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Everything’s coming up roses

10th July 2019
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Rotherham U3A

Here’s an amazing fact. According to the fossil record, roses were blooming on earth 35 million years ago. Our primate ancestors appeared some 29 million years later, and the first anatomically modern humans began roaming the earth around 130,000 years ago. read more

Community groups came together at Rotherham Minster to explore acts of giving and peer support

9th July 2019
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Voluntary Action Rotherham

A year on from the launch of Rotherham Pay it Forward, the initiative is blossoming into a real good news story for the Rotherham voluntary and community sector. Participants are truly invested in supporting each other, through sharing resources and acts of peer support. To celebrate this one-year milestone, the team decided to tie in with Pay it Forward Day and hold an event. The aim is to create a ripple effect of supportive good deeds in the sector. read more

Prince turns on the charm

8th July 2019
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RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

Prince is one of the long stay rescue dogs at the RSPCA South Yorkshire Animal Centre. He is a handsome boy, full of energy and life when outside, who loves running around the paddock with his favourite toy — he is also partial to a good snooze in his kennel. Prince has been at the centre for many months and his successful re-homing into a loving home is a priority. read more

Be cancer safe in Rotherham

7th July 2019
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Be Cancer SAFE Rotherham

Be Cancer SAFE is a social movement which aims to increase early diagnosis of five types of cancer: Breast, Cervical, Bowel, Prostate and Lung. These are the initiative’s priority, as the uptake of screening where offered is low, or there is a high occurrence of late diagnosis, usually through emergency admission. read more

What’s on at The Wesley Centre in July 2019

5th July 2019
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The Wesley Centre

The Wesley Centre provides a high standard of furnished accommodation for small businesses and houses an events hall, which hosts a multitude of occasions including weddings, christenings, funerals, birthdays and various musical experiences. read more

Forget Me Not Friday Memory Café

5th July 2019
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Forget Me Not Friday Memory Café

The Forget Me Not Friday Memory Café welcomes anyone from Wickersley and the surrounding area who is living with dementia, and their carers, to join them for music, table games, crafts and much more.
Future dates are: read more

Rother Valley Retired Teachers Association

4th July 2019
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Rother Valley Retired Teachers Association

The Rother Valley Retired Teachers will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday 11th July, at 2.00pm, in The Hall at Broom Methodist Church, Broom Lane S60 3NR. The speaker will be Gill Donnelly, with her talk entitled ‘Crime Scene Investigation’. New members and visitors are welcome. The outing to Whitby, Flamborough and The North Star Hotel is now fully booked. For more information about the group, please call 07803 579125. read more

Roman coin discovered by children’s hospice team

3rd July 2019
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Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice cashed in when one of its eagle-eyed team sifted through a batch of coins from its collecting tins. Among the mini mountain of small change was a Roman coin dating from c.330AD. How it got there remains a mystery. read more

Have you been thinking about volunteering?

2nd July 2019
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Rain Rescue

Local animal charity Rain Rescue are looking for volunteers to help in their Thurcroft charity shop. Founded in 2002, Rain Rescue has saved the lives of thousands of the dogs and cats most at risk in and around Yorkshire. Their Rotherham rescue centre provides the space and support needed for these abandoned animals to recover, thrive and find a loving home. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

2nd July 2019
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The Arts Society Dukeries

If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, please go along to one of The Arts Society Dukeries’ monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, except for summer and winter breaks, from 11.00am to 12.00pm. The lectures are held at the Civic Centre, Carlton in Lindrick. The group also has two extra special interest days. You can also partake in their trips out to places of interest and a holiday for members. read more