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Support Network receives Community Fund Grant

It is great news that we have received almost £7000 funding to continue supporting the community who are being affected by Covid-19 .

The project was initially awarded £1000 from Nottinghamshire County Council Community Fund to get the ball rolling and its continued success has gained recognition from Lottery Community Fund.

The team are doing a great job […]

Focus Point Community Support Network

Our continued work at the Focus Point community centre was interrupted when Covid -19 came and locked down the country. Our charity shops closed and the centre lost all its bookings.

With help of our County Councillor, several Mansfield District Councillors and volunteers from different social sectors we formed the support hub.

The centre remains open three […]

Covid -19 Update

These are unprecedented times and we would like to thank you for your continued support and co-operation.

Unfortunately, we will be closing all our our shops (excludes Mansfield) from Monday 23rd March until further notice as we seek to protect our staff, volunteers and customers from the spread of this virus.

This includes all collections and deliveries.


10th Anniversary Charity Ball

2019 marks a very special milestone for us, it is our 10th anniversary and what better way to celebrate than an evergreen ‘enchanted forest’ charity ball, not only to showcase what we have done but to raise further funds for our future projects.

Around two hundred guests including the Mayor of Mansfield Andy Abrahams came to […]

Opening Chanda

Finally after 3 years of waiting our school Chanda was finally ready to be opened.

The First Lady of Zambia Esther Lungu had been informed about what we had achieved and was keen to attend the official handover / opening along with HRH The Chieftaness Mwape, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries.

The school was designed to […]

New Memory Cafe

Due to a shortfall in dementia services in Mansfield Woodhouse, The Trust decided to open a memory cafe for people living with dementia.

The group meet on the third Friday of every month and it is situated at the Focus Point community centre on Vale Road, which is also managed by the Peaceful (Uhuru) Trust.

It has […]

Chanda School Update

There has been a vast amount of progress made at Chanda since our last update in November. The finish line is so close we can almost touch it now.

The building team has worked hard to get everything ready sending us updates at every stage, as the pictures show the village now has a more than […]

New Partnership at Focus Point Mansfield Woodhouse

We are very proud to announce that we are working in partnership with The Northfield Neighbourhood Management Team (NNMT) to manage a local community centre.

The centre is on Vale Rd in Mansfield Woodhouse, although the centre is open and functional it is under utilised and we believe with more time and investment it be can […]

Working with Cornwater Evergreens

We have teamed up with Cornwater a Ravenshead Charity.

The Cornwater Club is a friendly, lively club which offers members the opportunity to come and meet like minded older people. The work they do is sometimes vital to members of the elderly community, it’s perhaps the only opportunity to get out and socialise that they have.

The Peaceful Trust […]

Building Chanda School Update

Work on Chanda School in Zambia is still ongoing and our colleagues there have sent us some pictures to update us on its progress.

Due to the rainy season which is mainly November to April progress has been delayed. Rainy season in Zambia is an obstacle all of its own. Work had to be put hold, […]