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Happy 150th Birthday to

Worthing Pier

60 local artists exhibit their work on the pier walkway


Behind the scenes at Shoreham Dogs Trust

BEACH LIFE EW visits the Bluebird CafĂŠ in Ferring


Jo Carden talks about St Barnabas House

NEW JOB SHOP A careers advice shop has popped up in Worthing Littlehampton Lancing Shoreham Southwick Steyning Storrington Arundel Findon

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Dogs Trust may be a national charity, but at Shoreham it has a distinctly local feel. Nicole McCallum, Supporter Relations Officer, talks to Essentially Worthing about herself, the charity and how we can help. I’ve always worked with animals, so when this job became available ten years ago, I was delighted. Like most of the people who work here, I’m dog mad and it’s especially good to have the chance to have dogs as our sole focus. After going on maternity leave to have my second child, I asked Naomi, who was working in the kennels, if she would consider taking over for that period. She did and now we job-share. She’s also a great friend. What makes this job different from other ones is that everyone really cares. The trust is exceptional in that it has a policy of never destroying a healthy dog, so we have to come up with all sorts of ways of either getting the dogs re-homed, fostered or kept in one of our sanctuaries. Naturally, all this takes a lot of time and money, but we are really spoilt here in Shoreham where we get so much help from the local community. For example, the dogs all need to be walked regularly and volunteers do this for us – we even have a waiting list! We also have the shop on Shoreham High Street, which raised £55,000 last year. We’re hoping to make this even better too. I’m currently looking at applications for the roles of manager and assistant manager. Funds are also raised through street collections, a Christmas Fair and the annual Open Day and Fun Dog day that Naomi and I are organising for June 10. We always need goods donated to the shop, high quality items for our raffles and training treats for the dogs. (Tinned hot dogs are the best and we would love to receive them at the centre.) Times are difficult at the moment and unfortunately, the number of dogs needing our help is increasing. Receiving a dog is always sad; however, when a re-homed dog returns to visit, settled and happy, living the kind of life it is supposed to live, there is no better feeling. Contact: Nicole or Naomi on 01273 440856,



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Personally Speaking Shoreham Dogs Trust working tirelessly to find good homes for unwanted dogs


Essential Diary EW readers are spoilt for choice this month on things to do locally


Essential Profile Behind the scenes with Jo Carden from St Barnabas house


Essential Events Burlesque and nostalgia is the theme this month at Worthing Theatres


Essential Beach Life Stunning views at the Bluebird Café in Ferring


Essential Food and Drink Perfect wines for the Jubilee and news on our 1st food festival in Worthing


Essential Profile A new job and advice centre has come to town


Essentially For Kids Check out the May kids diary and how to make a miniature garden


Essential Gardens Read how Steve White transformed a disused sand pit


Essential Pets Open day at Cats Whiskers

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Essential Care Warm and friendly activity days at the Victoria Royal Care Home Essential Splash Paul Williams is set for the Summer

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Essential Directory Essential Health Dr Sarah has the last word Woods Travel

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Big Wildlife Garden Competition Open until Sunday 20 May Gardeners from all over Sussex are being asked to help create a part of the UK’s largest nature reserve with Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society. The Big Wildlife Garden Competition encourages everyone to do some wildlife gardening on their doorstep. Entry to the competition is free. Details: www. West Worthing Short Mat Bowls Club Tuesday afternoons 2pm to 4.30pm The club invites you to come and give bowls a try at this friendly, social organisation. Keystone Maybridge Centre, Raleigh Way, Goring-by-Sea. The Southwick and Shoreham Country Market Friday mornings between 9.15am and 11am. Come to the market for homemade cakes, savouries, jams, honey and free range eggs. In addition there is a large selection of handmade knitted toys and children’s clothing. The Porter Room at the Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street.

Not The Last Wednesday Of The Month Dance Club Wednesday afternoons during term time, except the last Wednesday of the month, 2pm and 3.30pm Classes in traditional dances from around the world are offered for adults (2pm - 3.30pm) and children (3.30pm - 4.30pm). Details from Janet Douglas: 01243 265010. Goring United Reformed Church Hall, Shaftesbury Avenue, Worthing. Sompting & District Model Rail Club Second and fourth Fridays of every month from 7pm to 10.30pm This club welcomes all enthusiasts interested in model railways from ‘N’ to ‘O’ gauge. Sompting Village Hall, 01903 764531,

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Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club – Anniversary Concert Wednesday 2 May, 7.30pm The club celebrates their 40th anniversary with an evening featuring Michael Wooldridge and Chris Stanbury. There will also be refreshments and a raffle. Visitors welcome. Admission £6; parking free. The Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing, 01903 691888

Friends of Broadwater and Worthing Cemetery Saturday 5 May 10.30am and 11.30am Join us on a free guided tour of the cemetery offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives of past residents. Our new 10.30am tour showcases ‘Notable Women’ and a ‘General Tour’ featuring a range of characters follows at 11.30am. No need to book; meet at the main entrance. Broadwater and Worthing Cemetery, South Farm Road,

Worthing Friendship Centre Wednesday 2 May, 10.30am Coffee morning at the Sunny Restaurant. Ham Road, Worthing, 01903 503291

Tarring Art Circle Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May, 10am -6pm, Monday 7 May, 10am to 5pm Annual exhibition and sale of paintings. Admission free The Emmanuel Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing.

Canine Partners Bluebell Walk Saturday 5 May, 10.30am Come and enjoy a beautiful, bluebell walk through the Whitebeam Woods and Park and help raise money for this national charity which trains dogs for people with disabilities. The walk is wheel chair and buggy friendly. Adults: £2.50, children: £2 (under 12 free), family: £5 or get sponsored and go for free. To take part, contact Christine Mildenhall on 01903 249647. St Richard’s Church, Goring-by-Sea (meeting point)

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Now the days are getting longer, there’s more time to enjoy these fabulous activities.

