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Carers turn Bradford city into Bradford knitty!

Carers’ Resource have Bradford City’s Capital One Cup Final covered

4:32pm Monday 18th February 2013 in News

from left, Angela Lloyd-Roberts, Louise Flint and Lucy Tiffany with some of the Bantams creations from left, Angela Lloyd-Roberts, Louise Flint and Lucy Tiffany with some of the Bantams creations

Meet James Hen-son and Rory Cluck-Ardle – the creations of a charity which has turned Bradford City into Bradford Knitty.

Each year, the Carers’ Resource teams in Shipley and Skipton team up with Cadbury’s to knit Easter chick covers for the chocolate giant’s Creme Eggs – and raise money in an eye-catching fashion.

But this year’s collection features a limited edition in claret and amber to commemorate Bradford City’s trip to Wembley Stadium for the Capital One Cup final against Swansea City on Sunday.

The project hatched the idea of turning Bantams’ stars such as James Hanson into James Hen-son and Rory McArdle into Rory Cluck-Ardle, after the side dumped Premiership opponents Aston Villa out of the cup.

Hotel boss raising money for MS charity in memory of uncle

Hotel boss raising money for MS charity in memory of uncle

jpco/31/1/13 Katie Savage Manager of Langshott Manor promoting Afternoon tea (Pic by Jon Rigby)jpco/31/1/13 Katie Savage Manager of Langshott Manor promoting Afternoon tea (Pic by Jon Rigby)

Published on Monday 4 February 2013 08:03

A hotel manager has dedicated a year of fund raisers to a charity in memory of her uncle.

Katie Savage, 32, was appointed manager of Langshott Manor, in Ladbroke Road, Horley, last September and has taken the new year as an opportunity to make the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society the hotel’s ‘charity of the year’.

This means every fund raising event that takes place at the hotel in 2013 will raise money for that charity.

Katie said the cause was very close to her heart. “My uncle suffered from the disease from the age of 28 and sadly passed away at the age of 44 leaving behind two young sons.”

£5.4 million volunteering fund to benefit charities

November 9, 2012

Health and Social Care charities are to benefit from an injection of £5.4 million to support local health and care programmes, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb announced today.

Through the Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund, 13 organisations bid for funding and were chosen for outstanding achievement.  They have been awarded money which will help to support projects in local communities.  Some of these organisations are:

  • StreetGames – supports young disadvantaged women who need support to develop a healthy and more active lifestyle.
  • Breast Cancer Care –supports people coming to the end of treatment for breast cancer and will encourage them to become physically active in a supportive environment.
  • The Carers’ Resource – supports carers and those in need of care and support.  Working with and through volunteers it will prevent low level mental health issues and improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life for carers and those in need.
  • Signhealth – will train and support Deaf sign-language volunteers who will work to improve the quality of Deaf patients’ experience of health and care services; and gain skills, knowledge and experience in the process.
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