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We receive requests from other organisations to show on our website their activities, surveys, research and other events in which our members are invited to participate.

This page will show those requests which we think you may be interested in.

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Do you like to draw? sharpen your pencils and read this introduction from Jamie Boots...

My name is Jamie Boots and I am a pencil artist based in the UK specializing in wildlife art,
I am often asked to speak to or demo at local art societies.
In view of the current situation I have set up a You Tube Channel, which I have been meaning to do for a long time and intend to upload 2 videos a week including a tutorial.

Over the past couple of months I have uploaded 12 videos to You Tube.

The videos uploaded so far include a series of 5 videos on How to draw a Meerkat i.e. the Initial Sketch, the eye and shading, the fur etc.,
a new series that I have just started on How to draw a Tiger face as well as general videos about the materials that I use for my art work.

Link: Jamie Boots Introduction

Jamie Boots.


Could you help the NSPCC?

A message from Katie Bannister.

I am the Childline Volunteer Coordinator at the NSPCC in Nottingham.

Childline offers a confidential phone and online counselling service for children and young people.

This service is available 365 days a year to support children and young people whatever their worry or concern, whether it is bullying, abuse, self-harm or family relationships.

We have a fantastic team of volunteer counsellors who provide support, comfort and advice to anyone who has made contact.

We are currently looking to engage more volunteers to help us reach more young people.
If possible, it would be great to talk to your members about our work and how they could get involved if they wish.

More details about this opportunity can be found on our website: NSPCC VOLUNTEERS

Many thanks,

Katie Bannister

Cancer Research UK for Nottinghamshire are looking for volunteers for fundraising, please read this request from Becky Elphick, it may be of interest to you.

"My name is Becky Elphick and I’m the Local Fundraising Manager for Cancer Research UK for Nottinghamshire.

I’m contacting you regarding an exciting volunteering opportunity that your members might be interested in.

Cancer Research UK works closely with a number of schools who raise money each year for life saving research through fundraising whether that’s dress-down days, taking part in one of our campaigns or signing up to run their very own Race For Life! With over 32,000 schools in the UK, schools can have a huge impact on the pioneering and vital work carried out by Cancer Research UK and as such we are currently looking to recruit a Volunteer Race For Life Schools Fundraising Co-ordinator.

Ideally we are looking for individuals who have experience of working with schools, colleges, Youth Groups however this isn’t necessary. We just need individuals who are confident, proactive, approachable, with high standards of integrity and who will be committed to work with each school over the school period, with the support of the Local Fundraising Manager.

This link: Race for Life Schools Local Fundraising provides more information about the role and I will be so grateful if you could promote this volunteer role to your members just to see if anyone is interested in supporting Cancer Research UK.

This is a flexible volunteering opportunity with support and training provided.

Thank you so much and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me on the number below or via the email address."

Becky Elphick - Local Fundraising Manager – Nottinghamshire
Tel:- 07771 945 726


#Nottingham Trent University are offering Mobility Scooter training, read this leaflet: Mobility Scooter training to find out more. The University is also looking for volunteers to take part in a Mobility Scooter Study, click on the poster on the right to find out more, or contact Mobility Scooter Study


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