Category Archives: Charity

Charity Fundraiser // Words, Music, Glee & Delight #NormanbyHall

Tuesday 19th Sept, Ian McMillan is returning to North Lincs to host a special concert at Normanby Hall.

You are invited to join poet, playwright and broadcaster, Ian McMillan, on Tuesday 19 September at Normanby Hall Country Park for a charity fundraising event in aid of the North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust.

Ian will be joined by Olympic composer, Luke Carver Goss, to present a hilarious night of words, music and improvisation. The event will be held in the stunning Normanby Hall Regency Room and starts at 7pm. 


Tickets cost £15 each (booking fee may apply) and proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to supporting the work of the North Lincolnshire Children’s Literacy Trust. The charity helps local families discover the joys and benefits of reading.


Ian, known as ‘the bard of Barnsley’ for his distinctive Yorkshire accent, hosts BBC Radio 3 show The Verb and is a regular on BBC Breakfast and Countryfile. He is a familiar figure to audiences in North Lincolnshire as a former poet-in-residence with Humberside Police. Ian also contributed the words to the acclaimed opera ‘Cycle Song’, the celebration of Scunthorpe steelworker turned Olympic cyclist, Albert ‘Lal’ White.


Tickets for the event are available directly from Normanby Hall by calling 01724 720588 or online.

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Scunthorpe Foodbank // Needs your help

The local food bank needs you, do you have some of the items they desperately need? Maybe you fancy volunteering your time at the charity or you you can offer a donation to their fund? Check out the list and see if you can help. Continue reading Scunthorpe Foodbank // Needs your help

Events // National Dementia Awareness Week

NHS North Lincolnshire CCG is supporting national Dementia Awareness Week taking place from 17 to 23 May 2015. Events and activities are taking place across North Lincolnshire throughout the week with the aim of raising awareness of dementia and highlighting the local support on offer to those living with the condition and their families and carers.

The theme of Dementia Awareness Week this year is ‘Life doesn’t end when dementia begins’. This is certainly true in North Lincolnshire, as I hope you will see by the wide range of things going on during the week listed in this bulletin. Many of these are tasters of regular occurring events by established dementia support groups and venues. Have a chat with staff at any of the events to find out more about what goes on throughout the year to support people living with dementia.You can also find out more on the Alzheimer’s Society web site here and also on the North Lincolnshire Council web site here.

Please also visit the CCG’s dedicated web pages for further information about local dementia support, resources and activities. All of the Dementia Awareness Week events detailed in this bulletin can also be found on our website

Finally, we would be grateful if you would help us in our efforts to raise awareness of this important week by sharing this e-flyer with you family, friends and networks. Thank you for your support.

Dementia Awareness Week events and activities are being organised across North Lincolnshire by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Monday 18 May, 1pm-4pm  – ‘Music from the musicals’
Scunthorpe Community Wellbeing Hub, Alvingham Road, Scunthorpe DN16 2DP.
1pm – 3pm: ‘Singing for the Brain’ with the Alzheimer’s Society and The Hospital Singers – includes afternoon tea and cake.
3pm – 4pm: Special memory session

Tuesday 19 May, 10.30am-12.30pm – Memory Cafe with sing-a-long
Barton Community Wellbeing Hub, Tofts Road, Barton DN18 5NF.
Also a display of old, local photos will be up all week – all welcome to drop in anytime to browse and have a tea/coffee.

Tuesday 19 May, 10am-12pm – Dementia information stand
Epworth Community Wellbeing Hub, High Street, Epworth DN9 1EP.
A Dementia Adviser from the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to provide advice and information and answer any questions about dementia.

Tuesday 19 May, 10am-12pm – Reminiscence Session
Brigg Community Wellbeing Hub, Horstead Avenue, Brigg DN20 8PX.
Session will focus on the 1950s and what people can remember from the decade, as well as looking at some major events of the time e.g. the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.
A themed 1950s display will be up all week for people to drop in to browse.

Wednesday 20 May, 10am-12pm – Dementia stand
Age UK North Lincs, 34a Crosby Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 6SF. (note main entrance is on Wells Street)
A Dementia Adviser from the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to provide advice and information and answer any questions about dementia. The cafe will also be open for refreshments.

