Going the extra mile

There was good news from The National Lottery Community Fund for one local charity last month…

And this weekend’s guest on Girls Around Town will be on the phone to the studio to tell June – and you – all about it.

Helen Stanbridge, Newark and Sherwood Community Voluntary Service‘s director of operations, will be explaining just what its Door2Door transport scheme offers residents of the district and how they will be able to benefit from its planned expansion.

Providing a valuable service for vulnerable, isolated and older people, those with long-term conditions and those in rural communities unable to access more conventional forms of transport, the service helps members live more independent lives and stay connected with their communities, their friends and their relatives.

Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to take people to visit friends, go shopping, on day trips or to essential health-related appointments and the new funding will allow for extensive volunteer recruitment and training.

It will also enable the CVS to recruit an additional member of the team, whose key role will be to develop a fundraising and income generation strategy designed to ensure the future sustainability of the scheme, making it less dependent on public sector funds.

Don’t forget to tune in to 107.8FM or listen online, on the apps or on Alexa from just after 10.20am on Sunday to find out more from Helen…

Especially if you have a friend or family member who might be looking for a little help getting out and about from time to time!

This way for a fun-filled weekend!

Fancy a bit of fun later this week?

If you live in or around Newark, there’ll be plenty to choose from when the national Fun Palace comes to town!

Cast your mind back to late August and you’ll probably remember Donna Hall’s interview on Girls Around Town, when she shared some of the details of this brand new event…

And now it’s just around the corner, with a whole host of activities taking place between Friday 1 and Sunday 3 October.

Joining June on this Sunday’s show will be former co-presenter Tina Bettison, who’ll be ringing the studio just after 11.20am with a quick update from the Market Place, one of the venues where you’ll find lots of local people, organisations and businesses offering free activities for all the family throughout the weekend.

Don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best as usual this weekend to hear what Tina has to say – just tune to 107.8FM, listen online, on the apps or on Alexa…

But in the meantime, whether you’re looking for a bit of a Knit and Natter, want to play traditional games in the courtyard of The National Civil War Centre, try your hand at the ukelele, meet local artists and create a textured tile to add to a collective canvas painting at The Secret Garden or just wander through the Market Place exploring the various stands and stalls, make sure you put those dates in your diary.

And keep an eye out on Sunday afternoon for June, who’ll be heading into town as soon as the show’s over to catch up with Tina in person and try out a few of those activities herself!

From finding your inner balance to stem cell extraction on this weekend’s Sunday Best!

Two familiar voices on this weekend’s show, when Rosalyn Palmer and Susi Wright are on Girls Around Town

Or, to be more precise, better make that three because they’ll be chatting to June of course!

On the phone to the studio from just after 10.20am, Ros will no doubt have a quick update about life on the farm over in Lincolnshire.

Then, on a more serious note, she’ll be sharing the secret to inner alignment, something she’s discovered herself over the years – how to find the right balance between constantly pushing and challenging yourself and listening instead to your inner soul sometimes, doing something much more nurturing.

That secret lies at the midpoint of a line between the two axes of ‘Just do it!‘ and ‘Just be!‘ says Ros and she’ll be explaining how, as a coach and therapist, this is one of the things she helps her clients do.

In the second hour of the show, it’s Susi’s turn to step up to the mic when she’s in the studio for a face-to-face catch-up with June.

More lighthearted chat to begin with – if you’re a dog owner, some surprising information about what they’re calling Barking Mad will be among the topics on their agenda.

Then, again on a slightly more serious note, Susi will be talking about working in PR and marketing for a stem cell bank and a children’s book called Nothing But The Tooth she wrote at the time.

Whether you’re struggling to find your inner balance, interested in finding out more about stem cell extraction from children’s naturally shed milk teeth or looking for a truly over-the-top Christmas pressie for your precious pooch…

Make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM, listening on the apps, on Alexa or online between 10am and 12 noon for all this and more when you Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend!