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A charity organisation based in Nottingham city, supporting young people, is to celebrate its 21st birthday this year with a special exhibition.

Base 51, who has been providing support for 12-25 year olds in need of counselling, housing support, health help and more since 1993, when it opened its original centre on Glasshouse Street, will be hosting a special exhibition of its 21 year history at NGY myplace, Castlegate Nottingham. The exhibition will be open to the public over the weekend 13 – 14th December 12 noon – 4.30pm.

Over the last 21 years the organisation has expanded to respond to the changing needs of young people including working with health professionals to make their services young people friendly, providing specific support for young rough sleepers and outreach to young people running away and at risk in the city.

In 2008, Base 51 became part of a successful application for the Government Myplace programme with Nottingham City Council, Compass, Nottingham Forest in the Community, Futures and Notts YMCA and Nottingham  Clinical Commissioning Group. In 2012, this grant helped purchase a building for young people situated on Castlegate. Base 51 relocated to NGY and became the lead organisation for the new centre which provides a gym, recording studio, café and digital media for young people to use as well as counselling, health  and a youth club in the evenings.

Chief Executive of Base 51, Janet Lewis said;

“To reach our 21st birthday is a fantastic milestone for the organisation. IAs we have collated material for the exhibition it has highlighted the crucial role Base 51 has provided for young people. It has not always been plain sailing and we have the same struggles as many other charities but, the work that has been done here over the last twenty one years is amazing to see. We hope people will come along to the exhibition and see for themselves the great work produced over the last two decades.”

The charity is asking for anyone who may have used the centre or worked with Base 51 over the past 21 years to contribute any photos or stories they have for the exhibition. People can email them to [email protected] or post them to, Janet Lewis, Base 51, NGY myplace, 29 – 31 Castlegate, Nottingham, NG1 7AR.

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Local mum and musician to compete in the London World Series Triathlon

On Sunday June 1st, instead of packing the usual kid’s activities and weekend clothes, Roma Seth will be packing her wetsuit, road bike and trainers to take part in the Olympic distance triathlon in Hyde Park in order to raise money for charity and a local community group.

“It will definitely be a challenge tackling the mile long swim in the Serpentine along with 100s of other competitors and I don’t think I will be breaking any records on my bike but I am looking forward to completing the very course that the Brownlee brothers did 2 years ago when they won their medals at the last Olympics!”

Roma will be raising money for Marie Curie and for local Community group, “The Speech, Sign and Song Club” where she works as a Music Leader with pre-school children with communication difficulties which is held once a week at Beeston library.

“The Speech, Sign and Song Club is such a worthwhile group making a huge difference to local pre-school children and their families many of whom feel unable to attend other mainstream groups because of their children’s additional needs.”

Roma also runs pre-school music groups in Long Eaton at Rockabillies on Leopold Street and has recently set up a rock, funk and soul choir called “The Rockabillirb2es Choir”


More than 120 volunteers will brave a chilly night under the stars in Mansfield as they raise money to support people who are sleeping rough in and around the town.

Mansfield St Mark’s Church, in partnership with the homelessness charity Framework, is holding the tenth annual Mansfield Big Snore at St Mark’s Church, Nottingham Road, on Friday, January 31st

The event was started when two friends decided to sleep rough for a night on the steps of the church to raise money for Framework’s Sherwood Street Centre. In the years since, the event organised by Pam Bishop, has raised more than £70,000 to support homeless people.

The money raised from this year’s event – sponsored once again by Western Power Distribution – will help the charity to work with more people more quickly at its emergency accommodation service on Sherwood Street in the town. The service which houses 15 homeless people often has a waiting list of ten people, many of whom face rough sleeping while space becomes available. Currently three to four people approach the centre for help each week.

Funds raised by the Big Snore provide a Resettlement Service at the Centre, which helps people to find accommodation and then helps them to move into it as quickly as they are able.  Last year’s event raised over £19,000 and has helped to triple the numbers who the Centre can work with.

Peter Radage, Service Director for Framework said “Rough sleeping is a serious issue in Mansfield and we have been working hard to help people affected. Rough sleeping is dangerous and potentially life-threatening. It is not a safe or sustainable way of life and we will continue to do all we can to help people out of that situation. The Big Snore has for a number of years made a significant contribution to our work with street homeless people.

