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#LocalCharitiesDay: The inspirational work of Remap

David Martin

, November 21, 2017 — Civil Society

Chief Executive at Remap

Linda teaches piano and singing, so was devastated when treatment for breast cancer left her unable to support her left arm or move it sufficiently to play the piano, even though her fingers were unaffected. She was unable to work and was left feeling very frustrated.Fortunately, Linda’s occupational therapist had heard of Remap, a charity…

#LocalCharitiesDay: MAD Weekend gets people out volunteering for Snowdonia

Claire Holmes

, November 14, 2017 — Civil Society

Events and Publicity Coordinator, Snowdonia Society

The Snowdonia Society’s 50th anniversary event, the 2017 MAD (Make a Difference) Weekend, in September saw more than 80 people take part in two days of intensive conservation activities  across Snowdonia National Park, with overnight camping and live folk music on the Craflwyn Estate.Volunteers came in all shapes and sizes, and included pupils from a local…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Malvern Special Families celebrates the positive impact of small charities

Cassie Zoro

, November 7, 2017 — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Malvern Special Families

Malvern Special Families strives to improve lives and provides safe and engaging social opportunities for children and young people with disabilities.At Malvern Special Families (MSF) we understand that everyone is different. That is why we provide the best individual care, support and social opportunities that we can at our clubs and play schemes. Our vision…

World Heart Beat Music blogs for #LocalCharitiesDay 2017

James Gero

, October 30, 2017 — Civil Society

James Gero, Executive Director World Heart Beat Music Academy.

World Heart Beat Music Academy is a ground-breaking organisation that accelerates social change and transforms lives through music in London.  Many of our students come from a range of challenging backgrounds. Some are the main carer for parents or siblings; some come from households with a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse; some are classified…

Why is poetry so important?

Caleb Femi

, October 13, 2017 — Civil Society

Young People’s Laureate for London

This Libraries Week and ahead of the Young People’s Laureate Tour 2017, Caleb Femi talks about his role as the Young People’s Laureate for London and the pivotal role poetry can play in young lives. Inspiring future generationsThe Young People’s Laureate is all about engaging, not only with poetry but with young people too through…

#ReadySteadyLibrary for Libraries Week

Sue Ball

, October 10, 2017 — Civil Society

Stock, Services & Activities Manager at Staffordshire County

Find out about the role Stafford Library is playing in supporting local families and vulnerable children ahead of them starting school - just one example of the many ways in which libraries are affecting change and bringing people together.

Grow Your Tenner fundraising campaign helps local charities grow

Chris Dormer

, December 16, 2016 — Civil Society

Head of Business Development at Localgiving

As part of plans leading up to #LocalCharitiesDay, the Government’s Office for Civil Society (OCS) backed two fundraising campaigns that encourage giving to local charities and community groups. OCS gave £250,000 to the campaigns, both run by Localgiving, to match online donations from the public.The Grow Your Tenner campaign matched donations from the public up…

Morrisons Foundation – making a difference to people’s lives

Sam Burden

, — Civil Society

Morrisons Foundation Specialist

Morrisons believes in the power of local charities to make a difference to people’s lives. In 2015 we set up the Morrisons Foundation to help more local charities access vital funding and today we are really pleased to be supporting the first ever #LocalCharitiesDay.  We’re taking this opportunity to encourage local charities to find out…

Introducing the Dorset Devils!

I belong to a wonderful group of people called Dorset Devils (157 volunteers with an age range of 5-85), founded by Peter Ryan just over three years ago. We all love Bournemouth, but hate the litter that gets deposited all along our streets and our spectacular beaches. We therefore go out and voluntarily clear the rubbish when…