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Thursday October 31, 2019

Property – The Brexit Effect Part 2

This week is part 2 of our blog regarding the Brexit effect. We are looking at both positive and negative opinions…

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Thursday October 24, 2019

Property – The Brexit Effect

Whether you’re a staunch Remainer or an avid Brexiteer, there’s no denying that the uncertainty around when the UK will leave…

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Thursday October 3, 2019

Bank of Mum and Dad need Legal Advice

Bank of Mum and Dad Research released this week suggests that around 61% of first time buyers this year bought their first…

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Thursday September 19, 2019

Landlord’s Insurance – Right For You?

You might not be aware that we offer Landlord's insurance too here at The Finance Roome. It is very different from…

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Thursday September 12, 2019

Welcome to Issy and Happy Birthday!

We are very happy to welcome on board our newest Adminstrator, Issabella North. Issy joins us from Sixth Form and is…

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Thursday September 5, 2019

Why Protection for your Family is Essential

Family Security through Protection We often talk about how important it is to make sure your family is adequately protected against…

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Friday August 23, 2019

Six Steps to Great Results!

Come along and join us at this FREE event on September 11th, after work. Essential for anyone looking to grow their…

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Wednesday August 21, 2019

First Time Buy – Before or After Brexit?

If there’s one thing that’s absolutely certain about Brexit, is that it has made everything feel very UNcertain, regardless of whether…

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Tuesday August 20, 2019

We Ran the Runway!

Congratulations to our very own Ellen Roome who ran the runway at midnight on Saturday, helping to raise money for fly2help…

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Wednesday August 14, 2019

Run The Runway!

If you aren't busy Saturday evening and would like to do something different to help two amazing charities fly2help and Maggie's…

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Thursday August 8, 2019

Pigs Can Fly!

You know it’s really true that pigs can fly! The Small Spaces Theatre Company’s production of Helen Landau’s play “PIGS CAN…

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Friday August 2, 2019

Smaller Deposit Means Fewer Options

Loan to Value Market Options The number of 75 per cent LTV mortgage products available on the market now outstrips higher…

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Friday July 12, 2019

Explaining Business Protection

Business Protection Business protection is often overlooked but is key to protecting your business from financial losses caused by unavoidable change.…

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Thursday June 20, 2019

The Ageing Population and Buy To Let

The Ageing Population - Buy To Let There are always a variety of trends to follow in the housing market. In…

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Wednesday June 12, 2019

Do You Have Adequate Protection?

We speak to so many of our lovely clients regarding their mortgage requirements and help them to buy their first homes,…

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Tuesday June 11, 2019

Have a cuppa on us!

Maggie’s Cancer Centres provide free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. The centres…

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Monday June 3, 2019

ESTA’S 2020 – VOTE HERE!

It is hard to believe, but voting has now opened for the 2020 Estate Agents of the Year Awards. As you…

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Friday May 24, 2019

Come along to the Bredon Tower Run!

This year we are delighted to support The Bredon Tower Run on behalf of Bredon Cricket Club. The club are in…

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Wednesday May 22, 2019

We Welcome Luke On Board

  We are delighted to announce that our apprentice Luke Damagnez has finished his year long apprenticeship. He has chosen to…

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Friday May 3, 2019

Commercial Mortgages – Look No Further

Did you know that we can advise on commercial mortgages too? A very different kettle of fish! We list the different…

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Thursday May 2, 2019

Client’s Kind Words

Some lovely words from our client Mr M B yesterday - we do have the best clients. Well worth highlighting, nice…

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Thursday April 18, 2019

Holiday Letting Boom?

A holiday letting boom Is expected to hit the South West this year, according to local holiday letting agencies. Apparently  there will…

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Monday April 15, 2019

Meet Mandy!

Meet Mandy Clements-Hunt who joined us today as Mortgage Adviser. We are delighted to welcome her on board! Mandy brings with…

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Friday April 5, 2019

Equity Release – A Modern Solution?

