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 The Guide


As lockdown lifts further throughout the area, more and more places and organisations are beginning to open again. If you are a charity, voluntary or non-profit organisation why not let us know what your plans are for the coming weeks so that we can let people know what you are doing and when you are open etc. You can do this by emailing us at  theguide@mansfield103.co.uk and we’ll take care of the rest.  


Free Kids Meals Throughout This Week

From Monday 26th October the White Post public house & restaurant at Farnsfield are helping to feed hungry local kids by providing free meals for them during the half term break. This all comes off the back of the national campaign to get free meals continued throughout school holidays for children in need of them. The team at the White Post are donating everything they can to make sure local youngsters do not go hungry this half term. To find out more or to get your kids names on their list please contact them on 01623 882215. 


Focus Point Community Support Network

Throughout recent weeks and months 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, not just whilst the Coronavirus pandemic is happening. 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 always on hand to help and put you first. Go on, give them a call today on 01623 626808, you’ll be glad you did! 


Charity Shop Now Re-open

The Phoenix Community Shop at 204 Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield has now re-opened with some great offers and bargains to be had by all. Their new reduced opening hours are 10am – 2pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10am – 12noon on Fridays and Saturdays. Everyone is welcome to call in and see what is on offer. All Covid secure guidelines are being followed. 


Monthly Themed Online Book Fairs

On the 29th of each month starting from 12noon onwards the PBFA will be holding a themed online book fair where you will be able to buy books from PBFA registered dealers who specialise in all kinds of books ranging from children’s fiction, private press and crime / detective fiction to modern firsts and much more. You will deal direct with the dealers just as you would at any normal book fair. There are prices to suit all pockets and you can enjoy perusing what’s on offer from the comfort of your own home. To access a fair simply go to www.pbfa.org and click on ‘online fair’. You are sure to find something you like. Why not take a look at their website?? 


Community Support Available

Melanie Wynn is the new Community Champion at the Morrison’s Supermarket in Mansfield Woodhouse. She is trying to find 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 Melanie 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. They already donate to the local food banks but they are looking to do more in the local area. To contact Melanie either email her at melanie.wynn@morrisonsplc.co.uk or give her a call on 07811 716753.


Charity Shop Now Re-open

Following a recent refurbishment and the UK lockdown Jack Of All Hearts Brain Cancer Fundraising Shop is now re-open, they are at 10 Handley Arcade in Mansfield and have bargains to suit everyone. They have lots of new stock on offer and follow all Covid secure guidelines. Why not call in and see what you can get?? They are open 10am – 3pm Monday – Saturday apart from Wednesdays when they close at 1pm. All proceeds go to helping people with brain cancer.


Online Community Support – Could They Help You?

The Dunelm Mansfield Community Support Facebook page is run specifically 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 recently they have started 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 offer their support to. Just search on Facebook for Dunelm Mansfield Community Support.   


Charity Shop Now Open Again

The PDSA charity shop on Low Street in Sutton in Ashfield is now open again following the national lockdown. They now have new opening hours and a new way of accepting donations due to new Covid-19 regulations. To find out more please give them a call on 01623 554244. Julie, Denise and the rest of the team at the shop look forward to seeing all their regular donors and customers again in the coming weeks and months.




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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