The Group Monday 7 May, 8pm You are invited to join The Group, a club for unattached people aged 45 and over, which meets in a pub in Worthing on the first Monday evening of every month. Activities include: eating out, walking, arts, music, sport, theatre and travel. Additional venues in Brighton, Haywards Heath and Horsham. Contact and venue details: Worthing Friendship Centre Tuesday 8 May, 7pm Annual General Meeting and in-house entertainment. New Community Centre, Durrington, Sue Coughlin: 01903 503291. Shoreham Library Reopens Tuesday 8 May, 10am Come and use the new selfservice terminals! Up until this date, readers can borrow books from other nearby branches. An Evening of Exceptional Folk Music Friday 11 May, 8pm An opportunity to hear folk star Emily Smith playing live. Tickets: £14. Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea. Variety Evening to Raise Money for St Ann’s Hospice and The Neuro Foundation Saturday 12 May, 7.30pm (Doors open at 7pm) You are invited to an evening of good old-fashioned music hall with burlesque, Irish tap dancers, the Kaleidoscope choir, a strong man, a poet, a juggler and more! There will also be a painting auction and raffle. All proceeds to the charity. Tickets cost £8.50 from Steyning Bookshop & Guitar Freq. Steyning Athletics Club, Charlton Street, Steyning

Plant Sale and Coffee Morning Saturday 12 May The Southwick and Fishersgate Horticultural Society will be holding a plant sale and coffee morning as one of their special events. The society meets on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7.30pm in the Garden Room at Southwick Community Centre. New members are always welcome. Contact Julie MacCulloch on 01273 596707, email sfhorticulturalsociety@, or see the website: to find out more. Southwick Community Centre. Sompting & District Model Rail Club Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May, 10am to 5pm The annual exhibition of the Model Rail Club will be held on these dates and will be of interest to all enthusiasts of model railways from ‘N’ to ‘O’ gauge. Sompting Village Hall, 01903 764531, Worthing Diabetic Club Monday 14 May, 3pm The club invites all those with diabetes and their carers to join them for discussion, social events and to support the Hospital Diabetes Centre.This month’s event is a talk by Jennie Rollings called: “Green Fingers and Growing Minds”. Worthing Hospital Postgraduate Centre

Painting Demonstration Thursday 17 May, 2pm until 4pm Adur Art Club would like to invite everyone to a demonstration of watercolour painting by the popular local artist Kate Osborne. Admission: £4 for visitors and £3 for members. Room 3 (downstairs) at The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham

The West Sussex Geological Society Friday 18 May, 7.30pm This month, Tony Waltham will present a talk entitled ‘The Salt Terranes of Iran’. St Stephen’s Church, Angola Road, Worthing Skyblue Art Classes Saturday 19 May, 10.30-3.30pm A variety of art courses to suit you in Worthing and Angmering. Want to discover how to get great colours in oil painting? This month’s workshop: colour mixing. Details: 01903 856999, 

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The Great British Tea Break Tuesday 15 May, 2.30-4pm Enjoy a cuppa with friends and help support the Lymphoma Association. Just £2 for tea and cake. In addition, a raffle and periwinkle goodies will be on offer. St Symphorian’s Church Community Café, Durrington Hill, Worthing


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Coeliac Awareness Week Lunch Saturday 19 May As part of Coeliac Awareness week, there will be a Gluten Free Sausage Lunch organised by the West Sussex Coeliac Group. Tickets cost £5.00 including salad and tea/coffee. Details from event organiser, William Andrews 01903 521850 or email westsussex@ Sompting Village Hall, Sompting. ‘Singin’ by the Sea! 2012’ Saturday 19 May, 7pm The National Association of Choirs, Thames South Group presents another successful joint choir concert. It will be composed of: The Rowland Singers, Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir, Gillingham Male Voice Choir, Songbirds Crawley and Pound Hill Junior School Choir who will be performing an eclectic mix of choral singing. There will also be a charity raffle with proceeds going towards Help for Heroes. Tickets cost: £10 for adults, £2 for accompanied children (under 16) available from 01903 238792 or 206206 Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, http://, or contact Helen: mail@, Local Artisan Handmade Crafts For Sale Shelves, mirrors, vintage trunks & boxes, planters & much more!!

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Morning Melodies Saturday 19 May, 11am to 12 noon This 10th anniversary year event will be presented by Marcus Martin at the Yamaha Grand Piano and Compton Organ and will include a visit by special guest Frank Semus (Harmonica). Admission free but donations to Sussex Gynaeological Cancer Centre Fund welcome. Refreshments include coffee and biscuits from 10.30am. Emmanuel United Reformed Church, St Michael’s Road, Worthing Open Morning – Windlesham House School Saturday 19 May, 10am until 12 noon Come to the prep open morning and see what Windlesham has to offer. The morning will include a tour of the school, an informal question and answer session with the Headmaster, staff and children. Activities will be available for any children who would like to join in. R.S.V.P. to Lucy Thornton: lthornton@, 01903 874819 The Floral Fringe Fair Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May, 10am to 5pm Explore 11 acres of glorious gardens replanted by Chelsea Gold medallists, Fleur De Lys. Includes 50 specialist nursery stalls, contemporary crafts and local produce. Refreshments, light lunches and cream teas available in the Old Stables. Entrance £6; children under 14 free. Dogs on leads. Bignor Park, 5 miles south of Petworth, 07939 272443, Outcry Saturday 19 May, 9pm to 11.20-ish Popular Worthing pop, soul and rock covers band Outcry return to newly managed The Thomas a Becket pub for a special evening of great music. No charge. The Thomas a Becket, Worthing

EVENT OF THE MONTH Art on the Pier Spring and summer Creative Waves Community Arts is showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in our community in this new exhibition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Worthing Pier. The exhibition is comprised of 100 images from 60 artists, which have been printed on high quality vinyl and applied to a section of the glass partition that runs along Worthing Pier’s central walkway. Don’t miss it!

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Party Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm to 10.30pm Join us for a charity supper evening with musical accompaniment by duo accordionists, ‘Two in Accord’ Shirley and Bill. Tickets: £10 (to include supper) and proceeds will go to the NSPCC. Please bring your own drinks, glassware and cutlery. Wine permitted. No children please. New Durrington Community Centre, Contacts: Brenda (01903) 232149 or Shirley (01903) 238785 Broadwater Community Association Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm The association is holding a Quiz, Cuppa and Cake Evening. Brian Fullick is your quiz master and you are welcome to bring your own nibbles to supplement your cake! Tickets: £5 members, £5.50 non-members with a cuppa and cake. To book, please contact Brian on 01903 522376 The Parish Rooms Broadwater, opposite the Green

Worthing & District Cats Protection Cat Homing Show Sunday 20 May, 2pm to 4pm Come and see our cats that need new homes Durrington Community Centre, Romany Road, Durrington, worthing Worthing Astronomical Society Monday 21 May, 7.30pm The society welcomes Konrad Maylin-Smith F.R.A.S., from Croydon Astronomical Society who will talk about ‘Binary Stars’. Visitors £4 Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall (entrance off Heene Road), Worthing Worthing Friendship Centre Tuesday 22 May, 2.30pm To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee we are going to have afternoon tea at the English Martyrs Barn, Sue Coughlin: 01903 503291.