The current climate of low savings rates, poor pension payouts and inflation is seeing more older people taking out equity release mortgages.…

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Thursday March 7, 2019

Homes and Spring Gardens

Homes and Gardens in the Spring It's Springtime which means time to go outside and pay attention to your garden. You…

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Friday February 22, 2019

Actors, Musicians and Mortgages

Here at The Finance Roome, we are renowned for helping clients with non-standard, often quirky, mortgage needs. However, many of our…

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Tuesday February 19, 2019

WELCOME FRED!

We are delighted to welcome on board our latest recruit Fred Hampshire as an administrator. Fred is a recent graduate from…

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Thursday February 14, 2019

Mortgages For Older Borrowers

More lenders than ever are offering mortgages for older borrowers but is this a good idea? We can help you decide…

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Friday February 8, 2019

Chilly Forecast for UK Housing Market?

The UK housing market outlook over the next three months is the worst for 20 years, surveyors say. A net balance…

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Thursday January 31, 2019

Looking After Your Home In A Cold Snap

With freezing temperatures, high winds and storms, winter can be a worrying time of year for us all. However, there’s plenty you…

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Thursday January 17, 2019

Meet Nicola – our latest recruit

  Nicola Thurston is the latest adviser to join our brand new team for this brand new year! We are delighted…

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Thursday January 10, 2019

Meet Rick – our new team member

We are delighted to introduce you to our latest team member Ricky Joyce. We have been growing organically for some time…

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Friday January 4, 2019

New Year, New Home

So Christmas is over and it is time for a fresh start - does this mean a new home for you…

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Friday December 21, 2018

Happy Christmas!

Everyone here at The Finance Roome would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.…

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Thursday December 6, 2018

He’s Here!

That would be our fly2help bear rather than Santa himself....... Finally Bear has arrived at our offices. His journey has been…

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Friday November 30, 2018

Bear Buys A House!

Clearly our fly2help bear has been saving hard - he is seen here looking at possible house purchases with our neighbouring…

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Thursday November 29, 2018

Where Is The Bear Today???

It looks like he has been hi-jacked by our lovely friend from fly2help! Let's hope he gets some more raffle donations…

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Tuesday November 27, 2018

Follow Our Bear!

Our fly2help bear fancied a different form of transport today! Who knows where the Glos Airport firetruck might take him........ Don't…

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Wednesday November 21, 2018

FOLLOW OUR BEAR!

Follow our fly2help bear today.... how is he getting on in his quest to sell raffle tickets and make it to…

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Monday November 19, 2018

FOLLOW OUR BEAR!

It's that silly time of year again! Nearly time for our Christmas party on December 6th and this year we are…

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Friday November 9, 2018

PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE Pros and Cons

There are a number of benefits to be had from private medical insurance. Private cover will typically give you access to…

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Friday November 2, 2018

Housing in the Budget – what it means to you.

A quick summary - what the budget might mean to you from the housing point of view. TAX - £12,500 personal tax…

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Friday October 26, 2018

Houses for Hallowe’en!

Would you like to live here? A host of haunted houses for Hallowe'en...... even we might not be able to get…

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Friday October 12, 2018

Autumn in the UK

We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful country so let's celebrate the season by sharing some gorgeous Autumnal images.…

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Friday October 5, 2018

Insurance Cover and Protection Explained

The value of advice on Cover and Protection It is said you can't put a value on good advice. Here at…

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Friday September 28, 2018

Why Use a Mortgage Broker?

What does a mortgage broker do that you can't? And why should you pay for their services when there are already loads of…

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Friday September 21, 2018

Welcome Sammy!

  This week we welcomed our latest recruit to Team Finance Roome. A very big hello to Sammy Wood who has…

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Thursday September 20, 2018

Structuring A Property Portfolio – Free Seminar

INVESTING IN PROPERTY LEVEL 2 – STRUCTURING A PROPERTY PORTFOLIO WHEN - Friday September 28th 8.30am to 11.00am WHERE - Allcooper…

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Friday September 14, 2018

Bank of Mum and Dad Needs Help!

One in 4 housing transactions involve the Bank of Mum and Dad Recent surveys show that a quarter of housing transactions…

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Friday September 7, 2018

5 Reasons To Live In Cheltenham

No. 1 - History Founded in Anglo Saxon times, the town takes its name from the River Chelt which runs through…

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Friday August 31, 2018

Need a Foster Carer Mortgage?

