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Peter Middleton Head Teacher at Oswestry School
13 Oct 2022
A Shropshire school has announced plans for a new library project which will see an existing building transformed into a modern and dynamic space which will benefit pupils and the wider community. Oswestry School’s major capital project that will see the Long Room at the Upper Brook Street site in the town, transformed into a space which will be used for independent study, reading and debate...
Dyslexia Award winners 2022
26 Sep 2022
Inspirational dyslexics, supportive employers and educators were celebrated at a special awards night in Shropshire. Amongst the winners of the UK Dyslexia Awards were Clive Knowles, founder of the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry who scooped Entrepreneur Award; Samantha Jones from Lawley, Telford, who won the Special Educational Needs (SENCO) Award and Morgan Jones from Shrewsbury who won the...
Bev Baxter and Hugh Strickland
22 Sep 2022
Shrewsbury-based charity Community Resource, which supports people and communities facing challenges across the county, has welcomed its new CEO. Bev Baxter has succeeded Julia Baron, who retired as Chief Executive at the end of August after 23 years at the helm. Bev was previously Head of Operations and Deputy CEO of The Way in Wolverhampton and took up the position at Community Resource on...
09 Aug 2022
A popular free fitness test event that helps older people reduce the risk of falling is returning to Shrewsbury this month. Shropshire charity Community Resource is bringing its ‘Functional Fitness MOTs’ to Christ Church, Glebe Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, on Wednesday 31 August. Two-hour slots are available to book from 9.30am and will see participants take part in one-to-one fitness tests (...
INTune founder Wayne Flynn
04 Jul 2022
A new community radio station for Shropshire has launched an online crowdfunding campaign.   INTune Radio – which has already established a suite of programmes to support local businesses, charities and communities around Shropshire – wants to raise £5,000 to help it help even more good causes.   The station, which started as a podcast during the Covid pandemic, broadcasts throughout the day and...
19 Apr 2022
A Shropshire charity boss will be taking on a six-day walking challenge along the Shropshire Way next month to raise funds to support local causes. Community Resource CEO Julia Baron will be kicking off her epic trail on Wednesday 4 May from Kingsland Bridge in Shrewsbury and will finish at Tilstock Bradbury Village Hall, Whitchurch the following week. Julia will spend six days walking around 10-...
11 Feb 2022
Shrewsbury based singer songwriter Vincent Whyte will play a fundraising concert later this month to help a friend’s sister secure life changing surgery in Spain. The event, which will take place in The Loft at The Old Post Office, Shrewsbury on Thursday 24 February, aims to raise money for Charlie Fitz, who suffers from a condition called Classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Charlie’s spinal cord...
Attendees of a walk and talk day in 2021
10 Dec 2021
Local charity, Climbing Out, is looking for people who would benefit from attending their monthly walk and talk days, which aim to help people rebuild their motivation following a physical or mental trauma. The charity has found the pandemic has increased the need for their work. In 2021 alone they helped over 100 individuals with their mix of outdoor activities, mental resilience coaching,...
Fundraising Hike in Snowdon
23 Jul 2021
Shropshire based charity, Climbing Out, are calling for people to take part in their annual fundraising hike. The event is their biggest fundraiser of the year and this year’s hike has been dubbed the Climbing Out Snowdonia Challenge. The hike is taking place on October 9 in North Wales. Participants can choose to climb between 1 and 4 of Snowdonia's iconic mountains on the day. Every walker will...
12 Jul 2021
A building contractor is looking for charities and community groups in Shrewsbury that need a helping hand with building as part of its pledge to support the areas where it works. Pave Aways wants to identify a community hall, centre or sports club where it can provide general repairs, decorating or plastering free of charge as it builds new school facilities for Shropshire Council at Harlescott...
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