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Jan 17, 2020

A Healthy Start to January

This week we are busy supporting schools, after-school clubs and healthy hero's sessions in libraries with a healthy start to January.  Activities include delivering our popular healthy choices workshops followed by delicious and refreshing fruit kebabs.  Our healthy choices workshops cover a ran...

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Jan 16, 2020

We have shared out £44,000 between 25 amazing good causes

Twenty-five projects are celebrating after sharing £44,000 in the latest payout from our Community Dividend Fund. Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are handed out every three months to a wide range of applicants. The fund guarantees that at least one per cent of the Society’s trading profit is ...

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Jan 14, 2020

Fairtrade comes to a Stafford School

To start the new year I attended Silkmore Primary Academy in Stafford to talk to their Year 6 class about all things Fairtrade. The Year 6 class with their teacher Mrs Powell have decided to complete a topic on Fairtrade, and they invited me in to talk about it. I explained to the young people w...

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Jan 13, 2020

New Year Holiday Club Supports Youngsters in Birmingham

This year kicked off with a bang in Birmingham as the Western MCC supported a Holiday Club in Birmingham. The four day event at the start of the year was set up by the Triathlon Trust to help inner city young people at a time when they needed it most. The young people were invited to attend, wher...

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Jan 12, 2020

Harford Manor enjoy Healthy Choices

Students from Harford Manor SEN school took part in our Interactive Healthy Choices workshop.  The students enjoyed making fruit kebabs and learning all about healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle. We used extra visuals to make this session more interact for the students. As a special gift the s...

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Jan 03, 2020

Diabetes at christmas

Jenny attended a Health Day in Lowestoft to discuss living well with Diabetes at Christmas. There were healthy samples and alternatives on offer from The Co-operative range for the attendees to try. Healthy options and samplingThere were representatives from Onelife Suffolk, who Central England ...

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Jan 02, 2020

Outreach On the Streets Receives Clothing Donation

An essential clothing donation of hats and scarves has been delivered to the volunteer team in Lowestoft.  This area has seen an increase of 200% in homeless living on the streets during 2019.  This clothing will provide an essential barrier from the weather, especially as it can be brutal on the...

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Jan 01, 2020

Eastern MCC Team support FABB to Deliver a Two Course Meal for the Homeless of Norwich

Jenny, Kat and Richard helped the Food and Beverage Buggies FABB volunteer group to serve over 70 homeless two course Christmas meals and hot and cold drinks in Norwich Market place on 19th December 2019. Many more volunteers were involved (than those pictured) with preparing, cooking and platin...

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Jan 01, 2020

Two Community Groups are Supported in Loddon

The Loddon Community store team handed over vouchers to two groups supported by the MCC this week.  Maureen from The Loddon Players (potential member group) was over the moon to receive £400 to help with refreshments for their performances in the New Year.  This helps the group raise funds to sup...

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Dec 31, 2019

Oundle Library Volunteers Celebrate with Christmas Cheer

The MCC gave £40 worth of vouchers to help thank the volunteers from the Library in Oundle. The Library and Community Cafe are run almost entirely by volunteers and without their help wouldn't be there for the local Community. The cafe and library can be found in the Oundle Town Council Building...

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Dec 31, 2019

The Eastern Region Woodcraft Folk New Groups Project Celebration

The Eastern Woodcraft Folk have been running a project during 2019 to increase the number of groups in the region and support those groups during their first year. A celebration was held at the Guildhall in Thetford, where the families played games, carried out some networking gathering ideas fro...

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Dec 31, 2019

Meet Bumble

Bumble is a "sheep" that was sponsored by the Eastern MCC and sat on the Eye, Suffolk, Sheep Trail in the summer of 2019.  Bumble is painted by, a local to Eye Artist; Katie Nice. The trail raised over £40,000 for the Blossom Charity which helps support teenage girls and women to find their direc...

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