A kids’ day out that’s going to be POSITIVELY great!

If you’re a regular listener to Girls Around Town, you’ll almost certainly recognise the name Claire Clements…

If you were tuned in to the show back in February, you’ll already have an idea what it is she’ll be talking about this weekend…

And if you’ve got kids, you’ll definitely want to make a note of the all-important date of her next big event!!

On Sunday 25 September, the Positively Empowered Kids Festival returns to Nottingham Racecourse and it’s going to be a day packed with plenty of inspiring free activities, interactive demonstrations and knowledge of how to flourish and thrive.

Both mums themselves, Claire and and her business partner Jackie Wilson have joined forces to put together another fun day aimed at families with children aged between five and 12, designed to educate, empower and inspire those kids to build positive mental health and unlock their potential.

Don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best – and your positive pants too, of course! – to join Claire, Jackie and June on 107.8FM, on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am to find out what they’ve got in store for that big day…

And in the meantime, if you want to get ahead of the game and book tickets for your own family, you can follow this link to do just that!

Another chance to catch up with Carolyn

No guest in the studio with June this weekend but if you missed last Sunday’s show, here’s a chance to catch up with what Newark MENCAP‘s Carolyn Brocklebank had to say.

You’ll find their full chat below, as they talked about the work Carolyn and her colleagues do at THE AVENUE on Hatton Gardens, their plans to move to new premises at the Community Centre on Baldertongate in just a few weeks’ time and some of the events and activities their members enjoy on a regular basis.

If you want to find out more about the group, either for yourself or on behalf of a friend or family member, there are various ways to get in touch…

  • By phone to 01636 707593
  • On Facebook by following this link
  • By email to dianenewarkmencap@gmail.com

And if you’d like to donate towards that trip to TWINLAKES they’re planning to take soon, you’ll find details of how to do so towards the end of their chat – as Carolyn says, every little helps and they can’t wait to enjoy their first day out together after such a long break.

And finally, here’s a copy of that poem she mentioned that earned them a letter from the Queen!

From crafts to curling – and even a little bit of karaoke!

What’s the connection between regular craft classes held at a church here in Newark, a recent fundraising event opened by the Town Mayor and a letter from Buckingham Palace no less?

At least two people know the answer – June herself of course and Carolyn Brocklebank, her next guest on Girls Around Town

And they’ll be live on air in the second hour of this Sunday‘s show to fill you all in!

A former teacher, Carolyn is a Trustee for Newark MENCAP who volunteers at the meetings of a group of special needs adults called The Avenue, based at the Congregational Church on Hatton Gardens.

On the programme every week, members take part in a whole range of activities including dancing, singing, karaoke, health, well being and curling, along with the different crafts they get to try with Carolyn herself.

Late last month, the group hosted an event featuring tea, coffee and cakes, games and tombola which aimed at raising funds to take its clients out to TWINLAKES Theme Park for the day.

Carolyn will have an update on the event itself, along with details of how the fundraising went and why this planned outing – the first the group’s members will be able to enjoy since before the start of Covid restrictions – is so important to everyone involved.

Last but by no means least, she’ll be answering the final bit of that question above – just where does a letter from Buckingham Palace come in?

It was received in response to a special project they did to celebrate the recent Platinum Jubilee but if you want to know more, you’ll need to Put On Your Sunday Best on 107.8FM, on the free apps, on Alexa or online between 10am and 12 noon to find out all about it from Carolyn…

Suffice to say, it’s already been framed and not surprisingly now has pride of place in their meeting room!