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GOOD NEWS - 1st February

Earlier this week we were delighted to work with Trinity Hospice and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to host a 'Last Days Matter' awareness session around grief and loss.

Attendees were local residents, staff or volunteers from organisations and community groups working in Fleetwood. They discussed both the emotional and practical challenges that we face during end-of-life care and the passing of a loved-one. This session and others that will follow are supporting the creation of a 'Compassionate Community' across Fleetwood and the Fylde Coast.

We are also looking forward to hearing from Jackie, lead nurse for the End-of-Life team to tell us more developing this initiative and how we can all get involved.

She will be joining us for the next Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting on Wednesday 7th February at Emmanuel Church, Mount Road from 6.30pm. If you've not been before, it's a great way to connect with the community, find out what's happening and share ideas for something new! Since 2017, many established voluntary groups and events have started with conversations at these meetings.

The evenings are very relaxed and informal, chaired with a light touch by local resident Pauline. You can get involved in the discussion or just listen as you feel most comfortable ... and we'll have some very exciting news of our own to share. There will be free refreshments and it will also be an opportunity to see the rooms and facilities of the newly refurbished church building.

So please come along if you can and bring a friend!

With such a fantastic coastline, not surprising that sea angling is a very popular hobby and it's a great way to get out and about, and meet other people.

Darren came to an Open Meeting around two years ago to share he was about to start the Fleetwood Sea Angling and Wellbeing Group. They met at different locations for the fishing and the friendship, all ages and beginners welcome. Darren is now handing over the baton, or rod, to new volunteers for a relaunch.

There's not long to go until the deadline for nominations to The Coastal Local Business Awards 2024 with Coastal Radio DAB.

Over 20 categories including the Health & Fitness & Wellbeing Award, Event Of The Year Award and Non-Profit Award. You're spoilt for choice with the many amazing organisations, voluntary groups and events within the Fleetwood community and if it was up to us, they'd all win!

Everyone taking part in this Saturday's parkrun events across the Country, including Fleetwood, is being asked to wear something green.

In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support it's to mark World Cancer Day the following day (Sunday 3rd) and runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to get involved. As well as digging out some colourful running gear, you can make a donation through the parkrun UK fundraiser

As it's the start of the month there's new listings for groups, activities and events to enjoy, indoors and outside in the fresh air.

Visit the Try Something New pages of our website for details of ...

You can also pick up printed copies of both listings from our drop-in sessions at the library, 10am to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays AND also in our Information area at Mount View Practice.

There's loads of great activities and events planned for the Half-Term holidays ... here's a couple of suggestions, more to come next week.

Become a History Detective on Saturday 10th February.

Clues about the history of Fleetwood are hidden somewhere on The Mount - solve them and you can win a prize. It's a FREE event, meet at the Pavilion, 10am - noon.

Also at The Mount is Plantastic - a FREE funday of nature, arts & crafts & more.

Pop along on Thursday 15th February, 11am - 3pm to plant your own tree, learn about marine life and wildlife, and enjoy all the family-friendly activities.

Regenda Homes is looking for some volunteers to join their Readers Panel.

You'll review written communications to the Association's customers to ensure that it's effective and meets their needs. If you are a Regenda tenant and want to be involved ... > Read more here.




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