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Ferring Amateur Dramatic Society Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 May, 7.45pm, matinee Saturday 26 May, 2.30pm The society presents, “Deliver Us From Evil” a thriller by J D Robins. Tickets: £7.50 available from Ferring Library 14 - 24 May (not Fridays) 10.00 - noon. Telephone bookings: 01903 245973 (2 - 5pm). Fit for the Queen! Friday 25 May, 2.15pm The ladies of Voices Together are preparing a majestic programme of music and refreshments. The music has been selected from the periods of our three longestreigning queens and tea will be prepared in case the Queen should make her ‘progress’ to Worthing for her Diamond Jubilee! Tickets cost £3 and are available from choir members, on the door or from Rosemary Tel: 01903 242171. Emmanuel Church Hall, St Michael’s Road, Worthing Steyning Festival 2012 26 May until 10 June This is a community arts festival suitable for all the family. Included in the festival will be theatre, literature and talks, music, visual arts, walks, and much more. Details from the website: www. and box office 01903 812062 Oak Grove College Garden Party Saturday 26 May, 11am until 3pm A garden party with a great deal to offer: open garden, raffle, fun and games, craft activities, face painting, refreshments, competitions, local produce and plant sale. (The plant sale runs from 21 May – 1 June). For further information or to take part, contact: Sharon Kettlewell,

Worthing & District Cats Protection Jumble Sale Saturday 26 May, 10am Emmanuel United Reform Church, Heene Road, Worthing, worthing Salsa Dancing Evening and Buffet Supper Saturday 26 May, 7pm for 7.30pm start Join us for an evening of dance and supper with a Spanish feel. The evening promises tuition, participation and Salsa demonstration and no previous experience is required. There will also be a licensed bar and a raffle. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £5 for under- 16s. Some tickets may be available on the door, but advanced booking is recommended. Tickets from Worthing Churches Homeless Projects at Charity shops at 117 Montague St., Worthing and 26/28 Strand Parade, Durrington. The Old Barn, Goring Way, Goring-by-Sea, 01903 227829, Sponsored Walk Sunday 27 May, 2.30pm Take a walk from Sea Lane Cafe to Splash Point and back and help raise funds for Worthing and District Cats Protection. Everyone is welcome, including dogs. Phone Denise on (01903) 767274 or Rod on (01903) 765580, Worthing Friendship Centre Thursday 31 May, 12 noon Meet up for lunch at the Broadwater Pub. Broadwater Pub, Broadwater Street West, Worthing. Contact: Sue 01903 503291

AND LOOKING AHEAD… East Preston Floral Club’s annual ‘Art & Flowers Exhibition’ Friday 1 June, 7pm (private view), Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June, 10am to 5pm and Monday 4 June, 10am to 4pm. This is the opening event of the East Preston Festival. All paintings and flower displays will be available for purchase and profits go to St Barnabas Hospice. Private view tickets are available in advance from Sheila Cheal 01903 773017. Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston, A Jubilant Jubilee Monday 4 June, 7.30pm The Seadown Singers invite you to join them for their final performance with an evening of diverse music interspersed with poetry. There will also be refreshments on offer and a raffle. This special Jubilee event is free and the retiring collection will be entirely donated to charity. To secure your seat, contact Rosemary via com or Tel: 01903/242171. St Peter’s Church Hall, Bowness Avenue, Sompting

Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club Wednesday 6 June The club welcomes Chiho Sunamoto in concert. There will be refreshments and a raffle. Admission £6. Free parking. The Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing, 01903 691888 Worthing Friendship Centre Wednesday 6 June, 10.30am Coffee morning/lunch at the Sunny Restaurant Ham Road, Worthing. Enquiries: Sue Coughlin 01903 503291. ‘Allo ‘Allo Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 June As part of the Adur Festival, the Adur Theatre Company will be presenting a stage version of the popular television show, ‘Allo,‘Allo. All tickets £10. Discounts for group bookings. Box office: 01273 591933 or online: The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham

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AND LOOKING AHEAD… Adur Art Club Open Day Thursday 7 June, 2pm until 4pm Come and find out about this vibrant art group. Everyone welcome. Admission is free. Room 3, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham Clymping Jubilee Festival Garden Weekend Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June A number of special garden days begin on Friday 8 with a flower festival and refreshments from 10am until 5pm and a gardeners’ question time at 7pm. Saturday 9 offers open gardens, craft stalls and a master class between 10am and 5pm, followed by an evening jubilee jazz concert at 7pm. To round off the weekend, there will be open gardens and refreshments on Sunday 10 from 11am until 5pm. These events are suitable for all ages and tickets are priced at £5 for the gardens and these can be purchased on the day or in advance. Tickets for the jazz concert and question time are £10 and must be purchased in advance. All proceeds to Clymping Church and School. St Mary’s Clymping Church Hall, Church Lane, Clymping, email: clympinggardenfestival@, Tel: 01903 722 443 or 01903 715 882, www.

Music Workshop Thursday 7 June from 10am until 4.30pm (registration 9.30am) Boys and girls are invited to join Davison Worthing Youth Concert Band for a music workshop given by professional conductor Steve Dummer. The event is suitable for brass, woodwind and percussion players of Grade 3 ability and above. Places cost £15. For more information or to apply, contact Karen Kennard 07762 310702 or Alison Pereux 01903 505879. Davison School for Girls, Selborne Road, Worthing Dogs Trust Shoreham Open Day and Fun Dog Show Sunday 10 June, 11.30am until 4pm Join the Trust for a day packed full of fun. The event promises a fun dog show, bouncy castle, raffle, stalls, games and more. Dogs Trust Shoreham, Brighton Road, Shoreham, 01273 440856 Worthing Friendship Centre Tuesday 12 June, 7pm This meeting will be filled with songs and monologues from Mr and Mrs C Marett. Community Centre, Durrington. Enquiries: Sue Coughlin 01903 503291.

