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Ladies First Professional Development Awards 2022, Tracey McAtamney
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Local entries invited for new-look post-pandemic awards

WARWICKSHIRE businesses are being invited to enter a new-look awards dedicated to recognising growth and resilience throughout the pandemic. The fourth Ladies First Professional Development Awards will celebrate success stories while also raising funds and awareness for two Midlands charities, St Basils and Suited For Success. Nominations are open in 26 categories, including a host… Keep Reading

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Baby Loss Awareness

HOLDING her baby tight to her chest, Sharon cried uncontrollably. She had been desperate to meet her son but tragically he had died in her womb just days earlier. The first-time mum, from Warwickshire, carried him to full-term & gave birth knowing that he had already sadly passed away. Sharon said: “A parent’s worst nightmare… Keep Reading

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Fundraising is a piece of cake for professional baker!

A professional cake maker raised more than £400 for charity last week after hosting a coffee morning that was certainly a cut above. The owner of White Hyacinth Cake Design in Whatcote, collected a sweet £439 for Macmillan when locals flocked to sample some of her professionally made tasty treats on offer. Debra Goodwin and… Keep Reading

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Full house adds up to funds for Warwickshire charity

BINGO numbers added up to a successful evening of fundraising for a Warwickshire charity thanks to local law firm Alsters Kelley. More than £3,400 was raised for The Friendship Project, thanks to match funding by Four Acres Trust. It was a ‘full house’ for the bingo event, at The Bulldog in Whitnash last month, which… Keep Reading

Molly Olly's Wishes, Charity golf day, Oakland International
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Warwickshire children’s charity receives £26k boost from golf day

A golf day organised in aid of Warwickshire children’s charity Molly Olly’s Wishes, which supports children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses, has raised an incredible £26,252. Jointly organised and sponsored by Nottingham companies, Oakland International (which also has a site in Redditch) and Avanti Print and Packaging, 17-teams from across England, Scotland and Wales took… Keep Reading

Henley-in-Arden Rotary Club, golf day, Triple80HospiceTrek
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Golf day puts Henley Rotary Club on course for £10,000 hospice target

HENLEY Rotarians are certainly on ‘course’ to hit their £10,000 total for local hospices following a recent charity golf day. Twenty-two men’s ladies and mixed teams took to the tee to compete for prizes – and bragging rights – in a series of long and short-game competitions across 18 holes at Stratford Oaks Golf Club.… Keep Reading

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Claire’s marathon effort for causes close to her heart

A Warwick mum is hoping to run up big totals for two local causes close to her heart in a marathon fundraising effort this weekend. Claire Hammond is gearing up for her first London Marathon on Sunday (October 3rd) – in aid of charities Molly Olly’s Wishes and Northleigh House School. It marks the culmination… Keep Reading

Henley-in-Arden Rotary Club, Triple80HospiceTrek
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Octogenarians put best feet forward for local hospices

THREE 80-year-old Rotarians are en route to raising £10,000 for three local hospices by walking a mile for every year of their lives. Friends David Burman, Robbin Suffield and Jeff Masters have already amassed more than £4,000 towards their target after completing the Triple80HospiceTrek – but it wasn’t without its challenges. The Henley-in-Arden Rotary Club… Keep Reading

Nursery Opens in Stratford
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Stratford MP Opens New Nursery in Snitterfield

Stratford MP officially opens brand new Snitterfield nursery A brand-new nursery for the Stratford area has been officially opened by local MP Nadhim Zahawi, who hailed it as, “one of the finest nurseries” in the area. Little Dragon’s Day Nursery has opened its doors in the Methodist Church in Snitterfield near Stratford following a full… Keep Reading

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