THE BROOK TAVERNER JOURNAL

Named Charity Partner: Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

The support for the NHS has been gallant and widespread since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March of this year. With thousands of nurses, doctors and surgeons alongside hundreds of workers behind the scenes putting themselves on the line and protecting people they’ve never met, NHS workers have been thanked in numerous ways up and down the country – from weekly claps, to moments of silence and rainbow drawings. Whilst we are more than aware that the NHS is government funded and not a charity, that hasn’t stopped dozens of donation appeals to thank them for their heroic efforts...
  • Tales Of Positivity: Angela Schlegal

    There aren’t many who can say that the Coronavirus saved their life but recently in what was an unexpected turn of events, that’s what Angela Schlegal is able to say has happened to her after her recent battle with the deadly virus...
  • Tales Of Positivity: Aimee Hilton

    Losing a loved one is undoubtedly one of the hardest things one can ever go through. Not only has COVID-19 caused numerous deaths all over the world but isolation measures have unfortunately meant that those in hospital are unable to be visited by friends or relatives. Thousands of people up and down the country are not only being put through the hardship of leaving a loved one but are left with the prospect of being unable to see them in hospital due to social distancing measures...
  • Tales Of Positivity: Colonel Tom Moore

    When looking at some rays of sunshine of a time period that, quite frankly, has been relatively bleak, it does not take long before you come across recently appointed Colonel Tom Moore. What started as one man wanting to ‘do his bit’ with the aim of raising £1,000 by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday, escalated into something previously unthinkable...
  • An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks: More Thoughts From Jason

    We are moving into week 6 of lock down and spending more time at home means that I’m somehow learning so much more than usual… Living with a semi-obese Labrador and an anorexic Pointer brings lockdown challenges previously unknown as I have usually left the home before feed time. Boo, the Lab, will ravenously hoover up a radish as if it were fois gras, seemingly uninterested...