Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Bricks at the Flicks for Autistic Kids.

Start Date:
5th April 2014

End Date:
5th April 2014

Start Time:
12 noon

End Time:
Contact for Details

Event title: Bricks at the Flicks for Autistic Kids.
Venue: The Old Market Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1LH
Weblink: www.oldmarkethall.co.uk
Name: Robert Johnson
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury, has a very special screening of the Lego Movie. To celebrate Autism Awareness day, the venue will be holding a special Autism friendly screening of the hilarious kids’ movie today.

It is believed that around 1 in 100 in the United Kingdom people are living with Autism. This month sees a variety of events happening nationwide to raise awareness for the illness and April 2nd is National Autism Awareness Day.

Autism friendly screenings and performances have become increasingly popular among entertainment establishments and audiences alike. Offering a relaxed environment, the lighting is dimmed not dark, and the sound is played at a slightly reduced level than a regular screening. Autism friendly screenings offer anyone with autism the opportunity and freedom to enjoy a film without the anxiety or stress of disturbing other people in the audience.

Saturday 5th’s Autism friendly screening is a first for the Old Market Hall. It is hoped that if the event is successful many more will follow. Robert Johnson programming manager for the venue said ‘We are really pleased to be a part of the Autism Awareness campaign. As a venue we already offer subtitled screenings for the hard of hearing, and screenings for mothers and babies, so to be able to reach out to another part of the community is wonderful.’

He continued ‘If anyone knows anyone who might be interested in this unique screening please let them know. As well as the adjustments to light and sound we are offering unreserved seating. Families can sit where they feel most comfortable and happiest; we are also allowing families to bring in their own snacks and drinks. It is about making our Autistic visitors feel safe and relaxed and allowing them to enjoy a movie in a way most of us take for granted.’

Tickets for The Lego Movie are available direct from the Old Market Hall, on the venues website www.oldmarkethall.co.uk or by contacting the Box Office on (01743) 281 281.

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Lets Go Fishing

Website: www.lets-go-fishing.org.uk lets go

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07855 946084

20 St. Michaels Gate. Shrewsbury. Shropshire

Our main aim is to provide people of Shropshire with the opportunity to go fishing… One-to-one and group fishing sessions lasting anything from a few hours to a few days, tailored to suit experience and individual preferences. Daytime, evening, weekend and school holiday sessions available, lead by fully qualified and accredited angling coaches, at venues where we will catch fish. All ages and abilities welcome. Free taster sessions available.

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Charity “Easter Egg” Motorbike Run

Start Date:
13th April 2014

End Date:
13th April 2014

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
Depending on time it takes

Event title: Charity “Easter Egg” Motorbike Run
Venue: Starting at Montford Bridge Cafe, (Opposite Wingfield Arms), On the A5, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1EB,
Weblink: www.bloodbikeeggrun.wordpress.com
Name: Howard Jones
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 
Event description: Howard “Howie” Jones (A member of SSBB) has arranged this fundraising Motorbike “Easter Egg” Ride Out in aid of Shropshire Staffordshire Blood Bikes (SSBB)
Starting at Montford Bridge Cafe (Shrewsbury), incorporating RSH and PRH, with a final destination of Iron-bridge.
With a donation of £2 per rider plus Chocolate Easter Egg (Which will be delivered to the Children’s Wards at both hospitals during this ride), it’s hoped this fundraising event will help raise awareness of Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes as well as put a smile on the faces of the children who are unfortunately in hospital for Easter.
The route taken from Montford Bridge Cafe will be to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, then on to Princess Royal Hospital at Telford before finishing at the Black Swan at Jackfield.
Also there is the opportunity for bacon butties at the start of the ride and a lemonade by the river at the end.
To find out more about the work of SSBB please visit www.http://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/
This event is not helping one local charity but 3 as all funds will help SSBB but the Easter Eggs will go to the Children’s Hospital Wards!
Please contact Howard Jones for more details via twitter @thehowiejones or by email [email protected]

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SDN giving out Information & holding a Cash Collection at Morrisons Oswestry

Start Date:
30th July 2014

End Date:
30th July 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: SDN giving out Information & holding a Cash Collection at Morrisons Oswestry
Venue: Morrisons Supermarket, Station Road, Oswestry, West Midlands SY11 1RA
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: Ruby Hartshorn-Fundraising Lead
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 340832
Event description: SDN are really pleased to be able to inform people at Oswestry about our work, while having a cash collection for our funds. We really appreciate the support given to us by the Management and staff for allowing this to happen. This second opportunity at Oswestry is not just about raising money to fund our ongoing work of providing a website, newsletter, promotion and outreach of SDN, run a laser printer, pay insurance etc- and the list goes on and on, it is also about making people aware of Shropshire Disability Network.

