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Lichfield auction house cooks up a donation for Macmillan Cancer Support 

26 Sep 18

A Lichfield auction house has raised £170 for Macmillan Cancer Support after staff pulled on their oven gloves and got baking in the name of charity.


Business
Lichfield bank employees complete charity row to raise money for Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust 

25 Sep 18

Employees at a Lichfield bank have gone the extra mile to raise money for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust.


Blog comment
Two sugars please: join the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this Saturday in Brownhills! 

25 Sep 18

MacMillan are a hugely important charity to me.


Blog
Gavin attends Macmillan Coffee Morning in Pattingham 

25 Sep 18

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attends coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support Gavin joined with local residents to raise money for Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning, where this year residents managed to raise £1335.


Rugby
Birmingham artist to spearhead new Prince’s Trust campaign 

25 Sep 18

Alexander Rhys Boardman is working with charity and NatWest to promote business start ups among young entrepreneurs…


Blog feature
Lady Dame Kelly Just Don’t Trump A Plate Of Mince …… 

24 Sep 18

Nigel was mooching in a charity book shop when he happened upon a book by Darrell’s interior design guru and muse Lady Dame Kelly Hoppen, his first port of call whenever he is pondering a scheme incorporating fifty shades of beige.


Blog comment
Fancy a jumble sale today? 

22 Sep 18

Tracey, take a meow… Here’s a great looking jumble sale taking place today (Saturday 22nd September 2018) in the buildings just opposite Barons Court Hotel near the Snooker Club – and it’s in aid of a wonderful charity.


News
Solihull childhood memories wanted for charity story box project 

20 Sep 18

ACORNS Children’s Hospice is calling on Silhillians to share their memories as part of the charity’s 30th birthday celebrations.


Blog feature
Charity Trustees: Seven top tips for a well-functioning board 

20 Sep 18

Tesse Akpeski, DSC Associate Trainer offer tops tips for a well functioning Board.


Blog feature
Vacancies at Legacy West Midlands 

19 Sep 18

Legacy WM, a registered charity, celebrates the heritage of post war migrant communities in the West Midlands.


Rugby
LoveBrum team to tackle Great Birmingham Run 

19 Sep 18

City charity has brought together a 90-strong team to take on the annual half marathon race…


Business
Staff from Burntwood building firm ready to tough it out for charity 

19 Sep 18

A team of staff from a Burntwood building company will be wading through mud, crawling through fire pits and swimming through open water this weekend – all in aid of charity.


Rugby
London to Paris Bike Ride 

18 Sep 18

Mitch attempts to cycle 400 miles for charity…


Local news
Do ‘5k Your Way’ and see pupils raise heartbeats and funds for hospice care   

17 Sep 18

A Birmingham hospice is calling on pupils to grab their trainers, pull on their swimming caps, and don their favourite sports gear this October, in a bid to get active whilst raising vital funds for charity.


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum: Teen instructor’s Zumbathon raises over £1000 for Acorns 

16 Sep 18

A teenage fitness instructor has raised over £1000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice by hosting her third charity Zumbathon.


Council
Charity Night Out 

15 Sep 18

Disco, raffles, tombola, cake stall and much more.


News
‘Despicable’ Lee Rigby fraudster jailed for failing to hand over charity funds 

14 Sep 18

The 56-year-old lorry driver, who has previous convictions for theft and fraud dating back to 1980 and 1995, showed no emotion…


News
Managers at Burntwood building business to serve up coffee for charity fundraiser 

14 Sep 18

Managers at a Burntwood building company are serving up a treat as part of a charity fundraiser.


Rugby
Jurgen Klopp’s incredible swipe at former Liverpool stars in James Milner’s team talk 

13 Sep 18

Klopp was managing former Aston Villa star James Milner’s Liverpool charity squad…


Blog food
TV stars stir it for Brum charity event 

13 Sep 18

Curry & Comedy night to help homeless aid services.


Local news
City’s First Learning Disability Heritage Project to be Unveiled 

12 Sep 18

If you mention Monyhull Hospital to anyone who lived in Brandwood or Kings Norton, they’ll remember certain scare stories about it, but local charity CASBA has spent the last year collecting the true stories of the people who lived and worked there.


Rugby
Here’s why a former Birmingham City and West Brom hero wants your toothpaste 

11 Sep 18

Ex-BCFC and WBA star will be continuing his charity work at the derby match…


Rugby
Two Birmingham mosques among winners in new global awards scheme 

10 Sep 18

Green Lane Masjid won Best Charity Project and Bahu Trust won Best Green Initiative…


Rugby
This is how Micah Richards did as Aston Villa defender makes his return 

10 Sep 18

Micah Richards took part in a charity game at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon…


Blog comment
Lichfield Waterworks Trust September 2018 public meeting this evening 

10 Sep 18

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening (Monday 10th Septembert 2018) there will be the August 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust …


Rugby
This is how Micah Richards did as Aston Villa defender makes his long awaited return 

9 Sep 18

Micah Richards took part in a charity game at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon…


Council
Doctors and Nurses running Coventry Big Fun Run 

9 Sep 18

Doctors and nurses raising funds for local kidney patient charity.


