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Calling Berkshire residents! Meet the Team morning to be held in Reading

Dogs for the Disabled - Fri, 2017-08-25 13:12

Help transform lives: Meet the Team, Saturday 9th September at Coley Park Community Centre, Reading.

Life-transforming charity Dogs for Good is currently seeking new fundraising volunteers in the Berkshire area to help raise much needed money to train more dogs, as well as raising the profile of the charity in the county.

They are holding an Meet the Team session for people who would like to find out more about volunteering on Saturday 9th September from 10am – 12.30pm at the Coley Park Community Centre, Reading, RG1 6DW.

There will be an opportunity for those interested in volunteering to talk to Regional fundraiser Lisa and  fundraising volunteers Stephen and Sandy. Stephen is also a client of Dogs for Good and will have his assistance dog Scott with him, so you can find out how the charity makes a difference to people’s lives.

Dogs for Good’s fundraising volunteers take part in a variety of activities, including attending local fundraising events, organising their own events such as craft fairs, dog walks and quiz nights and being trained to give talks about the Charity to local community groups.

It’s a great way to make new friends and learn new skills, give back to your local community and help Dogs for Good to train more dogs to support more people with disabilities. There is no minimum commitment and volunteers can choose activities to fit around their schedule.

Find out more about fundraising and volunteering.

The post Calling Berkshire residents! Meet the Team morning to be held in Reading appeared first on Dogs for Good.

Categories: Charity News

Help honor Sam Owori's legacy

Rotary International News - Wed, 2017-08-23 16:09

Sam F. Owori was elected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2018-19 and would have been the second African Rotarian, and the first Ugandan, to hold that office. He died on 13 July, at age 76, from complications after surgery.  Owori is largely credited with the

Categories: The World of Rotary

Eight Rotary donors changing the world

Rotary International News - Fri, 2017-08-18 18:25

People donate money to good causes for all sorts of reasons; it could be a personal connection to a community in need, a debt of gratitude for a past kindness, or a desire to leave a legacy. We asked eight people around the world what motivates

Categories: The World of Rotary

Rotary partners with International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Rotary International News - Wed, 2017-08-09 17:58

Rotary partners with International Agency for the Prevention of BlindnessEVANSTON, IL (August 7, 2017) — About 80 percent of the world's 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the

Categories: The World of Rotary

2018-19 Rotary president selected

Rotary International News - Wed, 2017-08-09 16:33

Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19 Rotary

Categories: The World of Rotary

It takes a community

Rotary International News - Tue, 2017-08-01 16:55

Rotary Community Corps lets local volunteers tap into our organization’s

Categories: The World of Rotary

Remembering Sam

Rotary International News - Mon, 2017-07-31 21:16

Rotary remembers Sam Owori for his ‘quiet confidence,’ integrity, and

Categories: The World of Rotary

From Peace Scholar to World Wildlife Fund

Rotary International News - Thu, 2017-07-20 17:27

Building peace at every levelRotary peace fellow applies lessons to life in BogotáAs a child in Bogotá, Colombia, Lucas Peña was shocked to learn that violence between

Categories: The World of Rotary

President-elect Sam Owori dies

Rotary International News - Mon, 2017-07-17 23:12

Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori diesRotary International President-elect Sam F. Owori died unexpectedly on 13 July due to complications from surgery. Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38

Categories: The World of Rotary

Interactor from Brazil combats a deadly online game

Rotary International News - Fri, 2017-07-14 15:33

Interactor from Brazil combats a deadly online game with a version that promotes peace and self-esteem

Categories: The World of Rotary

Why good intentions aren't enough

Rotary International News - Tue, 2017-07-11 16:14

Rotary member and author Marilyn Fitzgerald stresses the importance of community involvement for sustainable service

Categories: The World of Rotary

In defense of children

Rotary International News - Fri, 2017-07-07 15:46

Ashton Kutcher and Rotary address the global scourge of human

Categories: The World of Rotary

Understanding vaccine derived polio outbreaks

Rotary International News - Wed, 2017-07-05 15:30

Understanding the recent polio

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Maria describes her Ecuador earthquake horror – pinned to the ground by a fallen fridge. Now homeless for a second time due to natural disasters, her simple plea is ‘I need help’

Shelterbox News - Wed, 2016-05-11 00:00

For Maria Bele Artiaga, a wife and mother in her 50s, the massive earthquake that ripped much of Ecuador apart on 16 April was her second brush with natural disaster. She vividly describes her narrow escapes to ShelterBox responders, there to help Ecuadorians recover and rebuild.

Categories: Charity News

ShelterBox on top of the world - intrepid Brian Jackson almost completes his unclimbed Himalayan peaks adventure – beaten back by glacier and weather

Shelterbox News - Mon, 2016-05-09 00:00

ShelterBox fundraiser Brian Jackson may have fallen just short of standing on the summit of Om Tso Go in Nepal, but he still ‘got to walk where no person has walked before and see views no person has seen before’

Categories: Charity News

Syrian Kamounia camp bombing. UK aid agency ShelterBox – ‘The most inhuman act to use women and children fleeing war as military targets’

Shelterbox News - Fri, 2016-05-06 00:00

While the UN decides whether to classify an air strike on a makeshift camp for displaced people in northern Syria as a war crime, UK agency ShelterBox condemns the targeting of families on the run from war

Categories: Charity News

Soldiers will cycle and swim to Paris for ShelterBox – without ever leaving Rutland!

Shelterbox News - Fri, 2016-04-29 00:00

Next Wednesday soldiers from 7 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps have set themselves the gruelling task of cycling and swimming the equivalent distance from their barracks to Paris - over 380 miles.

Categories: Charity News

Just two days left to win Isle of Wight Festival VIP glamping tickets. – As the outdoor festival season begins, ShelterBox urges you to ‘love your tent’

Shelterbox News - Thu, 2016-04-28 00:00

Of course ShelterBox loves tents. And so do the one million people we have helped to shelter after disaster. But now, as a summer of music festivals gets underway, we have joined a national campaign to make sure festival-goers and campers leave sites pitch perfect

Categories: Charity News

Ecuador’s shelter and water crisis – ‘The situation is much worse than we had anticipated.’ ShelterBox team sees children begging in the streets with empty water bottles, and fields suffocated by ‘black water’

Shelterbox News - Wed, 2016-04-27 00:00

There is a new urgency in the aid programme for the coastal communities of Ecuador following the massive earthquake on 16 April. Flooding had already poisoned crops around Portoviejo, and infrastructure damage has now left families without safe drinking water

Categories: Charity News

‘The magnetism that draws you back’ - A message from Nepal to ShelterBox from supporter Deborah Holden, one year after Everest’s most deadly day

Shelterbox News - Sun, 2016-04-24 00:00

While her sister Amanda decides the fate of contestants on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ShelterBox supporter Deborah Holden has returned to the scene of her narrowest escape. It is one year on from the deadly earthquake that triggered an Everest avalanche. She says, ‘Not coming back to Nepal was never an option’.

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