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Golf Day helps raise £10,000+ for Popham Kidney Support

Golfers from across south Wales came together at Clyne Golf Club to compete and raise funds for Swansea-based kidney charity Popham Kidney Support. The competition raised an impressive £10,020.72, which will contribute to the effort the charity is making to raise £130,000 for the refurbishment of the Children’s Kidney Centre Outpatient Department in Cardiff.

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Fundraiser for blaze-hit businesses reaches £20k target

A Localgiving fundraiser for people affected by a major fire has smashed through its £20,000 target in just a few days. The collection was launched by Community Foundation for Calderdale after a fire tore through Burlees House and La Perla Restaurant in Hebden in Yorkshire. Folks across the county and further afield and truly rallied around to raise desperately needed funds.

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Who is the Anjool Maldé Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year?

The Anjool Maldé Memorial Trust takes great pleasure in announcing its 2022 Awards – another extraordinary year of impressive achievements particularly in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic which demanded considerable readjustments and changes for us all. So in a strong year of entries which wonderful cause has got the prize this year?

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Crowdfund Wales hits £2m funding landmark

Since 2016 Crowdfund Wales has supported over 450 grassroots organisations across the length and breadth of the country to support their communities. Over the past six years the fund and Localgiving have supported organisations across all 22 counties to explore online fundraising, access grants and succeed at growing their income sustainably to support community causes...

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Hawarden Park CC smashes 48-hour fundraiser (The Leader)

People walked a total of 450 miles around a historic Flintshire cricket club in a fundraising effort for a new pavilion. Hawarden Park CC held its 'Big Challenge' over the weekend - which saw people walking or running continuously around the boundary between 6pm on Friday and 6pm on Sunday. The club moved from its base of more than 140 years in 2016...

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Disadvantaged children access exams (Ask The Question CIC)

Ask The Question CIC have been awarded £500 of vital funding through our Magic Little Grants programme to go towards funding mock invigilated exams for children from disadvantaged and adverse backgrounds. This will allow children, in particular those who have suffered as a result of abuse, neglect and trauma, to access private mocks and exam practice sessions...

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Donation day in Northampton for mums (Baby Basics)

A Northampton charity that helps new mums who are less fortunate is hosting a pop-up donation day in Grosvenor Shopping, Northampton on Saturday (July 2) to cope with the "huge increase" in referrals received. Baby Basics provides essentials to new mums based on referrals from healthcare settings and other agencies, which have increased significantly in recent times...

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Getting on the water for charity (Wokingham Today)

Paddle boarder Nick Judd will set off on the river Thames from Abingdon. Leaving at dawn, he hopes to reach the Eyot Centre in Henley at dusk. A Wokingham resident, he’s a paddle board instructor, and founder of Wargrave paddle board centre, Go With The Flo. The event is not a race, it’s more of an endurance test because the plan is to be on the water for 18.8 hours...

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Marathon walk (Principle Trust Children’s Charity)

On Sunday, 17 July 2022, 62-year-old charity trustee Simon Thomas takes on marathon walk for underprivileged children to raise crucial funds for The Principle Trust Children’s Charity. Over thirty independent businesses from Harrogate town centre have pledged their support so far for the 26-mile-long fundraising walk...

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Llandrindod Wells hosts first Powys Pride (National Wales)

The first ever Powys Pride Festival is taking place on Saturday, July 16, in Llandrindod Wells. The event will be packed with entertainment, from comedy to music, drag queens, sketch performances with audience participation and cake, book and poetry readings, a history talk, bouncy castle, face painting, stalls, dance workshops, a meditation workshop and more...

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Skydive raises more than £10,800 for Cancer Support (Lyme Online)

On a recent sunny Saturday, 10 people completed a 15,000ft skydive at Dunkeswell Airfield, near Honiton, to raise money for local charity Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support. Those who jumped out of the plane included headteacher of The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis, a septuagenarian, students, mums and those jumping in memory of loved ones...

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Romsey Con Club supports local youth (Hampshire Chronicle)

Youth in Romsey provide vital work supporting young people in Romsey and the Conservative Club were proud to raise funds for this essential service for young people. Following a Jubilee Hog Roast Dave Maslen, chairman of Romsey Conservative Club, presented a cheque for £1,000 to staff and a trustees of Youth in Romsey at their premises in Southampton Road...

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Hairdressers in style for children’s charity (The Telegraph and Argus)

A team of hairdressers is swapping brushes for boots in a 100km (62 miles) charity challenge to raise funds for a Skipton children’s charity. Over three days, staff from the Westrow Hairdressing Group will cross West and North Yorkshire, clocking up visits to all nine of its salons in support of The Principle Trust Children’s Charity...

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