Clap for Carers Tonight 14 May

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Tonight Thursday 14th May at 8pm you are encouraged to join in by clapping on your doorstep, your balcony, your garden, or front room to celebrate the work of everyone at the frontline of the NHS and social care.

During these unprecedented and constantly changing times, tonight spare a special thought for the 10,000 Shared Lives carers who share their home and community life, working tirelessly to protect and support people of all ages with a physical disability, learning disability or mental illness, who need personal care and practical support.

Our clapping hands together echo our appreciation to the entire health and social care workforce and express our thanks and recognition for the valuable work those at the forefront of this pandemic do to protect and keep the most vulnerable safe.

Let’s hear it for Shared Lives carers!


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Clap for Carers

clap thank you8pm Tonight 7th May 2020  

It is a deeply moving tribute that captures the very essence of our communal spirit in these times of adversity that Clap for Carers gets louder and more joyous every week. It is also possibly the only time communities now come together to generate a rare feeling of release and togetherness. a faint memory of a previous era when the nation came together to eradicate a common enemy.

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the victory in Europe The Royal British Legion is calling on people across the UK to join in a moment of reflection and Remembrance, pausing for a Two Minute Silence at 11am tomorrow Friday 8th May.

In spite of social distancing and lockdown, we can all still take part in commemorating with pride and patriotism this very special occasion in the safety of our homes, by making and displaying from tomorrow and over the weekend, our own VE Day Great British Bunting.



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Taking the 2.6 Challenge

Mark Hamilton

Mark with Addi

After the cancellation of the annual fundraising London Marathon, and in line with Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing, Crosspool resident Mark Hamilton Stewart decided to take the 2.6 challenge to raise money for the TNA & Hearing Dogs charities, walking around the local area with his young hearing dog Addi. A wonderfully funny and cheeky dog, who since 2015 has changed his life.

Mark very much appreciates all the kind donations he has already received, £125 for TNA, and £145 for Hearing Dogs  =£270…so far…  This money will make a huge difference to both charities,  Thank you.

If you would like to make a Donation the deadline for contributing to the 2.6 Challenges is this SUNDAY 3rd MAY.

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Clap For Our Carers

  To Night 8pm Thursday 30th April

Originally held on Thursday 26 March, in honour of the NHS, the organisers
Clap For Our Carers,” ask that as many people as possible get involved this evening, Thursday 30 April 2020, by applauding either outdoors or through open windows at the designated time 8pm.
To pay tribute to all key workers: NHS staff, supermarket workers, teachers, Healthcare workers, emergency services, armed services, delivery drivers, shop workers, teachers, waste collectors, manufacturers, postal workers, cleaners, vets, engineers and all those who are out there making an unbelievable difference to our lives in these thought-provoking times… congratulations, you are amazing.Rainbow Key

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Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust wins Sports England fundingWhirlow Hall Farm Trust

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is extremely grateful to have been awarded £10,000 of funding from Sport England. The grant will support Whirlow, particularly in these difficult times, to ensure they can continue their work with vulnerable children and young people in South Yorkshire.Thank you sports england

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is an educational trust based in Sheffield. Their mission is to help youngsters make the most of their potential, regardless of their circumstances and challenges, in a learning environment that is based on a working farm.

Ben Davies, Chief Executive at Whirlow, is thrilled to have been awarded the funding: “This funding from Sports England has come at just the right time for Whirlow. Like so many other organisations, the COVID-19 crisis has put a huge strain on them financially. This funding will enable them to keep vital services running during the lockdown, and ensure they are here for South Yorkshire’s most vulnerable children and young people once it is safe to welcome them back to the farm.”


Just Giving Donations

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In conjunction with Voluntary Action Sheffield, based at
St Columba’s Church office in Crosspool    0114 267 0006

St Columba's

St Columba’s Church Manchester Road

If you are, or you are aware of any friends and neighbours , self-isolating or simply struggling to cope with the current unprecedented situation, we have a team of unpaid volunteers registered to help.

We are a flexible resource waiting to adapt to and help as best we can with whatever circumstances may arise during the pandemic and in its aftermath.

At the moment we have a list of local shops that can help with the supply of food and certain other products by delivering to you. To prioritise those self-isolating or who just need some help, we have been working with – e.g. Greencross Chemist, Phil James Butchers, GT News, Spar/Post Office, and Tesco Express. Should demands on these services become stretched, we will step in to help with deliveries/collections.

We have DBS checked volunteers who will be happy to simply talk on the phone as we are becoming aware of people’s increasing sense of loneliness due to the current situation. And this may well be an increasingly important need over the coming months.

We are open to try and help whatever the problem. (Some of us are experienced dog-walkers if you are not able to leave home). Please feel free to ring us, even if you are not sure if we are the right people to help. We are happy to listen and try to meet whatever needs arise.

The office is staffed from 9am – 12noon, Monday – Saturday, but there is a 24-hour answerphone TEL: 01 14 267 0006

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A Crosspool Round of Applause

Clap for our Carers 

Five weeks ago the UK went into lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with people ordered to social distance and remain in their homes as much as possible.

Each Thursday, people in Crosspool have taken to their doorways and windows to applaud the key workers who are keeping the country running during the coronavirus crisis

Tonight, Thursday 23rd April at 8pm. a fourth ‘Clap for Our Carers’ is planned to take place

As a symbol of hope and to make sure the NHS, its staff and key workers know we appreciate them continuing to work every day to ensure we are safe, fed and cared for during this time, loads of you have been making rainbows to put in your windows and outside to show your continued support and to help our community keep smiling.



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