VETERAN Dave Almond had devised his own therapy to cope with the after effects of a brain haemorrhage – he creates stunning bespoke walking sticks.
The snake sticks, called My-Stic, are all individually hand-crafted by recycling walking sticks he picks up at car boot sales and charity shops; no two are the same.
Dave, 49, has recently joined Haslingden-based charity Veterans In Communities where he is making use of their arts and crafts room and, once a workshop is built in the rear yard, he will be teaching others how to carve the sticks. Continue reading “Veteran Aids Recovery by Carving Walking Sticks”
Firewalk Challenge – The shortest, hottest sponsored walk is coming to Rossendale – 10th October!!
Rossendale Hospice is looking for Rossendale’s most fearless to take on this nerve-shredding challenge which they hope will help raise much-needed funds enabling the Hospice to reach even more of the local people who need its services. This one is definitely not for the faint-hearted, in fact nerves of steel are essential! Continue reading “Join the Firewalk Challenge!”
Within Rossendale the ‘Developing a Dementia Friendly Rossendale’ Team are keen to increase the number of Dementia Friends in the area.
They would like to hear from individuals or groups who would like to undertake the training to become a Dementia Friend. The trainng takes just over an hour and gives a practical insight into what living with Dementia is like and how having Dementia Friends is so important.
A training session could be arranged to take place at your workplace or at a convenient location in Rossendale.
If you’re interested in becoming a Dementia Friend in Rossendale please contact Andy Laverty on 01282 644919 or email@example.com
A STUNNING bespoke trophy will be created for this year’s top award at Rossendale Business Awards.
One of the award nominees Alexis Valentine, who runs his own business Walking on Glass in Helmshore, has offered to make the Valley at Work Award – which is given to the best of the best and will be presented by the Rossendale Free Press. Continue reading “R-Awards Top Trophy Made by Artist Alexis”
DANCERS from a Bacup academy are now ‘twinned’ with a Maltese dance school after a six-day trip to the island.
Six students from Dansworks Dance Academy travelled to Sliema in Malta as guests of Dance College Studios. Continue reading “Dansworks Pupils Twin With Malta”
TWO credit unions have joined forces so they can provide even more people with access to affordable loans and pay larger dividends for their members.
The merger of First Choice and Mid-Rossendale Credit Unions will lead to significant economies of scale and, as well as increased dividends, it will also pave the way for future developments. Continue reading “Benefits for all as Credit Unions Merge”
The following businesses have been nominated for the Valley at Work Award this week:
- Taylor Made Social Media (Waterfoot)
- Freddie’s Hair Salon (Rawtenstall)
- M Harrison Butcher (Rawtenstall)
- Anglo Recycling (Whitworth)
- Rossendale Responsible Pets (Bacup)
- Wonderful Things (Rawtenstall)
- Peers Clough Farm Pack Horses (Lumb)
- Ruby & Daisy (Haslingden)
- Hazelwood Home Care (Rawtenstall)
- Metis HR (Bacup)
- The Lindens Rest Home (Haslingden)
- Choices 4 Children (Bacup)
- Love Umbrellas (Rawtenstall)
- Alan Rhodes Dry Stone Walling (Whitworth)
- Oven Detox (Haslingden)
- Flightdeck Experience (Stacksteads)
- Mario’s Restaurant (Bacup)
- Rossendale Memory Choir (Haslingden)
- JGM Agency (Rawtenstall)
Continue reading “R-Awards Nominations 4th September”
Solicitor Ruth Winter and her apprentice Leandra Rocca
WHILE her school friends are planning years at university accruing huge debts, legal assistant Leandra Rocca is already earning. Continue reading “Legal Trainee Avoids Degree Debts by Landing Apprenticeship”
The following businesses have been nominated for the Valley at Work Award over the last few days:
- UBS Whitworth
- Whitworth Prints
- Whitworth Taxis
- Vicky Callan Soft Furnishings
- Healey Life Photography
- Fresh Hearing
- Veterans In Communities
Continue reading “R-Awards Nominations 28th August”
The following businesses were nominated for a Rossendale Business Award on Thursday August 21st:
- Berni Inn Steakhouse and Pizzaria
- I Love Rossendale Social Enterprise
- Riley’s Butchers
- Farrow & Farrow
- Radiant Physiotherapy
- Pet Stay East Lancs and Bury
- Walking on Glass
Continue reading “R-Awards Nominations 21st August”