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MS Support Group Fashion Show

6th September 2017
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Retford District MS Support Group

The Retford branch of M&Co are presenting a Fashion Show on behalf of the Retford District MS Support Group on Thursday 7th September at 6.30pm. read more

Retford and District Scottish Country Dance Society

5th September 2017
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Retford and District Scottish Country Dance Society

Summer is nearly over. Looking for something to do as the nights draw in which involves gentle exercise, a chat and a laugh? Then look no further. read more

Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

4th September 2017
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Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

On Friday 4th August, Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group members probably had the most quiet and relaxing of their meetings so far. Tony Leake, the speaker, came to address ‘Positive Changes’ to members’ sometimes stressful lives. read more

Parkinson’s UK

4th September 2017
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Parkinson’s UK

The Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK continues to grow, with new members again joining at the monthly meeting and receiving a warm welcome. read more

Sherwood Forest Probus Club

3rd September 2017
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Sherwood Forest Probus Club

The Sherwood Forest Probus Club is open to any person over aged 53, retired or semi-retired and members meet at 11.30am on the first Thursday of each month at the South Forest Complex, Edwinstowe. read more

Ollerton Jubilee Garden Club welcome John Stirland

2nd September 2017
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Ollerton Jubilee Garden Club

This year’s garden visits by Ollerton Jubilee Garden Club members have been well chosen by committee members who arrange them, with the final visit to 5A High Street, Sutton-on-Trent on 1st August, proving to be one of the best.
Nineteen members and six visitors met to look around this garden. read more

Dukeries Third Age Group

22nd August 2017
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Dukeries Third Age Group

At the June meeting of Dukeries Third Age Group, the speaker was one of the group’s own members, Tony Brewer, who gave a very interesting presentation entitled ‘A Photographic True or False’. read more

Notts Women’s Aid needs you

20th August 2017
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Notts Women’s Aid

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid require volunteer counsellors. If you are at least level 3 qualified and have an interest in women’s issues there are lots of exciting opportunities on offer. read more

Ride south with Sustrans

20th August 2017
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Sustrans

The next social leisure cycle ride organised by Bassetlaw volunteer rangers will be on Sunday 20th August from Retford. Meet from 9.45am at Café Roubaix, 38 Bridgegate, for a 10.00am start. read more

Local Macmillan Service celebrates two-year anniversary

18th August 2017
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Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Service

A successful volunteer scheme, which has already transformed life for more than 450 people affected by cancer in Nottinghamshire, is celebrating its two-year anniversary.

The Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Service, which is run in partnership with Self Help UK, has gone from strength to strength since it launched just over two years ago and has just recruited its 180th volunteer.

Providing emotional and practical support to people of all ages, from the point of diagnosis to beyond treatment, the scheme has a particular focus on tackling isolation which affects 22% of cancer patients.

Lisa Kitt, from Newark, has volunteered for two years and said: “I wanted to volunteer because of my own experience of cancer.

“I have helped with organising appointments and some practical tasks. But, ultimately, it is about sitting and listening to somebody — and sometimes having a cup of tea too! I feel lucky to be able to give something back and would recommend volunteering to anyone who is a good listener.”

James Wheat is the service manager for the Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Service. “Whether it’s practical help with gardening or shopping or emotional support that’s needed, our Macmillan-trained volunteers can help reduce the feelings of isolation many people feel when treatment ends.

“No one should have to face cancer alone and, thanks to this service, fewer will.”

The charity is actively recruiting volunteers across Nottinghamshire to support local people affected by cancer. Could you give as little as one to two hours a week? Please contact the team on 0115 9111662 or email volunteering@selfhelp.org.uk. Please visit www.selfhelp.org.uk/beyonddiagnosis for more information.