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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.  


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.


Charity Shop – Open Now

The Mansfield Sense Charity Shop has now re-opened, they can be found at 42 Westgate in Mansfield and they are open 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday. They have bargains for everyone and are happy to accept donations now. All donations are quarantined for 72 hours before being thoroughly sanitized and put out onto the shop floor. The staff are very friendly and happy to help. All Covid secure guidelines are being followed including social distancing. They will be looking for new volunteers to help out in the near future so if you are interested why not call in to the shop for a chat. Full PPE and training will be provided to all trainees and staff.




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!  




Nottinghamshire Health Care Needs Research Volunteers

The whole of Nottinghamshire Health Care are involved in a piece of research that is looking at data sharing in the format of an online survey. Participants include staff, volunteers, patients and the public. They really need your help, and your family and friends too if possible. They are looking for people to take part in the online survey and need as many recruits as they can get. It takes about 20 minutes to complete and you can save and come back to it later if needs be.

 VERY IMPORTANT Please read the following before you undertake the survey to ensure that it is accredited to Nottinghamshire Health Care - You need to make sure that after you have consented, when you are asked “where did you hear about the study?” You need to answer “from a healthcare provider” and you then need to tick “hospital” and then in the drop down box select Nottinghamshire Health Care Foundation. That will ensure that your results are accredited to Nottinghamshire Health Care.

To take part in the survey simply click on / open the link below. If the link doesn’t work please copy and paste it into your search engine. Thank you in advance of your time, it is greatly appreciated.



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.


Singers Required for Mansfield & District Male Voice Choir

Do you think you could sing with the Mansfield & District Male Voice Choir? They are currently looking to recruit some new singers, both old and young voices to extend both their repertoire and their reach. The choir performs various times over the course of the year at a variety of functions and events. They recently celebrating their 75th anniversary year and would like some new voices to join them. So, if you think you have what it takes and can spare a little time to sing with these amazing chaps why not give Nick a call on 01623 625924 or you can email him at nicholas.shelley@sky.com. You could also visit their website at www.mansfieldmvc.co.uk


Donations Required

Your local PDSA shop on Low Street in Sutton in Ashfield needs your donations of clothing, DVD’s. CD’s, bags, shoes etc. The PDSA are the UK’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity. Donations can be dropped off at the shop between 9.30am – 4pm Monday – Saturday; you can drive around to the back of the shop to drop larger donations off at their back door if you wish. Collections can be made locally but must be for 6 bin liners full or more to cover travel costs. Please support your local PDSA charity shop if you can. 


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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