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Book Launch Saturday 30 June, 11am until 12.30pm Psychosis Through My Eyes: A Personal and Professional Journey by Catherine Amey will be launched at this special library event. Broadwater Library, Dominion Road, Worthing

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Worthing Friendship Centre Thursday 28 June, 12 noon Join us for lunch at the Broadwater pub. Broadwater Street West, Worthing. Enquiries: Sue Coughlin 01903 503291.

The Mary How Trust Midsummer Golf Day Thursday 21 June Enjoy at great day of golf, a delicious lunch and generous prizes on this special charity day. Pimms will be served at the Halfway House and there will be a fun beat the professional contest on the 11th hole. This is a Stableford tournament with teams of four and ¾ handicap. Golfers of all abilities are welcome. Tickets cost £40 per person and the trust would love to hear from any local businesses who would like to sponsor this event. To book tickets and find out more, call the ticket line: 01798 877641 or visit: www. Rookwood Golf Club, Robin Hood Lane, Warnham, Horsham







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ENTRY INFORMATION  One form must be completed per entrant.  If you would like to walk with friends please send your entries in together. Photocopies are acceptable.  Entry cost is £15 per person, which includes your Night Pack (with exclusive t-shirt, torch and medal), refreshments en route and fundraising pack. All walkers are expected to raise further sponsorship.  All walkers must be females over the age of 16.  All entry forms must be returned by 25 May 2012. Places are limited so it is recommended that you complete this form ASAP. You cannot enter on the night.

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CONDITIONS OF ENTRY I understand that this walk is not a race and that walking along public roadways at night is potentially hazardous. I acknowledge that all walkers enter this event at their own risk and that St Barnabas House is not liable for any injury or loss that may occur as a result of participation. I understand that walkers should take medical advice if in any doubt of their physical ability to take part in this event. Your details will be held on our database and not passed on to any third parties. If you would prefer not to receive future mailings from us, please call the Database Administrator on 01903 706327.

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Registration is now open for the Night To Remember Midnight Walk EW talks to Jo Carden about what motivates her to fund raise for St Barnabas House. When and why did A Night To Remember Midnight Walk start? In 2008 we wanted to hold a large participation event in Worthing which could raise funds and awareness for St Barnabas House. Ladies’ only Midnight Walks were a new concept then and, after researching other hospices’, the St Barnabas House Night to Remember Midnight Walk was born! Do you have a target of how much you want to raise ? If 1200 ladies sign up for Night to Remember and each raise £120 in sponsorship we can raise £150,000 for St Barnabas House – which could fund the cost of a 24 hour stay at the In Patient Unit for over 300 patients. How many people did the walk last year ? Last year almost 1000 ladies walked 13.1 miles for St Barnabas House and raised £120,000! In previous years we’ve had 1200 and we’d love to have another 1200 ladies taking our challenge this year! Are there any changes to the route this year ? Yes! This year we are excited to be offering a shorter 7 mile route for walkers, in addition to our existing 13.1 (half marathon) route. We hope our new 7 mile route will give ladies who might have been apprehensive about the longer route the opportunity to be involved. Both walks will start at midnight from Worthing Leisure Centre. How fit do you need to be to do the walk ? You don’t need to be an Olympian to complete the walk! All you need to do is invest in some good walking shoes and do some training beforehand – now the evenings are lighter it’s the perfect opportunity to get outside walking, and you may find you get fit in the process. Do you need to register to do the walk or can you just turn up? Walkers will need to register in advance and registration closes on Friday 25 May! It’s just £15 to enter, which includes a Fundraising Pack, Night Pack (our exclusive pink t-shirt, torch and medal), refreshments en route and breakfast on return – a bargain! What other events can we look forward to this year ? Hike 4 Hospices is taking place on 18-19 August. We challenge you to walk or cycle routes of between 5 and 42 miles along the South Downs Way. Our annual Light up a Life remembrance service will take place on Monday 10 December this year at the Worthing Assembly Hall. Throughout the year we also have parachute jumps, overseas challenges and running events taking place! Check out the Events Diary on our website for all the up to date happenings at the hospice! Can you give us an idea of what a working day is like for you? This is a tough one, as my role is so varied that each day is different! A typical working day starts off with catching up with emails and voicemails that have been received I’ll then usually check our registration system for an up-to-date figure of registrations for the events that I work on. At around 10.30am I work on planning my events Currently I’m focussing on our Night to Remember midnight walks. This involves booking and confirming suppliers, planning the marketing and making sure we recruit all of our wonderful walkers, ordering Night to Remember t-shirts goodie bags, and designing the handbag packs to be printed. I’ll have a quick catch up with my colleague, Louise, who is

working with me on this event, to make sure that everything is on track for allocating all 100 of our wonderful volunteers in their roles on the night, and sourcing 1200 bananas and chocolate bars for our walkers to enjoy on the route. I’ll have a quick lunch and catch up with my work colleagues.. I’m very intrigued to find that I have a voicemail from a local Worthing company interested in sponsoring our Night to Remember goodie bags, so I call them back to thank them and discuss this opportunity. At 2 o’clock I have a meeting with the fundraising team to discuss the plans for our annual Light up a Life event in December, and at 4 o’clock I prepare for a cheque presentation in the evening. The cheque is from a local Rotary Club donating funds from a road race they’ve organised and I’m accepting it because I look after our hospice Running Campaigns. At 6 o’clock I head to the presentation and return home at 8 o’clock to have some dinner and relax!

How much money does St Barnabas need to raise each year ? It costs over £4 million each year to provide our specialist care, and only a third of these costs are state funded. Our patients are never charged for their care at St Barnabas, so we depend on the generosity of the public, local organisations and fundraising events. Are the people and businesses of Worthing generous? I am touched by the generosity of our St Barnabas community, from the individual walker who raises £2000 through taking part in Night to Remember, to the local organisations such as Edgars Cool Water, GlaxoSmithKline, Morrisons and Richard John Hair and Beauty for donating items and prizes for our activities. Without them quite simply, St Barnabas House would not exist.

What motivates you to fundraise for St Barnabas House ? Just walking around our new St Barnabas House building and seeing the fantastic care our nurses provide for our patients in the Inpatient Unit and the Day Hospice fills me with pride for working for such a fantastic charity. We all experience loss, but knowing that we are here for people during difficult times for them motivates me to make each event a success.

What more can we do to help support the hospice ? There are a range of ways to support St Barnabas such as volunteering (in either our charity shops or in the hospice itself), taking part in an event such as Night to Remember or a local run, organising your own fundraising activity, playing our weekly Lottery, corporate giving or leaving a gift in a will. For more information please call St Barnabas on 01903 254777.

