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Help shape local animal welfare

17th October 2020
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RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

The local branch of the RSPCA is seeking to recruit volunteer trustees to help set the strategic direction of the branch, monitor its progress, ensure appropriate policies are in place and support the management team, staff and volunteers.
Doncaster, Rotherham and District branch supports the work of colleagues from the national RSPCA. read more

A new chapter…

13th October 2020
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Voluntary Centre Services

I am writing my first column in my new role as a Project Officer for the Volunteer Centre in Gainsborough. For many years I have been involved in volunteering and community development, supporting volunteers and community partners to build stronger communities and giving people the chance to be an active part of them. read more

Misterton man celebrates his 100th blood donation

11th October 2020
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Community Focus

Misterton resident, Brian Vollentine, has clocked up an amazing milestone, reaching his 100th blood donation on 1st July. read more

Gone Running, 100km this autumn with St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

10th October 2020
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St Barnabas Hospice

Grab your running shoes! Gone Running is about setting your own pace and your own rules to complete 100km this autumn whilst raising vital funds for St Barnabas Hospice. Once you register you will receive training and fundraising tips from local athlete Joe Wilkinson, last year’s Lincoln 10K winner, and Mike, the charity’s resident Challenge Fundraiser. read more

Riverside Indoor Bowls

9th October 2020
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Riverside Indoor Bowls

The Trustees of Riverside Indoor Bowls (RIBs) are still working quietly in the background to return indoor bowls to the Gainsborough district. They regularly hold fundraising events and car boot sales, from 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Roses Sports Ground in Gainsborough. This is an ideal opportunity to raise funds. read more

The Alley Cats community upcycling project

4th October 2020
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LEAP Housing

A Gainsborough charity is launching a new project to transform local alley ways into clean, friendly and social spaces where neighbours and children can come together and get to know one another. LEAP, a registered charity providing social housing with support to over 40 individuals in Gainsborough, is currently raising money to support its vision of creating safe and social spaces for people beyond the home in which they live and you can pledge your support at www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/the-alley-cats-project. read more

Young author’s book donated to library

2nd October 2020
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Community Focus

Misterton dance school proprietor, Tracey Everett-Fox has donated a copy of The Rice Mice to Misterton Library. Written by 10-year-old Taylor Louise Rose, from Misterton, she was inspired when her godfather, Kevin, was rushed into intensive care suffering from coronavirus. read more

Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall

1st October 2020
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Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall

The diary at Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall is gradually filling up with events and activities as lockdown restrictions ease and the safety measures they have put in place seem to work well. Social distancing requirements mean that they are only able to use the large hall upstairs and all activities will take place there. read more

Stepping Stone Theatre for Mental Health

30th September 2020
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Stepping Stone Theatre for Mental Health

Stepping Stone Theatre for Mental Health, Gainsborough’s multi award winning community theatre company for people with mental health issues, is set to launch a new project. Recently, they have created a live interactive support broadcast six days a week called Livetalk – three online writing workshops and an online support page on Facebook. read more

Wheatley Local History Group

25th September 2020
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North and South Wheatley Local History Group

The Wheatley Local History Group finally have clearance to recommence their activities, albeit with some conditions. One of which may be limiting the numbers who can attend. Their next meeting will take place on Monday 21st September at 10.00am in Wheatley Village Hall, when they hope to welcome a member of the Arkwright Society to tell them about the history of the cotton industry with a talk entitled ‘Cromford Mill and the Arkwrights’. read more