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Community Work and Charity Organisations in Beeston

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THE VAB - Voluntary Action Broxtowe

Based at Oban House (next door to the main post office in Beeston), this little known charity does a great deal of work in our local community. Voluntary Action Broxtowe have over 3 decades of experience and its goals include:

  • Providing an important Job Club concentrating on getting unemployed people back into paid employment
  • Helping local people with spare time available to find opportunities to volunteer
  • Offering high quality training for volunteers as well as for other local groups / businesses
  • Supporting local groups with governance issues - for example helping them to create policies
  • Giving general advice on fund-raising activities and events
  • Providing extra support as required for volunteers with (or recovering from) mental health issues
  • Assisting people who live locally for whom English is not their first language to integrate fully in the community

Contact: Richard on 0115 917 8080

Our Featured Charity: Cancer Research UK - Relay For Life Nottingham

Nottingham Charity Events - Sheep Racing Event January 2011

We're pleased to continue supporting our chosen charity - the Nottingham branch of the volunteer Relay For Life fundraisers at Cancer Research UK. As well as the main headline 24 Hour Relay For Life Event at Harvey Hadden Stadium this charity runs several events throughout Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands all year to raise money for their very important and worthwhile cause.

Here at Beeston.biz we will be actively encouraging our - Sports and Social Clubs - to attend these events and we went along with members of the - Beeston.biz Badminton Club - to the 'Sheep Racing' evening at the Lion public house in Basford. One of our number even won the star prize at the end of the night as her lucky sheep won the final race by a distance! Overall the evening raised well over £100 pounds for Cancer Research UK and all participants enjoyed a really fun and sociable event.

Please view the individual page within this website for - Cancer Research UK - Relay For Life Nottingham - to see details of the forthcoming fundraisers and pictures from other past events. You can also contact the Event Chairman, Gary, at - - for further information.

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Other local charities in the South Nottinghamshire area include:

The Nottingham Alzheimers Society Needs You!

Beeston Volunteer Work - Become a Volunteer in Beeston

Clients are waiting for befriending volunteers in Broxtowe.

We need many more volunteers to befriend people living in Broxtowe who have the early stages of dementia.

Volunteers usually spend about 2 hours per week with their designated client, engaging in a variety of socially and mentally stimulating activities. This may be going out to local places of interest, shopping, having tea and cakes, or it might be in the client's home playing games, looking at old photos and reminiscing, or just having a chat.

Many clients with dementia are socially isolated, or need someone to give them the confidence to go out.

Induction and training are given and volunteers are fully supported throughout their placements by the staff of the befriending scheme. Travel and other expenses are also paid.

For further details, or to apply to volunteer, contact Catherine Shaw or Pete Sturgess:

Telephone: 0115-9343800 / 07523070521(Catherine)/ 07523070526(Pete)
Email: sidebyside@alzheimers.org.uk

Nottingham and District Pre-Retirement (Registered Charity Number: 505899)

Based at 144a High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LN (telephone 0115 922 3824) the NDPRC help people to adjust from work life to retirement by encouraging them to plan ahead, making sure that they are receiving all of the benefits they are entitled to. It can be hard for people to adjust and work out how to spend their extra hours of leisure and the Nottingham and District Pre-Retirement Charity aims to help with this transition and even offers training courses. Contact: Linda on 0115 922 3824 for more details.

Local Homelessness Charity

Broxtowe Single Homeless Action Group changed its name to Broxtowe Youth Homelessness, but continues to offer the same support to homeless people in the area. A significant funding award from the Big Lottery Fund gave this organisation a strong footing for the future (£212,000 over three years) to prevent and tackle homelessness across south Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. This enabled them to bring in two new staff members who work directly with schools and youth groups to spread awareness about homelessness and money management. They will also be providing support to parents of teenagers at risk of being asked to leave the family home.

For more information, visit - www.broxtoweyouthhomeless.org.uk