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Treading the boards

From romantic musicals to supernatural thrillers, burlesque to jazz, Worthing Theatres have something for everyone. Save the Last Dance for Me Monday 30 April to Saturday 5 May This romantic tale of young love is played out to the soundtrack of Rock ‘n’ Roll classics from the sixties. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Haunted Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 May Peter Amory (Emmerdale) stars in this comedy-thriller, which traces the mental journey of a double murderer whose confession must be obtained to ensure justice prevails. Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Magical Extravaganza on Ice Tuesday 8 May Described as ‘a dazzling icespectacle’ this four-part show draws upon themes of circus, swing, around the world and fantasy. It is supported by White Magic. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

An Evening of Burlesque Friday 25 May Music, comedy and dance combine to make this show, fresh from the West End, an evening of glamour and titillation. Over 18s only. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

We’ll Meet Again Tuesday 22nd May Experience a trip down memory lane with an afternoon of nostalgic music chosen to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Andy Hamilton’s Hat of Doom Thursday 17 May Enjoy an evening in the company of Radio 4 funny man, Andy Hamilton, who shares jokes, stories, gossip and more. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

The Dutch Swing College Band Friday 18 May Celebrate the 67th anniversary of this exceptional band. An exciting new show full of traditional jazz performed by the world’s finest musicians. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

To book tickets go to or phone 01903 206206

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Dog friendly and fantastic views Beach Life reviews the Bluebird café at Ferring

Location, location! Situated right on the seafront at Ferring, the Bluebird Café is the perfect ‘watering hole’ for dog walkers, joggers and those out for a stroll on the beach. There has been a café here since the 1930s and during the second World War, the Canadian army used the building for a NAAFI canteen. It has had various name changes, including Martin’s Retreat and The Lemon Tree but has more recently reverted back to its original name. The Blue Bird is accessible by car at the Ferring end only, travelling west from Worthing where the road runs out. But the unspoilt stretch of beach from East Preston to Ferring, going east, makes for a very pleasant walk (although you need to wear stout shoes because of the shingle). This hugely popular café prides itself in the variety of breakfasts it offers between 8am and 11.45am every day of the week, with a traditional all-day breakfast as well. The Breakfast Specials Board displays a long list of options, from basic beans on toast at £2.95 to a Bluebird Special Breakfast at £6.95 consisting of bacon, sausages, beans, mushroom, chips & fried tomato. A vegetarian breakfast is also on offer. If you go at lunchtime, you will find home-made dishes (different every day) and fresh local fish on the menu with senior citizens specials and a kids menu. And they are fully licensed. Those who prefer afternoon tea will also find something to their liking with fresh, home-made scones, a delicious selection of cakes, and a choice of teas. I decided to go for morning coffee and discovered it was the place to go with your dog! I counted no less than 17 dogs with their owners, both inside and out – all very well behaved, I should add. A notice at the counter displayed Doggie Laws. Only one dog per party is allowed inside, although there is no restriction at the tables outside.

The Cafe itself is modern and clean and would certainly not enter the greasy spoon category exuding a bohemian atmosphere with its rough oak tables and old church chairs, the kind that have a slot at the back for books. I have to say my coffee was disappointing in that it wasn’t terribly hot, coming from one of those press-

button machines that delivers a standard cup of whatever you choose. I like my coffee ‘tailor-made’ - weak with plenty of milk so, realising that wouldn’t be possible here, I chose a latte. The Bluebird’s appeal is definitely in its picturesque location, its ‘doggie’ reputation and traditional English grub.

Free Car Park, Dog-friendly (inside & out), Wheelchair & pram access difficult due to steps and shingle, Toilets (no disabled)

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Alfresco Fizz Our wine expert Neil Libby has found two fabulous wines to stock up on for the Jubilee celebrations High days and holidays are definitely going to be enjoyed around the nation as we look to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year. So as I knew you would be planning your festivities early, I went in search of at least one local English wine that I know you will just adore. As high days will be underway at Highdown Vineyard near Ferring I would like to present a wine that I have tasted on a good few occasions, and it never disappoints! Highdown Sparkling Rose´ made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes and made in true style by the method traditional. This sparkling Rose´ has a deep colour lots of fine mousse and persistent bubbles, it has aromas of redcurrants which is followed through on the palate bags of fruit and a long finish, this one will stand-up on its own as an aperitif or matches well on the menu with smoked salmon and definitely fit for our Queen. Many congratulations mam! £19.50 from Highdown Vineyard Shop, Littlehampton Road, Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6PG T: 01903 500663 Okay with some alfresco summer dining in mind for our celebrations I was strangely drawn to a very aromatic white wine from Hennings and will pair with spicy flavours from the wok or BBQ so this Vin d’Alsace called Gewürztraminer is just the ticket with its long length on the palate with a refreshing acidity. This is an off-dry wine but without any heaviness. Masses of lychee which this wine is well noted for and tropical fruit flavours. Incredible value for a wine of this quality. £10.99 from Hennings wine Merchants, Aldsworth Parade, Goring, Worthing, BN12 4UP. T: 01903 700224 Enjoy Your Celebrations!! CHEERS! VIN-ED Wine Tastings and Courses are offered throughout the year. Next Course 1st May until 3rd July each week (not 05/06/2012 UK Holiday) 19.00 to 21.00 THE WSET®LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES & SPIRITS Advance Booking Essential E: T: 07884097558

Tasty Event The 1st Food and Drink festival in Worthing is now taking shape, we catch up with the latest plans Adur & Worthing Food & Drink Festival will be a celebration of local food and drink and will take place from 7th - 15th July 2012. The Festival kick’s off with an Open Air Event in Worthing on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July. Steyne Gardens will be packed with stalls offering tasters & samples and a chance to buy some great food and drink. From cakes and curry to Portuguese and fish….there will be something to suit every palate. And there’ll be food related information available too from organisations like the Coeliac Society and Worthing Fairtrade. The Live Food Show in South Street Square is taking shape and looks like it’s going to be a visual culinary treat. Already confirmed are free kids cookery classes that will be available throughout Saturday and Sunday, wine tasting with the world renowned John Radford, master classes in Fish & Shellfish and Meat & Game and the biggest cook off ever tried before in West Sussex; with chefs going head to head with their best dishes. Already signed up for the competition are the multi award winning Food restaurant, The Fish Factory, the award winning Indian restaurant Chilcha, the Indigo restaurant and chefs from Northbrook College. The Chilli Festival in Shoreham-by Sea on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July will round off the Festival. A must for all chilli

