David’s Story: Five Years Later

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Back in 2012 we published an article about David Chennells. David had suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2007 and shared his story with one of our writers, Catherine Ridge. In 2017, 5 years later, Catherine caught up with David as he led a sponsored walk around his home town: Crowds gathered around Esquires Coffee House […]

Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club

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Since 1993 the Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club have been teaching disabled children how to swim. The charity run club’s motto is ‘Ability not Disability’ and meet at Colchester’s Leisure World on Saturday evenings. The club caters for swimmers of all levels from complete beginners to competing amateurs. One young member went on to become […]

Funding To Make Your Community Heart Healthy

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Grants of up to £5,000 or £10,000 are now available for not-for-profit organisations all over the UK for projects that promote heart health in their communities, thanks to national charity, Heart Research UK.  Community groups have until the 31 August 2015 to apply for a grant. Projects can address a variety of issues including healthy […]

Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards

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Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available to registered charities and not for profit organisations that are based in areas in the UK where Tesco has stores.  Funding is available to provide practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit either health, sustainability or opportunities for young people. Projects that […]