United against violence against women

On last weekend’s show, you’ll no doubt have heard June talking about the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which took place on  Wednesday 25 November.

Since that date, 16 days of action have been taking place, one of which will be held right here in Newark next week.

Commemorating the 108 women killed by men in the UK since 25 November 2019, 108 pairs of women’s shoes will go on display in the Market Place at 8am on Wednesday 9 December. The names of those women, who can no longer see the sunrise or be there for their families and friends, will be read out and the event will of course be captured in photographs.

If you’d like to help mark this, it’s not too late to donate a pair of women’s shoes which, after the event, will either be given to a local charity or returned to the donor.

All you need to do is drop off the shoes at Carriages Café between 9am and 6pm on Friday 4 December – if you want your shoes returned, just make sure they are clearly marked with your name on stickers on the soles.

Watch this space for some of the photographs from the Newark event – in the meantime, if you want to find out more about this annual International Day, just follow this link

One donation, twice the impact!

If you were listening to last Sunday’s show, you’ll have heard Christine Daniels talking about REACH Learning Disability‘s new project, Flower Pod Newark

Something else she mentioned during her phone call to June was The Big Give Christmas Challenge, an annual fundraiser which this year runs from midday on Tuesday 1 December to midday on Tuesday 8 December.

Make a donation between these two dates and and whatever you give will be doubled – what a great way to help a local charity, don’t you think?

The team at REACH is hoping to raise £20,000 during the seven day appeal, which will then be doubled to £40,000 and go towards its My Place Online project, providing online learning and social activities to people with learning disabilities and their family carers in Nottinghamshire.

Your donation, however small, will help them reach that goal and get them on the way to supplying this valuable support to their clients.

Find out how to do it through The Big Give Christmas Challenge here

But don’t forget – you need to do it between those two dates in order for your donation to be doubled!

Zooming in on health and hospitality

Things were very different when Johanna Thompson first joined the Girls Around Town to talk about the meetings and events organised by the Wellness Network for people working in the health and wellbeing industry.

Back in September 2019, she and Kayleigh Langley were both in the studio chatting face to face with June, something that’s definitely off the agenda these days of course.

But that’s not stopping her bringing everyone up to date with the group’s activities this Sunday, when she’ll be on the phone from just after 11.20am with all the latest news…

Like many groups in the region, around the country and across the world, their regular meetings these days are now held online. And they’re on Sunday mornings too, from 10am to 11am, so no doubt Johanna will be talking about the one she hosted while June was busy bringing you the first hour of your favourite weekend show here on 107.8FM!

If you work in the hospitality business, you’ll definitely want to hear what she has to say about new meetings in the pipeline designed specifically for you. With special guest speakers sharing ideas and offering support, they could be just what you need right now and they’ll be absolutely free to join.

Make sure you’re tuned in or listening online to find out more about these and other upcoming Wellness Network meetings…

And don’t miss the latest news about a very special event taking place on Sunday afternoon, when Radio Newark joins forces with the town and district councils, local artists and local schools to bring you live on air and online coverage of Newark’s Virtual Christmas Lights Switch On!