In the light of recent announcements from the County Council threatening to further attack funding for homeless and vulnerable people this community based support takes on an added significance.  The people of Mansfield have been vociferous in their support of our ‘Think Again’ campaign challenging the proposed cuts and we thank them for their support.  Indeed our thanks go to all the people who have supported and continue to support our work.  Hopefully the weather on the night of the Big Snore will be kind and those taking part able to get some sleep!”

Event organiser Pam Bishop from St Mark’s Church said: ‘When we started I guess we thought that we could tackle homelessness and put an end to it.  But ten years on the Mansfield Big Snore is as relevant and helpful as ever in supporting vulnerable people in our community and those adversely affected by the economic crisis. The event began on a small scale as a local church event, but over the years more and more people from around Mansfield have wanted to come and get behind the work of Framework. The atmosphere is wonderful, as old and new ‘snorers’ greet each other, make and renew friendships, have fun putting up their shelters and encouraging each other during the coldest part of the night.


This year we are hoping for a record breaking turn out and to exceed our financial target.  It will have a celebratory feel, with entertainment, cake and balloons but the focus remains as serious as it did ten years ago – an opportunity for people of all ages to respond to the practical needs of others in the town and do what they can to help.”


Graham Paling, Western Power Distribution’s Team Manager for Mansfield, will again be taking part in the event. He said: “Homelessness is something that no-one should face. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Mansfield Big Snore for the second year running and are pleased to announce that we’ll be continuing our sponsorship in 2015. Over the years the Big Snore has gone from strength to strength, raising much needed funds towards their Sherwood Street Centre while raising the profile of the issue of homelessness on our streets. Our team will be taking part again on the night and we urge people to do what they can to support this tremendous cause.”

The event, which is open to all ages, will begin at 8.30pm, when participants can enjoy hot refreshments and also take a moment to reflect on homelessness. It will end with a cooked breakfast the following morning at 7am.

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In Aid of the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee – Philippines Typhoon Appeal)



Please help to sponsor people or even better come and take part in our 24 hour martial arts event whether that is joining in for a few hours or for the whole 24 hours.


For £10.00 only you can join in the training and the money will be donated to the DEC.


KickFit International Martial Arts Academy is to host this 24 hour charity event, which will run from 10.00am Saturday 30th November to 10.00am Sunday 1st December 2013.


All ages and abilities are welcome!


The event is to raise money for the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee – Philippines Typhoon Appeal). For further details please check their website www.dec.org.uk/


Please contact Richard Hudson for further information and details about this forthcoming event through contact details below.


Chief Instructor-Master Richard Hudson.

6th Dan Doce Pares. – 16 x British and 3 x World Champion.

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Have fun and help to raise funds for our playgroup

Saturday 26th October from 4pm to 7pm

In the village hall and garden.

Bring a carved pumpkin for judging.

Fancy dress competition, face painting,

Make a bat mask. Make a ghost lollipop

Pluck Count Duckula, Splat the Rat.

BBQ. – sausage, burgers, mushy peas


Stalls available

Tickets £2.50 each or 4 for £8.00  (includes hot dog or burger)          

Call      07989 892831

Venue: Edwinstowe Village Hall, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe, NG21 9NJ



BIPP FELLOWSHIPwww.redbull.com/uk/en/music/events/1331597813190/red-bull-music-academy-carnival-nottingham-2013

A crowd of over 5,800 brought carnival spirit to the Forest Recreation Ground with
a nine-hour celebration of Afro-Caribbean and bassline music, on the Red Bull
Music Academy Sound System stage.

UK electronic music stalwart and one third of Magnetic Man, Artwork, put in a surprise appearance to blow the
roof off the stage at Nottingham Carnival on Saturday 17th August.

The dubstep pioneer stepped in with a classic garage set taking him back to his
roots, after headline act Breach was stranded in Amsterdam by a delayed

Earlier in the day, proceedings kicked off with Nottingham urban
music scene legends The Elementz, Rubberdub and Highness Sound
, as well as Warren XCLnce
representing city record label Mimm.

The party continued with sets from Red Bull Music Academy alumni and producer Throwing Snow, who
turned up the volume on his unique brand of subconscious club tracks.
Also fresh from this year’s Academy edition in New York, T. Williams
filled the Forest with the sound of heavy house influenced by
hip-hop, grime and UK Funky.

Brothers Channel One unleashed the true sound of the Caribbean, showing everyone why they are celebrating
over 30 years as one of the UK’s leading dub reggae sound systems. Rounding off
their set with serious skanking in the crowd, Channel One pushed their positive
message of unity and strength, roots and culture through Rastafari, which has
made them legendary on the Carnival circuit.

Completing this year’s Red Bull Music Academy Nottingham Carnival line-up were duo Jus Now, who
kept the party going well into the evening with their spirited fusion of
Trinidadian Soca rhythms, and Congo Natty ft Congo Dubz, Nanci & Phoebe
with their unique reggae-infused live show.

Alongside the music, the Red Bull Music Academy also provided a platform for leading young
designers and artists from Nottingham and beyond, with a 70m live art
installation from Notts Property and a designer showcase hosted by

As the blare of horns fades into the distance over Nottingham, the Red Bull Music Academy Sound System moves on to the world famous
Notting Hill Carnival, where the legendary Marley Brothers lead the
line-up on Monday 26th August.

For more information head over to www.redbull.co.uk/carnival

MUSIC IN THE PARK – Saturday 1st June 2013


This highly popular charity concert is held in the beautiful grounds of Wistow Hall, by kind permission of the Brooks family, and is a great night out for all ages.


Bring your own picnic and enjoy a wonderful evening listening to music by “Junction 21” (an 18 piece swing band), and the award winning all female brass band “Boobs & Brass”.

This is then followed by a fabulous Firework Display in front of Wistow Hall.


To see a 90-second video taken of the concert last year, go to www.wistow.com and click on the arrow in the middle of the big picture of Wistow Hall on the Home Page.


This year the concert is supporting “LOROS” (Hospice Care for Leicestershire & Rutland), the “Prince’s Trust” (helps change young lives), and the “Breast Cancer Campaign” (which funds research into breast cancer).


Wistow is situated 5 miles from Leicester, signed from the A6 at Great Glen and Kibworth and the A5199 at Kilby.


Gates open 5.30pm : Music starts 7.30pm :

Finale & Grand Fireworks Display 10.00pm.




TICKETS: Adult £12.50 : 12-16yrs £5 : Under 12’s Free : On the night £15.00

FREE Parking


Credit Card Hotline: 0116 231 8431

More information @ www.wistow.com or ring 0116 231 8431



17th of February 10am – 2pm at the Festival hall Kirkby in Ashfield

Come and join us, fun for all the family whilst raising money to support bereaved families after the loss of a baby, through rainbow pregnancies and beyond

Only £1 admission per family

• Tombolla, raffle, guess the weight of the cake and name of the teddy stalls

• Lots of free children’s craft activities

• Jewellery making creation station

• Cupcakes, sweet trees and refreshments

• Handmade crafts, children’s toys, cosmetic and jewellery stalls

• Paediatric first aid training, active birthing, doulas and lactation consultant

• Beauty and holistic therapy treatments

• Face painting

• Photographer

• Preloved children’s toy stall

Email:[email protected]: Joel the complete package Twitter: @TCPJoel







When You Wish Upon a Star, children’s charity granting Wishes for children between the ages of 2-16 who are living with a life threatening illness.

This year we are celebrating our 21st Birthday and are proud to say that over the past 21 years we have granted over 14,500 wishes.

To celebrate our birthday we are hosting a 21st Birthday Charity Ball on 22nd September 2012 at The Nottingham Belfry Hotel in Nottingham, which will be hosted by Zoe Tyler from ITV’s  Loose Woman.

At our charity ball we will also be raising funds for our Lapland trip in December.  Every year we take up to 100 children from the East Midlands on this truly magical trip to Lapland to meet Father Christmas.  It really is such a wonderful experience for our very brave and courageous children.  We work very hard throughout the year to raise the funds for this special trip (we are a non funded government charity) so raising funds is vital to ensure we have the funding to fund this trip.

We would be delighted if you could join us at our 21st Birthday Celebration.

Format of the Evening

7:00pm                   Drinks Reception

8:00pm                   Dinner & Entertainment

10:30pm                 Auction & Raffle

11:00pm                 Music & Dancing

1:00am                   Carriages

Dress Code

Black Tie & Posh Frocks

Tickets are £40 pp or table of ten is £360

If you would like more information please contact our fundraising team on 0115 979 1720 or email [email protected]

We hope you can join us on this special evening.