Category Archives: News

A Fresh Angle for Community Link-Up

We have a new kid on the block, in the shape of our sparkly new intranet, called the Angle. Don’t worry, Community Link-Up isn’t going away, indeed it’s right at the heart of the Angle‘s content. Our contact details remain … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016! We hope you all had a good break and are ready for lots more community based activities this year. We’re looking forward to featuring lots more of your news, both on here and on the new intranet. We’ve been totting … Continue reading

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100,000 and Counting!

We’ve reached a very special milestone on Community Link-Up, with the site statistics showing our posts have been read over 100,000 times since the blog started early in 2011. With just under 800 posts published and an estimated 160,000 words, you’ve read … Continue reading

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New Documents for 2015

We now have a full set of documents available for 2015. There’s a new Fundraising Pack; Volunteer Time, Publicity and Sponsorships Forms; plus an updated list of Community Champions. Note, these replace any of the documents you may have downloaded previously. … Continue reading

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And the Winners Are…

Congratulations to everyone nominated for 2014’s Community Awards. As usual the standard of entries was very high and the winners have now had their special presentations. The above slideshow has a combination of pictures from these, plus a selection of images from … Continue reading

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Stickability Wins a National Award

Our colleagues at Bath Rugby Foundation have just announced some fantastic news. They and the Stickability literacy programme have won a south-west regional award in the Department for Education’s (DfE) Character Awards. Just 27 schools and organisations across the UK have … Continue reading

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Your New-look Community Link-Up

The blog fairies were out in force over the weekend to give it a thorough spring-clean! So welcome to a refreshed Community Link-Up, and an introduction to our plans for 2015. We had such a positive response from everyone last year and … Continue reading

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Your Events Diary for 2015

2014’s Events Diary was a popular Page last week, so it’s very timely it’s updated now to reflect the key dates for 2015 for many of the popular events you’ve enjoyed and supported in the past. So whether it’s eating cake, dressing up … Continue reading

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The total raised for the year 2013/14 is… …£80,279!!!! That deserves another round of applause for another cracking year of generosity from you all. It’s not just fundraising, there’s also the hundreds of hours you’ve spent organising your events, putting in Volunteer Time and … Continue reading

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Helping You Stay Connected

Today sees a new Group company name and renamed company magazine to boot! It’s time to say goodbye to Smiths News Group and Dispatches and hello to Connect Group PLC and Connections. Your new-look magazine should be with you shortly, if it hasn’t … Continue reading

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