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Welcome to the April edition of the Forest Edge Gazette.

April can often bring showers but everyone is hoping that Easter Bank Holiday weekend stays dry and hopefully has some glimpses of sunshine too.

What do you have planned for this time off? If you are at a loose end and want to keep the children or grandchildren happy Hanger Farm Arts Centre have a Family Easter Parade packed with Easter activities, find out more in our What’s On section.

This month we bring you a new feature ‘Forest Edge People’ and we talk to Oakhaven Hospice on pages 14-15. Did you know that it is Oakhaven’s 25th Anniversary this year? To mark this occasion you can make a minimum donation for a ceramic Forget-Me-Not flower to be placed in the grounds, the display of flowers will most definitely look beautiful in the spring sunshine. A most poignant way to remember a loved one and help fund the charity at the same time. In this issue our community news covers a new Blood Donation Bike for HIOWAA and the Southampton charity, the Rose Road Association receives a grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Our Education News article is ‘Pedalling for Pounds’ as Totton students raise money for two charities.

We are always happy to connect with local people whether it be Community or Education news, Local Events or Charity Fundraisers or whether you are a local business looking to discuss their marketing strategy. Please do contact us to discuss your advertising needs and how your local free community magazine can help you, email Please also get in touch if you have any events you would like advertised on our website  or in our What’s On section in the publications.

Have a lovely Easter whatever you have planned.



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