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A real advocate and pillar of strength, Margaret Rogers, will be greatly missed by everyone who worked alongside her

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Margaret Rogers (RIP) our Community Connector from Kinver and Locality 5 sadly passed away on September 6 2019 after suffering an illness with cancer.

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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent set to introduce One Health and Care electronic integrated care records

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Patients’ health and care records in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will soon be available electronically to authorised health and social care practitioners.

It will mean a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a 999 call will be able to access the same crucial information as a GP, such as details of allergies and current medications, bringing potentially life-saving benefits.

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Garry Jones's Blog

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Trust in Charities and why the Charity Commission is so off the mark

In recent weeks there has been another raft of critical opinion from the Charity Commission, largely via its Chair, Baroness Tina Stowell. It hopefully passed you by and doesn’t affect your opinion of charities or indeed your own organisational self-esteem too much. To expand on my Twitter comments @suschief I want to say a few words here about why this is a poor strategy by the Commission, poor execution and totally misses the mark.

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Sunflower Family support group

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Come and join us in a safe, non judgemental environment that provides peer support where families can chat, have a brew and share experiences and support with others who are affected by perinatal mental health problems.

Visit us at:

The Spark Centre, Burntwood on Thursdays from 10am -11:30am

Families First, Stafford on Fridays from 10am-12pm.

No need to book just drop in, refreshments provided and all children, babies and families welcome.

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Dragons Den Eco Challenge

Mon 28 Oct 2019

The Uk is facing a littering epidemic,we are looking for innovative ideas to help minimise littering in Uttoxeter,through youth-led initiatives.  we are looking for pitches that address one or both of the below questions:

How can we PREVENT littering from happening?

How can we CLEAN UP existing litter?

Dragons’ Den Eco Challenge for Clubs & Schools

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Team Musk from Swadlincote and Vodafone Burton Sign-up for YMCA Burton Sleepout 2019

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Musk Process Services in Swadlincote have signed up for the Sleepout on 8th November for YMCA Burton. This will be the first time taking part for all the participants.

The team will be split with half spending the evening at Pirelli Stadium (Musk Sleeping Beauties) and the other half going extreme and joining others in the graveyard (Musk Die-hards). All members taking part in a bid to raise money for the Charity in Burton-on-Trent.

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A little time to spare for cats? Volunteers Needed!

Thu 24 Oct 2019

Cats Protection Burton on Trent Branch

However much time you can spare we have a volunteer role that could suit you!

Cats Protection are currently redeveloping our Burton on Trent Branch and are looking for volunteers in all areas; administration, fundraising, hands-on cat care, media and publicity, leading and managing other volunteers, education, customer service and more!

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Christmas Appeal

Thu 24 Oct 2019

As you may be aware the Border Collie Trust has traditionally held a Christmas Party and welcomed guests old and new to come along, meet Santa and help raise funds.

Unfortunately, circumstances beyond our control this year seriously affect our ability to be able to produce an event we would be proud of especially as many people travel long distances to join us.

We have therefore had to make the difficult decision to canel this year's event which was due to be held at the end of November.

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A spooktacular Night at The Kingswood Trust

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Many children from South Staffs and the local area enjoyed the thrills of Halloween in the meadows and woods this evening at The Kingswood Trust, an environmental and residential centre.

Witches, ghouls and pumpkin lanterns were crafted by the children who then dared to go through the woods on a candle lit parade wearing a variety of spooky costumes.

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