Friday 22 May, 10am-3pm – Chair-based exercises, reminiscence and bingo
Winterton Community Wellbeing Hub, De Lacy Way, Winterton DN15 9XS.
A Dementia Adviser from the Alzheimer’s Society will also be available 12pm – 3pm for information and advice and to answer questions.

Friday 22 May, 10am-3pm – Active Ageing Taster Sessions
Lindum Street Community Centre, Scunthorpe DN15 6QU.
Try your hand at walking football, archery or table tennis to name but a few. Dementia Friends session and reminiscence session also available. Sessions run throughout the day at various times on a ‘drop-in’ basis. Download the poster for more information.

Saturday 23 May
10:30am – 11:30am – Zoe Zumba
12pm – 2pm – Afternoon tea with music from “It’s the Cameraman”
Both at Brigg Market Place / The Buttercross

Friday 22 May 2015, 2pm-4pm – Scunthorpe’s Memory Service presents ‘The Power of Music’
Great Oaks, Ashby, Scunthorpe DN18 2JX.
An enjoyable afternoon with music from the Togetherness Sing-a-long Group* including songs from the 40’s, 50’s. 60’s and 70’s played by regular pianist, Jo Blackburn.  Plus performances from Winterton Community Academy  School Choir and displays of musical interventions which can be beneficial for memory changes. Refreshments available.

Lincolnshire House // Need Your Votes #CerebralPalsy

The Aviva Community Fund offers support and funding to inspirational local projects in your community. Together we can do more for the causes you care about.
Lincolnshire House have entered to win this funding but they need your votes. Lincolnshire House is a registered charity based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, providing residential, day and respite care services for adults with Cerebral Palsy.

Please take the time to use your ten votes and support a great local organisation.

Register and log in now to get your 10 votes – you can spread them around or use them all to support one project.

What do Lincolnshire House plan to use the funding for?

The Multi-sensory room provides a relaxation area for individuals who wish to spend some chill out time. It comprises of various light shows produced by a wall projection, ultra violet light, colourful bubble tubes and a fibre optic array. We have soft relaxing furnishings, including floor mattresses, arm chairs and bean bags.

A very popular feature is the ball pool, containing numerous small plastic balls into which users can sink and relax, watching the light displays with the option of tranquil music to enhance the atmosphere. The room is virtually in constant use, either by our own service users or by special needs individuals from the community, who can hire it on an hourly basis (we have one young lady who uses it two afternoons a week with the assistance of her own carers,).

It is an ideal room, very therapeutic if individuals start to get a bit anxious or irritable, or if they just want a bit of space and a quieter atmosphere, and forms an integral part of the services we offer at Lincolnshire House.

The Multi-sensory room is in desperate need of updating. Most of the equipment is over 15 years old. We have made enquiries to ROMPA who installed the original equipment and they have come up with a fantastic design which we would love to be able to install.

At the moment all of the funds raised through our charity have been allocated to building improvements and so we are looking for donations to enable us to purchase the equipment for the Multi-sensory room.


Lincolnshire House // Art Exhibition and Sale

Art Exhibition and Sale

A local charity is proud to announce a very special event in April. At 6.30pm on 17th April, Nick Dakin MP will open the Lincolnshire House Art Exhibition in the Activities Centre at Lincolnshire House on Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe. The exhibition will open on 18th April as well so that more people can view the artworks.

Lincolnshire House is a registered charity based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, providing residential, day and respite care services for adults with Cerebral Palsy.

The Creativity for All team in Lincolnshire House have been working hard since January to produce some really amazing results which will be on sale at the Exhibition. Many of the residents have been able to make individual art or join in supported activities to produce some beautiful original pieces. Their work will be displayed and sold alongside art donated by the local community. Appeals have gone out for donations of art for sale and local people have shown such originality and generosity, some even producing work especially for the exhibition.

Any unsold work will be sold on the internet, at future fundraising events and also via Cafe Indiependent in Scunthorpe, who will exhibit some of the pieces for sale.

All proceeds will go to the Lincolnshire House Wish Appeal, which has so far enabled the completion of phase 7 of a building project including a further Activities building, Norman Peet Centre, where one of the facilities is a dedicated Creativity for All room. This is where the art for the exhibition has been produced.

