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Hospital Story Chair To Provide Comfort For Children Thanks To Newcastle Building Society Grant

A much-loved North East children’s charity is planning to use to power of story-telling to help improve the lives of youngsters visiting the Great North Children’s Hospital thanks to a four-figure grant from the Newcastle Building Society’s Community

Christmas arrives early with Sparkling Bradford

Sixty pupils from Saltaire Primary School enjoyed a festive treat as part of the Sparkling Bradford Christmas programme. Reception pupils, aged four and five, from...

North East Auto Services customers raise over £1,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support

A campaign by one of the North East’s largest independent fast fit chains has raised more than £1,400 for cancer charity Macmillan. North East Auto...

UKSE helps Consett students visit steel town in India

Excitement is building at Consett Academy as students get ready for the trip of a lifetime to India. The 17 students, aged between 14 and...

Muckle helps Dance City Reach A Special New Audience

Dance City and Muckle LLP are gifting free show tickets this Christmas to learners with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their carers to ensure that as many people as possible get the chance to enjoy a dance show this year.

Tyne Tunnels Joins Forces With Metro Radio To Launch Mission Christmas

TT2 Limited, the operator of the Tyne Tunnels, welcomed volunteers from Metro Radio to its plazas to collect donations from generous motorists at the...

Compliance seminars show that technology is the future for housing

A series of events on the role of technology in the housing sector have proven to be a huge success. The Gas Compliance Roadshows, organised...

Dementia care provider appoints group finance director in push for growth

North East dementia care provider Craig Healthcare has appointed a group finance director as it looks to drive growth.

Yorkshire homeless charity awarded Tampon Tax funding to end women’s homelessness

Simon on the Streets, a West Yorkshire charity that aims to support the homeless and vulnerable on the streets, has been awarded £29,358 from Homeless Link’s Ending Women’s Homelessness grants programme, funded by the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.

Managed procurement solution for schools saves more than £870,000

During a time of austerity, Gateshead-based Bloom Procurement Services has so far assisted educational bodies to save more than £870,000 for projects to a...

West Yorkshire chemical manufacturer takes centre stage in the community

A West Yorkshire chemical company has raised £5,000 for a local bereavement group after hosting a community fundraising golf event. Airedale Chemical chose the Sunbeam...

Ramsbottom Business Crowned Greater Manchester Tuition Group of the Year

A Star has helped hundreds of children achieve their academic potential

UCLan launches new leadership programme for county’s SME workforce

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is spearheading a new leadership development programme which will enable Lancashire’s SMEs to develop the leadership and management skills of their workforces, creating the leaders of the future.

Funding boost for Grangetown’s backstreet theatre group

Beyond Housing has donated £500 to the Backstreet Theatre Group. Formed on 1 October 2018, Beyond Housing is marking its first birthday by donating £500...

Scott Bros launch plastics research project with Teesside University

Scott Bros. has agreed a new research partnership with Teesside University to discover new and innovative uses for discarded plastics. The Stockton-based waste and recycling...

Over 700,000 free trees for communities

Almost 4,000 schools and community groups will be taking delivery of the free saplings over the next two weeks, and while each group has its own reasons for planting, every tree will count towards the Trust’s campaign to help tackle climate change.

Truck donation engineers extra benefits for Preston’s College students

This year’s intake of Preston’s College students are to once again benefit from a generous donation of engines, componentry and equipment from Leyland Trucks. As...

Lancaster University Management School student trio jet to South Africa in business competition

Three Lancaster University Management School students used their business skills to fly them all the way to South Africa as part of an international competition.

New partnership between University of Cumbria and Lancaster University to benefit Borderlands region

The University of Cumbria and Lancaster University are working in partnership to develop a new higher education campus in Carlisle.

EdTech Non-Profit Provides Free Resources and Training for Calderdale Schools

A newly formed Halifax based non-profit is providing free educational resources for schools and teachers across Calderdale.

Students Master New Dance Steps in Sunderland

An open day for the 2020 intake of students for the BA (Hons) Professional Dance will take place at Dance City in Newcastle on Thursday as 11 students embark on the first-ever MA in Advanced Dance Performance launched in Sunderland.

Acomb optician chops her locks for charity

A local optician in Acomb has recently taken a trip to the hairdressers for a drastic haircut to support The Little Princess Trust.

Liverpool tech company makes spook-tacular donation to local charity

Gas Tag, a Liverpool based tech company that specialises in compliance software, has announced its partner charity for 2020 with a halloween themed fundraiser. Over...

Funding pot could help give Tees Valley SMEs’ growth plans a boost

Hundreds of small to medium-sized enterprises across the Tees Valley could be eligible for a share in a £7 million pot to help upskill their workforce. Stockton Riverside College is urging businesses to consider their training needs.

Students enjoy monster day out after winning zombie-inspired competition

Pupils from Leeds enjoyed a ‘dead-good’ time finding out more about the tech and digital industries in a Zombie-themed enterprise session delivered by NHS Digital and Ahead Partnership.

Perioperative Charity Receive Funding to Support Digital Transformation of Patient Safety Tool

The UK’s leading membership organisation for operating theatre practitioners has received significant funding for a new digital transformation project focused on patient safety. The Association...

Arrow Self Drive raises over £3000 in charity boat race

Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle hire firm, Arrow Self Drive has raised £3013 for local charity Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Playground building, a real team effort

Wildscapes CIC is celebrating the completion of a play equipment installation project with a difference. The team recently instructed and worked alongside a group of 11-15 year old Roma boys on a playground redevelopment at a local community centre.

Evolve Military College celebrates new Burnley centre with prestigious opening event

Students arrive as young kids but complete the course as highly focussed young men and women.

Latest Banks Group Grant Helps Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project Garden Keep Growing

Support from a regional employer has helped dozens of members of a Cramlington young people’s project continue to make their garden grow.

National Citizen Service evolves to deliver better value for money with new network of...

National Citizen Service (NCS) is set to expand its delivery network to include hundreds of partners, including North West based youth organisation Youth Fed,...

Whitby’s Quayside Is the ‘Plaice’ to Be For Local School Children

Pupils from West Cliff Primary School in Whitby recently paid a visit to one of the towns leading fish and chips restaurants and takeaways to find out about fish and seafood as part of Seafood Week 2019.

Mental health charity helps kickstart building conversion

A lmental health charity is starting preparatory work on a £400,000 building conversion project that is scheduled to begin in spring 2020. Service users from...

Langlands Garden Centre turns pink for breast cancer charity

Staff at Langlands Garden Centre in Shiptonthorpe rallied together last week to support breast cancer charity Breast Cancer Now, raising over a fantastic £1000...

Belmayne honours Age Friendly champions

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are celebrating the achievements of those who make the Sheffield city region a great place in which to grow old.

The Technology Group go the distance

The team at Yorkshire-based communications provider The Technology Group pounded the pavements last weekend as they took part in the Yorkshire Marathon Relay. The team...

COUCH Health looks to improve lives of homeless people by joining The Manchester Sleepout

Manchester based patient engagement agency COUCH Health takes steps to help tackle the city’s homelessness crisis as part of their recently launched 1 Million Lives initiative.

CEO Sleepout returns to Manchester

CEO Sleepout is returning to Manchester to continue fundraising for local homeless charities. On 4 November 2019, at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Club, business leaders,...

Sure Healthcare right at home with Autism Plus partnership

Sure Healthcare has partnered with Autism Plus, a South Yorkshire-headquartered charity that works in the north of England to support people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions and complex needs.

Lancaster University Management School recognised among world’s best

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) continues to be recognised as among the best business schools in the world following accreditation from two important assessing...