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A young Group of Volunteers from NCS (The National Citizen Service) have supported For Rutland with a great fundraising campaign!  13 NCS volunteers ranging from 15 to 17 years old, offered car washes at Glaston Hall and at The Hub at Kendrew Barracks. They also organised an arts and craft stand, cake sale and car boot sale and a sponsored run at Rutland Water. Their efforts resulted in an incredible £800 which will be used to support people living with long term conditions in Rutland and the surrounding community.  The Fundraising Committee at For Rutland said ” Its humbling to see the work and effort the volunteers have put in.  They are so generous to give up their precious summer holiday to help people in their community.”

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Ride for Rutland, taking place on 7 May 2017, from 9.30 am.  Riders are given an amazing
opportunity to ride through the stunning scenery at Exton Park, with the kind permission of Exton Estates.  For more information or to register, please call Michele on 0780 460063 or Tris 01572 724400.  Ticke
s £10, with all proceeds supporting for Rutland and Exton Park Chapel.  Home made refreshments will be available on the day and parking will be at Wood Yard in Exton.

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Run for Rutland, April 1st 2017! Celebrating Rutland’s 20 year independence with a run for primary and secondary schools in aid of people living with long term conditions. 

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Record Sales at The Good and New 50th Clothes Sale!

The Good and New 50th Clothes Sale in Oakham has grown from a single rail of country clothing to the largest event of its kind in the country attracting visitors from all corners of the UK. This year’s extensive offering of over 70 rails of designer, sports, men’s, children and ladies wear and accessories beat last year’s success with over £45,000 in sales and donations.

All proceeds from the sale will help to pay for specialist advisers based at
CitizensAdvice Rutland who provide free, confidential, non-medical advice and support to people of all ages living with long term conditions such as cancer, dementia, strokes and mental illness in Rutland and the surrounding community.  The demand for service keeps growing and can be very tough to keep up with, as an average of 1 in 4 people suffer from long term conditions in the UK.

The true value of the specialist advice service was highlighted during an interview by Anne Davies from BBC East Midlands Today with a client, Amanda Bills, who was supported by the service during her illness
Amanda, who is now in remission from breast cancer said, “The advisers were amazing and helped me to ensure I received the financial support and practical advice to remain in my own house and work from home throughout my treatment. Without the wonderful adviser and my understanding employer, this would not have been possible.

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