GOOD NEWS - 26th August

The volunteers and residents at Westview Community Association have been at the heart of the support from Fleetwood Together during the last 18 months.


Naomi and the team have been continuing the great work this Summer by collecting out-grown uniforms in good condition and passing these on to families putting together their ‘back to school’ list.


Schools include Shakespeare, Cardinal Allen, Fleetwood High, Charles Saer, St Aidens, St Mary’s and Chaucer.If you’d like more information on what items of clothing are available please email naomi.parker@westviewcommunity.org.uk.


Last week’s 'Beach Art Attack' was postponed due to the poor weather but with a much brighter forecast is going ahead this Saturday 28th August, 12 noon to 1.30pm.


Grab your bucket and spade to join staff and volunteers from Fleetwood Museum and other community partners on the beach by Marine Hall and get creative with the things you find. (Just in case, keep an eye on the Fleetwood Museum page on Facebook for updates).


Healthier Fleetwood are among a number of community partners supporting the forthcoming Suicide Awareness Charity Walk.


This is on Friday 10th September, starting at 7pm on the Promenade opposite the Sea Cadet Base, following the Fleetwood Wellbeing Way, arriving at Marine Hall for an illuminated service of remembrance.


All are welcome to join the walk, please bring a flameless tea-light or torch and if you want to, a photo of a loved one. Organiser, Liz Loftus of Inspired Minds, is also raising funds for a ‘hope bench’ in Fleetwood - a quiet place to remember, and to find comfort and support from others.


You can make a donation via the Just Giving page, any additional funds will be passed on to Fleetwood Mens’ Shed.


The Prince's Trust in Fleetwood are recruiting for their next TEAM programme due to start on the 13th September 2021.


The 12 week programme is for 16-25 year olds not in training, education or employment. The participants will gain a qualification in Employability, Teamwork and Community Skills. It is a great opportunity for young people to meet new people, learn new skills and build confidence. The course will be delivered from Fleetwood Fire Station.


For further information contact Ashleigh, Prince's Trust Fleetwood Team Leader on PTFleetwood@lancsfirerescue.org.uk


Lancashire Adult Learning’s new term of on-line health & wellbeing courses begins in September and registration is now open.


The wide range of topics include Mindfulness Techniques for Everyday Living; Singing and Music for Wellbeing; Yoga for Stress and Anxiety; Chair Based Yoga; Hug Me in a Box: Me Time; Finding Positives in Challenging Times; Experience Microwave Cookery and several arts & crafts activities.


Places can be reserved on the Lancashire Adult Learning website and there are also several new Volunteering courses available from next month.


Wyre Council has appointed an artist-in-residence and scientist-in-residence for The Mount to run activities and bring the landmark’s heritage to life.


Jess and Henry invite residents to discover more about these exciting opportunities at two forthcoming events.


On Wednesday 1st September, between 4pm and 6pm, call into The Mount to say hello and see the space, so that's just before our Open Meeting over at Emmanuel Church at The Mount.


And on Thursday 2nd between 6pm and 8pm join them for a more detailed presentation of what’s to come, also at The Mount. Further details are shared in a separate News post.


A reminder of the Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting coming up, Wednesday 1st September from 6.30pm, Emmanuel at the Mount Church Hall.


If you want to know what’s happening in your community and how you can get involved, please join us. Some of the most supportive and successful groups in your community started from suggestions at these meetings ... perhaps your great idea will be next?


Until the next time … take care.

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