Promoting Dementia Friends

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Promoting Dementia Friends

Blackpool Fairness Commission today hosted the Dementia Alliance, who came to Blackpool to deliver a special one hour training course dispelling myths and giving insights into living with Dementia. The 15 delegates on the course, from across the Public, Private and Voluntary Sector are now all accredited Dementia Friends. Blackpool Fairness Commission will continue to support the development of a local Dementia Alliance in our bid to become a Dementia Friendly town.

Radio DJ to celebrate 100 Acts of Kindness

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Radio DJ to celebrate 100 Acts of Kindness

Blackpool Fairness Commission is delighted to announce that Radio Wave Breakfast Presenter Ged Mills will be helping us to celebrate the kindness of Blackpool by officiating over the presentation of certificates at Wednesday’s Fairness Event at Norbreck Castle, 2-4pm. To book a place email fairness@blackpool.gov.uk

For information Norbreck Castle are hosting the event as their act of kindness to Blackpool Fairness Commission and Ged is kindly giving his time freely too.

Fairness Commission Open Event and Celebration of 100 Acts of Kindness

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Fairness Commission Open Event and Celebration of 100 Acts of Kindness

The 100 Acts of Kindness Campaign has been an over-whelming success!

We’d like to invite you to join us in a celebration of the Fairness Commission and the Acts of Kindness Campaign on Wednesday 4th December, 2-4pm at Norbreck Castle Hotel. A chance to celebrate and learn more about the work of the Fairness Commission and how you can get involved. To book your place email fairness@blackpool.gov.uk

100 Acts of Kindness for Blackpool Launches today!

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It’s good to be kind.

That’s the message as a special campaign to promote generosity across the town gets underway.

A quest to create 100 acts of kindness during November has been set up by Blackpool Fairness Commission, with anybody welcome to lend a hand.

Chair of the Commission, Dr Arif Rajpura, will get the campaign going with the first act of kindness – giving up his time to go digging with Groundwork’s community food growing scheme, ‘Grow Blackpool’.

Arif said: “The Fairness Commission is about levelling the playing field for Blackpool residents and making sure that everybody has a fair chance.

“That’s why I’m delighted that we are launching a campaign to do exactly that by helping people out.

“As the chair, I am delighted to start the campaign by carrying out my own act of kindness.

“Grow Blackpool do some great work encouraging people to grow their own food and eat healthily. As you can see with our first act, we are very literally rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck in to help out the community.

“We’re asking anybody who can, to lend a hand and help out a person or organisation that needs it. That could be donating food, giving advice or simply lending their time, anything that helps.”

Mike Crowther, Groundwork’s Programme Director for Communities, added: “We are really very pleased to support the 100 Acts of Kindness Campaign, an opportunity for everyone to do their bit to help other people. We are very grateful to Dr Arif Rajpura for choosing our project for his kind act and we will, in turn, do something to help another Community Group in Blackpool.”

The campaign will run throughout November and anybody can get involved in asking for help or donating their time.

The campaign is tailored to create a ton of kind gestures to help others in Blackpool. It can be as big as cooking a meal for the homeless, to as small as helping an old lady with her shopping.

To apply to help, or be helped, simply contact fairness@blackpool.gov.uk or fill in one of the kindness pledges available at Municipal Buildings or Progress House.

An awards ceremony for everybody who helped will take place in December.

The Big Knit 2013!

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The Big Knit 2013!

Every year Innocent Smoothies undertake a Big Knit Campaign, this campaign raises a great deal of much needed money for Age UK to help older people stay warm during the winter months! Can you knit? Would you like to be part of the Fairness Commission’s contribution to the Big Knit? Check out the link http://www.thebigknit.co.uk Let’s do our bit and submit as many little hats as we can to this worthwhile campaign! If you knit a hat let us know by either commenting on this blog or emailing us at fairness@blackpool.gov.uk we can then make arrangements with you to send them all in together! So come one get knitting! 🙂