Hill Care chooses Macmillan for year of fundraising

Hill Care Group Fundraisers

A care home group has kickstarted a year of fundraising for one of Britain’s largest cancer charities by collecting hundreds of pounds at their annual conference.

The Hill Care Group, which operates care homes across the north of England, has nominated Macmillan Cancer Support as their chosen charity for 2019/20.

After the announcement, the company collected £851.10 from raffle ticket sales at their annual conference, held at Cedar Court Hotel, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Managers from the group of 38 care homes attended the event and were asked to vote for the charity they want to support over the next 12 months.

World Autism Awareness Week

Autism blocks

It’s World Autism Awareness Week and organisations across the globe are holding events to raise awareness and give a voice to those who have difficulty communicating their feelings.

The National Autistic Society has teamed up with toy brand Playmobil UK to launch a film (see below) voiced by their ambassador, The A Word's Lee Ingleby. In the film, Playmobil characters are voiced by real people, who describe what they are doing during World Autism Awareness Week – and why. The figures say they raising funds through sponsored events like runs and bake sales, so that people with autism have their voices heard, get the same opportunities as others and can live in a world which works with autism. The figures then turn into real people.

AutonoMe is funding to help learning disability support business grow


AutonoMe has secured a total of £350,000 of new investment allowing the high-tech disabled support provider to double its workforce, further improve the technology and scale up its support platform for people with learning disabilities.

AutonoMe has offices in Bristol’s Engine Shed and in Weston-Super-Mare and the scale-up funds will help further develop its product and support a growing client base delivering independent living skills to people with learning disabilities.

William Britton, Founder and CEO of AutonoMe, said:

Leading charity calls on schools to "wear dots and raise lots"

Charity is calling on schools to help support partially-sighted people

A leading charity is calling on schools across the country to "wear dots and raise lots" to help support partially-sighted people. 

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is asking schools up and down the UK to "Wear dots and raise lots" in support of its vital work. 

"Wear dots...raise lots" is an annual fundraiser, which will be taking place in May. It  is inspired by Louis Braille's system which features raised dots and revolutionised reading and writing for people with sight problems. 

The UK is currently home to more than two million people who are affected by sight loss, with one person beginning to lose their sight every 15 minutes. 

John to complete Olympic/Paralympic Odyssey with Golf on Ryder Cup day


John Willis, born without fully formed arms and legs, is set to complete his Road2Rio Challenge on Friday 30 September at the Warren Golf and Country Club near Maldon, Essex.  The Challenge has seen John participate in all 34 Olympic and Paralympic sports over the last 12 months.  It has required ingenuity, new technology, courage and lots of training.  

John, fundraising for charity Power2inspire and showcasing the inclusive nature of sport, said: “I am thrilled.  I have made so many friends, learnt so many new things and gained fitness and strength.  I was sidelinedfrom sport when young; now I know thereis asport for everyone.  Join in and have fun!”