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Sponsor needed to go the distance for charity race team

Stick ‘n’ Step, the North West charity that provides support to children with cerebral palsy and their families, is looking for a headline sponsor for its cycle race team at Revolve 24. This is a major 24 hour cycling endurance event being held at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit later this year. Taking place on 16 and 17 September at ... Read More »

Fundraisers challenged to go ‘blind’ for a day for visual impairment charity

  People across the country are being challenged to blindfold themselves for a day to raise money for Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation, Royal Blind. Partnered with a buddy for the duration of the #Blind4Day challenge, participants will be sponsored to go about their daily activities, gaining an insight into the challenges facing blind and partially sighted people. The challenge ... Read More »

SmART: Artists with a learning disability celebrate exhibition opening at Williamson Art Gallery

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Claughton, Birkenhead, is now showing ‘SmART, a learning disability collaboration Project’, which boasts beautiful and thoughtful art from over 25 artists with a learning disability from across the borough. Four participating organisations; Wirral Evolutions, Royal Mencap Society, Autism Together and Wirral Mencap’s Crossbow Club set up the exhibition to give the artistic talents ... Read More »

Stop the NHS slashing vulnerable people’s care packages

  People living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland whose care in their own home is funded by the NHS because of their complex healthcare needs will be faced with the prospect of accepting a drastic reduction to their care funding if a planned proposal is not opposed and rejected. Details are HERE. The local NHS are amending  their ‘Settings of ... Read More »

Remploy workforce donate £50,000 to help beat cancer sooner

Staff of Remploy, the disability employment specialists, have made a £50,000 donation to Cancer Research UK to show their support and help beat over 200 types of cancer. Remploy left government ownership in April 2015 with employees owning a 30% stake in the company which is held in an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT). As shareholders they choose to use a ... Read More »

Our dog-loving nation set to go barking mad for the Great British Dog Walk 2017

Our dog-loving nation is set to go barking mad for this year’s Great British Dog Walk, 20 fun-filled countryside walks being held between March and June 2017 to ensure more hearing dogs can be trained to bring life-transforming benefits to deaf children and adults. Now firmly established as one of the UK’s favourite series of dog walks, around 4,000 adults ... Read More »

William Merritt Charity Moves into New Disabled Living Centre

The William Merritt Disabled Living Centre have moved into a newly renovated building in Leeds and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and the Lord and Lady Mayoress officially unveiled the plaque on Friday 27 January 2017 and on Saturday the local community enjoyed the continued celebrations and got the opportunity to have a look around the new Centre. Guests enjoyed cake, sweets donated ... Read More »

Share your story for Raynaud’s awareness month

Write it, Snap it, Film it Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK are inviting you to get involved in Raynaud’s awareness month! Let’s unite together, raise our hands and raise vital funds for people with Scleroderma and Raynaud’s by sharing our hand images and stories. Your stories, photos and videos will demonstrate the large number of people affected by Raynaud’s. From your ... Read More »

SSE Hydro Lights Up in Celebration of PAMIS’ 25th Anniversary

The SSE Hydro lit up in the blue and purple colours of Scottish charity PAMIS on Thursday the 26 of January to celebrate the beginning of the Scottish charities’ 25th year. PAMIS have been supporting people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families and carers since 1992 with a range of services such as campaigning, leisure activities, family support, transition ... Read More »

Enham Trust announces appointment of new CEO

Hampshire based care and disability charity Enham Trust has announced the appointment of Heath Gunn as its new Chief Executive. Heath was formally confirmed as the charity’s new CEO by the Enham Trust board on Monday 30 January. Heath steps into the role having spent two years with the charity as its Director of Integrated Services, overseeing a diverse range ... Read More »

Lincolnshire Disability Centre to Receive Royal Visitor

Sense patron, HRH The Princess Royal, will visit the charity’s day service in Bourne HRH The Princess Royal will visit the Sense day service in Bourne, Lincolnshire on February 3. HRH The Princess Royal, who has been a patron of Sense since 1989, will visit the national disability charity’s local centre, which supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or ... Read More »

February is Raynaud’s awareness month get involved #raiseyourhands

With Raynaud’s Awareness Month occurring in February, Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK launch #raiseyourhands simple test to help millions affected by Raynaud’s. The test will be live on 1 February (  This winter the UK is set to have the heaviest snowfall for many years, bringing misery and suffering for millions of people with Raynaud’s and Scleroderma. Many of us take it ... Read More »