Charity Firewalk Challenge in aid of St Helena Hospice

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A Firewalk Experience A local networking group in Colchester are taking part in a £50 Challenge to support St Helena Hospice in Colchester, Essex. As part of their commitment to show and develop small business’ commitment to corporate social responsibility, Essex Networking are planning a charity event. This is based around a sponsored firewalk to […]

Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition

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Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition by Local Hospitals Get ready to assemble at the starting blocks ahead of a race to the finish line for an Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition. This competition is being run at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. The team will be accepting entries for the Rio 2016 […]

Blue Badge Parking Survey

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Blue Badge Parking – Railway Stations Survey A Blue Badge Parking Survey for Railway Stations throughout Essex has been set up. During the past year Essex County Council has been working with members of the Options for Independent Living group and rail companies. The intention is to improve Blue Badge Parking at railway stations in […]

Support the Paralympics Rio 2016

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Support the Paralympics Rio 2016 As everyone knows the Olympics start in Brazil in two weeks time. Included in that event are the Paralympics Rio 2016. We need to support the Paralympics Rio 2016 so our athletes can succeed. The British Paralympic Association (BPA) partner Mondelez International, who sell Cadbury chocolate products, have launched a […]

Cyber Crime

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With Cyber Crime a big news item at the moment, it is a timely reminder to everyone that we must all be vigilant when using our computers, tablets or mobile phones. Landlines are just as vulnerable, as this item sent in by Chelmsford CVS below, shows….. Convincing Cyber Crime “Last week Chelmsford Voluntary Service was […]

How Purple Plans to Link Businesses and Disabled People

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A new recruitment agency, Purple is determined to build employment links and make firms disability confident. New strategies need to be put in place in order for disabled people to be able to do the work that they want to do, and this will help society too. Rather than this article being about disability discrimination, […]

The Department of Ability

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“Born to be different – born to save the world!” Dan White’s daughter Emily has spina bifida, incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. When she was given her first wheelchair at age 3, Dan tried to find programmes on TV that had characters she could relate to, and was disappointed […]

Disability Sport and Activist Identities: A Qualitative Study of Narratives of Activism Among Elite Athletes’ with Impairment

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Sport and exercise psychology has recently widened to see if it can be utilised to enable social missions like activism. No research has previously been examined in representing the link between activist identities among disabled, elite athletes.  Thirty six people were recruited using maximum variation and criterion-based purposive sampling strategies. Data was collected using interviews […]

The Campaign Project

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Matt who runs The Campaign Project, is someone who wants to put his talents to use by putting together a series of variety performances raising awareness for different disability problems in the Essex area. For many years he ran his own successful fashion company in London and wants to put his considerable business talents to […]

Essex Disabled Angling Club

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Essex Disabled Angling Club Essex Disabled Angling Club’s objective, which is run by disabled people, is to provide a safe and accessible environment for disabled people to go fishing. It gets disabled people and non disabled people away from their home in the company of friendly people with the occasional competition. They enjoy fresh air […]

Aspire Centre Project

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Aspire Centre Project Launch Interact is launching a project entitled “Aspire Centre Project” on 12th August 2016 in Chelmsford. Interact is an innovative, enterprising, local Essex based charity that delivers support where needed most – in the heart of the community. We are forward-thinking and fast-paced. Our work is challenging and the environment can be […]

PARC’s Charity Football Match

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PARC’s Charity Football Match Come along to PARC’s Charity Football Match on Sunday 17th July 2016. Are you disappointed with England’s recent performance in the Euro 2016? Do you think you could do much better? Then why not sign up and play in PARC’s Charity Football Match . It takes place on Sunday 17th July! […]

“The Skies I’m Under” by Rachel Wright

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“The Skies I’m Under” I used to wake up too early in the morning, exhausted but unable to get back to sleep. Conversations and words rattled around my head tormenting me, keeping me from my slumber and much needed rest. Memories played through my mind but the truth was obscured by a thick cloud of […]