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For Sale – Jazzy 600ES Powerchair – pre-loved. £450 ono

The Jazzy 600ES is a modern indoor outdoor powerchair with  luxurious, comfortable seating designed for indoor and outdoor use.   The chair is 3 years’ old, with one careful lady owner.  It has been serviced every year.  Last service was in June 2017.  Original cost was £2,700.

If you are interested, please contact Ann Shaw 07398350255 or email [email protected]

Sonia and Ruby

SDN receives monies raised by Telford Rotary Tree of Light.

Ruby, SDN Chair and Ann, SDN Secretary were honoured to attend the recent presentation evening to receive a very welcome donation from Telford Tree of Light.

Last year, we reported on this website and in our newsletter, that we had been nominated by the Rotary Club Telford Centre to receive a 16th of the monies raised by the 4 Rotary Clubs of Telford. The evening was hosted by Rotary Club Telford Centre President Sonia Roberts at the Buckatree Hall Hotel.

Ruby is seen in the picture receiving a cheque for £2690 from Sonia Roberts.

Sonia on presenting the cheque said “What I like about SDN, is that they are one of very few organisation’s that is still run in its entirety by volunteers. They provide a website and a host of valuable and important information to those who have a disability in Shropshire”

Ruby, in accepting and thanking Telford Rotary Tree of Light for this generous donation said “I am honored to be receiving this on behalf of the membership. We have five pieces of core work:

  • To provide a website with relevant and up to date information on disability and carers issues in Shropshire.
  • To hold quarterly meetings with speakers that will enthuse and inspire.
  • To provide a signposting service enabling people to access the information they need.
  • To lead on the Safe Place Shropshire Community initiative and
  • To provide a newsletter, enabling us to reach those who have no IT access or cannot use a computer for whatever reason.

Thank you to everyone here tonight, to the people of Telford and beyond who donated in memory of “loved ones” enabling the Tree of Light to be such a success”. 

She continued “For a small charity like ours, it can be difficult to fundraise as people can fall ill, so have to pull out of fundraisers and this can make it difficult. This donation, will make a huge difference to our work. It is so important that we reach as many people as we can, including those who cannot access our website. With increasing costs in postage and other essential outgoings, it is “you” that make the difference. Thank you so much “

Click here to read a Press Release by Telford Rotary Tree of Light. Presentation Evening 2018

 

Cash in the Community SDN

Cash in the Community Tokens-Time to start counting..

On Saturday 7th April 2018, The Shropshire Star will stop printing the Cash in the Community Tokens.  Please DO NOT send your tokens to the Shropshire Star but take them to any of the following places who have collecting boxes for us:

  • AWM Furniture, Riverside, Shrewsbury or
  • Coop Food Store, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury
  • Gobowen Railway Station or
  • Lanyon Bowdler Solicitor Offices or

Or you can post them toShropshire Disability Network C/O 26 Aldwick Drive, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury SY3 6BN

Shropshire Disability Network has to submit all tokens to the Shropshire Star so we ask that you get them to us by 20th April 2018.

To receive a share of the £20,000 prize fund we need to collect a minimum of 500 voting tokens. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The first prize of £5,000 will be awarded to the group collecting the highest number of in paper voting tokens, the second prize is £2,000 and third £1,000. Then the remaining groups in positions 4 to 35 will receive a share of £12k based on the total number of voting tokens they collect. The minimum prize awarded is £50.

Thank you to all who are saving tokens for us.

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SDN Competition Closes Monday 30th April 2018

The closing date is fast approaching for you to submit your Christmas Card entries!

Whether you have snapped a scenic view, painted or drawn what you think our Christmas Cards for 2018, should look like or whether you have used technology ie computer to create a design, you need to think about submitting your entries to us.

There are a few rules and notes:

  • To take part, you must be a registered member of Shropshire Disability Network.
  • Entries accepted must be your own work:   photographs/water colour/oil/acrylics/pencil.
  • No 3D designs.
  • Submissions from Organisations and Professionals will not be accepted.
  • You agree that if your entry is a winning design, it becomes our property to be used solely by SDN for creating our charity Christmas cards, which will be sold to support the charity.
  • We have appointed judges from local organisations.

