Art and Wellness Community Workshop

Beth Johnson Foundation’s new Healthy Generations project will be holding their first positive ageing group at their building in Hartshill on Thursday 1st August 2019. The group is available to anyone aged 50 and over living in Stoke-on-Trent and will run from 10am – 1pm. The event will be hosting local arts organisation B-Arts and will allow people to get …

Michael’s Story

Older people today are more skilled and more savvy than any generation before them, and they bring years of experience and expertise to communities across the UK. 87-year old Michael Lloyd from Newcastle-under-Lyme uses his musical talents to help others. A talented pianist and former music teacher, Michael wanted to stay busy in retirement. He thought volunteering might be enjoyable …

Give an Extra Card This Christmas

This Christmas BBC Radio Stoke and Up For Arts want you to give a card to somebody who may not get many. We want you to gather your friends then grab the glitter, glue and scissors and all make a card which we will deliver to people around the area who might normally miss out. Please feel free to write …

New Volunteer Reward Scheme – CounterCoin

Organisers of an innovative volunteer reward scheme are seeking corporate sponsors to help with a large-scale event which will take place at venues throughout Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme in November. CounterCoin – a volunteer reward scheme which is aiming not just to revolutionise the social demographic but also help the regeneration of town centres – is to host “The CounterCoin Challenge” …

Get Out, Get Active

We want to support more people to move more and lead active and healthy lifestyles.  Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.  Through this programme we aim to make activity more appealing to you! We deliver 28 sessions a week which are free or low cost across …

Wanted: Community Researchers to Help Volunteers Thrive

Wanted: community researchers to help volunteers thrive Community volunteers are holding two drop-ins at the Dudson Centre as a first step in their bid to understand the big issues facing older volunteers in North Staffordshire. Working in partnership with Staffordshire University, the Vintage Volunteers team at VAST want to make it easier for older people to get involved in volunteering …

Spitfires and Oatcakes returns with a song and more goose grease!

Spitfires and Oatcakes returns with a song and more goose grease!   A popular community event for older people is returning to Stoke-on-Trent.  ‘Spitfires and Oatcakes’ will be landing again in Longton on June 30th after receiving a small grant as part of the Mayors Community Weekend celebrations, with confirmed guests including reminiscing expert, Kath Reynolds, plus music from singer-songwriter, …

Volunteers Required For DougieMac Fundraising Event

DougieMac Bike ride fundraising event on Sunday 20th May. DougieMac are looking for volunteers to support a Bike ride fundraising event on Sunday 20th May. People are required around the various routes and encouraging people to help on the day   Marshall Points 9 mile route times available from 6am to 1pm – 7 volunteers needed 26.2 mile route times …

Invitation to attend Cultural Squatters big launch

Cultural Squatters is a community café, entertainment venue, social hub and art project, opening in Merrial Street, late April 2018. Cultural Squatters houses four Ping Pong tables, supplied by Table Tennis England, available to all, at no charge, to improve the health and well-being for all members of the community of Newcastle Under Lyme and the surrounding areas. .   …

Goose Grease and Brown Paper talks at ‘Spitfires and Oatcakes’ events this April

To help recognise the centenary of the First World War, older people and their families are being invited to take part in commemorative community events this April across Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.   Organised by the Vintage Volunteers project team, the ‘Spitfires and Oatcakes’ events will encourage communities to come together and share memories and family stories of wartime Staffordshire. And …