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On the road with… the Summer of Pride

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Summer of Pride #PrideOfBritain

TSB partners with Trinity Mirror’s Pride of Britain, which is the only awards event in the UK honouring everyday unsung heroes. This event showcases a jaw-dropping act of incredible courage, such as a long battle against the odds or inspirational campaigning. The event is televised at the end of October.     TSB has its […] Read more…

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#ReverseAdvent with The Co-Op

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#ReverseAdvent

The Co-Op invited me to take part in their initiative #ReverseAdvent. The idea is every day in advent I put one (or more) item into a box and donate it to someone on Christmas Eve. They have gifted nearly 700 starters packs to the public so that they can get started with giving back to […] Read more…

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Sir Quentin Blake Takes on Tatton Park Mansion

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Tatton Park’s 18th century mansion houses a number of precious and historical works of art from the 14th to 20th century, including paintings by Canaletto, Van Dyck, Chardin and Guercino (as part of the Egerton family’s diverse collection). This year, Tatton is delighted to add a temporary addition to this collection – a wonderful illustration […] Read more…

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Race For Life 2016

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A couple of weeks ago I took part in Cancer Research Race for Life with two of my friends. We chose to do the Pretty Muddy course rather than the regular run, I’m not a runner but I thought the Pretty Muddy looked like a fun alternative and a great way of raising money for a […] Read more…

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#BigCoopClean

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Building on last year’s success, the theme for Co-operatives Fortnight 2016 – which runs from 18 June to 2 July – will once again be the Big Co-op Clean. Co-operatives up and down the country will be lending a hand and organising clean-ups of public spaces in their local areas. Co-operatives Fortnight is the co-operative […] Read more…

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Together, We Can Tackle Child Abuse

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We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect but most people find the decision to report child abuse a difficult one. They worry about overreacting or being wrong, and may question whether they have strong enough evidence, or if they have misread the signs of […] Read more…

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First Aid For Babies

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Since finding out I was pregnant, I have been meaning to go on a baby first aid course. With one thing or another I have never got round to it but St. John Ambulance have some great free resources on their website showing various first aid methods for different ailments as well as for different age groups. […] Read more…

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

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For those of you struggling of what to buy the friend who has everything or the long distance relative that you just have no idea what they would like, why not consider an Oxfam unwrapped charity gift? Oxfam have various gifts suitable for everyone but three that have really caught my eye include a Pile of poo, […] Read more…

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