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Celebrity readers announced for Julia’s House Carols by Candlelight event

Actor Kris Marshall who played lovesick Colin in the hit film Love Actually and Antiques expert Paul Martin, better known as the presenter of the TV show Flog It!, join the line-up of guest speakers for this year’s Julia’s House Carols by Candlelight event in Devizes. They will be joined by two other ‘big’ camels […]








Nominations open for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs. Sarah Rose Troughton, is encouraging people in the county to nominate outstanding local voluntary groups for next year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). The purpose of the award is to recognise groups of individuals who are giving their time freely for the benefit of others. It is the highest […]








Julia’s House to open charity shop in Devizes

Julia’s House is opening a second Wiltshire charity shop, this time in Devizes. The charity, which has just celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of the county’s first children’s hospice in the town, already has a shop in Salisbury and nine other shops across Dorset. The new store, in Maryport Street, will open later […]








Team hits the road in Bustard Ride for charity

A team from Wiltshire Council led by two of the authority’s corporate directors are preparing for a gruelling 130-mile sponsored bike ride around the county. Also coming along for the ride in aid of mental health charity, Wiltshire MIND, is Chief Constable Kier Pritchard from Wiltshire Police. The Bustard Ride on 21 June begins at […]








Julia’s House hosts Carols by Candlelight at Marlborough College

A magical evening of Carols by Candlelight is being held in Marlborough College chapel on Thursday, 8th December in aid of Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospice charity. Royal biographer Penny Junor will be among the guest readers along with performances by the Salisbury Plain Military Wives’ Choir and Marlborough Rock Choir, plus, […]








Julia’s House seeks friends in Wiltshire

Could you be a friend to Julia’s House? The children’s hospice charity is looking for volunteers to join its network of Friends’ Groups fundraising in Wiltshire. There are established and fledgling groups in Devizes, Chippenham, Salisbury Plain and Pewsey & Marlborough, all of which welcome new members. Julia’s House is also keen to hear from […]








New military charity Stand Down appoints Chair of Trustees

A former member of the British Armed Forces has been appointed as the Chair of Trustees for a recently launched Wiltshire-based military charity. Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Mike Jeng MBE, will help develop the strategic direction for the new military mental health charity, Stand Down, which delivers confidential online counselling for serving personnel, veterans and their […]








Date announced for Michael McIntyre’s Wiltshire show in aid of Julia’s House

  Comedian Michael McIntyre is putting on a show at Salisbury City Hall on 3rd June in aid of Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospices. Mr McIntyre pledged his support for the charity’s plans to build a hospice in Wiltshire after meeting nurses at a private fundraiser organised by Guy Ritchie, who is […]








Fifth Ambassador announced for Julia’s House in Wiltshire

Colonel James Denny MBE, Commander of Tidworth, Netheravon and Bulford, the Army’s biggest UK garrison, has become an Ambassador for Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire Children’s Hospices. Colonel Denny said he was “extremely proud” to be an Ambassador and add his voice to the charity’s plans to build a children’s hospice in Wiltshire. He […]








Julia’s House appeals for Wiltshire volunteers

Julia’s House are appealing for volunteers to rally behind them as fundraising gets underway to build a children’s hospice for Wiltshire. The Dorset and Wiltshire Children’s Hospice charity needs to recruit a small army of volunteers in Wiltshire to man stalls at fundraising events, help with office admin and to generally spread the word about Julia’s […]