Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Hospital League of Friends

During the past 60 years the League of Friends has worked to support Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Hospital by supplementing the funding available from the NHS to ensure that Staff have the equipment and facilities needed to provide the local community with good medical and nursing services.

The closure of the in-patient services and the emphasis to keep people as close to home as possible have led to them focusing on improving out-patient facilities; including the rental of a car which enables the nurses to deliver equipment and care urgently and in all weathers.

If you are interested in supporting the League of Friends please get in touch via their contact page.

League of Friends Website

Black Park Parkrun

What is it?

It is a 5km run- you against the clock. It is about running for enjoyment, whatever your pace.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9.00am.

Where is it?

It is run in the Black Park Country Park, Slough.

How must does it cost?

It is free! But you must register in order to take part and don't forget to print off your barcode to recieve a time.

Black Park Parkrun needs you!

If you don't fancy running, volunteer! Parkrun is run entirely by volunteers.


Simply Walk

Your way to better health- one step at a time.

Walking is a great way to get out and about and meet new people while improving your health and wellbeing. Simply Walkers are out in all weathers, smiling, talking and enjoying each others company.

Their volunteer-led walks run all year, with over 700 walkers who join them on one of over 80 walks across the county every week. Volunteer leaders are there to help you walk at your own pace, so there is no need to worry about being left behind, lost or feeling left out.

Most walks are weekly, but they also hold fortnightly and monthly walks at some locations. Visit their website for full details, dates and times of walks or download the list of walks.

So, why not join them and start walking. They have walks to suit almost everyone ranging from 45 minutes to 90 minutes, so go along!


The Gerrards Cross Community Association (GXCA) at The Memorial Centre is home to clubs, societies, adult education, a youth centre and leisure facilities. Rooms can be booked for a variety of social functions (clubs, parties, weddings etc.) and for business meetings.  GXCA was founded in order to promote the well–being of the local community by advancing education, providing a meeting place for recreation, promoting social, moral, spiritual and intellectual development and to foster a community spirit. The GXCA is a charity and is funded by events such as the annual jumble sale in September. 

Read more on their website about upcoming events, activities to get involved in and their facilities.

Buckinghamshire Country Parks

Buckinghamshire Country Parks are free to visit and are  managed by the Country Parks Team on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council.  The Team are based at the Countryside Centre in Black Park Country Park, accessible via the Visitor Centre. They are responsible for the day to day running, maintenance and management of the Country Parks, together with conservation work and events. 

The parks include Black Park, Langley Park and Denham Park. 

To read more about the country parks and any upcoming events, see their website.