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If you are a charity, voluntary or non-profit organisation why not let us know what your plans are for the coming weeks and months so that we can let people know what you are doing and when etc. You can do this by emailing us at  theguide@mansfield103.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest.  

 

Fundraising Event

On Sunday 25th April from 10am – 2pm there is a fundraising event happening at Vicar Water Country Park in Clipstone. There will be a tombola, a raffle and a small stall selling a variety of items. Full Covid secure guidelines will be in place, the area will be cordoned off with a barrier with a one way system in place along with social distancing and a limit on numbers allowed inside the barrier area. All money raised is going towards setting up a veteran’s community group. Rumbles Café at Vicar Water will be open for takeaway refreshments and the parks toilets are open too. Please be mindful of and adhere to all Covid guidelines whilst visiting the park.

 

Help Is Available To Residents Living In / Around The Ashfield Area

Do you or someone you know need help and you / they live in or near the Ashfield area? 2020 Vision Community Enterprise offers a number of public services to help members of the community. They particular want to help elderly and vulnerable residents but also offer help to people who have had their employment status affected by the Covid pandemic. They offer a wide range of services and could be just what you or your loved one needs. They offer meals at home, gardening services, help with benefit searches and forms, dog walking, befriending service, escorting service, help with job hunting and much more. They really are simply there for the benefit of the community. Why not visit their website to see what else they do, go to www.2020vce.co.uk or contact them either by telephone on 01623 362888 or email info@2020vce.co.uk.

 

Focus Point Community Support Network

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the Focus Point in Mansfield Woodhouse have been arranging for their friendly team to help and support local vulnerable, isolated, lonely or unwell people with things such as collecting prescriptions / medicines, getting shopping or just having a chat or putting the bins out for them. They offer lots of different support. The service they offer is free of charge to everyone and is available all of the time. So, if you need a helping hand or you know someone that does why not give them a call on 01623 626808 to discuss your needs. The Focus Point’s friendly team are on hand to help and will put you first. Give them a call today on 01623 626808. 

 

Warsop & Surrounding Area Support Group

Two local ladies, Kay Chant and Paula Lofley, started a support group for Warsop and the surrounding area during the first lock down. They are still offering help and support to those who need it throughout the coming weeks and months. These ladies are doing all that they can to support their community and those in need. For further details on how to get their help or donate to any of their appeals search for them on Facebook under ‘Warsop and surrounding area support group’. The help is there if you need it.

 

Community Support Available

Amanda Hamilton is the Community Champion at the Morrison’s Supermarket in Mansfield Woodhouse. She is looking for local projects that the store can help and support. So, if you know of, or are part of, a group or organisation of any kind that needs some help why not let them know. It could be a school, charity, a community housing project, a planned community event, a homelessness organisation or anything really that benefits the community. To contact Amanda call her on 07811 716753, she‘s eager to help right now so give her a call.

 

Weekly Church Services

The Arena Church on Leeming Street in Mansfield wants to remind everyone that they are still open and they are still holding weekly services every Sunday but these have moved online. Everyone is welcome to join them. There are two services each Sunday, one at 10.30am and one at 6pm. They are looking to bring hope, joy and give courage to everyone facing these difficult times. The services are open to all ages. To find out more just visit their website at www.arenachurch.co.uk. You can also find details on there of their kid’s church program along with much more information and support too. Just take a look!

 

Online Community Support

The Dunelm Mansfield Community Support Facebook page is run to help and support the community living in and around Mansfield. They do all kinds of things to help others including running giveaways, supporting local businesses and they run a pen pal scheme with the residents of a local care home. Everything they do is for the benefit of people living in and around the area. Why not take a look at their Facebook page, you can also send them a message via the page if you know of anyone or anything they could help with. Just search on Facebook for ‘Dunelm Mansfield Community Support’.   

 

VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Please note - some of the following volunteering roles may have changed since the outbreak of Covid-19. Please contact the individual organisations for further details.

 

Pleasley Pit Visitors Centre – Volunteers Needed

Could you spare a few hours each week to help keep the Pleasley Pit Visitors Centre running?? They are mainly looking for help within the cafe whether it is serving customers, washing pots or cooking. They are also looking for other volunteers to assist with the nature reserve and the conservation of the site. There are all kinds of opportunities available. To find out more please call William Lane by email at doeleaboy@gmail.com.

 

Volunteers Needed

The Millside Hospital Radio based at Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield is currently looking for volunteers. The radio station broadcasts 24 hours per day across the wards of the hospital and they are also online. They provide a wide variety of entertainment for inpatients at the hospital. The station is run completely by volunteers and they are currently looking for new radio presenters and other station staff to work behind the scenes. Full training will be given. So, if you fancy getting into radio or helping out behind the scenes why not join this fantastic friendly team and give them a helping hand. If you are interested please either email info@millsideradio.co.uk or visit their website at www.millsideradio.co.uk. For any further details please call 01623 737 737.    

 

Do You Want To Be A Volunteer

Do you have time to be a volunteer?? Being a volunteer looks great on your CV, gives you experiences that last a lifetime and you make some great new friends. The Parkinson’s UK branch in Mansfield is looking for new volunteers to help them run the local branch. They offer support, provide information and put on activities for people with Parkinson’s living in the local area. If you are a good organiser, preferably with some online access then they would love to hear from you. New volunteers receive a full induction and training will be given by existing volunteers. To apply please visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/volunteerroles or for any further details call 03442 259850.

 

 

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