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Support Network Milestone

The community support network has continued to serve the community of Mansfield Woodhouse. Despite demand slowing when the nation came out of lockdown in November the volunteers still continued to help those in need of our services, some were delivering prescriptions after they finished work.
One of our volunteers lost her mother to Covid in January […]

Focus Point Santa Visit

Following the success of the the Halloween giveaway we decided to team up with Datsa and her team again at Solar Air Sequin Walls to give the children in our community a special Santa spectacular.

After a Facebook post advertising that Santa will be in the building for a flying socially distanced visit almost 100 families […]

New Venture

With the rise in staycations during the last year combined with the difficulty members of our Memory Café encountered when searching for accessible accommodation at an affordable price we took the decision to purchase a holiday let.

We can proudly announce that we are now have a beautiful fully accessible two bedroom chalet available to let […]

Borehole for Chanda

Working again with our associates in Zambia we have continued our work in Chanda by drilling a borehole for the school and community.

The benefits of a borehole

Water unlocks potential by helping kids stay healthy so they can stay in school. Poor health leads to poor productivity, sickness caused by dirty water saps people’s energy to […]

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 […]