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SDN Bucket Collection at Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury

Start Date:
31st May 2019

End Date:
31st May 2019

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Event title: SDN Bucket Collection at Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury
Venue: Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury SY1 1PL
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07780 852229
Event description: SDN are very pleased to be at the Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury for a bucket collection. We appreciate the Management for allowing us to collect because it not only helps us to meet our charity commitments by raising money but it also means we can raise awareness of our work.

We look forward to meeting many shoppers for a chat. We will have leaflets for you to take. 

Volunteers are required to staff the stand with others. If you wish to volunteer but have not helped before, we can link you up with one of our experienced volunteers. If you can help please contact us by email admin@shropshire-disability.net or call 07780 852 229 . One hour or two hours, whatever you can offer will help your charity and would be appreciated.

Monies raised will be used for the benefit of all our members ie maintaining this website, producing “Your Voice” our regular newsletter, insurance for all our activities, running the Safe Place Shropshire Community initiative, Our meetings as well as necessary costs ir printing, publicity, stationery etc

Click here for a list of events 2019: SDN-Dates-Events-for-May 2019 -Master

SaTH Charity Fun Day

Start Date:
6th July 2019

End Date:
6th July 2019

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Event title: SaTH Charity Fun Day
Venue: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
Name: SaTH
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Following the success of last year’s event, this is now an annual event which will take place on the first Saturday in July. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 06 July, at the Shrewsbury Education and Conference Centre on the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site.

There will be a 5k Fun Run, starting at 09:30, and a variety of stalls and activities for the whole family from 10:00 – 14:00.

Confirmed attractions include:

  • the Nerf Gun Arena,
  • The Exotic Zoo, and
  • the Rapid Relief Barbecue.
  • There is a programme of music throughout the day and information stalls, craft stalls, a tombola and a raffle for a Barrow of Ale!
  • Also in attendance will be appliances from other emergency services.

Shropshire Disability Network/Safe Place Shropshire will have a stand. We are holding a Toy Tombola and we have a few of our own items for sale. Pick up your leaflets and Safe Place “I need help” cards. 

How 3 became 4. An update on Jess’s Gang -Titan Challenge.

Last month we brought a news article about 3 Muskebears, 22 Brave Volunteers, raising funds for 3 Charities! Now we bring you news of how 3 became 4, together with information on how you can support Jess’s Gang-The Titan Challenge.

Those of you who know our Secretary, Ann Shaw, will know she has made it her mission to ‘rescue’ teddy bears.  She scours charity shops searching out the unloved bears who have been given away and offers them a new home in the ‘Bear Pit’.

The story began with Murphy, who was sitting on her chest when she woke up from an operation in 2012.  He is named after the surgeon who did the operation.  Happily, Murphy acquired a brother in March this year.  Alf is the spitting image of his brother.

Murphy and Alf have a very good friend who lives in Bromsgrove.  He is Cuddles, Jess Hiles’ constant companion.

All three are very excited to be involved in the Titan Zip Wire Challenge on 6th October. 

On a recent visit to the Barnardo’s Charity Shop in Market Drayton, Ann came across a very sad looking bear, calling out to be rescued.  When she brought Maude home, Alf and Murphy persuaded her to join their adventure in North Wales.

So, the Three Muskebears are now the Four Muskebears.  Cuddles will be in purple for MacIntyre, Alf will wear blue for Guide Dogs and Murphy will be in cerise for SDN. Maude will be wearing orange for Safe Places Shropshire. 


Jess with Maude, Alf, Murphy and Cuddles.

For those who have not heard about this challenge click here: https://shropshiredisability.net/3-muskebears-22-brave-volunteers-raising-funds-for-3-charities/

The charities who will benefit are:

  • MacIntyre – a national charity that has been providing support to people with learning disabilities for 50 years
  • Guide Dogs – a national charity that supports blind and partially sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
  • Shropshire Disability Network (SDN) – We thank Jess, for choosing us.

To read more about the challenge and to sponsor on-line, click this link:  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=JesssGang&isTeam=true

We thank those who have already sponsored this event. How can you help? 

  • Sponsorship. If you would like a sponsorship form to get, please contact admin@shropshire-disability.net or call/text 07780 852229
  • Sponsoring: Every £1 will help Jess, reach her target of £1500, enabling each charity to receive £500
  • Promoting: Share this news item with friends and families and tell people about it.
  • Support on the day: We would like many people to come along on Saturday 6th October to cheer those taking part.

For further information, please contact Ann, our secretary by email secretary@shropshire-disability.net or call 07398 350 255


Launch of New European Social Fund Calls for The Marches LEP Area

Three new European Social Fund (ESF) Calls have been launched for The Marches LEP area. Details are as follows:


Grants from a minimum of £50,000 are available to run a project to provide social inclusion project(s) to support the hard to reach participants move toward and into employment in The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Area.

This Call is focused on particular groups, identified as having significant and complex barriers to moving towards and into employment.

Projects should seek to address the following sub-priorities within the Marches ESIF Strategy:

  • Provide the means through which under-represented groups move towards employment through access to customised learning, training and volunteer opportunities.
  • Engage and support under-represented groups, enabling them to overcome barriers which prevent them moving towards and into employment.
  • Target people from communities with high unemployment, low skills and low income to overcome barriers to moving towards and into employment.

The groups which this Call particularly targets are:

  • People with disabilities who will require intensive and tailored support, particularly in identifying volunteering, work experience, and employment opportunities in the workplace.
  • People who are 50 years old or over who have been unemployed for a long term and experience particular challenges to get back into work at a late stage in their working life.
  • Unemployed and inactive people living in areas of deprivation experience significant issues and barriers.

O2 Announces Grants for Young Digital Entrepreneurs Addressing Environmental Improvement

The Environment Now initiative has been set up to support young people with developing their own digital ideas to help the environment, in areas such as recycling, reducing waste and improving energy efficiency.

Grants are available with no minimum, up to a maximum of £10,000. The programme will provide a total of 50 individual grants over its lifetime. Successful applicants will be supported by the programme providers, together with sustainability partners and they will also be allocated a professional mentor to work with them.

The programme offers support, work experience and insight sessions with industry professionals to help bring young people’s ideas to life. Participants will also benefit from training on confidence, networking, presenting, project management and budgeting to ensure their project is sustainable.

The money can be used to help individuals in supporting their innovative ideas around digital technology, where the idea is intended to find innovative solutions to environmental issues.

The scheme is open to applications from entrepreneurial UK-based young people (aged between the ages of 17 and 24) who are passionate about the environment and who want to use digital technology to make a positive difference.

Young people may apply as part of a small team, with a designated project leader. The applicant can be part of a group at a college, university, youth group or a small seed start-up business.

The final deadline for receipt of applications is 14 July 2017.

Are you worried about funding Care Fees – Free Clinic

Start Date:
17th March 2012

End Date:
17th March 2012

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Wace Morgan Solicitors are runnning a free clinic on funding Care Fees on Saturday 17th March, 10.00- 12.00  Click here for the poster at the Mayfair Community Centre in Church Stretton SY6 6BL

You need to book  for a free 20 minute  appointment by ringing the Elderly Care Team at Wace Morgan on 01743 280100