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Hallelujah! Singing as part of a choir bestows more than just a feelgood factor

  While the feel-good effects of singing have long been recognised, there is growing evidence that it can have a positive impact on a range of physical and psychological conditions. Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, has studied developmental and medical aspects of singing for 30 […]

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CHAD – Comedy write up

Local newspaper, The CHAD, has published a review today about our comedy and entertainment night we hosted the other week. Thanks for the write up, please see below:

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Disability comedy and entertainment night hits the right note!

Disability Nottinghamshire hosted their first comedy and entertainment night last week at Mansfield Museum. Working in partnership with staff at the Museum, the charity was able to showcase the best in local comedy and music performed by John Smith, international deaf comedian; Simply Daz, acoustic guitarist; and The Simon Trio, folk/country. The compere was the […]

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Victoria Centre, Nottingham – THANK YOU!

A huge thank you goes out to the Victoria Centre, Nottingham which is managed by Intu Properties Plc. Since coming joint first in their inaugural public charity give-a-way towards the end of last year, the company has donated an extra £1,200 to support the work we do here! This will make a huge difference to […]

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A guide to user led organisations (ULOs) – LAUNCHED

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new guide which is concise, informative and easy to read for individuals and organisations to learn more about the types of things a user led organisation (ULO) does. It also gives excellent hints and tips on how to become more user led and the typical challenges people […]

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Victimisation, Threats and Abuse – Disability hate crime revealed

Young disabled people are failing to report hate crimes to the police because they fear they will not be taken seriously. Nearly two in three young disabled people say they have been victims of disability hate crimes, such as being verbally or physically abused or suffering threatening behaviour, a survey by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign […]

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Another successful event!

We held our annual health and wellbeing in Mansfield at the end of November and yet again it was well attended by the public. There were 75 providers of services ranging from voluntary and community groups to young people’s activities to horticulture to care to information and welfare benefit advice. A huge thank you to […]

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Roaring raffle!

The 2011 Xmas Raffle was drawn today by one of our young volunteers. Thank you soo much to everyone who contributed prizes to the raffle, in no particular order, Mrs. I. Smith, Mrs. L. Carter, Thoresby Hall, Mrs. E. Twigger, Mrs. C. Mitchell and Thorntons for lots of yummy chocolates. Wihtout your kind donations we would […]

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Well done Laura! Volunteer wins top award!

One of our volunteers, Laura Hickman, has battled it out against 57 other young hopefuls to become the overall winner of the Notts Outstanding Achievements 4uth (for youth). Many congratulations to Laura for this excellent achievement. Laura is very proud to receive this award and recognition for the work she does. May this be the […]

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Mansfield Market – Charity Stall

On Tuesday 09 August, we held our first chairty stall on Mansfield Market. Thank you to everyone who dontated goods towards the stall and to those who purchased items on the day. We are always looking for donations of quality items for similar events in the future. Any of the following would be most welcome: […]