lovers; there will be hot curry, Spanish food, hot dips and sauces, spicy snacks, plants, seeds, Chilli cocktails, chilli beer and lots more. And not for the feint hearted…..a chilli eating competition. But that’s not all; for the whole 9 days of the Festival there will be a variety of events taking place throughout the district. You could take part in The Great British Bake Off at Worthing’s St Pauls venue & Café or perhaps you’d prefer to relax and enjoy some great Sussex produce at the Coast Café’s Sussex Beach barbeque. There will be Cookware and Gadget demonstrations at The Good Cook Shop or what about taking part in a Food & Drink themed Treasure Hunt. Plus there will be special menus and offers at many of the districts Restaurants and Cafes: Kaffee Go Go, Riojas Wine Bar, The Swan Inn, Food & the Fish Factory are just some of those already signed up. For all the latest information about the Festival go to www. whats-on and look for the Food and Drink Festival page or watch out for a Festival brochure.

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FREE careers advice to help you get that job! If you are looking for a new job or just want to chat about how to get back to work why not visit the new careers advice shop in Warwick Street, Worthing Following the great success of its launch across England, the National Careers Service has now opened an advice centre in Worthing to help people take the next step in their career. We offer a FREE and impartial careers advice service for adults (aged 19 and over) and provide advice or help with: developing your CV and improving job search skills; confidence building and interview techniques or searching for courses and finding out if you are eligible for government funding. All our advisers are professionally qualified to provide high quality and impartial advice to help you make the right choices about your next job or career move. Our new office is based at 31 Warwick Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3DQ. We are only here for a limited period, so please do come in and speak to an adviser or call 0800 1954 700 to book an appointment.

Free careers advice to help you get that job If you’re aged 19 or over then let the National Careers Service help you take the next step in your career. All our advisers are professionally qualified to provide high quality and impartial advice to help you make the right choices about your next job or career move. We can help with: • • • • •

Writing a CV Interviewing Skills Job Searching Confidence Building Application Forms

Come in and visit a careers adviser at: National Careers Service Advice Centre 31 Warwick St Worthing West Sussex BN11 3DQ The centre will open from 18th April - 31st May Monday to Friday 9-5pm

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! S ID K R O F Y L L IA T N E S S E Hah! Hah! Which day is one of celebration and a distress signal? May Day! What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in a thousand years? The letter ‘m’! Why did the boy throw the butter out the window? He wanted to see the butterfly! Can February March? No, but April May! Why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled. A little boy was found in the garden with a slug in his mouth. ‘Yuck!’ said his mum and told him to spit it out. Then, curious, she asked, ‘What did it taste like?’ ‘Worms!’

Make a Miniature Garden What you will need: • One shallow plastic container about 3cm deep. (An ice-cream carton is ideal. Just ask Mum or Dad to cut it down to size.) • Green paper cut into strips about 4cm deep. • One circle of shiny paper or foil. • Soil and tiny plants and flowers from the garden. • Tiny stones or shells. • Scissors, sticky tape and coloured paper and pens. Making the garden • First prepare your base by wrapping the green paper around the sides and sticking to the container. There should be a little extra at the top. • Decorate the base or snip the paper at the top into a grass fringe. • Carefully fill with soft soil. • Starting at the back of your garden, add taller plants and flowers to look like trees. As you move forward, add lower plants, but remember to leave space for your pond. • Make a little hollow where you want the pond to be and insert your shiny circle. • Edge the pond with tiny stones or shells. • Fill in the rest of the garden with pretty flowers and plant tips. • I couldn’t resist making some tiny gold fish for the pond. What would you add? • To keep your garden blooming, spray with a little water daily.

Essentially for Kids We want these pages to be bursting with interesting events, but we need you to help us achieve this. If you run an amazing mums and toddlers, a nearly new sale, fete or childcentred activity – let us know! Just drop us a line on by the 15th of the month before and we’ll do our best to fit you in.

Kids’ Diary - May

Tiddler Monday 21 May, 4.30pm A brand new show adapted from the bestselling books by Axel Scheffler and Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson. This magical show brings their stories to life with live music, songs, puppets and a host of colourful characters. Suitable for children over 3. Tickets: £10 and family of four £36. Connaught Theatre, Worthing, Worthingtheatres.

Baby and Toddler Clothes and Accessories Sale Saturday 26 May from 10am - 2pm Broadwater Community Association invites you to their special sale. Tables are available for £10. To book, please ring: 01903 231748. Entry only 50p. The Parish Rooms, Broadwater

Walk to School Week Monday 21 to Friday 25 May Leave the car at home this week and enjoy the early summer sunshine chatting with parents and friends on the way to school. Keep fit and be kind to the environment!

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Timeless Elegance Rattan has been used in furniture making for millennia, yet retains a distinctly contemporary feel. This versatile plant can be used as wood or to create wicker. Like wood it accepts paints and stains and can therefore be found in colours complementary to your home. Supple and durable, it meets the demands of the modern consumer. Its flexible nature adapts itself to stylish designs and its durable form makes it weather and splinter resistant - ideal for chic garden accessories. Fortunately, it is also affordable. So, if you want the designer look, take a trip to Garden Xtras and see what timeless elegance their rattan furniture can bring.

In the Garden this May Buds bursting, bulbs blooming, abundant blossom and herbaceous perennials beginning to beautify borders. May is fine month of lush unblemished growth and anticipation. The start of summer. It is a time when gardens are at their best, before heat and pests take their toll on verdant displays like Hostas, and Ladies mantle (Alchemilla mollis) which are a must for any mixed border. It is no wonder why the Chelsea flower show takes place at the end of May. The theme this year will undoubtedly feature much ado about DROUGHT. How to link water butts together. What to do with ‘Grey Water’ and of course what plants tolerate dry conditions. Here are my tips: Plant types: As a rule of thumb any grey coloured plants grow best in sun and will be more drought tolerant. In addition hairy leaves act like a shade device e.g. Stachys lanata (Lambs ears). Aromantic plants give off their scent compound to reduce water loss and fleshy leaves indicate an ability to store water like Cactii e.g. Agave and Aloe vera. Spikes act as fins to cool plants and leathery leaves lose less moisture than soft ones. Finally small leaves have less pores (Olearia hastii) and long narrow leaves like grasses shed heat without water loss (Tamarix).


