What's Happening in Peterborough blog

Dancers wow crowds

Children impressed the crowd at the May Day village fete with their demonstration of different dance styles. The event was organised by governors from Coates Primary School and saw the children perform traditional Maypole and country dances as well as African dance.

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Could you live on £1 a day?

Sarah Croft from Peterborough lived for £1 a day to raise awareness about poverty with the Live Below The Line project. Sarah swapped a packed lunch for a slice of bread to try and understand what it is like to be in the shoes of 1.4 billion people a year have a daily food budget of less than £1.

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Award for worker

A charity volunteer has been recognised for her work with a national award. Member of the Stamford branch of Epilepsy Action, Pam Milne, will be presented with the award for Epilepsy Action Branch Member of the Year by Philip Lee the group’s chief executive.

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Rudolf Fund trip saved by Mayor’s charity support

The Rudolf Fund has been saved from closure for at least another year. The charity which runs trips to Disneyland Paris for children with disabilities has been chosen by new Mayor of Peterborough, City Councillor George Simons, as one of his charities for the year, along with Supporters of Combat Stress.

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Fitzwilliam Hospital extension worth £3.5m now open

A new £3.5 million expansion at a Peterborough hospital that will allow the hospital to treat more patients has been officially unveiled. The extension at the Fitzwilliam Hospital has been completed by Ramsay Health Care and includes a new ambulatory care unit and state-of-the-art operating theatre. Both these new additions will help more day-surgery patients to be treated at the hospital.

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New bottle bank

A Ramsey shop has unveiled a new plastic bottle holder to celebrate the start of 2012’s Climate Week. ‘The Cage’ has the ability to hold up to 700 single-use plastic bottles and has been specifically designed to highlight the scale of the UK’s plastic bottle wastage.

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Ramsey Heights event teaches youngsters about wildlife

An interactive lesson that tells children about how our wildlife is affected by seasonal changes was attended by a flock of youngsters. The event was held at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre in Ramsey Heights. The interactive ‘Winter Wildlife’ was held in the afternoon.

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Gig for Special Care Baby Unit care

A gig and raffle for the Peterborough City Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit have been arranged by the family who wanted to thank the unit for nursing their baby to health. Staceman’s Charity Gig is taking place on the 21st of April at the Goodbarns Yard, in St Johns Street, Peterborough.

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Charitable Waitrose Customers

Popular supermarket Waitrose has raised £40,000 in donations from its charitable customers. The shop, which is located in Queensgate, Peterborough, has raised the money so that it can be donated to many worthy causes in Peterborough through the Community Matters scheme.

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Baring Almost All for Charity

A group of 11 friends from the Peterborough and Northamptonshire areas have stripped down to almost nothing in a charity farming calendar to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

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