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Tividale Call for Stallholder for the Black Country Festival 

26 Apr 18

Friends of Tividale Park are seeking stallholders for their upcoming event ‘Black Country Festival’ taking place on Saturday 7th July 2018 at Tividale Park.


News
Number of Solihull carers needing support increases by a third 

25 Apr 18

THE NUMBER of carers needing support has risen by a third in the last two years, a Solihull charity has revealed.


Rugby
ELO’s Jeff Lynne and other rock legends aid Birmingham pub bombings campaigners in charity auction 

25 Apr 18

Auction will help pub bombings campaigners meet legal bills…


News
Lichfield foodbank appeals for shoppers to donate tinned items 

25 Apr 18

Shoppers in Lichfield are being urged to add an extra item or two to their trollies to support the city’s foodbank.


Local news
Northfield animal lover releases uplifting book in support of cat rescue charity 

23 Apr 18

A Northfield animal lover has released her first book – ‘A moving, uplifting true story of a girl who loves animals’ – with all proceeds to go to support a local animal rescue.


Blog feature
Wooden Spoon Society 

23 Apr 18

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Wooden Spoon Society’s Capital Grants programme.


Blog feature
Lessons Shared From Pilot Apps for Dementia Sufferers 

23 Apr 18

Charity innovation foundation Nesta has shared the lessons learnt from two pilot apps for people affected by dementia.


Blog feature
Report Challenges Assumptions About Youth and Digital 

23 Apr 18

A new report seeks to challenge common assumptions about how charities and social benefit organisations design youth services apps and other digital tools to help young people navigate housing, employment and other support systems.


Blog music
Help for Samaritans 

22 Apr 18

Charity night at Kitchen Garden.


News
Charity worker feared being raped in 40-day Thai prison nightmare 

21 Apr 18

Sean Felton was thrown into a squalid cell packed with 50 inmates…


Local news
Acorns Children’s Hospice Wins Prestigious Birmingham Chamber Award 

20 Apr 18

Acorns Children’s Hospice has been recognised for its vital work in the region by the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce .


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP meets with local charity ‘Friends of Sick Children in Malawi’ to support future strategy 

20 Apr 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has met with Gordon Cowie MBE in the Royal Town to discuss future plans for Friends of Sick Children in Malawi, a UK charity which aims to develop a sustainable paediatric service in the region.


Blog comment
A great disco in aid of a wonderful local charity on tonight! 

20 Apr 18

Just a quick note to point this event out that’s happening this evening (Friday, 20th April 2018) over in Cheslyn Hay that friend of the blog Stephen Hill has let me know about.


News
Solihull couple will run London Marathon in honour of friend for cardiomyopathy UK 

20 Apr 18

A SOLIHULL couple are running the London Marathon to raise money for a cardiomyopathy charity and pay tribute to a former professional footballer and friend who died of the condition.


News
Around 100 endured rough sleep in Solihull to raise money for homeless charity 

19 Apr 18

AROUND 100 people endured a night on the streets to raise money for the fourth annual St Basil’s Solihull SleepOut.


Blog comment
Voter fraud appeal ahead of council elections 

19 Apr 18

Voters in Birmingham reminded to speak up if they suspect fraud.


News
Football match in memory of Solihull man to raise money for mental health charities 

18 Apr 18

A CHARITY football match will be played in honour of a Solihull man who took his own life ten years ago – and the community is invited.


Football
Jamie Sheldon’s charity games and raffles this Sunday – 22nd April! 

16 Apr 18

With less than a week to go until the day of football and raffles for Jamie, there is plenty of activities and ways to help donate to Jamie…


Blog feature
Generation Q Programme 

16 Apr 18

The Health Foundation, which is an independent health and health care charity, has announced that the Q Initiative has re-opened for applications.


Blog feature
Flower Power 

16 Apr 18

Florals, ahoy! The weather’s a balmy 12°C and there’s a suggestion of spring in the air.


Blog feature
Make Your Charity Comms and Marketing Brilliant: 7 Top Tips 

16 Apr 18

Are you wondering where to start with a communications strategy for your charity? Not sure the best approach to take with social media, e-newsletters and your website? Want to use storytelling to maximum effect? Thinking of making a film, but don’t…


Blog feature
Great Charity Writing and Content: 8 Top Tips 

16 Apr 18

B elow are eight top tips on great charity writing.


News
Peel Road Runners take over organisation of Gate Gallop 10km Charity run 

16 Apr 18

FOR many years, Peel Road Runners have had a long-standing relationship with the organisers of the Tamworth Gate Gallop 10km charity event and in 2018, they take on the organisation.


News
Tudor House Ladies Day supports Team Tilly 

16 Apr 18

A CHARITY Ladies Day took place at Tudor House Cafe on Lichfield Street on Saturday 14 April in aid of Tamworth girl, Tilly Sweet.


News
A home fit for CHIMP-ions at Twycross Zoo! 

15 Apr 18

THE countdown is on for the unveiling of Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross Zoo! The award-winning conservation charity based in the heart of England has created a new habitat for its chimpanzees, as part of its ambitious £55m Masterplan to become a …