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Still time to win £1,000 for your local community group, if you act quickly!

Posted on Thursday 8th October 2015 at 9:59 pm by SH (Editor)

Vodafone Community Connection Awards, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Community groups in and around Bradley Stoke have just one more week to apply for a £1,000 windfall – offered courtesy of mobile phone giant Vodafone, which has a retail store at the town’s Willow Brook shopping centre.

Community Connection Awards are Vodafone’s way of “giving something back” to the communities in which their stores are located, and are intended to help charities that have a real, positive impact in the local area.

Journal readers are being asked to nominate the project or cause that they deem to be the most deserving of the Bradley Stoke store’s £1,000 award.

Entries received so far have included a Bradley Stoke club for the elderly wanting to fund a coach trip for its members, and two local youth groups seeking funds to buy musical instruments and sporting equipment.

Previous winners of Vodafone Community Connection Awards offered by other Vodafone stores around the country have included a group providing recycled appliances and furniture to those in need, a charity supporting families with at least one child who are going through difficult times, a sports club for people with disabilities and a lunch club for elderly people.

How to nominate

Email info@bradleystokejournal.co.uk with ‘Vodafone Community Connection Award Nomination’ as the subject line.

Please state the name of the charity you are nominating along with a contact name and telephone number for them.

Explain what the money would be used for and why the cause deserves to be chosen, in no more than 200 words.

Please also include your name, address and a day-time contact number.

Alternatively, you may write, with the above information, to Vodafone Community Connection Award, Bradley Stoke Journal, 83 Snowberry Close, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 8GB.

Emails and letters must be received by 5pm on Monday 12th October 2015.

More: Qualifying criteria that must be met by nominated causes »

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Win £1,000 for your community group, courtesy of Vodafone

Posted on Saturday 19th September 2015 at 9:08 pm by SH (Editor)

Vodafone Community Connection Awards, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Community groups in Bradley Stoke are being invited to apply for a £1,000 windfall – after The Journal teamed up with mobile phone giant Vodafone, which has a retail store at the town’s Willow Brook shopping centre.

Community Connection Awards are Vodafone’s way of “giving something back” to the communities in which their stores are located, and are intended to help charities that have a real, positive impact in the local area.

Journal readers are being asked to nominate the project or cause that they deem to be the most deserving of the Bradley Stoke store’s £1,000 award.

The winning project could be anything from buying new kit for a local football team to replacing kitchen equipment at a local day care centre or soup kitchen.

How to nominate

Email info@bradleystokejournal.co.uk with ‘Vodafone Community Connection Award Nomination’ as the subject line.

Please state the name of the charity you are nominating along with a contact name and telephone number for them.

Explain what the money would be used for and why the cause deserves to be chosen, in no more than 200 words.

Please also include your name, address and a day-time contact number.

Alternatively, you may write, with the above information, to Vodafone Community Connection Award, Bradley Stoke Journal, 83 Snowberry Close, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 8GB.

Emails and letters must be received by 5pm on Monday 12th October 2015.

More: Qualifying criteria that must be met by nominated causes »

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Town rallies round to raise hope for Morgan

Posted on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at 10:17 pm by Nikki Hallur

Morgan Walker (centre) with dad  Darren, sisters Anais & Emmie and mum Zoe.

Morgan Walker, an eleven-year-old who attends Wheatfield Primary School, has been through challenges few people can imagine. He was born eight weeks prematurely, after which he suffered twenty minutes of cardiac arrest and damage to parts of the brain which doctors felt would make him unable to walk or talk. Morgan has proved their predictions wrong as he started walking at 17 months and talking, as well as attending a mainstream school.

Morgan Walker.

Despite his effort and achievement, Morgan continues to deal with the effect of his cerebral palsy on a daily basis. He has to endure continuous pain, depend on 12 different medications and has already had 19 medical procedures during his young life

Having played football in the past, now walking is becoming more difficult for Morgan. Even sleeping and eating are risk factors as Morgan has to have an oxygen heart monitor whilst sleeping and suffers from reflux which affects his weight.

There is, however, possibility of a better life for Morgan Walker. Two operations performed in America have the potential to improve Morgan’s quality of life. These operations involve surgery on the spinal cord and are conducted by world-renowned specialists Dr TS Park and Dr M Dobbs. The funds required for these procedures have been calculated by Tree of Hope charity, and set at around £70,000. Morgan’s mum, Zoe, said she wanted to go through the charity because she wanted an impartial third party to handle the accounts, which also means that if the amount raised exceeds what is required, it will go towards helping other causes supported by Tree of Hope.

More: Lots of local fundraising events in the pipeline »

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BSCS students launch ‘bag for life’ appeal

Posted on Monday 10th March 2014 at 9:05 pm by SH (Editor)

'Give Up Clothes For Good' by TK Maxx.

Robyn Hannan, a post-16 student at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) and Chloe Price, a former student at the school, both work for TK Maxx at Cribbs Causeway and are currently fundraising for Cancer Research UK to help save the lives of young children.

The two A-level students have decided to reach out further to gain support for their campaign, bringing their fundraising into the school. The campaign gives the idea of a ‘bag for life’ a much deeper meaning.

Students and staff at the school are being encouraged to fill bin liners or ordinary supermarket carrier bags with any old or unwanted clothes, books, toys, etc and bring them into school. The donations will then be collected and donated to Cancer Research UK by the TK Maxx team.

Each bag collected is worth £30 for the charity and will help towards the goal of providing the chance for a better life for many young children suffering from cancer.

The TK Maxx Cribbs Causeway team has a target of 360 bags and workers at the store hope they will more than exceed this with the help of the BSCS students and staff. Robyn and Chloe are certainly doing their bit for the charity, rallying round their families, friends, neighbours and now fellow students in order to make the campaign a huge success. They will also be wearing t-shirts advertising the campaign and riding an exercise bike in the TK Maxx store as ways of gaining donations of both money and bags!

After all, if it’s not been worn for a year do you really need it? And what better way to get rid of all your unwanted or old things than to donate it to an extremely worthwhile cause which helps people who will be forever grateful.

More: How you can help »

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