It’s great when we hear about local businesses working together and we love it even more when those local businesses are working with us! This week, Women’s Gym Curves, teamed up with our Dorset You First Domestic Violence Outreach Service to donate non-perishable food items which we could use with our work with people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Curves are rightfully proud of the way that they’ve been able to make a difference and so a huge thanks goes to the team that stepped up to the line and help shed those pounds (of food). Click here to read the press release that tells you more about it.
And it seems to have been something of a week for Dorset You First. Our amazing administrator, Kerry, has been working tirelessly to look for donations and support from local businesses to help with our outreach work for our domestic violence service. Already she’s received promises of personal alarms, sim cards and telephones for men and women threatened by domestic violence. She’s also after some torches so if you know anyone who has any they could donate, please let us know. Thanks for being awesome, Kerry, and going that extra …
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Curves, the UK’s largest women-only fitness club network, today announced that its 14th Annual Food Drive at Curves of Weymouth collected 231 pounds (105 kg) that will be donated to Dorset You First Outreach Service.
Throughout March, both Curves members and the wider community donated non-perishable foods in aid of this worthy cause.
This year, the Curves Food Drive collected a grand total of 93,587kg from thousands of clubs across Europe, which will be distributed to a local food bank or charity of each club’s choice. The UK Curves community were responsible for around 23% of this final contribution.
“Our members’ generosity is a true reflection of the Curves spirit and community,” says Barbara Hart-Varca, Owner of Curves Weymouth. “We are thrilled with the outstanding effort from our members and friends of Curves.”
Sarah Smith, Manager of You First, said : “Dorset You First Outreach Service find it really refreshing to see that Local Businesses are willing to support Local Charities and services and we would like to thank everyone involved for their huge efforts and it is greatly appreciated”
New Curves members also contributed to the Food Drive through a special promotion which allowed them to join for a …
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On Wednesday 2 May, in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council and the IoW NHS Clinical Commissioning Gr0up, we’re going to be launching our Smart Living Assistive Technology service on the Isle of Wight. We’re really excited about this one year pilot which aims to offer our telecare and assistive technology services to clients across the island.
We’re going to use the event to chat about how the equipment works (come and have a look and see what it is and how it works) over a cuppa and a biscuit. There will be displays of equipment and people on hand to answer your questions.
The launch is going to take place in the Hunnyhill Room, The Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport PO30 2QR
on Wednesday 2nd May from 10.30am to 3pm. For more information, please contact Lorraine Pink on
0845 265 8003 or click on the postcard or brochure links below.
DL Brochure (IoW) (small)…
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