Have you ever thought, I would like my art to be in an exhibition? SDN Management Committee will consider holding an exhibition of all entries submitted because we know, many of our members have artistic talents

You can submit more than one entry! For an application form please call or text:

SDN Mobile 07780 852 229 or email [email protected] or

SDN Secretary mobile 07398 350 255  or email [email protected]

Sales of SDN cards not only help with funding but by supporting us, you will also be helping to spread awareness of our work. Don’t forget the closing date is Monday 30th April 2018.

Jay's Computer Donations

Would you help Jay, help others?

SDN heard about a new community initiative based in Whitchurch, Shropshire. It is called “Jay’s Computer Donations”. We contacted Jay to find out more about his ideas and aspirations. Jay said:

” I am a computer engineer by trade. I spend my free time donating working computers and lap tops to worthy causes in the Whitchurch area. Any bits and pieces, I need, I have been financing myself but I need people to help me by donating items so that I can bring them back to life and give to  worthy causes. Some things I cannot repair, so one thing I ask, is that monitors, keyboards and mice are tested to be in working order.”

Jay, kindly donated the first lap top to SDN as with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) coming in on 25th May 2018, we have need for a second lap top. This is valuable support to our charity and we thank Jay for his help.

Have you replaced your computer, laptop for a newer model, or any other piece of computer equipment ie leads, mice, monitors? Rather than send them to landfill or leave in a cupboard, garage or shed, why not let Jay bring it back to life so that he can donate to more worthy causes.

You can find out more about what Jay is doing by going to his  website http://www.jayscomputerdonation.co.uk/ or face book  page https://www.facebook.com/computerpdonations/

 

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Time to start collecting!

As reported last month, Shropshire Disability Network has been chosen as one of 35 community organisations to receive a share in the Shropshire Star “Cash in the Community”

The Shropshire Star have again teamed up with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent to give away this money to good causes. The Shropshire Star have again teamed up with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent to give away this money to good causes. 

Chair, Ruby Hartshorn is delighted but as she told SDN Board Members, the hard part starts now. 

To receive a share of the £20,000 prize fund we need to collect voting tokens (minimum of 500), which be printed in the Shropshire Star newspaper  from March 1 to April 7, 2018.

The first prize of £5,000 will be awarded to the group collecting the highest number of in paper voting tokens, the second prize is £2,000 and third £1,000. Then the remaining groups in positions 4 to 35 will receive a share of £12k based on the total number of voting tokens they collect. The minimum prize awarded is £50.

SDN now needs all our members, families and friends to help us by getting your families, friends and work colleagues to collect the tokens for us.

How to get your tokens to us: Please do not post them to the Shropshire Star.

We appreciate to those businesses who have agreed to be collecting points for us:

Please take your tokens to:

  • AWM Furniture, Riverside, Shrewsbury or
  • Coop Food Store, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury
  • Gobowen Railway Station or
  • Lanyon Bowdler Solicitor Offices or

Post toShropshire Disability Network C/O 26 Aldwick Drive, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury SY3 6BN

Soon, we will be announcing other ways that you can get your tokens to us. Watch this space. Thanking you all in anticipation of your support.

To read the Shropshire Star press release about choosing who they would like to support, click this link: https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/cfyc/2018/02/15/cash-for-your-community-2018-judges-choose-groups-for-20000-giveaway/

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SDN Meeting 8th March-Holidaying on a barge plus Tom with his best mate Harley!

Join us this Thursday 8th March at our meeting. A warm welcome awaits you. Our meeting takes place at The Telford Whitehouse Hotel, Watling Street, Wellington, Telford TF12NJ.  1030am for refreshments and networking. The meeting runs from 1100am to 1300pm.

We have two special guest speakers. They are Peter Walters who will tell us about the Lyneal Trust. They have canal boats kitted out for people who have a disability, enabling them to enjoy a holiday or trip on the canal.
Our second guest speaker will be Tom Kane with Harley his hearing dog. Tom will talk about Deaf n Able.

