Stanley are proud to back White Ribbon campain
ACCRINGTON Stanley have joined the global campaign to stop violence against women KIND-HEARTED care home workers braved the cold and took to the streets of Hyndburn to raise money for children currently living in extreme poverty in Africa.
The team from Springhill Care Home in Accrington took part in a sponsored ten-mile walk from Baxenden to Oswaldtwistle and and girls. Players and managers joined with Hyndburn Mayor Mohammad Ayub and local councillors to sign a huge White Ribbon at finishing at the Brick Works in Accrington.
Gemma Creech, who will be going out to visit Compassion Rwanda projects, is aiming to raise more than £600.
She said: “Harsh winds and the cold greeted us for the start of the event in Baxenden and after reaching Oswaldtwistle, the the Wham Stadium.
It marked the start of 16 days of global action aimed at encouraging men to promote a change of attitude and heavens opened. It was time for the emergency plastic ponchos to come out for the triumphant ten, who refused to let the rain dampen our spirits.
“Generous members of the public donated money on the day and as well as raising a lot of smiles and sharing a lot of laughter along the use their voice to make a stand.
Stanley managing director David Burgess said they are ‘proud’ to back the campaign. way.” The Springhill Care Group and staff member Donna Greenhalgh have also recently been recognised at the Great British Care Awards. The group was named Care Employer of the Year and Donna won the regional title in the Dementia Carer Award category. BIKES destined for landfill have been given a facelift thanks to a community project which aims to improve skills.
The free ‘cycle-recycle’ workshop took place at Accrington Community Learning Centre where residents were shown how to strip down and refurbish a bike to bring it back to its former glory.
The two-day course covered all aspects of bike maintenance, including how to change the tyres, replacing the chain, checking the lights, and making the bikes road worthy.
The workshop was organised by Onward’s 1st Call project as part of their More Positive Together programme which aims to tackle barriers and help people overcome challenges to develop their essential skills.
John Duffy, aged 56 from Accrington who attended the course, said: “It’s the best workshop I have ever been on.
“I totally enjoyed the two days and the new friends I have met. I have already been out on a couple of short trips on my bike over the weekend.’
Elaine Embley, project manager at Onward, said: “The event has been a great success and it’s also good for the environment too.”
Accrington Stanley’s management team and playing squad along with local Councillors sign the large promotion ribbon to mark the start of the White Ribbon campaign.
A free cycle-recycle workshop took place last week at Accrington Community Learning Centre. Residents were gifted a recycled bike that would have otherwise been disposed of, and shown how to strip it down and refurbish it, returning it to its former glory
Accrington Springhill Care Home workers took to the streets to raise money for children currently living in extreme poverty in Africa.