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Community Grants from Transforming the Trent Valley

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Community groups are being encouraged to plan and deliver projects within the Transforming the Trent Valley (TTTV) scheme area to benefit the natural, cultural and heritage of the area – and can apply for a grant to help them to do so.

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Volunteer Recruitment Events

Thu 8 Aug 2019

Support Staffordshire can help you overcome the barriers to help find the right volunteering opportunity for you. We are a local charity working within your community, helping other charitable groups to develop and grow. We have hundreds of volunteering opportunities on offer with local good causes, and because we work with such a wide variety of community groups, we can help you find just the right role for you.

Volunteering can have such a huge impact on your life in so many different ways. One volunteer said,

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Free Health MOT's

Thu 8 Aug 2019

Freedom Leisure want to give people a bit more understanding about their individual health and wellbeing, so Burntwood Leisure Centre are offering free health MOTs to all our partners and organisations employees / volunteers.

They can arrange a visit from one of their qualified personal trainers to your organisation where they will measure BMI, muscle and fat % etc.

Please see the attached poster for more information and details on how to book.

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Wild About Perton

Thu 8 Aug 2019

A place for wildlife, a place for people

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South Staffordshire Community Lottery

Thu 8 Aug 2019

Play South Staffs Community Lottery and Support our Cause

Play before Saturday 17th August and you could win 2 tickets to see Madness or 2 tickets to see international superstar Jess Glynne.

South Staffordshire Community Lottery is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in South  Staffordshire. Tickets are only £1 per week, with 60% going to local good causes and prizes up to £25,000!

Buy your tickets to support Support Staffordshire 

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The Star of the Show

Thu 8 Aug 2019

When Support Staffordshire held its 2019 Volunteer Star Awards at Westwood Golf Club, Leek on 13th June, the winner of the most prestigious award – the Lifetime Achievement Award - was unfortunately absent and the audience had to applaud a photo of her. There was a very good reason for this as the winner, Nancy Coates, was celebrating her 100th birthday that very day!

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YMCA Burton launches Sleepout 2019!

Thu 8 Aug 2019

Local charity, YMCA Burton have set the date for their 11th annual Sleepout this week – Friday 8th November 2019.

Last year’s Sleepout saw 240 people take part in their Sleepout which was held over two venues, Pirelli Stadium – where people chose to sleep in the concourses or outside the ground and St Modwens church in the graveyard.

The youngest person to ever take part in Sleepout was 3 years old and the oldest was 83 so age is no barrier to signing up for this event!

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FREE courses for Parents, Carers and Adults

Tue 6 Aug 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dyslexia Association of Staffordshire (DAS) are offering a FREE 12 hour course for parents, carers and adults called 'Dyslexia and Maths, Dyscalculia and Anxiety around Maths'.  Please see attached information leaflet (bottom half) for further details on course content.

This informative and useful 4 week course begins on Monday 16th September from 10am to 1pm at Tamworth Community Fire Station, Belgrave, Tamworth. Booking is essential!

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Burton & District Wildlife Group Twin Reserves Walk between Tucklesholme and Branston

Fri 2 Aug 2019

We are incredibly lucky, in the Burton area, to have two new and developing Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Nature Reserves on our doorstep.

Branston Leas and Tucklesholme Reserves, will create a massive nature area, running from the brook alongside the Riverside Hotel, to the Barton/Walton interchange, on the A38, between the Burton to Birmingham railway and the River Trent.

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COUNCIL PLEDGES VOLUNTARY SECTOR SUPPORT

Thu 1 Aug 2019

A commitment to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the voluntary sector in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been signed by the Borough Council.

Cllr. Simon Tagg, the Leader of the Council, put pen to paper on the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Pledge outside the Guildhall in Newcastle town centre.

He was joined at the signing by Garry Jones the Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire.

The Borough Council has become one of the first district authorities in the county to sign the pledge.

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