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The Grand Bottle Tombola is back!   We are starting to collect bottles for the Grand Bottle Tombola which will feature again at The Rutland Show again this year! You can donate any good bottles, large or small, ranging from Squash to vintage Champagne to help raise money For Rutland. The better the bottles, the better the Tombola.  Last year we raised a record amount of funds, with the help of more than 1500 bottles in the marquee! The funds have been vital, enabling us to continue to pay for the specialist advisors who support people of any age with long term conditions, such as mental illness, cancer and dementia.

If you would like support people in your local community, you can donate a bottle and drop it off at any of our collection points, including: John Porters Dry Cleaning, the Melton Building Society in OakhamNelsons Butchers Shop in Uppingham.  Thank you for your support, it really does make a difference!

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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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