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F & E Harris Memorial Trust


The F & E Harris Memorial Trust invites the senior citizens of South Marston for an outing to A Victorian Festival of Christmas held at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Friday the 28th November 2014. You will also have free entry to the historic attractions in the dockyard.(example: Mary Rose Museum)

The coach will depart near to the school at 9.00am. Arrival back at South Marston will be at approx. 6.00pm.

To reserve your seat please contact

Mary Cooper telephone 823530

Not later than 7th November 2014.

Do not miss this date for reservation



The F & E Harris Memorial Trust invites South Marston village residents who have reached the age of 60 years for females and 65 years of age for males by the 25th December 2014 to register with the Trust to receive a Christmas Hamper if they do not currently receive one.

The closing date for registration is 7th November 2014.

Contacts for registration:

Mary Cooper telephone 823530                      

Terry Sansum     telephone 823684

Christmas Hampers to be collected on Thursday 11th December 2014 from Westwinds between 2.00 pm and 4.00pm.


As Tower and Tap is currently suspended if you know any South Marston senior citizens who may like to make a reservation please let them know as most do not have access to computers and web sites. Details of the events are posted on the village notice boards


F & E Harris Memorial Trust – New Community Transport Scheme

The Trust will be funding a community door-to-door transport scheme. It is designed to help people aged 55 and over who live in South Marston to get out and about and who do not have their own transport. The scheme started operation on the 1st January 2014. It will be free of charge to users

The scheme will be run by Royal Voluntary Service Transport (RVST) based in Liden on behalf of the Trust. Those who require the use of the scheme will need to register their details with RVST before booking a service requirement.  Drivers operating with RVST are volunteers and will stay with the client, help if required, or be available during total journey time.

The contact telephone number to register personal details for the scheme is 01793 465552.

The scheme will typically cover transport needs for trips such as attending health appointments, shopping trips and visits to family and friends. A more comprehensive listing of acceptable uses and conditions produced by the Trust is available when registering with RVST.  .

The Trust is looking for volunteer drivers to work with the volunteer drivers employed by RVST. Training, operating method and contract details will be supplied by RVST. Contact: Brian McGlone 01793 826243 if you are interested in volunteering or by contacting RVST.