New sponsor: Alphabet House Day Nursery Lowdham

New sponsor: Alphabet House Day Nursery Lowdham

We are delighted to announce that we have a new sponsor for 2016 which gives us the ability to continue offering local news and information throughout the year. Without the support of our sponsors we wouldn’t be able to cover our costs so please check them out and recommend them to family and friends wherever possible. Alphabet House Day Nursery Gunthorpe Road Lowdham Nottingham NG14 7EN Tel: 0115 966 4556 Email: lowdham@alphabethouse.co.uk Website: www.alphabethouse.co.uk/lowdham Open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday...
Urgent Notts appeal to save multi-million pound charity scheme

Urgent Notts appeal to save multi-million pound charity scheme

A scheme which has provided a million pounds’ worth of support to community groups in Nottinghamshire is in danger of closure. ProHelp gives local groups, clubs and charities free access to professional services they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. But now the scheme itself needs an urgent cash injection – and the region’s businesses are being urged to help save it. Since it began 1995, ProHelp in Nottinghamshire has: Helped about 1,000 local projects Helped voluntary organisations to stay in existence and even safeguard jobs. Provided more than 10,000 hours of services – the equivalent of over 5 years of free support in total Given free access to expertise estimated to be worth around £1m. ProHelp firms undertake one-off projects such as feasibility studies, structural surveys or property valuations, the development of marketing strategies or business plans – and all types of legal and financial advice. For the last six years, most of ProHelp’s running costs have been met by the European Regional Development Fund, but that backing ends in September. Around £50,000 a year is needed to keep the scheme going. Now a recruitment drive has been launched across the East Midlands – where the total value of ProHelp support is estimated to be more than £2.5m. Every new Nottinghamshire firm which joins ProHelp will help to reduce the funding shortfall through a membership fee: £100 (for sole traders/individuals) £100-250 (for firms with 2-10 employees) £250-£500 (for firms with 11-50 staff) £500-£1000 (for firms with more than 50 staff) Companies which don’t want to commit to giving free services are being asked to consider a cash donation...

New sponsor: Belvoir Lettings

This Is Bingham is proud to announce that we have a new sponsor – Belvoir Lettings! If you are on the market for a new rental property, be sure to check them out. They are a great local business which boasts a huge amount of awards to back up their reputation....
Chance for local schools to win helicopter visit

Chance for local schools to win helicopter visit

Nottingham Hospitals Charity has launched a fundraising competition for local schools, with a visit from an air ambulance as the prize for the three schools that raise the most money. The initiative aims to engage primary and secondary schools in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire with the charity’s Saving Lives Helipad Appeal, which is raising £3 million to build an onsite helipad at the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre at Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC). ‘We’re targeting schools in Nottinghamshire as that’s where the QMC is located, and schools in Lincolnshire because that’s where many of the air ambulance patients come from,’ explains Daniel Craggs, Senior Community Fundraiser at Nottingham Hospitals Charity. ‘We want to get the message out there that the new helipad at QMC will serve patients from across the East Midlands, and particularly rural areas such as parts of Lincolnshire.’ The charity is equally keen to promote the educational benefits of the competition to participating schools. Daniel and a senior member of the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre team will visit each school to give a special talk in assembly about the work that the Major Trauma Centre does, the role of the air ambulance service and the difference an onsite helipad at QMC will make to severely injured patients. Says Daniel: ‘The first 60 minutes following a severe injury is known as the “golden hour” and is critical to favourable clinical outcomes. Fast access to treatment is vital to give patients a fighting chance. At the moment, air ambulance patients have to complete their journey to QMC by road, which can take up to 20 minutes. An onsite...
JOB: Ladies that breakfast! Can you bring a smile to someone?

JOB: Ladies that breakfast! Can you bring a smile to someone?

This is a paid job looking after the elderly in their own home. We need lovely caring people with their own car that could work in NG13 & NG12. No 15mins calls. All calls are minimum 1 hour & you see the same client same time every week to offer companionship & really get to know them well. They often require assistance at meal times & evenings. If you are looking for 5 -10hours per week please call Amanda on 01949...