activities.

CHSW Bradley Stoke are looking for more volunteers so why not volunteer some of your time and share your skills to help make the most of short and precious lives. Every hour you can give will make a difference to families facing an uncertain future. For more information and to register your interest you can call Glynnis on 01454 612622 or pop into store to speak with her.

Local walks for National Walking Month

Get walking this National Walking Month

National Walking Month takes place every May and is a great opportunity to get active and learn about where the local walks are in your area and what benefits you can feel from walking.


The power of aroma for your wellbeing with Holland and Barrett

Aromatherapy has been practiced for many centuries, with civilizations such as the Greeks and Egyptians believing in the powerful health benefits of theses fragrant herb and plant scents.  Today, we’re using it to treat body and mind, and are even super-charging skincare with its benefits.

The beauty of aromatherapy is that you can experience its benefits anywhere; whether at home, work or on the go. By understanding the different properties of essential oils, and discovering what you like, you can create simple, but personal blends for inhalations, massage oils, bath oils or diffusing.


10 Stunning Easter Lamb Tesco Recipes

Whether you’re cooking for two or have kids in the house, ensure your Easter lunch is one to remember with Tesco’s stunning lamb recipes. Keep it traditional by pairing tender roast lamb with fragrant herbs, or try something a little different with spiced stuffings, rubs and flavour-packed sides.


Reflections top tips for gowning your hair

Most of us would love to have long, voluminous hair but in order to get the hair of our dreams, we need to give it the best start possible. Here are Reflections top tips to help your hair reach its full potential:


The Brightwell Easter Egg Hunt 2022

The Brightwell are hosting an Easter Egg hunt again this year, with 4 trails around the Bradley Stoke area plus a bonus bunny trail.

All 4 egg hunts make for 9 miles getting your steps in and 3 hours of fun! The trail routes are just a guide and you can complete them any way you wish, and can spread the trails over different days. The trail will be up from 11th – 24th April so there is plenty of time to find all the eggs.

You can pick up a trail pack from the management suite located upstairs in the east offices next to the dentist. Trail packs are £5 (cash only) or you can pay online for the trails here. All proceeds will be going to help provide life changing therapies for members living with neurological conditions.


Mothers Day bakes with Tesco

Make Mum feel special this Mother’s Day by baking an indulgent treat. Watch our interactive video to see how to bake one of three special traybakes – perfect for posting if you can’t be together. Choose from rich peanut butter brookies, a twist on a classic with Bakewell blondies or an easy white chocolate rocky road.


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