We will hold our regular quarterly raffle and have SDN wrist bands for sale. By buying these you help us to fund our work. We will also have a table where you can buy items made by our members. They are all very reasonably priced and will help towards paying for our meeting.

For further details click here: https://shropshiredisability.net/sdn-members-meeting/ or contact Ann, our secretary on 07398 350 255 or email [email protected]sability.net and keep looking for your email invitations.

Winter

Why not take this opportunity?

Last December, SDN invited you to take part in our competition to design our Christmas Cards for 2018. The weather this week is providing you with another opportunity to snap that scene, or paint that picture using watercolours, acrylics or oils or to do a pencil drawing. May be, you would prefer something different to a local scene. If you think a more traditional card is better or have a different idea to offer, please have a go. This is your chance to use your skills.

There are a few rules and notes:

  • To take part, you must be a registered member of Shropshire Disability Network.
  • Entries accepted must be your own work:   photographs/water colour/oil/acrylics/pencil.
  • No 3D designs.
  • Submissions from Organisations and Professionals will not be accepted.
  • You agree that if your entry is a winning design, it becomes our property to be used solely by SDN for creating our charity Christmas cards, which will be sold to support the charity.
  • We have appointed judges from local organisations.

Have you ever thought, I would like my art to be in an exhibition? SDN Management Committee will consider holding an exhibition of all entries submitted because we know, many of our members have artistic talents

You can submit more than one entry! For an application form please call or text:

SDN Mobile 07780 852 229 or email [email protected] or

SDN Secretary mobile 07398 350 255  or email [email protected]

The form will give you details of where to send your entry. Closing date will be 30th April 2018.

Sales of SDN cards not only help with funding but by supporting us, you will also be helping to spread awareness of our work. While last year we raised more money at the Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card shop, overall sales were slightly down. The bad weather early December when many events were cancelled probably impacted, however we hope by giving you this opportunity to design a card, it will help you and us.

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Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)

Start Date:
7th April 2018

End Date:
7th April 2018

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1230

Event title: Table Top Sale (Safe Place Shropshire have a table)
Venue: Edgmond Village Hall, 14 and 16 Shrewsbury Rd, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8HU
Name: Ann Shaw
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07398 350 255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number)
Event description: Safe Places Shropshire have a table with a selection of items all to be sold to raise funds for the ongoing work of Safe Place Shropshire. There are many bargains to be had. You can also find out about the Safe Place community initiative as our volunteers will be pleased to share with you.

Why not sign in to this website and visit our Members Forum where you will find under Swap & Sell many items being sold some for Safe Places, Shropshire Disability Network or donations to other charities.

Thank you to all who have supported us at previous table top sales at this venue, you make a difference to our work as well as those of other charities.

For more information contact 07398 350 255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number) or email [email protected]

Schedule of Events for 2018: SDN-Dates-Events-for-2018-Master-updated April 2018

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SDN Meeting-Holidaying on a barge plus Tom with his best mate Harley!

Make Thursday 8th March the date to join us at our next meeting. A warm welcome awaits you. Our meeting takes place at The Telford Whitehouse Hotel, Watling Street, Wellington, Telford TF12NJ.  1030am for refreshments and networking. The meeting runs from 1100am to 1300pm.

We have two special guest speakers. They are Peter Walters who will tell us about the Lyneal Trust. They have canal boats kitted out for people who have a disability, enabling them to enjoy a holiday or trip on the canal.
Our second guest speaker will be Tom Kane with Harley his hearing dog. Tom will talk about Deaf n Able.

We will hold our regular quarterly raffle and have SDN wrist bands for sale. By buying these you help us to fund our work. We will also have a table where you can buy items made by our members. They are all very reasonably priced and will help towards paying for our meeting.

For further details click here: https://shropshiredisability.net/sdn-members-meeting/ or contact Ann, our secretary on 07398 350 255 or email [email protected] and keep looking for your email invitations.