Fitskank – #BrumTogether Birdsong Anthem

In times like these when everything seems uncertain and uncomfortable, one way of plotting a course through it all can be connecting into something bigger than the human world. This is where nature and all things wild and wonderful can fit in.  This year with fewer cars on the roads bird

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10 Midlands experiences you can enjoy from your sofa

There’s only so much TV you can watch or housework you can do to keep yourself busy during lockdown. If you’re looking for new and interesting things to help keep you and your family entertained without having to leave the house, then you may want to check out what’s happening

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Come and join the ‘Big Chat!’

Would you like to have your say on your community? Would you like to take part in a discussion with other local community groups from across the city? Active Communities would like to invite you to take part in a 1 hour video call discussing a few topics later on

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Handsworth Wood Youth Group Deliver Essential Supplies

Handsworth Wood Youth Group have been delivering food parcels and hot meals to key workers and vulnerable people within the community. They also provide a shopping service for people who are unable to get to the shop. Over the last three weeks their growing team of dedicated volunteers have helped

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#BrumTogether thanks Direct Line for £100,000 donation

The #BrumTogether campaign has been given a financial boost in the form of a £100,000 donation from insurance firm, Direct Line. The donation from Direct Line’s Community Fund will be used to pay for vital supplies for Birmingham babies, families and vulnerable residents in need during the COVID-19 crisis. It

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Field Dynamics helps #BrumTogether provide targeted food support

Support for our #BrumTogether campaign is widespread, with so many individuals, businesses, charities and faith groups all coming together to provide essential help across the city. The campaign is being delivered by a network of grassroots organisations, including The Active Wellbeing Society. More than 60 organisations are currently working together

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Weekly Sessions by Witton Lodge

A new scheme launched by Witton Lodge Community Association is offering support to people who are isolated and vulnerable as a result of the current social distancing measures. Weekly support sessions, delivered online, aim to encourage social interaction and connection between people in an effort to boost their emotional wellbeing

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Chris Hoare’s Mosaic With Symbolic Flowers

Chris Hoare from Ladywood, Chair of the Birmingham Southwest Group, is leading the creation of a large, symbolic mosaic. Since the social distancing measures were put in place, Chris has been taking requests from people to have flowers displayed on the mosaic which either have a significant meaning to the

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North Edgbaston Action Team Feeding Communities

A huge network of voluntary organisations has come together to coordinate and distribute vital food supplies across Birmingham to people who need support at this time. There are over 70 different groups in the food distribution network, including organisations such as the West Midlands Police, The Real Junk Food Project,

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