Stan­ley are proud to back White Rib­bon cam­pain

Accrington Observer - - WILDLIFE -

JON MACPHER­SON

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.

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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.

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