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Peter Sansom crowned as November's Health Hero

Peter Sansom, Head Gardener has been crowned this month’s Health Hero for giving 47 years’ service to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB). Peter started working for the NHS as an apprentice gardener when he was just 15 years old.

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University Hospital of Wales to get its own NextBike Station

A brand new NextBike station has just been installed on the University Hospital of Wales site. NextBike, a major bike-sharing scheme, was introduced in Cardiff in May 2018 and has taken the city by storm. Thousands of people have signed up to the scheme and, every week, there are over 10,000 rentals across the Welsh capital.

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Prince’s Trust Countryside Fund

Grants of up to £50,000 will be available from January 2019 to organisations engaging in activity that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities by helping the people that live and work in the countryside.

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Nineveh Charitable Trust

They support a broad range of UK-based projects and activities of benefit to the General Public, with an emphasis on promoting better understanding of the countryside. Past grants have ranged from £500 to £10k. Multi year grants are also given. This article is courtesy of Funding Eye.

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The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation

The Foundation provides funding to a broad range of UK-registered charities working to support or improve the lives of recipients through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre. The Trustees give priority to projects where their donation can make a difference and can progress the Charity’s initiative. There is a broad remit and all applications will be considered on their own merits. Most grant are around £1000.

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“My Say: a service user feedback project”

Cardiff and the Vale Action for Mental Health (cavamh) have an exciting new short-term research exercise : “My Say: a service user feedback project” Cavamh want to gather people’s experiences of having care and treatment from Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) in Cardiff and the Vale.

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