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Volunteering opportunities with inspirational training delivered by the WEA – starts 4th May 2017

28 Mar

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For further information or to apply, please contact us by email- blendcookeatshare@gmail.com
alternatively, call us on 07468417353
Closing date: Applications should be received by Wednesday 19th April 2017

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Art from the Heart exhibition and workshop 31st March @BurtonSt

27 Mar

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Art from the Heart offers an in-depth look, through art and photography, of the expression of individualism of adults with learning disabilities and dementia.

The exhibition will be running from the 1st to the 6th of April, with special arty workshops on Saturday the 1st from 11am- 3pm, including workshops on:

  • Cyanotype Photography: take and print photos in a hand built photo booth
  • Printing Workshop
  • Pictures in Exhibition: a collective art piece created through music.

(soon to be exhibited at the Winter Gardens)

  • Wall Hangers: create beautiful wall hangings hosted by Scrapdragon
  • The Big Banner: watch as art comes to life in front of you!

All workshops are free, along with the exhibition!

Come down and join us on Saturday for workshops and a browse, or any day onwards for a beautiful and rare insight into a world that is often closed to us.

Opening times: Saturday 01/04./17: 11am-3pm

Sunday 02/04/17: 2pm-4pm

Monday 03/04/17- Thursday 06/04/17: 10am-4pm

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Dance sessions in Hillsborough for 10 to 19 year olds

23 Mar

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Over 50 Health Walk – Bramall Lane

22 Mar

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Afternoon Tea Party at the Moor Market 30th March 2017

21 Mar

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Wadsley Church Lunch Club are seeking Volunteers – Do you have a few hours to spare?

20 Mar

Wadsley Church Lunch Club

Worrall Rd,  S6 4BB

Is needing extra volunteers to join our team of kitchen assistants preparing, cooking, serving and clearing away the meal.

We meet Mondays, once a fortnight throughout the year, to cater for our elderly members, from 10am to about 2.30pm

The team is experienced, enthusiastic and friendly and will make you very welcome.  The work is very rewarding and much appreciated by our members.

You are given a free meal when on duty.

If you would like to know more, or to volunteer,

please phone Anne, 2348425

Cycling boost for people with disabilities – Every Thursday in Hillsborough Park

20 Mar

Cycling boost for people with disabilities

Cycling might seem like an impossible dream to some people with disabilities.

But that’s being challenged by a local charity which loans out specially adapted bikes and now offers a discounted rate thanks to a successful funding bid.

Sheffield Cycling for All, which is part of Disability Sheffield, runs every Thursday from Hillsborough Park. The charity has just received an extra £46,000 through HealthRich and is now able to loan bikes at just £3 per session. The funding will also allow the group to run weekly sessions on another day and is looking for volunteers to help with this.

One of its organisers, Caroline Waugh from Totley, said: “Having brain damage, epilepsy, impaired vision, broken limbs, lymphoedemia and cancer didn’t stop my passion for cycling, which is why I helped to set up Sheffield Cycling 4 All.

“It’s so important to be energised and feel the fresh air on your face. And what we do here is help people do the best they can.

“We’re delighted to have the extra funding as it means we can get more people on our bikes and hire them out at a discounted rate. One of our customers, a 79 year old woman, told me she takes 12 tablets a day for her health but nothing makes her feel better than cycling around the park with us.

“I wouldn’t like to say we can do everything but we’ve never had a disability we’ve not been able to cater for. We want more people to be able to use our bikes and are delighted that we can set up extra sessions. We’re now looking for more volunteers and even more support for our organisation.”

Sheffield City Council has helped support Sheffield Cycling 4 All through its ‘ward funding’ pot which is used to provide small grants to local community projects.

Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Sheffield City Council, said: “I’m very pleased we’ve been able to support Sheffield Cycling 4 All with a small grant from the Hillsborough ward pot which is being used for bike shelters, maintenance and equipment. They’re a great organisation helping people do things they might otherwise not be able to do, and just one of the many groups who help make our communities strong.”

Councillor Cate McDonald, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, added: “This charity is opening up opportunities for people with disabilities and I wholeheartedly applaud its work.

“Sheffield is hosting the Special Olympics for people with learning disabilities this year and we want people to know that we’re an inclusive city and have something for everyone. Sheffield Cycling 4 All is a real part of this and I want to congratulate all the staff and volunteers for everything they do to help people enjoy cycling.”

Sheffield Cycling 4 All runs from Hillsborough Park on a Thursday from 10am-3pm between March and October, with reduced hours during the winter. People can turn up and borrow one of 17 bikes, suitable for people with different needs including wheelchair users and complex learning disabilities. Sessions can also be organised for disability specific groups.

Last year saw the number of people attending increase from an average of 18 to 28 each session. The charity has been running for six years, with bikes funded by Cycling UK, and is part of Disability Sheffield. Visit www.disabilitysheffield.org.uk/sheffield-cycling-4-all for more information.

Visit theoutdoorcity.co.uk/outdoor-city-for-all/ for information about outdoor leisure opportunities for disabled people in and around Sheffield, including wheelchair accessible routes and walking groups.

HealthRich is a Community Interest Company committed to raising money to address health inequalities in South Yorkshire.  Visit www.healthrichcic.org.uk for more information. The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses issued by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk. People’s Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each Community Interest Company distributing grants. www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk