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Many organisations are realising the potential of U3A websites to reach thousands of U3A members both locally and nationally.

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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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


The East Midlands Regional Conference is postponed until 30th.October 2020.


Would you like to be a Research Ambassador? Find out more here: Research Ambassador.


Oral History Volunteers needed in Leicester/Nottingham/East Midlands

Are you a good listener? Are you interested in people?

You will record stories from people treated by or employed in any part of the NHS over the past 71 years

We want to create a more diverse and inclusive history of the NHS than currently exists.
The NHS was created in 1948 to provide free and universal access to healthcare and is a key institution of post-war British everyday life.
The lived experiences of workers, patients, volunteers and the public encapsulate a unique part of UK post-war social and health history. But the histories of many communities of patients and workers are absent from existing work.
By making the history of the NHS more diverse and inclusive we will produce a shared national story about the NHS for everyone that can be taken into the future and benefit national and international audiences.

What will you gain?

- Professional oral history training

- Communication and research skills

- An opportunity to meet new people

- An opportunity to play a part in an exciting heritage project and help shape its direction.


- You will need to be available for some time during weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Training will take place in Nottingham on Friday 8th and 15th November 2019 and some interviews may be undertaken in evenings and weekends.

- Respect the confidentiality of interviewees and other interviewers.

- Commitment to attending oral history training.

- Undertake a minimum of 10 interviews.

- We will be collecting stories throughout the East Midlands between October 2019 and June 2020

Help us create a shared history of the NHS

Get in touch now for more information:
Please contact James McSharry email: telephone: 01612750560
Or visit our website:


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


A message from Don Read

Hi, I am Don Read,I head the jazz group for the West Bridgford U3a, I have 60 years experience in the music business.
Armed with a song I composed in 1998 for the 25th anniversary of the local Leonard Cheshire home for the disabled,
I contacted various Dementia groups suggesting that the song, "Home Is Where The Heart Is" would be ideal for Dementia groups.
So far six groups have adopted the song. If you know of a Dementia group that might like to use the song please contact me...


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