News and events

Annington Helps Give Hedgehogs A Home This Winter

10 February 2021

Research from the Natural History Museum estimates that hedgehog populations have decreased by almost half over the last 13 years. To help protect these vulnerable animals in Wiltshire, Annington is supporting the Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital with a donation of £500. The funds will be split equally to cover the day-to-day costs of treating unwell baby hedgehogs, and to contribute to the charity’s fundraiser to build a new unit at the hospital. The hospital is located just a short distance from the Annington’s development in Allington, The Bluebells.

Has lockdown let in some bad habits? Could you give them up for 40 days for Salisbury Hospice?

10 February 2021

Join Salisbury Hospice Charity’s 40 Day ‘Give It Up’ Challenge, launching Lent. The concept is simple - give it up, whatever it is, for 40 days during Lent. The challenge is being able to stick to it!

Six-year-old with life-limiting condition stars in superhero film

10 February 2021

• Carmela Chillery-Watson lives with a very rare muscle-wasting condition • She watched the premiere on giant billboard outside her home in Wiltshire • The cartoon film was arranged by Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakstone at Heart

In memoriam: Douglas Mann

09 February 2021

Douglas Mann died peacefully on 18th January 2021 aged 98

The show must go on at Farleigh School

09 February 2021

The arts are central to the development of pupils at Farleigh School, the boarding and day prep school near Andover in Hampshire, so the impact of Covid-19 could have stripped away something absolutely fundamental to its ethos. Even at the height of lockdown and remote learning, however, the arts have continued to thrive, with online lessons, rehearsals for a radio play, live-streamed dance lessons, remote concerts and the most ambitious project yet – a full-length feature film of The Battle of Boat, currently in post-production.

Financial support for choristers

09 February 2021

​Wells Cathedral School has announced that all cathedral choristers will be entitled to a 50% reduction on boarding fees. The places will be offered in a newly refurbished boarding house for children in Years 4 to 8, which will be opening in September 2021.

Thank you means so much

08 February 2021

Wiltshire's High Sheriff and MPs are backing a charity’s call for people to show appreciation for frontline and key workers for their efforts through the pandemic.

Wildlife and livestock in considerable danger from uncontrolled dogs on nature reserves

29 January 2021

During the third lockdown huge pressure is being placed on nature reserves and other open spaces.

Wiltshire Life Awards 2021: Shortlist Unveiled

21 January 2021

This year the Wiltshire Life awards will once again take place online, on Friday March 19 at 7pm. Hosted and delivered through the Wiltshire Life Awards website and Facebook Live, this will be a true celebration of our neighbours, our friends, our colleagues, and our county.

Prospect Hospice upcoming activities

19 January 2021

Find out about a handful of initiatives that Prospect Hospice will be running in the next few months.