Let us help. Nowadays being a foster carer is no longer perceived as being a volunteer  - it is seen as…

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Friday August 31, 2018

Luke’s A Winner!

August Apprentice of the Month for South West Apprentices goes to ….. Luke Damagnez at The Finance Roome in Cheltenham!  …

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Friday August 24, 2018

Buying a Holiday Home – What, where and how?

Do you want to own a slice of the seaside? If you harbour dreams of buying your very own holiday home,…

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Thursday August 16, 2018

Not Married – Do We Need a Will?

The short answer to the above question is Yes. Absolutely you need a Will. Many unmarried couples who jointly own a…

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Friday August 10, 2018

A Mortgage for your Airbnb

Airbnb is always in the headlines these days. Despite causing some controversy it continues to enjoy consistent growth. Many homeowners are…

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Thursday August 2, 2018

MORTGAGE RATE INCREASES – What This Means For You

So the bank of England has decided to raise the mortgage interest rate by 0.25 per cent to 0.75 per cent.…

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Monday July 30, 2018

COME AND WORK WITH US!!!

Once again due to our continuing success (thank you clients - we wouldn't be here without you!) we are urgently looking…

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Friday July 27, 2018

Time To Buy A House?

Is there a better time of year to buy a house? Well contrary to belief Spring doesn't seem to be the…

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Friday July 20, 2018

Ten Things You Need To Know About A Mortgage – Part 3

 The Best Mortgage For You Under the new rules, almost all mortgages will have to be taken out with financial advice.…

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Monday July 16, 2018

Get Yourself a £50 Voucher!

We are hiring again! Our great levels of business mean we need another mortgage administrator. Check out our advert at Glos…

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Friday July 13, 2018

Ten Things You Need To Know About A Mortgage – Part 2

Last week we talked about essential things you need to know about a mortgage.  How a mortgages works, the different types…

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Thursday July 12, 2018

Re-Mortgage and Save!

Current research shows that borrowers on a standard variable rate mortgage could save literally thousands each year by re-mortgaging to a…

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Monday July 9, 2018

Airport Open Day 2018

We were delighted to help out at yesterday's very successful Airport Open Day. The Open Day is held annually in aid…

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Friday July 6, 2018

Ten Things You Need To Know About A Mortgage – Part 1

So you have decided to buy a house. You start to think about getting a mortgage arranged. That's when you realise…

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Friday June 29, 2018

Charity Airport Open Day

Are you interested in planes and aviation? Are you aware of the excellent facilities at our local airport in Gloucestershire? Why…

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Friday June 8, 2018

Decorating – Making Your House Into Your Home

So you are in your lovely new home, your various insurances are sorted out and you have made your first mortgage…

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Thursday May 31, 2018

Time To Pay Off Your Help To Buy Equity Loan

Thursday 31st May is a very important date for any of you that have held a Help to Buy equity loan…

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Friday May 25, 2018

Ideas for Beautiful Gardens

Today is the first day of The Chelsea Garden Show. The perfect opportunity to share some of the more contemporary  gardens…

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Monday May 21, 2018

Happy Birthday Boss!

Celebrating Ellen's birthday in style! A gin themed hamper, some super gooey cake and a bunch of wild flowers did the…

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Friday May 18, 2018

Buying a Home – Step by Step – Part 3

So here we are, the final instalment in The Finance Roome's mini series helping to explain the home buying process from…

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Friday May 11, 2018

Buying A Home – Step By Step – Part 2

So you've found your dream house! This is only the beginning of a long and sometimes stressful journey into home ownership.…

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Friday May 4, 2018

Buying A Home – Step by Step – Part One

If you are considering buying your own home then our blog is a must read - both this week and next.…

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Saturday April 28, 2018

Equity Release – The Pitfalls

Continuing The Finance Roome's  focus on Equity Release, today we take a look at what it actually means and we also…

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Thursday April 12, 2018

A Must Read Guide for First Time Buyers

  Buying a home is a huge financial commitment and can be daunting, especially for first time buyers. Read our guide…

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Wednesday April 4, 2018

Are you self-employed? Please read!

