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Campaign launched to save short breaks service for disabled under-5s in Sutton Coldfield amid fear of closure 

23 Jan 18

The parents of disabled children are fighting Birmingham council cuts that could mean the closure of a vital respite care service.


News
Workers brave the shave to raise money for St Giles Hospice 

23 Jan 18

A Whittington-based charity has been boosted after a team of work colleagues raised £4,000 by shaving their heads.


Local news
Oxfam calls for action on poverty gap during World Economic Forum 

22 Jan 18

A new report by the charity Oxfam shows that 42 people own as much wealth as poorer half of the world.


Local news
One in three women are embarrassed to take smear test 

22 Jan 18

A survey by the charity,   Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust found that one in three young women in the UK  are embarrassed to take a pap smear test .


News
Last spaces remaining on popular 10-mile Rotary Cathedral to Castle Run 

21 Jan 18

MORE than 1,000 people have already signed up for the hugely popular Lichfield Cathedral to Tamworth Castle 10-mile charity run, with less than 200 places now remaining for the 2018 event.


News
Solihull caffeine lovers invited to brew up for breast cancer charity 

20 Jan 18

CAFFEINE lovers in Solihull are invited to brew up for breast cancer.


News
Birmingham and Solihull residents raise £49,000 for St Mary’s Hospice with Christmas tree recycling scheme 

19 Jan 18

Residents rose to the challenge of recycling a record number of Christmas trees to raise £49,000 for local charity, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.


News
Recycled Christmas trees help to raise £11,000 for St Giles Hospice 

19 Jan 18

Recycled Christmas trees have given a boost to a local charity.


Rugby
What to do with your Christmas tree – how to get it recycled for FREE 

17 Jan 18

There are recycling schemes in Birmingham – including a charity scheme that will collect it from your house for free…


News
Hockley Heath barge owner threatened with boat seizure and homelessness 

17 Jan 18

A HOCKLEY Heath barge owner is being threatened with homelessness after a waterways charity said they will seize his boat.


Local news
Charity donates specialist assistive technology to local children’s hospice 

16 Jan 18

Children and young people at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Selly Oak have been donated a package of specialist assistive technology worth thousands of pounds by national children’s charity Lifelites.


Local news
Forget #BlueMonday, Samaritans are giving out tea for #BrewMonday 

15 Jan 18

Samaritans giving out tea in Birmingham New Street Station A charity in Birmingham is offering an alternative to Blue Monday.


Blog feature
Henry Smith Charity Re-Launches Grants Programmes 

15 Jan 18

The Henry Smith Charity has recently reviewed its grant procedures and now offers four funding opportunities: Improving Lives Fund Strengthening Communities Fund Holiday Grants for Children Christian Projects.


Business
£6,500 donation to help the homeless and other charities 

15 Jan 18

City charity LoveBrum has been given one of its biggest donations in its almost three-year history by the Birmingham Publicity Association this month.


Business
£6,500 donation to help the homeless and other charities 

15 Jan 18

City charity LoveBrum has been given one of its biggest donations in its almost three-year history by the Birmingham Publicity Association this month.


Local news
Local brain injury charity seeks Bags of Help to improve Rubery rehab centre garden 

13 Jan 18

Headway’s courtyard garden in need of some raised planters, compost and flowers.


Blog feature
Sitting Pretty Appeal 

12 Jan 18

We are in despair, about a broken chair.


News
Charity’s call for volunteers to help support families of inmates 

12 Jan 18

Volunteers are being urged to help support families visiting inmates at a local prison.


News
Watch as thieves steal charity collection tins from a Coventry shop 

10 Jan 18

Help bring them to justice…


News
Citizens Advice open new Chelmsley Wood charity shop 

10 Jan 18

Citizens Advice Solihull has opened up a new charity shop at its Chelmsley Wood site.


News
Tickets on sale for Lichfield Ladies Circle’s charity danceathon in Burntwood 

10 Jan 18

Members of Lichfield Ladies Circle are putting their dancing shoes on for a six-hour fundraising challenge in Burntwood.


News
New abuse survivors clinics for Solihull 

10 Jan 18

A SOLIHULL charity partnership is setting up new abuse survivors clinics to provide support, advocacy and information.


News
Strictly stars to dazzle Coventry stage for special NSPCC fundraiser 

9 Jan 18

Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag headline charity event for Boole House…


Rugby
Charity secures £250,000 of new Lottery funding 

9 Jan 18

New capital will enable LoveBrum to hire two new staff and continue supporting community projects across the city…


News
Charity secures £250,000 of new Lottery funding 

9 Jan 18

New capital will enable LoveBrum to hire two new staff and continue supporting community projects across the city…