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26.10.21 – Newcastle and Chesterton BL Poppy Appeal, Covid Survey, Booster Walk in Clinics and volunteering

Written by on 26 October 2021

The Newcastle & Chesterton Branch of the Royal British Legion are urgently looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Poppy Appeal

The Royal British Legion have been at the heart of the Poppy Appeal for 100 years and this year they’re back in local communities to raise vital funds for the Armed Forces community. Every person, every donation and every poppy counts.

Collections take place at 6 main locations around the borough from 30th October through to the 11th November. If you can give up an hour or two, and you want to help support this worthwhile cause please contact Gary on 07545394836 or Laura on 07449164742.

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People living in Staffordshire can share their views and experiences of the pandemic by completing Staffordshire County Council’s Covid-19 residents’ survey.

Following the success of last year’s survey, with more than 3,900 responses, the county council is running a follow up survey to understand how the pandemic continues to affect residents.

The online survey launches today (Monday 25 October) and will be available until 30 November. The county council is encouraging as many people as possible to complete the survey and have their say, in order to gain a better understanding of how Staffordshire residents have been impacted by the pandemic, as well as any current and future needs they may have.

The survey can be completed online at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/COVIDsurvey.

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A number of walk-in vaccine clinics will be offering the Covid-19 booster to eligible people in Staffordshire.

The booster programme is open to people aged 50 and over who have had both initial doses of the vaccine and had their second dose more than six months ago. This also applies to people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk from coronavirus.

Tomorrow (Wed 27 October), a walk-in clinic offering booster jabs will be available at Newcastle Fire Station, between 10.30 and 2.30.

The Covid-19 booster vaccine will help improve the protection provided by the first two doses of the vaccine and give people longer term protection and minimise the risk of become seriously ill from coronavirus this winter.

People can attend a walk-in clinic offering the booster or book their booster jab online once they are told they are eligible by the NHS.

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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