Photographs of artworks are on and on Twitter @LincolnshireH.

The event will be open from 6-9pm on 17th April and from 10am to 3pm on 18th. There will be a great variety of items for sale with prices starting at £5, but if you decide to buy something you will need either cash or cheque, as the charity don’t have card facilities.

Lincolnshire House hope that you will support this event and invite all your friends and family to join in with celebrating the achievements of all the artists.

The Stroke Association // Charity Quiz Night

Scunthorpe residents invited to charity quiz night for the Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is hosting a Charity Quiz Night with a pie and pea supper on Friday 17 April and inviting all local residents to take part.

The event will take place at St Bernadette’s Parish Centre on Ashby Road in Scunthorpe, with doors opening at 6pm and the quiz beginning at 7pm. People can enter teams of up to five, and also bring their own drinks.

In Yorkshire and Humberside, there are more than 10,600 strokes per year and over 112,300 people living with the effects of stroke. Funds raised through the charity quiz night will help the Stroke Association continue to offer vital support to stroke survivors and their families.

Tickets can be purchased in advance and cost £7 per adult and £3.50 per child. For more information, contact the Stroke Association team on 01724 851453.

Help The Homeless // The Rucksack Project

homelessThe Rucksack Project and help the homeless
The Forge Project, Cottage Beck Road, DN16 1UB Scunthorpe

On 28th November at 11am, The Forge Project  are asking the people of Scunthorpe and surrounding areas to bring a rucksack filled with essentials for the homeless to The Forge Project. The rucksack doesn’t need to be new, any will do,fill it with a sleeping bag, hat, gloves, socks, jumpers and food (all items can be second hand, unwanted clothes you own or charity shop finds….no need to break the bank). You can add your own items to the bag too.

If you can’t attend the date but would like to help The Forge Project are willing to take in all donations to help build rucksacks. Or you can take any items to The Forge Project Monday-Wednesday 9.30-1.30 & Friday 9.30-1.30

No rucksack will go to waste, if there are any left over bags at the end of the event they will be left with The Forge Project and handed to other charities & agencies that work along side the homeless. They will use the bags to hand to any homeless individuals that require them who don’t attend on the 28th.

How would you cope sleeping outside this winter?

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Raise Money//Macmillan Coffee Morning Listing


Various venues around Scunthorpe and Surrounding will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning this Friday so why not go along to one near you. Here are just a few we know about. Please do feel free to tell us about more.

10:30 – 12:30
The Baths Hall will be holding another world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan after last year’s successful morning! Bring a friend and come along for coffee, cake and a chat all the money raised goes to Macmillan. – Please share the event with friends.
Children welcome!

10:00 – 13:00
The Royal Hotel Scunthorpe Macmillan Coffee morning. Enjoy coffee and cake with friends and lets raise some money for a fantastic cause. We all either know someone that has been touched by cancer so lets all get together, have some fun and raise some money. Together we can make a difference.

The Royal Hotel Scunthorpe
Come along and join us for our Macmillan Coffee morning. Enjoy coffee and cake with friends and lets raise some money for a fantastic cause. We all either know someone that has been touched by cancer so lets all get together, have some fun and raise some money.
Together we can make a difference.

10:00 – 13:00
The White Swan Scotter (map)
Raise money for an amazing cause – enjoy coffee, cakes and entertainment.

Winterton Community Pavillion
Newport Drive Playing Fields, DN15 9RG Winterton, North Lincolnshire
Please join us and help raise lots of money for this fantastic charity.
If you’re a keen baker this is the perfect excuse to show off your heavenly carrot cake or scrumptious victoria sponge. But don’t worry if you’re not – there’s no shame in buying treats in. Just stick them on some pretty plates and watch them go.
Why not have a go at baking a Showstopper cake. People can either buy by the slice or make a bid for the whole cake.

Album: Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk At Central Park

The Scunthorpe local memory walk took place today (Sunday 7th Sept) at Central Park. The sun shined and money was raised. A big well done to all the fundraisers who took part and helped to raise awareness and funds for the cause.

The Memory Walk is the Society’s flagship fundraising event. It is a chance for family and friends to get together and join thousands of others across the UK, all walking with one common goal: to fight dementia.  Continue reading Album: Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk At Central Park