Category Archives: Charity Focus

Take the Flower Power Art Challenge!

We have something a little different to show you today, which could provide the perfect relaxing activity for the Christmas holidays! Greenfingers, a charity which brings gardens to children’s hospices has launched the Flower Power Art Challenge. It aims to … Continue reading

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Charity Focus: Living Paintings

If the embedded video is unavailable, try this link instead. It’s just over a minute long. Living Paintings isn’t just about paintings, it’s about providing tactile objects (aka “Touch to See” books) accompanied by interpretive audio recordings which enrich blind and partially … Continue reading

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Stand By for Children in Need

If the embedded video doesn’t work, you can view it here. It’s just under 2 minutes long. Children in Need has proved a popular event, so we’re guessing several locations will find the perfect excuse to be #TheBaker hero for this year fundraiser on 14th … Continue reading

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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

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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

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The Consortium Rides High for Charity

Following the success of their riders in this year’s Paris to Swindon bike ride, we have an update from The Consortium on how their overall fundraising is going and how this is helping their chosen charity for 2013, West Wiltshire Special … Continue reading

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Event Focus: Read for RNIB Day

In our latest look at national fundraising initiatives, the ‘Read for RNIB Day‘ on Friday 11th October will probably strike a chord with many Smiths News employees. Now in its third year, the aim of this initiative is to raise … Continue reading

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Michelle Tells Us About Heartline

Betrams‘ Michelle Ward has been in touch to tell us about an event, charity and a petition which are all very close to her heart… I am helping to organize an event. We have had a teddy donated by a … Continue reading

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Pet Month Extra Ahhhhhsome!

Just when we thought we’d ended our coverage for National Pet Month, we’ve found some extra special contributions from you this morning. It’s the perfect excuse to bring you more cute pictures to help brighten up your Monday 🙂 First up … Continue reading

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The Last Ahhh!

Today’s final post in support of National Pet Month, showcases some very special pets… First up is Rachel Varney’s much-loved pug, Stanley. Stanley likes cuddles, carrots and cheese. And to round things off nicely, here’s some more about the twosome … Continue reading

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