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20.10.21 – Lady Boxers, NUL Green Team, Half Term Vouchers, Volunteering

Written by on 24 October 2021

Lady Boxers are uniting for a special charity night to raise awareness for domestic abuse.

Sixteen ladies from various Stoke-on-Trent gyms are set to enter the boxing ring on Saturday 23 October, for eight separate bouts of three rounds each.

Each lady boxer has dedicated fund-raising pages for their chosen charities, whilst money from door entry on the night, will go towards New Era Domestic Abuse Service for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The founders of Beast Mode Boxing – Melanie Houlton and Deb Mullock – are the main organisers behind the event which will be taking place at FAN Boxing Academy in Burslem, where Mel and Deb teach boxing classes each week to their 70 members.  For more information  visit the babababoon website.


Newcastle Borough Council Green Team are thrilled to announce that this year 7 parks in #Newcastle Under Lyme have been awarded a green flag award. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and is a testament to the hard work of staff and volunteers.

You will soon see the green flag flying high at – Brampton park , Bathpool Park, Wolstanton Marsh, Lyme Valley Parkway, Keele Cemetry and Bradwell Crematorium and of course the magnificent Queens Gardens


 Thousands of families across Stoke-on-Trent who are entitled to free school meals, are set to be given supermarket vouchers for food during October half term. It’s part of a new multi-million-pound package of funding and support that will be distributed to families and individuals over the Winter.

This follows on from the school summer holidays where food vouchers were provided to over 15,000 children in the city.

The scheme is funded by the Department of Work and Pensions in order to help families access food and essential supplies, and the vouchers can be redeemed at various supermarkets around the area.


People from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to consider volunteering as part of a new campaign to help keep themselves happy, healthy and feeling good.

The ‘Do it to feel good’ campaign is reminding people of the importance of looking after their mental health and the positive impact that making small changes can have on their wellbeing.

‘Do it to feel good’ is based on the five pillars of well-being: connecting with other people; being active; taking notice of the world around you; learning new skills and giving.

Details of local volunteering opportunities are available on the Staffordshire county council website and searching DoingOurBit/Volunteering