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Tracey McAtamney, Platinum Champion Award
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Bereavement volunteer named as ‘Platinum Champion’

A charity founder who runs monthly bereavement cafes in Warwickshire and the West Midlands, has been named as a Platinum Champion as part of a national Jubilee awards celebrating dedication to volunteering. Tracey McAtamney was recognised for her work as the founder of Surviving Bereavement foundation, which she established in memory of her late husband… Keep Reading

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Back in the saddle for Cotswold Tour d’Ilmington

Cyclists of all abilities are invited to sign up for this year’s Cotswold Tour d’Ilmington, organised by Shipston Rotary Club. The popular event on July 3rd, will see fundraisers taking part in one of three rides across 10-, 30- or 100-mile courses, all starting and finishing from Newbold on Stour Village Hall. Rotarians hope it… Keep Reading

Molly Ollys, Grand Union Canal Race, Hamish Hanson
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Former Warwick man passes through home town as part of ultra challenge

A FORMER Warwick man is really stepping up for a local charity when he takes on one of the country’s toughest races – from Birmingham to London. Hamish Hanson is among around 100 ultra endurance runners in the 145-mile Grand Union Canal Race starting on Friday (June 3rd). The towpath route, which starts at Birmingham’s… Keep Reading

Molly Ollys, Grand Union Canal, pedalo
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Friends climb back in the pedalo for canal fundraiser for Molly Ollys

PEDAL power will once again be driving two Warwickshire fundraisers who are preparing to travel ten miles along The Grand Union Canal – in a pedalo! Friends Alex Pearson from Stratford and Emma Brayne from Warwick are preparing to navigate tunnels and locks as part of their intrepid challenge, in aid of local children’s charity… Keep Reading

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‘Sock it to me’ – Rotarians’ appeal for support to help homeless

A COVENTRY podiatrist has joined forces with local Rotarians and a Birmingham charity to help the homeless get back on their feet again – quite literally. Gary Dancer, who runs a private chiropody clinic in the city, is working with The Rotary Club of Erdington and Have A Hart, Help The Homeless to provide much-needed… Keep Reading

Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge, golf, Molly Ollys, Solihull Age UK
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Rotarians on course for 37th Pro-Am Golf fundraiser

AMATEUR golfers are being invited to help drive the fundraising for two local charities at an annual event organised by The Rotary Club of Knowle & Dorridge. The Club’s 37th Charity Pro-Am Golf Competition will take place at Copt Heath Golf Club in Knowle on June 13th in aid of Molly Ollys and Age UK… Keep Reading

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Amateur sailor prepares for Atlantic adventure after two-year delay

A Leamington woman is preparing for the adventure of a lifetime as a crew member on the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race – two years after she was originally due to set sail. Marie O’Riley will join a 20-strong crew for the final ‘Atlantic Homecoming’ leg from Bermuda on June 19th, via New… Keep Reading

Revive Cafe Bar, new menu, executive chef, games, Warwick
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New executive chef heralds growth of popular café bar

A popular café bar has welcomed a new executive chef as part of plans to expand its offering just six months after opening its doors to customers in Warwick. Revive Café and Bar in Smith Street unveils its new menu under Filipino Catalino Bernal, formerly head chef at the nearby Pickled Crab. Diners are now… Keep Reading

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