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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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