We will have a selection of leaflets available and you will have opportunity to talk to us.We need and want to engage with our membership, spread the word about SDN to others who may benefit from knowing about us. We need volunteers to help us throughout the day. so if you feel you can help us, please call Ruby or email our [email protected] email address.

We hope some of our members from Oswestry will feel they can help us on the day but as a rota needs to be produced in advance please contact us as soon as you can.

If you can spare an hour or two it would help us. Many thanks.

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SDN calling Members especially from the Oswestry area to help us at Morrisons Supermarket Collection

Start Date:
28th May 2014

End Date:
28th May 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
4 pm approx

Event title: SDN giving out Information with Cash Collection at Morrisons Oswestry
Venue: Morrisons Supermarket, Station Road, Oswestry, West Midlands SY11 1RA
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: Ruby -Fundraising Lead
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 340832
Event description: SDN are really pleased to be able to inform people at Oswestry about our work, while having a cash collection for our funds. We really appreciate the support given to us by the Management and staff for allowing this to happen. This first opportunity at Oswestry is not just about raising money to fund our ongoing work of providing a website, newsletter, promotion and outreach of SDN, run a laser printer, pay insurance etc- and the list goes on and on, it is also about making people aware of Shropshire Disability Network.

We will have a selection of leaflets available and you will have opportunity to talk to us.We need and want to engage with our membership, spread the word about SDN to others who may benefit from knowing about us. We also need volunteers to help us man the stand throughout the day. If you feel you can help us, please call Ruby or email our [email protected]  email address.

No one will be left to be at the stand alone . We hope some of our members from Oswestry  will feel they can help us on the day but as a rota needs to be produced in advance please contact us as soon as you can.

If you can spare an hour or two it would help us, help you, help others. Many thanks.

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SDN looks forward to being back at Princess Royal Hospital

Start Date:
4th June 2014

End Date:
4th June 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: SDN looks forward to being back at Princess Royal Hospital
Venue: Princess Royal Hospital, Apley Castle, Grainger Dr, Telford, Shropshire TF1 6TF
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: Ruby -Fundraising Lead
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 340832
Event description: We look forward to having a table at the Princess Royal Hospital today, in the main Foyer. Come along to find out about our work and at the same time grab yourself a bargain.
We will have a sale of small items that would make ideal gifts.
We appreciate this opportunity given to us by all at the Princess Royal Hospital and we look forward to meeting people from Telford and surrounding areas. See you there.

If you would like to volunteer to help man our table for one or two hours please contact us. No one will be left on their own, and we appreciate all offers of help. Many thanks.

 

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SDN at Princess Royal Hospital

Start Date:
3rd April 2014

End Date:
3rd April 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: SDN at Princess Royal Hospital
Venue: Princess Royal Hospital, Apley Castle, Grainger Dr, Telford, Shropshire TF1 6TF
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: Ruby -Fundraising Lead
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 340832
Event description: We will have a table at the Princess Royal Hospital today, in the main Foyer. Come along to find out about our work and at the same time grab yourself a bargain.
We will have a sale of small items that would make ideal gifts.
We appreciate this opportunity given to us by all at the Princess Royal Hospital and we look forward to meeting people from Telford and surrounding areas. See you there.

If you would like to volunteer to help man our table for one or two hours please contact us. No one will be left on their own, and we appreciate all offers of help. Many thanks.

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Whitchurch ‘Hear Here’ Group

Support for hard of hearing people of all ages, friends & families.

We meet on the first Tuesday of the month 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We have speakers, outings, updates on hearing equipment and a Christmas lunch. So if you are interested please come along.

Contact: John Edge 01948 664093 or Bernice Slater 01948 664866 or email Bernice [email protected] 

Senior Citizens Club

Pearl Yard

Green End

Whitchurch

SY13 1AQ

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Sing Something Simple at Theatre Severn

Stylish, poignant and funny SING SOMETHING SIMPLE is told through the eyes of Spencer Parkin, an articulate and imaginative young man with Downs Syndrome. Spencer is living in the shadow of his favored, more musical, older brother. 

Sing Something Simple

This presentation of “Sing Something Simple is presented by Dark Horse.Dark Horse is a national touring theatre company which premieres new writing. An ensemble of learning disabled actors feature in their productions and exceptional non learning disabled actors from the broader industry are also cast in their tours

You can read more here in our Events section.