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12 April 2023

Cookham resident, Sarah Parfitt, is running the London Marathon this year in memory of her father who died last month.

Sarah will be raising money for three phenomenal charities and would love it if you could make a donation however small. Sarah said "For the last 10 years I have been an ambassador and trustee for a fantastic charity called Partners for Change Ethiopia. We're currently trying to fund the breakfast club for some of the most vulnerable children at Basso Primary School in Ethiopia. We're also trying to offer their parents and carers small business training, so that the project becomes self-sustainable: (1) PfC Ethiopia Ambassadors | Facebook.

Secondly, I will be supporting Brighter Futures, a very important charity helping patients and their families at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon (, who helped us tremendously as a family before Dad died. The team also gave us a beautiful multi-coloured crocheted blanket and some hearts on the day he passed away. 

Brighter Futures is currently fundraising for many different projects at the moment, but I'd love to be able to donate a bench in dad's memory so that patients receiving palliative care and their loved ones have somewhere to sit and pause for thought. We feel very blessed that dad received such fantastic care during the last few months of his life & would like to thank everyone at the Great Western Hospital, who looked after him.

Finally, I will be raising money for Maidenhead Foodshare, a charity we have supported as a family for a while. Its main objective is to help people in and around Maidenhead who are, for whatever reason, unable to feed themselves and their families properly. Lester and his magnificent team are doing vital work in these financially-challenging times. 

If you would like to support Sarah click here


8 April 2023

A large crowd of Cookham people from Holy Trinity, St John the Baptist, St Mary's, Methodist churches of Cookham and Maidenhead and many others who are exploring their spirituality gathered to walk the 12 stations of the cross through Cookham Dean the Rise and Cookham village. A wondeful sunny day for the Stations of the Cross walk. 





4 April 2023

This year's Cookham Society Design Award winner, Tars Platt, was announced at the AGM and our president Tom Denniford recently presented the winner with a specially commissioned ceramic plaque. 



19 March 2023

If you’re a member or co-ordinator of a neighbourhood group, or other local organisation, the Spencer Gallery have something a little different that might interest you.

The Gallery has teamed up with the Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar in Cookham High Street to provide a sociable and entertaining evening out. Your group will have a private, guided 45-minute tour of the Gallery, followed by wine, cheese and
charcuterie at the Wine Bar across the road. The event is suitable for groups with a maximum of 22 and minimum of 18 people. The price of £27.50 per person includes the Gallery tour, the first glass of wine and share of a cheese and charcuterie platter at the Old Butcher’s Wine Bar.

Dates are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5.30pm. To book, please contact Keith at


14 February 2023

Pizza Dreams Café is now under new ownership. We wish the new owners every success.

Join us in wishing Pizza Dreams all the best as they embark on this new journey. We're confident that this is just the beginning of great things to come! 


4 January 2023 is sad to hear of the death of a well known a well known Cookhamite, John Stretton. John died yesterday morning 3 January 2023 at the age of 102. John and his wife Jean were both very active members of the community and both were Councillors. John was a Borough Councillor and was responsible for many of the improvements to Cookham.  John was a very active member of the Cookham Society and was able to gather together many archives documenting the changes in the village. 

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