volunteers

16 Sep 2016
A Shrewsbury-based charity that helps and supports people in crisis is now on the look-out for new volunteers. Van drivers and shop workers are at the top of the ‘wish list’ for the county branch of Relate, the counselling and support charity. The organisation is based at Swan Hill Court in Shrewsbury and operates all across Shropshire. While, nationwide, Relate’s specially-trained counsellors...
20 Jun 2016
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has held a special event hosted by the organisation’s county patron the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire Sir Algernon Heber-Percy at his ancestral home. The evening reception took place in the tea rooms at Hodnet Hall, Market Drayton, to thank the busy team of volunteers, which keeps the Shropshire branch running, for its hard work. The event marked a formal passing...
28 Apr 2016
Shropshire charity Signal is encouraging people to think about communication to end isolation and loneliness in national Deaf Awareness Week. The charity is encouraging people to have their hearing screened at Signal: The Hub in the Riverside Mall in Shrewsbury from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 May. A screening can be the first step towards addressing problems with hearing which may cause people to...
09 Apr 2016
Shropshire Disability Network are very excited to announce we have a runner in this years London Marathon & it is for the first time. Chairperson Ruby Hartshorn said "This is  not only is about raising money for us, it is also about raising awareness of our work & all because one of our members wants & is able to do this for us" Ruby continued "Helen has an unusual story so please...
14 Mar 2016
  Sport Relief in the Pink …. A south Shropshire company is doing its bit to support Sport Relief which hits the television screens on Friday. Promofix, based on Faraday Drive in Bridgnorth, produces promotional merchandise for many firms from within the county and also across the UK and has donated over 100 sports drink bottles to re-hydrate volunteers manning the phones to take calls from...
21 Feb 2016
With the motor sport hill climb season fast approaching, Hagley Car Club officials and volunteers are spending their time preparing the track and support facilities at Loton Park Hill Climb at Alberbury, near Shrewsbury. Several new car and driver combinations will be making their debut when the club stages its practice days for members over the Easter weekend, with the first competitive events...
Photo of young person having their hearing screened in the outdoors
27 Aug 2015
Signal, the Shrewsbury-based charity working in Shropshire and sub-Saharan Africa, will be banging the drum for deaf awareness at Shrewsbury Folk Festival this weekend. The charity is working with the festival organisers to bring a hearing loop to the annual event’s new workshop venue to help people with hearing loss fully participate in the activities on offer. A loop system can channel sound...
07 Jan 2015
Church Stretton is well known, locally, as quite a sleepy little town - surrounded by the gorgeous hills of Caer Caradoc, the Lawleys and the Long Mynd. Stretton attracts many thrill seekers during the weekends, muddy mountain bikers, hill runners and walkers, and also those that prefer a gentler pace and the partly flat ground of the pretty Cardingmill Valley. During the week, Stretton is a...
Footpath work
12 Feb 2014
An exciting joint project has started in the Shropshire Hills to improve a 200 metre section of the Shropshire Way Footpath which was suffering from erosion. This problem was highlighted by the mid Shropshire and Shrewsbury Ramblers volunteer group who saw the need for this section to be improved.  This was seen as a great opportunity to link up the local volunteers, the Probation Trust offenders...
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