To combat the effects: Mulch with leaf mould composts, woodchip mulch or gravel to help retain the moisture in the ground and keep the earth cooler. Burying a plastic upturned bottle next to new plant roots aids watering. If on a water meter certain irrigation may be permitted i.e. weepy hose, but it is best to check with the water authority. Gardeners account for two thirds of the water usage in a normal summer, hence the restrictions this year. Grey Water: If using water from bath, shower or sink, it is best not to store it, but use it straight away. Do not use disinfectant water, dishwasher or soft water as the salt content is too high. Normal household soap and detergents are harmless to plants. Finally Water butts are de rigour and to link them use two £1.89 overflow waste fittings from Wickes product code 431930 with a bit of pipe for a neat job. Drill the hole with a 16mm auger bit. Bell Gardens Ltd, 161 Heene Road, Worthing. Tel: 01903 241687

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Garden designer Steve White tells us how he created a beautiful garden from a sandpit After 26 years in the business, I still love a challenge and gardens don’t get much more challenging than a disused sandpit. I was approached in 2011 to design and build a sympathetic garden with an array of different plants and textures. This one presented a unique set of problems to be solved, the pure sand banks are 9m high in places and sheer. This makes them dry, lacking in nutrients and predominantly acidic. I suggested that the banks be footed with a retaining wall predominantly using local Chestnut poles, which could be backfilled with a rich loam to enable planting of many different species. The garden centrepiece is a circular seating area, with a natural rockery retaining wall, carefully constructed to follow the contours in which rock naturally occurs. The two golden rules of

good rock-work are to ensure the rock is mostly below the crest of the land and that all the tops are parallel, giving the impression that the soil has been eroded to expose the rock. The ‘Patio’ is large flat pieces of Yorkstone, set among a fine crisp Purbeck gravel, not unlike a Boules surface. All the new planting has a large amount of Farmyard manure dug in around it

to hold the moisture and nutrients, and over the next few years these will knit together to help stabilise the banks. Steve White Director, County Landscapes Ltd (07973) 662772 www.countylandscapes. com

May work in the Garden: Lawn Raise the height of cut in drought. Grass goes brown naturally as a defence mechanism but greens when the rain returns. Borders Provide supports for tall perennials, weed, water and mulch. Snail watch. Plant Bedding and half hardy annuals. Tomatoes Prune Sow

Forsythia and Ribes once flowering finished Pinch out Fushias to make them bushier and take cuttings. Also geraniums. Many veg, hardy annuals and sweet peas.


Coarse grit around plants deters slugs. Encourage birds and natural predators. If in Somerset visit Barley Wood Walled garden in Wrington and the Ethicurean for lunch.

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Feline Fun Day

Cats Whiskers are holding an open day to show off adorable cats that need caring homes

May is here and there are only a few more days left of National Pet Month (7th April - 7th May). This year’s theme is ‘Your pets and you: a winning team’ – promoting responsible pet ownership and celebrating the joy that pets bring to our lives.

Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Clinic is Worthing’s only veterinary practice exclusively for cats. To celebrate National Pet Month we are having an Open Afternoon on Saturday 5th May from 2 to 4pm in aid of Worthing Cat Welfare Trust, a local charity that care for and find new homes for unwanted and stray cats. They will have some adorable cats looking for new homes at the clinic and a fundraising stall. You will also get to meet our small dedicated team and have a “behind the scenes” tour of the clinic. There will be refreshments and activities for the children. Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Clinic at 125 South Farm Road, is open 6 days a week with a 24 hour emergency service. Call 01903 830 577, email or visit www.cwvet. for information and help.

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Your pet is most precious to you and you want to make sure that it is kept safe.

Please Note: This scheme only applies to cats and dogs. For other pets, please contact your veterinary practice. Free microchipping vouchers can only be obtained from wadars and not from the veterinary practices taking part in the scheme.

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A day to remember at the Royal It is never too late to make new friends, so why not visit the Victoria Royal Beach and enjoy the warm and friendly day care activities, you will not be disappointed. How would you like to be treated like royalty for the day? Here at the Victoria Royal Beach Care Home we offer you exactly that. We provide a day care service where you can come and enjoy delicious home cooked meals, join in with the activities and make some new friends. You will find professional caring and friendly staff who will look after your every need throughout the day. If you visit regularly you will soon get to know everybody and we are sure it will become your home from home. We also offer long term, short term and respite care in a beautifully decorated home where life is relaxed but where you can be safe in the knowledge that you are always well looked after. Please come and see for yourself, we are confident that you will not be disappointed. For further information or to arrange a visit please call Coral, Home Manager on 01903 246499 or pop in anytime for a coffee and a chat.

Victoria Royal Beach

Please feel free to call or pop in at anytime to experience the warmth and friendliness that is the Victoria Royal Beach


01903 246499

12-16 Grand Avenue, Worthing, BN11 5AW


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Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 May 9.30-4pm *Fantastic range of Bedding Plants * *Stunning Hanging Baskets * *patio & basket plants * *filled planters* *Perennials *Specimen Trees * *Climbers *Shrubs *

All you need to create a Splash of Summer Colour

Mum’s Market Place Rangers Café Open selling a range of Refreshments & unique crafts and gifts delicious Homemade Children’s Pony Rides 2-4pm Cakes for sale

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Sunshine on a rainy day Paul Williams is confident of a golden summer of music and fun with Splash FM

I get the feeling that summer is finally on the way! OK, the April showers were to be expected, but that nice little burst of warm weather in March is, hopefully, a hint of things to come! I really hope the weather serves us well this year, as this could really be a golden summer to remember. There’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics, Euro 2012....but, quite frankly, those all pale into insignificance when compared to the Splash FM Garden Party! Over nearly a decade of existence, we’ve become renowned for the many live music events we put on in Steyne Gardens –

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in fact, Splash’s first concert there was actually before the station had even took to the air! Back in 2009, we souped things up a little, and created “The Garden Party”. Over these last three years, the event has become the biggest tribute festival on the south coast, with affordable tickets, and an awesome range of acts. Since 2009, we’ve paid tribute to some of the biggest names the world has ever seen – including U2, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Phil Collins, Take That, Girls Aloud, Kylie, The Beatles and Madness. So, what of this year’s Garden Party? Well, I can tell you the date is booked – it’s all taking place on Saturday 21st July. As for this year’s acts...well, at the time of writing, I can only say two

things.... Firstly, be listening to the Richard Reynolds Breakfast show on Wednesday 9th May! Secondly, I can guarantee that this year’s event will be ‘the best of the best’! Seriously, if I said any more right now, I’d be hung, drawn and quartered – so my lips are sealed! Keep listening to Splash FM for all the information, and we’ll see you there on July 21st! ....we’ve already booked the sunshine!

household goods wanted ADUR FURNITURE NETWORK Your local recycle/reuse charitable organisation providing for local people in need.

