The key to making a good first impression

Are you – or someone you know – thinking about renting out a house or flat?

There’s no shortage of advice online and on TV programmes about how to make the best impression when viewers arrive to see what’s on offer, of course…

But this week’s guest on Girls Around Town has a few top tips of her own to share when she’s live in the studio on Sunday!

Joining June in the second hour of the show, Gemma Atkinson will be explaining why and how she switched from being a social worker to set up Flying Keys, working with both landlords and tenants in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Based on her experience over the last couple of years, she’ll be highlighting some of the key things you should consider doing before those potential renters step through the front door to check out whether your property is the one they want to move into.

What is it they’re looking at and for? How important is kerb appeal?

And does it really make a difference if your home smells of freshly baked bread or brewing coffee?!

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am to hear those top tips from Gemma when you Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend.

Are you up for a challenge?

If you’re a regular listener to Girls Around Town, you may well remember hearing June talking to various people from REACH, a Nottinghamshire charity dedicated to helping local people with learning disabilities live happier, healthier lives in their community.

With centres in Southwell, Newark and Mansfield along with two Flower Pods in the district, its team does this by running courses, social activities, holidays and best practice projects to find new solutions to problems and also offers quality one-to-one care support through Reach Learning Disability Care CIC.

With several fundraising events on the horizon for the coming months, the team certainly has a busy summer ahead…

And fundraising director Julia Sandhu will be live in the studio next Sunday morning to share all the details!

Maybe you fancy taking the plunge of a tandem skydive over at Langar Airfield in a couple of months’ time?

Perhaps you’re a runner who’s up for the challenge of the Newark Half Marathon in August?

Or is raising money for REACH through October‘s Virtual London Marathon more your cup of tea?

Julia will have information about these and other fundraising events on the summer and autumn programme when she takes to the mic just after 10.10am next weekend.

So make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening on the apps or online to Put On Your Sunday Best from the very start of the show and find out how you can get involved…

And in the meantime, if you want a few more details about the events and how to sign up for them, just follow this link

Building better, brighter futures

If you were listening to Girls Around Town last month, you’ll have heard June talking about local charity Framework and its current campaign to raise £160,000 to help the people it supports.

Since 2021 Framework has helped tens of thousands of people change the direction of their lives, empowering them to overcome issues of homelessness, addiction, mental ill-health and unemployment…

And this weekend, its fundraising and communications manager Claire Eden will be in the studio to tell listeners how it does just that.

Claire will have an update on the current campaign, talking about how the Big Sleep Out went and sharing information about other events taking place right now to help reach that target, together with details of some of the things she and her colleagues are planning for 2022.

Make sure you’re listening on 107.8FM, on the apps or online from just after 11.10am on Sunday to hear what she has to say…

And, of course, to find out how you can get involved and support their aim of helping those in need across Nottinghamshire overcome the problems of their past and build better, brighter futures.