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Hull’s Big Play Out Day 21st July

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Fancy closing your street to cars and opening it up to play?

Playing Out is a free project which lets you safely close your street to traffic for a few hours at a time, giving the whole community a chance to come outside and play on their own doorsteps. Organising a session is simple and you get access to free advice on how to make it happen, road closure signs and simple play equipment like chalks and skipping ropes.

Communities all round Hull are already taking part and enjoying hours of outdoor play.

For more information go to the Hull City Council website

Humberside Fire and Rescue Local Hero award

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Deadline for nominations 31st August

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service have launched their Local Hero Award. They’re asking members of the public to nominate their local hero, whether it’s a family member, friend or colleague who has acted in a heroic manner and deserves the Local Hero Award.

Nominations will be judged by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Strategic Leadership Team, and the top three nominations will be invited to attend the Service’s Recognition Awards ceremony, which will take place on Friday 22 November 2019.

To find out more, go to the Humberside Fire and Rescue website

The National Archives of the Republic of the Homeless

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Artist Vanessa Cardui has spent six months working with members of Hull’s homeless community and Artlink on a project that has become the exhibition, The National Archives of the Republic of the Homeless.

This project will go on show at Artlink Hull from June 29th @ 10:00 am – August 29th @ 4:00 am

There will be a preview event on 28th June, from 6-8 PM at which hot food will be served

free admission

More information can be found on the website

Proud to Bee a Volunteer – award nominations now open

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Smile have launched nominations for the first Humber wide Volunteer Awards ahead of the ceremony to be held at the Hilton Hotel on the 16th October 2019.

This event is a celebration of volunteers across our area, and is supported and financed by a range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

Award categories are:

  • Young Volunteer Award (under 25)
  • Community Transport Volunteer Award
  • Public Service Volunteer Award
  • Sports Volunteer Award
  • Trustee Award
  • Community Volunteer Award
  • Behind the Scenes Volunteer Award
  • Good Neighbour Volunteer Award
  • Environmental / Conservation Volunteer Award
  • Volunteer Team Award
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award

For more information and to nominate someone go to the Smile website

Hull Freedom Chorus – recruiting for Freedom Festival project

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Hull Freedom Chorus is a singing project organised by Arts Development as part of our strategic Singing City Choral Development work.

The Chorus have developed a new work for this year’s Freedom Festival, and are recruiting for singers to take part (over 14 years old, under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult).

Rehearsals commence on 16 June.

If you are interested, please contact Arts Development – email hullfreedomchorus@hullcc.gov.uk  to join Hull Freedom Chorus, and sign up for the project.

The 28 day survey – what makes a happy period? 

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As part of their work to create a healthier Hull, Hull CCG would like to talk to local people about their periods and any issues they may face around them.

They would like to ask you a few questions about how you feel about your periods, how you access sanitary products and if you face any issues when dealing with your periods – like being embarrassed or ashamed, or not being able to afford sanitary products.

You can take part in their anonymous survey here

Cancer Champion training sessions available in Hull

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Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance have been supporting the Cancer Champion programme since September 2018 and since then have trained over 1,000 people.

The aim of the Cancer Champion programme is to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of cancer, promote the national screening programmes and early detection.  Early detection saves lives, it matters!

Having conversations around cancer aren’t always the nicest or easiest.  The Cancer Champion Programme aims to get the conversation about cancer into our communities.

Anyone and everyone can be a Cancer Champion, it’s about real people talking to real people and making every contact count!

The Cancer Champion training will include; identifying some of the early signs and symptoms of the most common cancers and how to talk about cancer with friends, family etc.  All attendees will receive a supportive handbook, resource pack, Cancer Champion badge and certificate on completion.

The next round of dates are:

Monday 17th June  09:30 – 12:00             Asda Store, Mount Pleasant, Hull, HU9 2BN

Tuesday18th June   18:00 – 20:30             KCOM Craven Park, Preston Road, Hull, HU9 5HE

Tuesday 9th July     09:30 – 12:00             Asda Store, Mount Pleasant, Hull, HU9 2BN

Monday 22nd July   09:30 – 12:00            Training Room, Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre, Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1UR

For more information contact  Emma Lewin e.lewin@nhs.net or 07519 120809


Opportunity for business mentoring in Hull

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Business in the Community are developing a mentoring scheme, with a university in Hull for their MBA students. They would like to support, either a community group, social enterprise or young entrepreneur with a specific issue or project over a period of time. An individual or group from the business provides support to address a problem they may be facing. i.e. a startup that needs help with a business plan, or a group that needs help with a marketing plan or such.

It is a programme to help them access some of the most valuable forms of business expertise to provide advice or short-term project support.  They recognise that the cost of obtaining advice is often a barrier to development, and is designed to help them overcome this hurdle.

Skill Share can provide assistance with:

  • Accounts and Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Events Organisation
  • General Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resources and Training
  • IT and Databases
  • Marketing
  • Project Management.

They are looking for 4 groups in the area

A bit of background on Business in the Community – They are the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business, created nearly 40 years ago by HRH The Prince of Wales to champion responsible business.

Their aim is to inspire, engage and challenge members and mobilise that collective strength as a force for good in society to:

    • Create a skilled, inclusive workforce today and for the future
    • Build thriving communities in which to live and work
    • Innovate to repair and sustain our planet

For more information contact  Chelsie Riley, Engagement Manager – Yorkshire and Humber on T: 0113 205 8204, M: 07766 161419 or e-mail chelsie.riley@bitc.org.uk

Pride Prom 2019

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On Friday 19th July

For young people in years 11, 12 and 13

This is THE event for LGBT young people in Hull and the East Riding to celebrate the end of exams and the beginning of summer!!

This will be a fantastic night for young people to dress and present exactly as them and bring the date they really want to!

The event, which is being held at The Deep, is free and has been supported by the Community Fund, HeadStart Hull, Pride in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Council; and is being brought to you in partnership between local LGBT+ youth groups – Step Out, Shout, Lollipop and Trans Youth Hull.

Please share far and wide, young people can get tickets here

Please contact Viv at Cornerhouse on 327044 or care@wearecornerhouse.org with any questions – if your young people/students need support in attending/accessing please don’t hesitate to get in touch and Cornerhouse will find a solution to any barrier.