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Happy Easter!

Around 90 million Easter eggs are sold in this country every year, so this post is to wish you a good break and here’s hoping that you get your fair share of the goodies!  

Posted in Easter

Anne’s Surprise Marathon

Anne Parnell from The Consortium is a keen fun runner, who 4 months ago never dreamed she would find herself running in Sunday’s London Marathon. She tells us how it came about…  I have been a ‘fun’ runner for quite some years … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, London Marathon, Running, Sport | 1 Comment

A New Page and Updated FAQs

Lots of you are keen to volunteer this year, but have asked for some further ideas for what you could actually do. So if DASH, NewstrAid, Stickability or the Young Readers Programme aren’t for you… …Tah dah! We’re proud to reveal our … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, Colleague Involvement, Community Volunteering, News

Make a DASH to Swindon Wildflower Nursery

Whilst researching Tuesday’s story about DASH, we noticed it’s Swindon Wildflower Nursery’s first open Sunday for this year on April 13th. Anyone who watched Countryfile last weekend knows there’s a major push to increase the amount of wildflowers in the UK. … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Focus, DASH

Let’s Give Josh a Hand

In February Josh Nichols told us about his plans to run the London Marathon. Training hasn’t gone well, but he’s still planning to run as he explains below. Can we all give Josh a huge helping hand, by showing our support for his efforts? … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, London Marathon, Running, Sport | 1 Comment

Celebrating “It’s OK to be Different”

Laura Morris was delighted to represent Rowan House and Smiths News Group when she officially opened a photography exhibition at West Swindon Library. This was in support of local charity DASH who were keen to deliver the message ‘It’s OK to be different’ … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Focus, Community Volunteering, DASH, Volunteer Time | 1 Comment

Slough Join the Race for Life

The Slough girls are at it again!! Just like last year, they are putting together a team to run their local Race for Life’s 5 kilometre event on May 10th in support of Cancer Research. Their JustGiving Page has the imaginative … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, Race for Life, Running, Sport | 1 Comment

Michelle Walks in a Stately Fashion

Bertrams‘ Michelle Ward has been in touch to tell us about her activities last weekend. Just like last year, she and her son Kieran plus a number of other families – who’ve all benefited from the specialist care Great Ormond … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, Cuttings, Sport, Walking | 1 Comment

Rolf Gets Snorkelling

Our latest muddy challenge involves snorkelling and a world championship! On 24th August Llanwrtyd Wells hosts its 29th World Bog Snorkelling Championships. This event welcomes competitors from as far afield as Canada and Australia as well as from all over the UK. It promises to … Continue reading

Posted in Sport, Unusual Ideas | 2 Comments

Fun Activities at the NAC

We complete our coverage from this year’s Sport Relief with Jackie Atkinson’s report from the NAC. They decided to arrange a number of fun activities – from 20th to 25th March – roping in around 60 colleagues in the process… Staff at the NAC … Continue reading

Posted in Appearance, Charity Fundraising, Dress Up/Down Days, Flagship Fundraiser, Food and Drink, Sport Relief, Tournaments