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Erasmus Darwin House will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the museum on Saturday 18 May 2019 at Guildhall, Lichfield, arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

3 course meal and drink on arrival.

After dinner presentation on Emma, Lady Hamilton by Royal Historian and TV presenter Kate Williams.

Tickets £45 - booking essential.

01543 306260 or visit Erasmus Darwin House

For further information visit the website 

Royal British Legion Information Volunteer Opportunity at the National Memorial Arboretum

Information Volunteer Training Days at the NMA on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April

Have you ever considered volunteering at the National Memorial Arboretum? Would you like to know more information?

You are invited to attend one of their information day's in April - don't miss out!

If there is any further information you would like from them, or if you would like to visit them at the Royal British Legion Outreach at the National Memorial Arboretum, please do get in touch, with no obligation! They are happy to chat with potential volunteers at any time.

Rural Service

Since September 2018, Support Staffordshire has taken on the role of Rural Community Council for Staffordshire (previously done by the Community Council of Staffordshire) and is the local member of ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).

Nativity On The Move - a community festive celebration in Chadsmoor

See the attached poster for details of a community festive celebration event in Chadsmoor - Nativity On The Move - a joint celebration hosted by Bethany Church, Chadsmoor Methodist Church and St Chad's Church and supported by local community groups and individuals. It takes place on Friday 21st December between 6pm and 7:30pm.

It would be great to see as many people as possible along to the event, there will be refreshments at the end and spectacle along the way including fantastic oratory and a donkey on wheels!

South West Peak welcomes new volunteer

The South West Peak Engaging Communities team, hosted by Support Staffordshire, has welcomed a new volunteer to their ranks. Pam (second from the left on the photo) has become the eighth member of the Grant Panel team of volunteers whose role it is to decide which projects should be allocated funding from the South West Peak (SWP) Community Grants Scheme. Sally Bentley, SWP Community Grants Officer, said ‘We are delighted to welcome Pam to our group and are always looking for more people to join us.

Find out about funding

Thanks to National Lottery players funding is still available for community groups, schools, churches and other not-for-profit groups to celebrate their areas’ heritage. Groups can also apply for a grant to learn about the First World War 100 years after the guns fell silent on 11 November 2018. If your group has an idea and are interested in funding then join HLF for a drop in session between 2-6pm Tuesday 22 May at Butt Lane Community Centre.

Lichfield Canal restoration trust boosted by donation

A fundraising Lichfield club has donated a cheque for £600 to the city’s canal restoration trust.

Lichfield Ladies Tangles Tangent Club made the presentation to Peter Buck, engineering director of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust (LHCRT), at their recent meeting at St Johns House.

Thanking Samantha Beech, chairperson of Lichfield Ladies Tangles, for their donation, Peter said the money would be used to buy essential materials for volunteers to continue the restoration of the Heritage Towpath Trail on a number of sites through Lichfield.