Is that title a bit cryptic? Well-wishers is the great name for our new Donations scheme where we encourage people like you to donate a bit of something on a regular basis – click here to download the form: Well-wisher wonders. We have been waiting until we changed our bank account following formation as a … Continue reading Well-wishers – read on!
Our new meeting time and venue seemed to draw the crowds as we had more SAND Action Group members turn up on Wednesday at the SAND Office than we have had for a while and how lovely it was to see everyone – and to welcome our new Treasurer, Maria (in the middle in red)! … Continue reading What a turn out!
Indulging in a little reflection and looking back on our blog this time last year, we have come a very long way and the path is coming ever clearer! We started the year reporting back on our developing contacts with care providers and these have been quite fundamental to our progress. We have spent a … Continue reading Settling in for a busy year
Hurrah – that was the subject line on an email which dropped into our inbox last week! It’s true! Unbeknownst to us, SAND has been nominated for a National AgeUK Spirit of Age Award in the Equality & Diversity Category – and we have won! This is amazing – real recognition of SAND’s work and our progress over … Continue reading SAND has won!
SAND is on the move – we have taken the decision to rent an office! Now that may sound like small fry but for us it is HUGE. Moving from kitchen-table-working to applied office-work is intended to help give SAND the much needed jump that it needs to move forwards. Some of the details are … Continue reading Moving on Up
So, after a little lull and with the changing of the clocks we are pulling tight on bootstraps and preparing for the next phase of SAND. We have had some capacity issues as various Action Group Members got pulled away by life events – but, as things start to settle down once again, energy levels … Continue reading Big strides forward
We are distracted – not only by this amazing rainbow spotted from Shrewsbury Station, but by many things – which is a good thing and which means this post is a little late – apologies for that. Many of the SAND Action Group members work full time in the paid work environment, others pack their time … Continue reading Tardy festive wishes
Thursday’s meeting was great – back to form with great attendance and lots of ideas. One of the things we touched on is the website design – we need to move our paypal donate button to the front page at the very least (hmmm – this of course sets in motion a whole ton of … Continue reading Boom – back in business
There is nothing more heart-warming in tough times than getting support from our own community and individuals who support what we do. So we have set up our very own ‘giving scheme’ called Well-wishers where we invite people like you to set up a monthly standing order. You can give anything from £2 to £50 … Continue reading How you can help