Take part in the Big QMC Abseil for Nottingham Children’s Hospital Big Appeal

Take part in the Big QMC Abseil for Nottingham Children’s Hospital Big Appeal

This year marks the 40th birthday of the Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham Hospitals Charity is marking the occasion with an iconic Big Abseil. The Big Abseil, the first of its kind, will take place at the QMC on 16th and 17th September 2017. The event will see hospital staff, former patients and their families, and members of the public abseil 85 feet down the exterior of the QMC, which is one of the tallest hospitals in the UK. Nottingham Hospitals Charity has set its sights on raising a total of £40,000 from the event. Many participants are using the event to fundraise for the Big Appeal, which aims to raise £3 million by 2019 to provide better parent accommodation and new diagnostic equipment for the Children’s Hospital, fund ground-breaking research into childhood illnesses, and create a more child-friendly environment within the hospital. Nick Lawford, Fundraising Manager at Nottingham Hospitals Charity said: “We’re so excited to be launching the Big QMC abseil, and can’t wait to see all the brave fundraisers lowering themselves down the side of Queen’s Medical Centre to raise vital funds for Nottingham’s hospitals. It’s a really unique opportunity to do something hugely memorable, for an excellent cause.” To register for the Big Abseil, visit www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/the-big-abseil/, email charity@nuh.nhs.uk, call 0115 962...
Friendly excerse classes for older adults designed to improve mobility, strength, confidence and independence.

Friendly excerse classes for older adults designed to improve mobility, strength, confidence and independence.

FAB/specialist instructor starting exercise classes for the over 50s in Bingham. There will be a regular weekly class at The Methodist Centre, Bingham from Thursday 7th September, 10am – 11am. They are friendly exercise classes for older adults designed to improve mobility, strength, confidence and independence. Exercise sitting, standing or chair support. All abilities welcome and the first class is FREE! Jeannette – 07811011634 –...
Nottinghamshire families are invited on a camping trip this Father’s Day – with YMCA Adventure Guides!

Nottinghamshire families are invited on a camping trip this Father’s Day – with YMCA Adventure Guides!

Nottinghamshire YMCA is inviting families from across the county to join its Adventure Guides programme and take part in a fun-packed camping expedition to Holme Pierrepont this Father’s Day weekend (17-18 June 2017). Adventure Guides is an activity based programme which focuses on strengthening bonds between dads, and their sons and daughters. The programme, which promotes community, nature, friendship and fun, has been popular in America for a number of years. Nottinghamshire is the only area in the UK to benefit from the Adventure Guides programme. Since launching a year ago with support from The Big Lottery, Adventure Guides groups have enjoyed Christmas at Chatsworth House, wooden car making for their a pinewood derby as well as archery, bowling and even a group trip to Planet Bounce. This Father’s Day Adventure Guides are heading to Holme Pierrepont for camping, paddle sports, laser tag, team games and loads more. This jam-packed weekend is generously subsidised by Nottinghamshire YMCA and The Big Lottery Fund – and the best thing is; there’s still space left for families to join them! Adventures Guides is open to all families with children, and there is no need to be a YMCA member to participate. Each Adventure Guides group, or ‘circle’, plan their shared monthly adventures together. Circles are member led. You can join a circle or form your own. Whichever circle you choose, you’ll get chance to meet all the other Adventure Guides at regular meet-ups and expeditions facilitated by Nottinghamshire throughout the year. Amy Oakes, Sports & Family Service Manager at Nottinghamshire YMCA and employee of 13 years says: “This is such a great...