Rugby
Micah Richards scouting report: How Aston Villa’s forgotten man played in rare outing 

8 Sep 18

Micah Richards took part in a charity game at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon…


Rugby
John Terry to choose Spartak Moscow over Aston Villa – ex Chelsea star pulls out of charity match – reports 

8 Sep 18

The Spartak Moscow rumours are growing as speculation mounts over former Aston Villa star’s future…


Council
Historic Churches Trust Cycle Ride and Stride 

8 Sep 18

Charity cycle ride.


Rugby
Terry, Agbonlahor and Richards – past and present Aston Villa stars fill Saturday’s star-studded charity line-up 

7 Sep 18

A Match for Charity sees James Milner’s team take on Stiliyan Petrov’s group at Celtic Park on Saturday – full details here…


Rugby
Penners Runs for Charity 

6 Sep 18

Lions regular traverse Scotland in aid of charity…


Rugby
Under 15s Charity Day 

6 Sep 18

Saturday 22nd September 2018…


News
Suicide rate drops significantly in Birmingham, reflecting lower rates across the country 

6 Sep 18

The suicide rate in Birmingham has dropped significantly over the last three years, new figures show, reflecting lower rates across the country.


Football
Charity Quiz night in the Clubhouse! 

6 Sep 18

The charity quiz for the Michael Lewis Foundation is on Friday 7th September…


Rugby
‘I’ll try not to smash anyone this time’ Gabby Agbonlahor reveals his plans for this weekend 

6 Sep 18

The Aston Villa striker will play in Stilyan Petrov’s charity match at Celtic on Saturday…


News
Blind charity to shut children’s home in Coventry 

4 Sep 18

The home had been put in special measures earlier this year.


News
Schoolchildren to urge Road Users to be Bike Smart in Tenth Year of Road Safety Banner Competition 

4 Sep 18

PRIMARY school pupils in the Tamworth area are invited to design banners for a competition associated with this year’s Road Safety Week campaign: Bike Smart.


News
Community garden opens in Chelmsley Wood 

4 Sep 18

AN AWARD-winning Solihull charity is celebrating the opening of its community garden in Chelmsley Wood.


Blog feature
Intelligent but disadvantaged students are still not achieving top GCSE grades 

3 Sep 18

Almost half of clever but disadvantaged students fail to secure the top GCSE grades, according to a new study from social mobility charity, The Sutton Trust.


Blog feature
Charity Commission warns of insider fraud threats 

3 Sep 18

The Charity Commission has issued an alert from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), highlighting the insider threat from fraudsters and cyber criminals.


Blog feature
MSE Charity 

3 Sep 18

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications under the ‘Life Changing Transitions’ theme on the 2nd September 2018 and close on the 30th September 2018.


Blog feature
Support for Schools to Set Up Breakfast Clubs 

3 Sep 18

Magic breakfast is a registered charity that aim to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK Schools by providing healthy breakfast food to children most in need.


Blog feature
Project Coordinator for Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation 

3 Sep 18

Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation is a charity which provides a range of day services for African and African Caribbean adults recovering from mental ill health.


News
Lichfield firefighter to run half-marathon while carrying a 20kg dummy 

3 Sep 18

Taking on a half marathon isn’t enough for a Lichfield firefighter – he’s planning to run it while carrying a 20kg dummy on his shoulders.


Blog feature
Film Poster Event 

31 Aug 18

We have a catalogue of hundreds of film posters in our vaults and we’d like to offer customers the chance to take one home in return for a donation of £5 to our charity to help #SaveLightHouse on Sunday 16th September, 2.30 – 4.30pm.


Blog feature
Join us and stay wild! 

31 Aug 18

Banner Banner image: Summary: As a local charity every single penny donated to us is spent improving nature and protecting wildlife across Birmingham and the Black Country.


News
Cash reward offered as double midlands murder manhunt continues 

30 Aug 18

A CASH reward has been offered by the charity Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest of Janbaz Tarin as West Midlands Police continues its manhunt for the suspected double murderer.


News
Things are heating up ahead of the Chilli Festival at Brindleyplace 

29 Aug 18

Things are heating up at Brindleyplace next month with the return of the annual Chilli Festival on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September.


Blog feature
Digital Support and Administrator for Citizens Advice Sandwell 

28 Aug 18

Citizens Advice Sandwell is a lead provider in advice, information and advocacy services.







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