YIPPEE Digital Story Telling Project

Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs are looking for 2 Young Leaders / club volunteers to attend a 5 day digital story telling course with YIPPEE (Youth in Progress and Partnership for Equality and Exchange) in Budapest.
They recently sent Lou over to Budapest for training in Digital Story Telling  with an international group of Youth Workers from Italy, Romania, West Africa, and Hungary.

This will be followed up with a week of training for young people  (aged 18yrs-30yrs) in Transylvania in mid – July. They will shortly be recruiting two young workers/volunteers who would like to be involved in this project and be members of the group of 5 who will go to Transylvania.

The aim of the project is to bring a diverse group of young people together to make films that consider the United Nations sustainable development goals and to present these films back in the UK.

For more information please contact Lou at [email protected]

Realise your potential with Blackpool Unlimited

Spring has sprung and business thoughts are turning to growth potential.

Here at Blackpool Unlimited we want to help your start-up or established business flourish.

These events are also open to charities, social enterprises or community groups.

As well as a number of FREE events taking place at the Blackpool Enterprise Centre, you can also have access to a number of experts who have worked with the biggest brands in the world.

We can equip you with the tools you need to get started, identify opportunities, network, have a presence on all platforms and make an impact in the business world.

Social Media and On Line Presence – Get Started
12.30 – 16.30 

No online presence, no business! Do you own a business and want to attract more customers? This seminar is designed to ditch the jargon and give you clear advice.

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How Digital Accounting Can Save You Time and Money

18.00 – 20.00  

Christopher Oxley, Danbro, will show you how running a digital accounting platform will give you real-time access to your business finances. 

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Financial Management Workshop – Get Started

12.30 – 16.30  

This seminar will help you feel in control of your own business financials. From looking at forecasting and understanding overheads to invoicing and credit control.

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Social Media and Online Presence  Wed 9 May 12.30 – 16.30

No online presence, no business! Do you own a business and want to attract more customers?   
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Financial Management Workshop  Wed 23 May 12.30 – 16.30

Financial planning for small businesses with Get Started.  
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LeftCoast Before I Die project

LeftCoast are working with Regenda Housing in Fleetwood and Blackpool Coastal Housing to showcase Before I Die – a global community art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public.

The ‘Before I Die…’ boards are stationed in Haweside and Fleetwood and will be showing until the 10th April 2018.

Drawing upon Michel de Montaigne’s proposition that “to philosophize is to learn to die,” the Before I Die project captures the ways we grapple with mortality and meaning as a community today. After the death of someone she loved, Candy Chang went through a long period of grief and depression. Her inner world didn’t feel like it belonged outside at all, and she realized how much we avoid discussion of death. She wanted to start a conversation, so she covered a crumbling house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with the prompt, “Before I die I want to _____,” so anyone walking by could pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on death and life, and share their personal aspirations in public.

Read full article and to follow this amazing installation around the globe, click HERE

Do you need paint to brighten up your building?

Community RePaint Wyre & Fylde is keen to help local groups, clubs and families improve their surroundings by redistributing paint that has been collected from local residents / decorators / and businesses.

The scheme, run by Refurb (Wyre & Fylde) Ltd has a whole variety of household paints in stock that community groups, charities and families and individuals in need can come and choose from.

Community RePaint Wyre & Fylde has already helped over 2000 people and groups with their painting projects this year which, so far, have included brightening up the skate parks changing rooms and other projects

Peter Dunn manager of the scheme, said, “We’re very proud that we’ve been able to help reuse paint to brighten up community centres, schools and homes in Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde area, especially as it means perfectly good paint isn’t going to waste.”

Coloured emulsions and gloss paints are free white, magnolia and new paints are £1.00 per litre

For more information visit www.refurbproject.org or call Peter Dunn on 01253 873371

The scheme is open 9am to 3.30pm from Monday until Friday

Free Holistic Healing Sessions

Free Holistic Healing sessions with Dr Sheelagh Donnelly 10th March 2018

Dr. Donnelly is a GP and a Healer member of The Healing Trust which is a non-denominational professional healing organisation. She had an article entitled ‘Working as a General Practitioner and a Healing Practitioner’ published in the Careers section of the British Medical Journal in 2002. Her medical practice began in 1985.

She was the Medical Adviser to Vine House (Cancer Help) in Preston which provides free complementary therapies, support and advice to people with cancer and Medical Director of the East Lancashire Hospice in Blackburn from 2005-2008.

Dr. Donnelly is a qualified spiritual healer and aromatherapist. No charge, however donations are welcome.

Phone: 01253 343701 or 07909 254604 for an appointment.

WHC – World Healing Centre