Lotus targets £250m private sector investment with major new appointment

Lotus targets £250m private sector investment with major new appointment

One of the fastest instigators of change in helping to eradicate homelessness has made a significant new appointment to support plans to reach 2,000 bed spaces by the end of the year. Wolverhampton-based Lotus Sanctuary, which provides homes and wraparound support to people who are homeless or in danger of becoming so, has welcomed investment specialist Chris Roberts to its senior management...

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£7,500 boost for hospice as it becomes first beneficiary of Wired for Good campaign

£7,500 boost for hospice as it becomes first beneficiary of Wired for Good campaign

A leading Black Country manufacturer has announced its first nominated charity as part of its Wired for Good campaign. Alloy Wire International (AWI), which employs 30 people at its Narrowboat Way facility in Brierley Hill, is backing the crucial work of Mary Stevens Hospice over the next 12 months. The company has agreed to donate £7,500 to mark its 75th year in business and the money will help...

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Big Venture Centre claims Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Big Venture Centre claims Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

A Wolverhampton community hub that has helped more than 8,000 people during the pandemic has received one of the biggest honours in England today. Big Venture Centre, which was created by local people in 2017 in response to the Scotlands Adventure Playground closing, has been named as a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service winner. The accolade marks the amazing efforts of its 10-strong army of...

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Five worthy local causes chosen as Thursfields’ new charities of the year

Five worthy local causes chosen as Thursfields’ new charities of the year

Thursfields Solicitors has announced the five local causes that will all be receiving its focused fundraising, awareness and volunteer support in the 2021-22 year. After receiving more than 100 applications, staff at the leading Midlands law firm voted to select a new charity of the year for each of its five offices. They are: Birmingham Dogs Home, based in SolihullFather Hudson’s Care, a social...

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Nicol & Co donates £700 to thank NHS and mark success of virtual property tours during COVID-19

Nicol & Co donates £700 to thank NHS and mark success of virtual property tours during COVID-19

A Midlands estate agent has handed over a £700 cheque to its local NHS charity after a commitment it made at the start of the first COVID-19 lockdown. Nicol & Co, which has branches in Droitwich Spa, Worcester and Malvern, announced in March 2020 that it would donate £100 for every new instruction signed up in the following month to thank local hospitals for how they have been tackling...

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