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SDN Members an event for you! Learn to love Moths!

Many of our members will know about “Caring for God’s Acre” Beautiful Burial Ground Project. Shropshire Disability Network have been fortunate to be included in various sessions they have hosted for our members ie “Archives Department at Shrewsbury, Small Mammals event, looking at wildlife in Longden and Bridgnorth cemeteries. We have always had a great time and learnt a lot from these sessions.

Now you are being offered another session so “Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and Moths expert Charlie Bell in the Churchyard of St Bart’s part of the National Trust’s Benthall Hall near Much Wenlock”.

This event will take place on Tuesday 24th August 2021 from 10 am – 12 noon to learn to love Moths!

Overnight Charlie will set a harmless moth trap and in the morning will show us what has been found before they are released. 

Be prepared to discover the world of moths is more interesting and colourful than you first expected!

This session is free to attend but places do need to be booked, please book yours by contacting  George george@cfga.org.uk or info@shropshire-disability.net

This session is planned with accessibility in mind and will have seating and BSL interpretation available. 

Please let us know if you have any specific access needs that we need to know about in advance to accommodate. Also if you need help with transport, please let us know.

We hope many of you will join this FREE event.

Click here for Information on Benthall Hall https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/benthall-hall

Image courtesy of Unsplash.

Native Small Mammals-An Interactive Session

Start Date:
5th March 2020

End Date:
5th March 2020

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1600

Event title: Native Small Mammals-An Interactive Session
Venue: University Centre, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ
Weblink: https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/
Name: George from Caring for God’s Acre
Email: george@cfga.org.uk
Telephone: 01588 673041
Event description: Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project to find out about our native small mammals that make their homes in churchyards and cemeteries.
Last year Caring for God’s Acre gave SDN members two opportunities to take part in events -Archives at Shrewsbury Library and looking at wildlife in Bridgnorth cemetery. Now they have invited you to take part in this event.

Local expert Sam Devine Turner will lead this interactive INDOOR session at the Shrewsbury University Centre in Frankwell, Shrewsbury on Thursday 5th March 2-4 pm.

This session is free to take part in but places must be booked. To book your place please contact George on 01588 673041 or george@cfga.org.uk
At the time of booking, please let George know if you need help to get to the venue or BSL or any other reasonable adjustments that will enable you to share in this exciting afternoon.

Members who have taken part in previous events have commented on what a good afternoon we have had, so reserve the date now and book your place.

Christmas Cards to support your Charity.

Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card shop at St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury is now closed for 2019 but we still have a supply of cards available to buy. SDN thanks our volunteers who took a slot to staff the shop while it was open and to all who purchased our cards. All profits from sales will be divided equally between Shropshire Disability Network and Safe Place Shropshire. May be you already have your cards for this year, but you can always buy for 2020.

This year we have this lovely photograph taken by SDN member Ellie Forrester. Many of you will know Ellie from reading her blogs on wildlife and her work with Caring for God’s Acre and Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Each pack of cards cost 3.99 for 10 cards and envelopes.

The verse inside this card reads “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

SDN Christmas Card

We also have last years design still available, ask us about our reduced packs of cards. For further information, please email admin@shropshire-disability.net or call/text 07780 852229

Christmas Card 2018 a

Shropshire Disability Network Meeting postponed

Start Date:
10th December 2020

End Date:
10th December 2020

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1300

Event title: Shropshire Disability Network Meeting (postponed)
Venue: TBA (original venue, Telford Whitehouse Hotel, is closing)
Weblink: https://shropshire-disability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: We look forward to welcoming many of you to our meeting today.

Guest Speakers will be announced shortly.

Raffle: We will hold our regular quarterly raffle.

Some of us like to get into the festive season by wearing Christmas jumpers, so if that is you, we would love to see them.

Other items to buy: We will have SDN wrist bands for sale; this is a good way to raise awareness of SDN. You will also have opportunity to purchase our 10th Anniversary Badges at £1 each as well as a Safe Place Shropshire Badge at £1 each. By buying these you help us to fund our work. We will also have a table where you can buy items made by our members as well as other items. They are all very reasonably priced and will help towards paying for our meeting.

Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net (Secretary) or call or text 07780 852 229 for more information.

We have Sign Language Interpreters (BSL) at all our meetings. We now have a t-loop system to use at our meetings

Click here to download a list of SDN events for 2020: SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Master , SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Plain text .

Shropshire Disability Network AGM and Members Meeting-postponed

Start Date:
3rd September 2020

End Date:
3rd September 2020

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1300

Event title: Shropshire Disability Network AGM and Members Meeting-postponed
Venue: University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ, in room SGH201
Weblink: https://shropshire-disability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: We look forward to welcoming you to our AGM. Once the annual reports have been presented, elections have been made and accounts ratified we look forward to hearing from our keynote speaker.

We look forward to welcoming Peter and Gillian Hales – to learn how owls help with therapy in our local hospitals’ therapy (with slides and live owls).

Raffle: We will hold our regular quarterly raffle.

Other items to buy: We will have SDN wrist bands for sale; this is a good way to raise awareness of SDN. You will also have opportunity to purchase our 10th Anniversary Badges at £1 each as well as a Safe Places Shropshire Badge at £1 each. By buying these you help us to fund our work. We will also have a table where you can buy items made by our members as well as other items. They are all very reasonably priced and will help towards paying for our meeting.

Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net (Secretary) or call or text 07780 852 229 for more information.

We have Sign Language Interpreters (BSL) at all our meetings. We now have a t-loop system to use at our meetings.

Click here to download a list of SDN events for 2020: SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Master , SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Plain text .

Shropshire Disability Network Meeting-Cancelled

Start Date:
11th June 2020

End Date:
11th June 2020

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1300

Event title: Shropshire Disability Network Meeting-Cancelled. Note this meeting will not take place due to Covid19 pandemic.
Venue: The Movement Centre, Building 106, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry, SY10 7AG
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: We look forward to welcoming you to our meeting.

Our guest speakers will be:

  • Graham Fuller from FBC Manby Bowdler talking about Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and care fees; and
  • SDN Patron Jess Hiles and Jo Allmond return to tell us about their new book and what they are doing re disabilities.

Raffle: We will hold our regular quarterly raffle.

Other items to buy: We will have SDN wrist bands for sale; this is a good way to raise awareness of SDN. You will also have opportunity to purchase our 10th Anniversary Badges at £1 each as well as a Safe Places Shropshire Badge at £1 each. By buying these you help us to fund our work. We will also have a table where you can buy items made by our members as well as other items. They are all very reasonably priced and will help towards paying for our meeting.

Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net (Secretary) or call or text 07780 852 229 for more information.

We have Sign Language Interpreters (BSL) at all our meetings. We now have a t-loop system to use at our meetings.

Click here to download a list of SDN events for 2020: SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Master , SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Plain text .

Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop

Start Date:
23rd October 2020

End Date:
31st October 2020

Start Time:
1015

End Time:
1600

Event title: Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop
Venue: St. Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF
Name: Shrewsbury Charity Card Shop Charities
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop opens at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury (top of Pride Hill Shrewsbury, opposite the Old Post Office, now Waitrose store)

The shop will be officially opened by the Mayor of Shrewsbury on Friday 23rd October. It is open on Monday to Saturday 10.15 am to 4 pm.

No fewer than 40 charities take part to raise funds for their charity. The shop is staffed by Volunteers from the charities taking part. This is where you will probably find the largest selection of Christmas Cards in Shropshire, if not the West Midlands. Also available will be Christmas wrapping and diaries.

SDN and Safe Place Shropshire will have their cards available. We appreciate all our volunteers who have agreed to take a morning or afternoon slot. As well as raising funds, this is a great opportunity for the smaller charities to raise awareness of their work.

