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Published on May 22nd, 2013 | by The Town Crier


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Do you enjoy spending time with children and have time to spare to offer support to an international student who attends a boarding school in Devon? The children return home to their parents during the long holidays of Christmas, Easter and Summer, but require an English family to have them to stay during a couple of weekends each term and the half term holiday?

Imagine your child were attending a boarding school in Moldova and the reassurance you would gain from knowing a local family is supporting them, keeping you in touch with how they are getting on.

This is an excellent opportunity

ü  For your own children to make new friends, to learn about other countries and gain cultural understanding.

ü  To fill the ‘empty nest’ when your own children have perhaps gone off to university or left home.

ü  To become involved in the school life of a young person, supporting them through attendance at school matches, concerts or parents’ evenings.

ü  To build lasting friendships with international families overseas.

The role is suitable for families, single mums, couples without children, retired couples with empty nests – guardian families come in all shapes and sizes. All have a common interest in offering care and support to children and teenagers from overseas.

Why not put your spare bedroom to good use and bring in a few extra pennies? The role is voluntary, with generous expenses paid per night’s stay, as well as to cover travel, time and entertainment.

To find out more about this interesting and rewarding role, visit The Guardian Family Network website www.guardianfamily.co.uk or give us a call for an informal chat on 01865 522066

The RNLI Royal Tunbridge Wells Branch will have its annual Flag Day collection in Tunbridge Wells

town centre on Saturday June 8th from 9am. All collectors will wear high-viz jackets or tabards.

Please give as generously as you can – the RNLI receives no government help and relies entirely on

donations and legacies. Thank you.

Baked In A Pie is a kids’ cookery school, specialising in providing workshops and classes for

children aged 5 to 11. Their aim is to teach children to make nutritious sweet and savoury

dishes which they can be proud of, whilst being creative, getting messy and, above all,

having fun.

For more details call 01892 527874 or visit www.bakedinapie.co.uk

RTWCS ends the season by singing about how it all started.


The RTWCS are extremely proud to perform one of the greatest moments in music in the form of Haydn’s Creation.  From the dark and mysterious depiction of chaos at the opening, to the dazzling creation of light – arguably one of the greatest moments in all music – Haydn masterfully paints with music the creation of the world and its creatures, as outlined in the Old Testament and in Milton’s “Paradise Lost”.

Music Director Rebecca Miller will be sharing her thoughts in a pre-concert talk at 2pm in the Assembly Halls Theatre lower lobby Bar.  Tickets for the talk are available on the day (cash or cheques only) for £3.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now from any member of the RTWCS, by calling 07505 557142) or directly from the Assembly Halls theatre.

June 16th at 3pm, at the Assembly Halls Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.

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