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We need your unwanted good quality furniture & white goods don’t dump… donate from one item to full or partial house clearance.


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Help with buying your computer


Set up broadband, email and internet Manage your camera, digital photos and mobile phone


Visit our shops at 378/380 Brighton Road, or Revival, 22 Brunswick Road, Shoreham Monday to Friday 10 to 5pm & Saturday 10 to 3pm email

Try out Facebook, Friends Reunited, Twitter, e-Books, Skype, e-Bay Troubleshoot problems

Solve i-pod, i-phone, i-pad issues

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Your donations of furniture, electrical goods and Bric-a-Brac will help us raise funds for our Community Programme helping people here in Worthing.

Call 01903 750594 for FREE collection

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We always need good quality donations for our charity shops especially furniture

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Also, Donations of old bikes, trikes and scooters at Cycle Recycle Service Contact 01903 227829 for collection at Strand Parade 117 Montague Street,01903 Worthing. Contact 227829 Thank you for caring about our clients Registered Charity Charity No: 1027832 Registered No. 1027832

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Commercial & Domestic Sanding & Restoration of wood floors Free estimates


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Please contact Mrs Green on 01903 208665 8 Southey Road, Worthing. BN11 3HT

Repairs to all systems. Doors, Windows and Conservatories Misted/broken sealed units, locks, seals, hinges, patio wheels & cat flaps For help and advice please


We offer lovely rooms with private facilities, full board and a very friendly atmosphere. Both houses within walking distance of the seafront and town centre. Very reasonable rates.

Wooden Floor Restoration James Perry Interiors

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Our resident doctor is furious, read on to find out why As a seasoned old timer, the junior doctors often come to discuss their cases with me. I was not surprised then when I was asked for an opinion today about a young man who had taken an overdose. I was stunned, however by what followed. The patient had been seen by the doctor, who had taken a history, examined him and explained the likely course of events. The patient then requested to be seen by another doctor. Why? Had he found the young medic wanting in empathy, lacking knowledge, discretion, professionalism or respect, did he feel more comfortable discussing his problems with a doctor of a particular sex for some reason? As far as staffing allows we do try to accommodate these types of preferences, but A&E is A&E and sometimes it is just not possible .No, this was not the issue. The patient had requested to see an ‘English’ doctor. For what it’s worth, this lad is English. English born, English educated, Oxbridge accent. As English as me. What he really meant to say was he wanted to see a white doctor. What I saw in front of me was a fully-qualified, bright and competent young doctor who is courteous and gentle. I might give them a hard time- like mean mummy, for their own good- but I’m fiercely protective of these hard-working people and I was furious. Furious that he had shown kindness and empathy and had that repaid by prejudice. Furious too that the junior doctor was not. To him, it was matter-of-fact, a common-enough occurrence that he felt no rage, just resignation.

The wonder of the service we work for is that the doors are open to all-comers. We will treat your problem irrespective of what we think of you as an individual. We deserve the same courtesy. The NHS is also massively dependent on workers from elsewhere. Without them, there would not be a National Health Service. Naturally enough, I volunteered to see the gentleman, convinced that although female, I was ‘English’ enough, blonde and very, very pasty white. I had rather hoped that there would be an’ explanation’. That the patient was drunk or on drugs or had taken an overdose of medication that would affect his normal thought processes. Not so. He was just an angry young man who thought

that it was acceptable in a public place and what’s more a healthcare environment to voice his nasty, small-minded and prejudiced opinions out loud. Think what you like in your head, keep your mouth shut in public if your views are offensive to the people trying to help you, and are also against the Law. Somewhat ironically, around his neck was a Rosary. What, I thought, would Jesus have said to that? Dr Sarah trained in medicine at King’s College, London, and now works in the Emergency Department at Worthing Hospital.

What is a Dermatologist? Dr Minor has worked as an internationally renowned Consultant Dermatologist for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of Dermatology. She has worked for many years in the USA where she gained an international perspective, she now works in Chichester. In this article she discuses in depth about the the profession of dermatology and when would be the appropriate time to visit a dermatologist A Dermatologist is a doctor who specialises in treating the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes – the lining inside the mouth, nose and eyelids. The skin is the largest organ in the body and does a lot more than keep the insides in. The spectrum of patients seen by Dermatologists is wide and includes all age groups from new born infants to the very elderly. There are more than 2000 skin diseases, but about 20 of these account for 80% of the workload. Inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema are common and produce a significant impact, both physical and psychological on those affected. Effective treatment can markedly improve quality of life. Incidence of skin cancer has increased dramatically over recent years, particularly along the South Coast. This is partially due to the ageing UK population and partly due to sun exposure and other factors. Detection and treatment of skin cancer is a major part of a Dermatologists job. The first line of defence against skin cancer is prevention, very early detection is crucial to receive the best possible outcome. The best way to find skin cancer at its earliest treatable stage is

by checking your skin regularly and having a Dermatologist perform a full body skin cancer screening, and this is available at Nuffield Hospitals. Dermatologists often pick up skin cancers in patients who are totally unaware of them. Many of us also have various lumps and bumps and moles which are benign (not cancerous) which can be easily removed by a Dermatologist. In this time of increased skin awareness, you don’t have to live with them. However, this is unlikely to be done on the NHS. Recent Government initiatives are having confusing effects, so that people referred on by their GP for expert help may not see a fully trained and accredited Dermatologist – a Consultant Dermatologist is the expert and the best person to treat skin problems.

All dermatologists are medically qualified and after qualifying, spend at least 4 years training in general medicine to gain experience of other medical specialities like emergency medicine, rheumatology and cardiology. After qualifying as members of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) they must spend at least 4 more years as a Specialist Registrar in Dermatology before becoming eligible for a Consultants post. Consultants are accredited, which means they are on the Specialist Register of the GMC (General Medical Council). For more information please contact Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital on 01243 530600 or visit www. chichester

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