We have been supporting Beekeepers since 1936. We hold a Taster Day in January for those tempted by the craft; provide help and training to members new to beekeeping by running an Introduction Course for Beginners; and help to develop more experienced Apiarists by mentoring or instruction through exam processes, as required. We run an active Association Apiary where members meet and practical sessions take place in a safe environment under expert guidance, throughout the summer. Enabling members to socialise all year, monthly winter meetings are supported by invited speakers. For more information visit www.stratfordbeekeepers.org.uk.

Could you help people with sight loss in this area feel part of the community? Guide Dogs are currently looking for volunteers over 18 who could give a couple of hours a week or a fortnight to help someone locally, living with sight loss, get out and about. Volunteer sighted guides support the person they are partnered with to feel part of the community. No previous experience is necessary, full training will be provided and the role is extremely flexible! If you could help or would like more information, please contact Guide Dogs at MidlandsMSG@guidedogs.org.uk.

Guide Dogs run a charity shop at their Training School site on Warwick New Road in Leamington Spa, selling good quality clothing, toys, bric-a-brac, household items and small pieces of furniture. Our opening hours are 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm, Saturday. Donations are always very welcome and can be left outside the shop at any time.