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Your Voice January-February 2019

Welcome to the first edition of Your Voice for 2019!

This is a bumper edition with 12 pages of Shropshire Disability Network’s news, offers for SDN Members and helpful information. Look out for the Members who have been celebrated with awards. Find out how you could get more involved with SDN’s activities too.

Log in to the Members’ Area at the top right-hand side of this page, and then download your copy of Your Voice by clicking on the link below. If you have suggestions for future editions, please email [email protected] . We will be happy to receive your comments.

Your Voice January-February 2019

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Your Voice Christmas 2018

This edition of Your Voice has a festive feel – download your copy below!

You will find out how to get your hands on SDN’s Christmas Cards – with designs by Members – and how people with and without disabilities can enjoy a creative Christmas carol service. There is an invitation to the final SDN Members’ Meeting of the year – come along in festive dress if you wish!

We thank our brilliant volunteers, fundraisers and supporters, and we look forward to making a difference together again in the year ahead. We also touch on serious topics of safeguarding and hate crime, as well as, different opportunities to learn more about your NHS or about your local gravestones.

There are features, too, on a successful scheme to put unsold food from supermarkets to good use and on new funding for services for people with deafness and hearing loss in Shropshire.

Log in to the Members’ Area at the top right-hand side of this page, and then download your copy of Your Voice by clicking on the link below. If you have suggestions for future editions, please email [email protected] . All comments welcome!

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Your Voice October-November 2018

This edition of Your Voice brings you information about help with heating, accessible training in historical research, photography for wellbeing, a TV cookery competition, warding off flu, children’s mental health services, and an inclusive carol service.

It also updates you on Shropshire Disability Network and Safe Places Shropshire’s activities, including, a “high-flying” fundraising challenge.

Log in to the Members’ Area at the top right-hand side of this page, and then download your copy of Your Voice by clicking on the link below. If you have suggestions for future editions, please email [email protected] . Happy reading!

Your Voice October-November 2018

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100 Years of Music

Start Date:
6th April 2017

End Date:
6th April 2017

Start Time:
7pm

End Time:
9:30pm

Event title: 100 Years of Music
Venue: The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Limes Rd, Telford TF2 6EP
Name: Shirley Vaughan
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0845 8339 585
Event description: As part of the celebrations for our organisation’s centenary Telford Lions are promoting a concert – 100 years of Music at 7.00p.m. The Place, Oakengates Thursday 6th April 2017.
We are inviting local groups of senior citizens and carers to attend, tickets cost just £1 and admission costs will be returned to attendees via a free seat number raffle.

Music will be provided by Jackfield Brass band and Shifnal Male Voice Choir.

Free tea, coffee and cakes will be served at the interval.

Tickets are available from The Place although as the theatre charges a fee per booking it may be advantageous for groups to block book their tickets. Please inform the booking office if anyone needs a wheelchair space.
Any group who would like to promote themselves can have a listing in the programme- simply complete the attached pro forma and return it before 28th February.

Click here for pro forma: programme listing application

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Vic Davies to put on his running shoes for Shropshire Disability Network

Vic DaviesSDN are delighted to announce one of our members Vic Davies is putting on his running shoes to raise funds for us. At a recent fund-raising sub group meeting it was suggested we get someone to run a marathon for us. It was agreed that we ask for volunteers via Social Media site twitter & our account @shropdisnetwork.

We tweeted on Shropshire Hour which happens on a Wednesday evening between8 pm&9 pm.This is a special hour whenShropshirebusinesses tweet asking/offering help.

Our message simply read

#shropshirehour anyone fancy running #Lake #Vyrnwy Half Marathon 15 Sept sponsors for us? Pl email [email protected] Thanks”

For those unfamiliar with twitter a # (hash tag) attached to a word highlights that word and by doing so statistics will show what is trending on twitter. It enables those following a particular debate, news item or particular interest to be alerted to other similar tweets.

Within the hour a gentleman called Vic responded, we were even more pleased when we realised it was one of our own members. Vic has kindly offered to run not only the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon on the afternoon of Sunday 15th September but also the Shrewsbury Marathon on Sunday 23rd June 2013!

So what do we know about Vic, well he lives in the Church Stretton area ofShropshire. He is a family man and has visual impairment. Vic joined SDN last year and since January this year, behind the scenes he has been involved in some admin work for SDN.

I recently talked to Vic about this great offer and he told me he loves running. Vic runs because he enjoys it and said

“I may as well run these for SDN as I am running in the Shrewsbury Marathon, I have run the LakeVyrnwyhalf marathon before and as soon as the entry applications open on the 1st May, I will be booking my place”

Vic has run at events before but not for Charity. His facebook page often tells you about the run he has done that day and this is a taster of what he will record

“Lovely day today. Good run this morning, in warm sunshine – remember that!” Another day Vic wrote

“Good hard run this morning.” As well as messages like

“Flying this morning. New PB on my four and a bit mile route. Went well from the off and maintained a really strong pace on a perfect spring morning. Beautiful sunshine, light breeze, but still a little cool. Managed to run in shorts,…..”

The Board of SDN are so grateful to Vic for his kind offer that we are asking you to put both these dates in your diary. It would be great if you would support Vic, as he runs for SDN, raising money and promoting our organisation at the same time. We hope you will all get behind Vic and support his efforts.

Over the next few weeks we will be bringing you information on ways you can sponsor Vic in both of these runs. You can start already by making donation via JustTextGiving

Write the following text on your mobile phone SHDN12 £1

Then send to 70070

You can donate up to £10 in one text message, you pay the donation but the text message is FREE. If you are aUKtax payer you will also get the opportunity to Gift Aid your donation at no extra charge to you.

So watch this space as we bring you further news of Vic’s preparations, as well as tell you more about the different

ways you can help Vic and make donations in support of what he is doing for the work of Shropshire Disability Network.