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Community event promotes healthy messages around food

Lessons around affordable, healthy and sustainable food were at the centre of a community event in Leamington on Saturday (March 2nd), hosted by The Lillington Community Pantry. Scores of people attended The Kind Communities – Kind Food programme, organised in collaboration with Warwickshire County Council. The interactive day was supported by more than 15 organisations […]

Rotarians’ Burns Night Supper set to raise charity coffers

A fundraising Burns Night Supper is being hosted by Southam 2000 Rotary Club later this month. The annual event this year takes place at Harbury Village Hall on January 26th, to mark the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Proceeds will benefit a variety of local, national and international charities, this year including […]

Rotary champions peace opportunity for school

With so much conflict throughout the world, and with so many countries resorting to warfare and locally with the increase in knife crime, encouraging young people to think about what peace means to them and how conflict can be avoided without resorting to violence, has become even more important. To support schools with their peace […]

Appeal for support to help launch new bereavement cafés

A woman whose own experience with grief inspired her to launch bereavement cafés, is now appealing for volunteers to help open one in Stratford and Nuneaton. Tracey McAtamney who runs the Surviving Bereavement Foundation, needs help to keep pace with the demand for her monthly cafés which were first established in 2019. The popular two-hour […]

Children’s charity gears up for next 180-mile cycle challenge

Following the success of last year’s charity cycle ride from York to Shrewley which raised more than £73K, Warwick-based Molly Ollys is gearing up for another similar challenge on the 7/8/9th July. This year’s route will be around 180 miles, going through the beautiful countryside from Exeter to Shrewley over three days. Cyclists interested in […]

Local ladies among those celebrating business success

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Warwickshire were among those celebrated at the fifth Ladies First Professional Development Network Business Awards. More than 300 people assembled at Coombe Abbey on Thursday (March 23rd) for the glittering awards ceremony, hosted by local musician and BBC radio presenter Sandra Godley. Winners included Emily Biddle who was awarded Business Woman of […]

Cancer survivor has raised more than £250k for local hospitals

Two-time cancer survivor Sue Cressman who was also nearly paralysed after breaking her neck, appreciates more than most the vital service her local hospitals provide. The 63-year-old, who underwent a mastectomy ten years ago, has been continuing to give back by donating £250k worth of life-saving medical equipment to local hospitals. At just 32 years […]

Finalists announced for fifth inspirational women awards

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Coventry and Warwickshire have been named among the finalists in the fifth Ladies First Network Business and Inspirational Women Awards. Entrants have been selected from nearly 300 nominations by a panel of judges from across the UK. The finalists will now be invited to an independent judging day at Metropolis in Coventry […]

Thousands for local charities after firm’s year of fundraising

Alsters Kelley, fundraising

A local law firm’s year of fundraising has amassed more than £3,200 for five charities in the Coventry and Warwickshire area as well as supporting victims of the Ukrainian war. Coventry Women’s Haven, Warwick-based Safeline, Helping Hands Community Project in Leamington, The Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton and Southam Fosse Foodbank have each received […]

Rotarians appeal for help at food packing event to Feed the Hungry

Rotarians in Coventry and Warwickshire are helping to lead the way in tackling world hunger with the return of their food packing initiative in partnership with Feed The Hungry. It will be all hands on deck when members of The Rotary Club of Warwick, Southam, Leamington, Kenilworth and Henley-in-Arden and Coventry Jubilee, Coventry Phoenix and […]