County High Sheriff Supports Small Charity Week Event
14th Jun, 2016
Rain failed to dampen spirits yesterday as The Shropshire Rural Communities Charity welcomed Shropshire's High Sheriff to its Open Day in Shrewsbury's Market Square.
The event, organised as part of Small Charity Week, saw a great turn-out from the public to enjoy a Tai Chi demonstration as part of the Charity's "Wise and Well" group of services. There was also a cake stall; a bric-a-brac stall; a tombola, and information stands representing the wide range of services offered by The Shropshire Rural Communities Charity, both to a variety of individual members of the Shropshire community, and also to small charities and other community groups. The High Sheriff was introduced to "Hearing Dog" Harley, who provides hearing assistance to Tom - one of the Charity's Effective Hearing Programme tutors. Harley sat obediently for photos and seemed to enjoy the attention.
Small Charity Week is an annual event to celebrate and raise the profile of the small charity sector (charities with a turnover under £1.5million) and the amazing work they do. It is a week-long event comprising a series of activities and initiatives to support and raise awareness of the thousands of small charities that, every day, make a huge difference to vulnerable communities across Shropshire, across the UK and the rest of the world. Shropshire Rural Communities Charity proudly provides advice and support to small charities and other community groups on issues such as volunteering, trusteeship, training volunteers and funding advice.
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