While browsing you may like to have a Cup of Tea or Cafe in the Church Cafe
The shop closes on Saturday 5th December at 4 pm

Look out for further details on Face Book and Twitter

PRH – Shropshire Disability Network Awareness Day – CANCELLED

Start Date:
22nd May 2020

End Date:
22nd May 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1500

Event title: PRH – Shropshire Disability Network Awareness Day – Cancelled by SDN Management Committee
Venue: Princess Royal Hospital, Apley Castle, Grainger Rd, Telford, TF1 6TF
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description:

SDN MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REGRETS THAT IT HAS CANCELLED THIS EVENT DUE TO LACK OF VOLUNTEERS

Courtesy of SaTH Engagement, we will be back at the PRH to raise awareness of our work. Note we will be in the Women and Children’s area today. We will have leaflets available for you to take away but you also have the opportunity to talk to us and sign up as a member which is FREE!

We have items made by our members on sale at very reasonable prices. We always have a stock of second hand books.

All monies raised will be used to progress our work across the county of Shropshire to help people with a disability access the information they need, provide a website, newsletter and more. Much of our work goes unseen as signposting is often confidential. We are a small charity run by volunteers and doing a huge amount of work.

Maybe you are a member of SDN but have never been to a meeting, or would like to join but you are not sure as you don’t know other members. If so, why not come to PRH to talk to us or volunteer for an hour or so, get to know one or two of us and we can tell you more about our meetings.

If you would like to volunteer, even just for 1 hour, please contact us as it helps all of us. You can call/text 07780 852 229 or email secretary@shropshire-disability.net .

Click here to download a list of SDN events for 2020: SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Master , SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Plain text .

PRH – Shropshire Disability Network Awareness Day – CANCELLED

Start Date:
14th February 2020

End Date:
14th February 2020

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1500

Event title: PRH – Shropshire Disability Network Awareness Day – CANCELLED by SDN Management Committee
Venue: Princess Royal Hospital, Apley Castle, Grainger Rd, Telford, TF1 6TF
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description:

SDN MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REGRETS THAT IT HAS CANCELLED THIS EVENT DUE TO LACK OF CAPACITY

Courtesy of SaTH Engagement, we will be back at the PRH to raise awareness of our work. Note we will be in the Women and Children’s area today. We will have leaflets available for you to take away but you also have the opportunity to talk to us & sign up as a member which is FREE!

We have items made by our members on sale at very reasonable prices. We always have a stock of second hand books.

All monies raised will be used to progress our work across the county of Shropshire to help people with a disability access the information they need, provide a website, newsletter & more. Much of our work goes unseen as signposting is often confidential. We are a small charity run by volunteers and doing a huge amount of work.

Maybe you are a member of SDN but have never been to a meeting, would like to but you’re not sure as you don’t know other members. If so, why not come to PRH to talk to us or volunteer for an hour or so, get to know one or two of us and we can tell you more about our meetings.

If you would like to volunteer, even just for 1 hour, please contact us as it helps all of us. You can call/text 07780 852 229 or email secretary@shropshire-disability.net .

Click here to download a list of SDN events for 2020: SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Master , SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Plain text .

SDN Management Meeting-Cancelled

Start Date:
1st October 2020

End Date:
1st October 2020

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1230

Event title: SDN Management Meeting-Cancelled
Venue: Lindale Court, Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8NU
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: secretary@shropshire-disability.net
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: To enable Shropshire Disability Network to operate we have a Management Committee. Meetings take place each month, except for the quarter months when there is a Members’ Meeting, ie March, June, September & December.

These meetings are vital in order to bring you this website, our newsletter, our quarterly meetings, signposting and all the work we do for people with all types of disabilities as well as carers. It is also important that we carry out the wishes of our Members. We are a very active committee of “doers” and need people who will be “team players” to join us and help with various tasks.

Any SDN Member who feels they have something new that they can bring to the Management Board can make an application to join the board. In the first instance you should email secretary@shropshire-disability.net or call/text 07780 852 229. Annual General Meetings are held every September when board members are elected & honorary posts ratified but between AGMs we can co-opt up to 4 members.

For an informal chat please call/text 07780 852 229.

Click here to download a list of SDN events for 2020: SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Master , SDN-Meetings-Events-from Jan 2020-Plain text .