Diversity at London Fashion Week 2017

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Disabled models walk on the catwalk for the Teatum Jones show. The Autumn/Winter show was named ‘The Body | Part One’. The show is the brainchild of designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones. Models of the likes of 28-year-old Jack Eyers were in the catwalk. Eyers is a British para-athlete who became the first ever […]

It’s 2017 and Pay Gaps Exist

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Are flexible working hours the solution? New research suggests offering flexible hours to all job applicants could increase job opportunities for disabled people. The research suggests it could also help combat pay differences. The research has been carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). It looks at the disability pay gap in […]

Blood and Platelet Doning

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Dancing Giraffe has always supported and encouraged Blood and Platelet Doning. We interviewed the Chief Executive, Susan Pattrick during National Blood Week (19th – 25th June) to find out what she has been doing to support the service. Blood Groups There are four main types of blood groups. These are O, A, B and AB […]

Co-op Launches Local Community Fund

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The Co-op has launched a new Local Community Fund. A total of £8 million is available to support three community projects for each of the Co-op’s 1,500 food stores and funeral homes in the UK. In particular, the C-op is looking to support projects led by small, locally based organisations that benefit the local community […]

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

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The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund returns next month for 2016/17 The awards, now in their sixth year, will be donated over a 17-week period. Applications to the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund from local charities, organisations and people are now open. The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund re-launches on November 7 2016. Through the Fund, seventy awards […]

World Health

Sign up for Stoptober and quit smoking for good

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An estimated 200,000 people in Essex smoke, that’s around 17.6% of the county. This October, we are urging Essex smokers to sign up to Stoptober – a Public Health England campaign encouraging people to stop smoking for 28 days, offering support and encouragement every step of the way. Research shows that if you can stop smoking […]

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

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The Queens Award for Voluntary Service – Closing Date 16th Sept What is the Queens Award for Voluntary Service? It is the highest accolade that is given to local volunteer groups in recognition of all the hard work that they participate in. The award covers the whole of the UK. It recognises the outstanding work […]

Author Sir Terry Pratchett Dies

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The prolific author Sir Terry Pratchett, who wrote over 50 novels for adults, teenagers and children, has died at the age of 66. He leaves behind a literary legacy of 80 million copies of his books sold worldwide, and translated into 37 languages. With his Discworld novels he created an alternate world that both parodied […]

Disability Charity Given Grant from UPS Foundation

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Dogs for the Disabled Receives £20,000 A charity has been aided by a generous grant from The UPS Foundation. Dogs for the Disabled trains dogs to assist adults and children with physical disabilities as well as children and families affected by autism. The grant will enable the charity to make improvements to its existing Training Hall, […]