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Volunteering opportunities for Keele University students

Keele University Student Union are trying to source volunteering opportunities for their students so that they can get involved in the local community and give something back through their ‘Keele Makes a Difference’ days. These are days they organise once a month for a group of students, for them to do a day of volunteering to make a big difference in a short space of time.

WITNESS SERVICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Citizens Advice Witness Service in Staffordshire is urgently looking for new people to join its team of specially trained volunteers supporting victims and witnesses in Staffordshire's courts.

There are currently about ten volunteering opportunities on offer at five courts - Stafford Crown and Hanley Crown as well as Cannock and Burton Magistrates, and the North Staffordshire Justice Centre.

Demand is often high for these roles and people interested in volunteering should contact the Witness Service as soon as possible.

2016 GSK IMPACT Awards - Core funding and free training for health charities

The King's Fund launched the 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards on 1 July which provide funding and free leadership training for health charities.

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £25,000 and £2 million.

Proposed change to the provision of inpatient haematology services at the County Hospital

Members of the public are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss a proposed change to the provision of inpatient haematology services at the County Hospital.

The proposal is to transfer the eight inpatient beds, which are currently provided at the County Hospital in Stafford to the specialist haematology departments at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.