Charity Fashion Show In aid of Kirkwood Hospice

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Always Hug Before You Say Good Bye

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My Dad, Patrick Sedgwick passed away Monday 16th September 2013 aged 64. He’s Ex Police and Ex Army a brave hero until the end. Pendleside Hospice provided him with amazing care, help and advice with the help of the Macmillan nurses including day trips and home care, and were with him and with his family at home til the very end. The Macmillan nurses and Pendleside Hospice survive on donation so what ever you donate it will be very much appreciated Your donation will help the nurses care for others with cancer.

Staffordshire Police Open Day

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Charity Football Tournament In aid of Cancer Research

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Weekend Supercar Extravaganza Charity Event In aid of The Childrens Trust

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Shrewsbury Vintage Tea Party

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Fire Safety Advice During Industrial Action

hwfireHereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is urging members of the public to take extra care during this week’s Firefighter industrial action.

The strike action will take place Thursday 12th June 9.00am until Friday 13th June 9.00am. This period of strike action will see HWFRS operating a reduced service.

Adrian Elliott, Group Commander of HWFRS said

“We are encouraging motorists and residents to take extra care during the strikes when there will be reduced fire cover. Not all of our firefighters are members of the Fire Brigades Union which means some stations will be working normally but people should be aware that it may take us a little longer to respond to calls in some instances”.

“During the firefighter strikes, we want people to be clear about what to do in the event of a fire. The most important point they need to know is that they will still get an emergency response and they should not be tempted to tackle fires themselves.”

He continued:

“General fire safety messages that we promote throughout the year become even more crucial at times of strike action. An early alert to a fire in your home is just as important for avoiding injury and damage to property, and we would also like to remind people to install a smoke alarm on every floor of their home and to test each alarm is working on a weekly basis.”

He also encouraged people to plan an escape route and to make sure everyone in the house is aware of it.

Other fire safety messages to consider are:

Close inside doors at night to help prevent a fire from spreading.
Stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully. Put them out. Right out.
Take extra care in the kitchen and never leave cooking unattended.
Do not overload electrical sockets and watch out for faulty and over-heating electrical equipment and wiring or cables.
Don’t tackle a fire yourself. Keep calm and act quickly, get everyone out as soon as possible

For further information visit our Industrial Action advice page.

 

World Cup – Give Domestic Violence the Red Card

Police are issuing personal warnings to men and women with a record of domestic violence in the runup to England’s first World Cup game, acting on evidence that abuse against wives, girlfriends and partners spikes dramatically in the aftermath of matches whether the team wins or loses.

The most detailed research into the links between the football World Cup and domestic abuse rates has revealed that in one force area in England and Wales, violent incidents increased by 38% when England lost but also rose by 26% when they won. While domestic violence rose after each England game, incidents also increased in frequency at each new tournament, raising fears that the forthcoming competition in Brazil where England’s first game is against Italy on Saturday 14 June could see the highest ever World Cup-related rises in domestic violence across the UK.

Police have released a recording of the horrifying call as part of the launch of a major campaign against domestic violence before the World Cup starts.

In the most distressing call released by GMP, the nine-year-old child can be heard pleading ‘help, help it’s my mum and dad’ as the woman screams for help in the background and another child can be heard crying.

1235740343Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children Please give them a call – Free phone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

 

Thurlby Motors Charity Ball In aid of LIVES First Responders

Have a fantastic time at the Thurlby Motors Charity Ball helping raise funds for LIVES First Responders.

• Reception drinks
• Superb three course meal & coffee
• Top entertainment
• Live band
• Dusk till dawn dancing
• Auction & raffle

Tickets are only £35 per person.

LIVES Medics & First Responders work in tandem with the emergency services, so if you make a 999 call, not only will an ambulance be mobilised, at the same time a LIVES Medic or Responder will also be notified that you need urgent medical attention. A totally voluntary service, LIVES depends on the support of the people of Lincolnshire to fund their organisation. You can help by attending the Thurlby Motors Charity Ball. We hope to see you at this very special event.

There are a number of ways that you or your company can become involved with the Thurlby Motors Charity Ball such as sponsoring a table at a cost of £50. All sponsors will have branding opportunities on their website and social media activity.

 

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Take on The Challenge of a Lifetime For Charity – The London Triathlon 2014

Take on the challenge of a lifetime. The Olympic distance event is a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run.

To see the distances for other categories see  Triathlon information.

 Public entry will open later in the year, although you can register your interest on the official website now. If you would like us to tell you when entry opens, give us your name and email and theywill contact you when we have an update. Please email or call 0207 840 4937.

Macmillan has a number of guaranteed places available. To secure a place they ask you to pledge to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship for Macmillan, due in one month after the event. You can choose any distance.

Pay a registration fee of £1, details of how to pay this will be given after you have secured your places. When securing a Macmillan Guaranteed Place you agree to the terms and conditions of the race organiser.

Whether you have your own place or a charity place, they will provide you with the same amazing level of support. You’ll receive a dedicated triathlon training and fundraising guide, regular newsletters packed with training advice, a free Macmillan vest or t-shirt to wear when training and on the day, the option to order Macmillan tri belts, swimming caps and arm bands available for free, the opportunity to purchase a Macmillan tri suit and support on the course whatever the weather and no matter what your start/finishing time is.

Most importantly they will provide you with a reason to put in those months of training and fundraising, because you’ll know that your efforts are going towards improving the lives of people living with cancer in the UK today.

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