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Sutton Mencap shares its stories for #LocalCharitiesDay

Robbie Keen

, December 9, 2016 — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Sutton Mencap

Sutton Mencap is a leading provider of services for people with a learning disability in the London Borough of Sutton. We work with around 70 children and young people and 200 adults, providing a wide range of activities aimed at bringing people together, helping them develop life skills, make friends and have fun.A typical week…

Malvern Special Families gets ready for #LocalCharitiesDay

Cassie Zoro

, — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Malvern Special Families

Malvern Special Families is supporting #LocalCharitiesDay to help highlight the fantastic work that small charities do for local communities. Local charities change lives for the better, but sometimes the staff and volunteers from these charities are so busy providing excellent support to local people, that they don’t get the chance to shout about themselves. So please join in on…

Local Charities’ unsung heroes

Caroline Siddall

, December 8, 2016 — Civil Society

Income Generation Director, Nightingale House Hospice Chair of the North West Institute of Fundraising Regional Group

Local charities play a huge role in the support of local communities.  In our case we are a local hospice based in an industrial town in north Wales and we help local people when they need it the most by providing end of life care completely free of charge. Twenty per cent of our running costs come…

Reading Mencap welcomes #LocalCharitiesDay

Marie-Claire Dillon

, December 5, 2016 — Civil Society

Fundraising Manager, Reading Mencap

Reading Mencap is looking forward to taking part in the first ever #LocalCharitiesDay this year, as we are passionate about the impact local charities have within our communities. Local charities are making a real difference to people by providing expert support from volunteers and staff who totally understand what they are going through.Sometimes we feel…

Me too & co looks ahead to #LocalCharitiesDay

Jo Saucek

, December 2, 2016 — Civil Society

Charity Administrator at me too & co https://www.metooandco.org.uk/

Me too & Co is a local charity run by parents, for families. We aim to remove the isolation that can be created for families when their children are affected by disability and additional needs. We provide a supportive and active community where the whole family is cared for and given the opportunity to develop and feel empowered.We were founded…

The Museums Review – an update on our progress

Neil Mendoza

, December 1, 2016 — Culture

England’s museums are among the best in the world. We all have our favourites and love the variety and extraordinary quality of individual collections and the magnificent buildings that house them. Of course, it is the expertise and dedication of the staff and volunteers that bring those collections and places to life for the public.…

Art and Education

Matt Hancock

, — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

As potentially one of the greatest forces for openness and social mobility we have, the arts are central to having a well-rounded education.Like many others, I was disappointed when AQA – the last exam board offering the Art History A Level – announced that they will be dropping the subject from 2018.From the earliest cave…

14-18 NOW receives Remember WW1 Award

Jenny Waldman

, November 30, 2016 — Culture

Director, 14-18 NOW

Earlier this month 14-18 NOW were delighted to receive the national ‘Arts and Creativity’ award for our work on the Poppies Tour, Dazzle Ships and we’re here because we’re here.14-18 NOW is the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and we aim to bring the stories of the First World War to…