Community farm for Blackpool!

We’ve had some fantastic news concerning our community farm project in Blackpool! We’ve been successful in being granted more than £350,000 of National Lottery funding to start work on the farm on the grounds of the City Learning Centre on Grange Park. The idea was developed by us following extensive consultation with the local community and...
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Be kind and get involved!

There are dozens – probably hundreds – of ways of getting involved in being kind and spreading kindness. Taking out the rubbish for an elderly or infirm neighbour, going round to a friend’s house for a brew and offering to wash up, helping someone who is struggling with their shopping to pack, rallying round a...
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Let’s make Blackpool a happier place!

Today we gathered children from St John’s CE School to discuss the concept of kindness with Secret Millionaire and founder of Kindness UK, David Jamilly. The group met at the Solaris Centre on the New South Promenade, unfortunately due to rain we had to gather inside, however that didn’t damped the spirits of the group...
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Dementia Awareness Event held at Sainsbury’s

Blackpool Dementia Support Services, Empowerment hosted a dementia awareness event at Sainsbury’s Talbot Road, on Saturday 21st May 10-4pm.  As part of our Charity partnership with Sainsbury’s, to support and promote services in line with Dementia awareness week.  Through the day there was information stalls, memory testing, entertainment and a charity bike ride in-store.  There was a...
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Drivers Help Rev Up Dementia Campaign

  A Blackpool transport company has joined over 4000 others across the town to become dementia friendly. Blackpool Transport drivers and employees have become the latest workforce to sign up to help people living with dementia in the town, meaning that they can help people with the disease Around 600 bus and tram drivers, along...
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Blackpool Fairtrade Schools Conference

Over 120 Blackpool school children attended a special conference designed to raise awareness of Fairtrade. The event was hosted by the Fairness Commission as it continues to campaign for Blackpool to become a Fairtrade Town. The Blackpool Schools Fairtrade Conference aimed to inspire young people to support this bid and how they could take practical...
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Older People’s Summit

This event was hosted by the Fairness Commission to ‘hear’ how Blackpool could become a ‘Fairer place’ and how older members of the community felt about the issues they felt were affecting their lives. The event included a special question and answer session with members of the Fairness Commission, including Dr Arif Rajpura, Chairman of...
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Needles out for charity donation

Blackpool’s eager knitters have been raising money for charity. Blackpool Fairness Commission and local community groups have motivated a special army of knitters to pull together and make 200 small woolly hats as part of the national Big Knit campaign. Knitters, ranging from 8 years old to 70, have been clicking away over the last...
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