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  • Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    23 September 2020 Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year.

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  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

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  • Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    07 September 2020 Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    There is one more week for you to send in your favourite art work or craft piece to Clare Limb for display in the Community Art Sharing on 10th & 11th October at The Glebe.

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  • Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    02 September 2020 Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    Crich Medical Practice are holding flu clinics in September and October. 

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  • New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    02 September 2020 New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    From Wednesday 30th September patients will be asked to order their repeat Medication via the Medicines Order Line (01246 588 860) The order line offers a dedicated person who will have time to answer any medication queries this will free up the practice telephone line for more urgent phone calls.

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  • Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    29 August 2020 Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    Following the success of Outdoor popalong, which took place as part of the children's summer activities arranged by some members of the Crich Patient Participation Group, Popalong Outdoors will continue during September. 

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  • Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    13 August 2020 Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, has been thrown a lifeline through three main sources of funding to help it survive the current and future challenges faced by the national Covid19 crisis.

     

     

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  • FREE Kids Summer Activities

    11 August 2020 FREE Kids Summer Activities

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, the following children's summer activities are now FREE of charge!

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  • Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    05 August 2020 Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, children's summer activities are now available at a reduced price.

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  • Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    31 July 2020 Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    The Summer Holiday Activities programme is here! Read about what's on offer and how to book.

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Appeal to support summer activities for children

by Andrew Auld

Summer Holiday Activities

From Crich Patients Participation Group

Dear friend,

I am writing to you to ask for your help in financing a local project in Crich and the surrounding villages which seeks to address the issues for children arising from the current pandemic. A small group of us as part of Crich Patient Participation Group have organised a programme of activities for children over the summer holiday.

The idea grew from discussions in the Mutual Aid 19 Support Group that some of us were members of. In essence, it was noted that although quite a lot had been organised, both locally and nationally, to support adults, and particularly those with specific health vulnerabilities, not much had been put in place for children and young people. This was despite the clear acknowledgment that the pandemic and the associated lockdown was having a detrimental impact upon a disturbingly large number of children’s emotional and physical well-being. This was really brought home to me when two parents of children at a local school said that their five year olds were showing signs of depression.

We had a quick check and could not find anything organised in the local area for children and young people during the summer. In light of this, we have been working to bring together a programme of activities. Our hard work over the last 3 weeks has resulted in the following activities ready to go:

  • gymnastics
  • rise and shine groups
  • story telling
  • healthy eating picnics 
  • gardening and Forest School activities
  • a boot camp

Read more here: crichstandard.org/sha

We hope that the centrepiece of the programme will be two weeks of Holiday Camps, organised by Premier Education, of sport, physical and creative activities. Premier Education is a national organisation who work with many of the local schools and I am aware are highly regarded. I am delighted to say they have agreed to run the two weeks “at cost”. We were really thrilled when the Glebe Community Field Centre agreed to host the Holiday Camps for four days per week. I have provisionally booked The Briars Educational Centre for the two days that The Glebe was unable to accommodate the camps.

Our major focus now is trying to secure funding to meet the costs of the programme. We have submitted bids to a number of sources but because our project has been developed at great speed some of these are not open to us. We are seeking donations from local people and businesses who have the flexibility to authorise a donation at speed as the programme begins on 10th August.

We are clear that these activities are open to all the children and young people in the area served by the Medical Practice and we would love to be able to reach vulnerable children.

Anything you can do to assist us will be incredibly gratefully received and we will ensure you are acknowledged in our media communications. As you can appreciate our timescales require a very short turn around so I would be very grateful if you could contact us by the end of this week.

Email Corinne Clemson for bank details of the Crich Patients Participation Group to make a donation.

You can read more details in this earlier post.

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