A diverse set of customer needs from the self-employed is driving the demand for specialist residential mortgages, according to a recent…

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Wednesday March 28, 2018

Technology v People?

We have noticed a spate of on-line mortgage brokers changing their business models recently which prompted  us to think about how…

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Wednesday March 14, 2018

300 deals out there for buyers with a 5% deposit

We are keeping an eye on the latest mortgage rate deals for our clients. Both good and bad. It might be…

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Friday March 9, 2018

SHORTLISTED!

This time we are up for an ESTA and thrilled to be shortlisted. April 20th is D Day when we discover…

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Tuesday February 27, 2018

A DAY AT THE RACES…..

......Could be yours! This beautiful photo was taken early this morning, a fabulous frosty view across our Racecourse. Don't forget you…

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Tuesday February 20, 2018

Calling all First Time Buyers!

Are you First Time Buyers looking to buy your first home together? Come and talk to us about arranging your mortgage…

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Monday February 12, 2018

Valentine’s for First Time Buyers

Are you First Time Buyers looking to buy your first home together? Come and talk to us about arranging your mortgage…

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Tuesday February 6, 2018

Gloucestershire Forwards

A fabulous networking breakfast this morning at Gloucestershire Stadium; very well attended with lots of new faces to meet. Great speakers…

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Monday February 5, 2018

E Mail v Phone Leads?

Thought for the day - do we treat email leads in the same way we treat telephone leads? We're sure you…

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Friday January 26, 2018

Last Chance for us…..

If you haven't already done so please can you vote for us in the ESTA Awards - we are up for…

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Monday January 22, 2018

A Lovely Thank You!

What a kind gesture - a beautiful orchid, a thank you card AND cookies from  happy customers. Many thanks Ms MM…

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Wednesday January 17, 2018

Saving For A Deposit

According to recent statistics provided by Nationwide, in most regions it would take about eight years for the typical buyer to…

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Wednesday January 10, 2018

Glowing feedback

Feedback received yesterday from a very happy client made our day! Well done team, particularly Lawrence and Noleen, excellent work indeed.…

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Tuesday January 9, 2018

In The Pink!

In anticipation of our forthcoming office move we popped across the airfield to check out the new paint job - its…

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Thursday January 4, 2018

Thinking of buying abroad?

If you are considering a holiday home then this article is a must read. Written by expert Simon Conn it offers…

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Tuesday January 2, 2018

A new home for Christmas

  Happy client Kate moves into her lovely new home in time for Christmas and had these kind words to say…

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Friday December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas one and all!

          The Finance Roome would like to wish all our clients and Introducers a very Happy Christmas. Thank you for your…

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Wednesday December 13, 2017

Christmas Party Fun

Team Finance Roome enjoyed a fabulous Christmas party at Cheltenham Town Hall last night. The Narnia theme was beautifully done and…

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Wednesday December 6, 2017

FOLLOW THE BEARS!

And here is one of our bears collecting a fabulous Festive Hamper from The Little Jet Company. Many thanks to them…

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Tuesday December 5, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About Stamp Duty

Almost everyone must be aware by now of the recent Stamp Duty changes introduced at the last Budget. We find ourselves…

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Tuesday December 5, 2017

Festive Resting Bears.

The bears are currently taking a break from their endeavours to track down donations for Maggie's Cheltenham. They have stopped by…

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Monday December 4, 2017

Another cracking testimonial!

What lovely words from our client C.D. ...... "I came to The Finance Roome after putting my trust in a long…

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Thursday November 30, 2017

FOLLOW THE BEARS…..

The bears are  about to take off on the next stage of their gift collecting journey -  do YOU have a…

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Wednesday November 29, 2017

MEET NOLEEN!

It's the turn of our lovely admin support person Noleen Jones. Noleen does so much more than provide administrative support for…

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Monday November 27, 2017

FOLLOW THE BEARS – Where are they today??

This week the bears are trying out a helicopter ride.  HeliAir, who are our neighbours here at  Gloucestershire Airport, not only…

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Tuesday November 21, 2017

FOLLOW THE BEARS!!!!

The bears reach the second stop in their journey to collect raffle donations - huge thanks to http://www.thelittlejetcompany.com/ for donating a rather…

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