Virtual racing for Alzheimer’s research

Have you heard of virtual running? Virtual running works exactly the same as any other type of running but the difference is that the race can be run at any time that suits you. All you have to do is enter a race and provide evidence that you have done it. That's it! One such …

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Providing dignity and respect for older people

Imagine the scenario. You are an older person who lives alone. Perhaps your husband or wife died a couple of years ago. Your children are now adults who have moved away and are busy with their own kids and jobs. Unfortunately, you have a fall at home spraining your ankle and banging your head on …

Sleep Out for St Wilf’s

When I arrived at St Wilfrid’s Centre for my meeting with Madeleine Thomas, Fundraising and Marketing Manager, there was a real hubbub as soon as I walked in. It was cup of tea o’clock, and staff, clients and volunteers were all mingling together near the café, chatting about this and that, ready to quench their …

4 weeks of student action

Universities have long been hotbeds for social action, challenging injustices, and inspiring community action, and this definitely rings true for The University of Sheffield. With almost 28,000 students at the University, there’s huge potential for inspiring and actioning big changes in the city and further afield. The Students’ Union’s Volunteering team have the two themes …