WHAT'S ON: Around Rotherham

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KIVETON PARK INDEPENDENT ADVICE CENTRE: A drop-in session, with no appointment necessary, will be held on Thursday 9-11.30am at The Arnold Centre in Rotherham (telephone for details). To contact (office hours) 01909 773966. The advice centre believes there is a demand for appointments on a Saturday for clients who are unable to attend weekday appointments due to employment, child care or transport issues so there will be a number of case-work type appointments on a Saturday. The AGM is due to be held on June 8 5.30pm at the main centre within Kiveton Park Library. This is a public meeting and anyone can attend.


ROTHERHAM CITIZENS ADVICE: Rotherham CAB has employed more debt advisers. The CAB won extra funding from the Money Advice Service which it is using to improve its debt provision. The CAB has two more debt workers and more support staff at the Rain Building next to the indoor market on Eastwood Lane, Rotherham. If people can’t get there they can see an adviser at one of 14 debt outreaches across the community. People can see a debt adviser on Thursday 9am-7pm at a debt drop-in at the Rain Building. The advisers can see people face-to-face or give advice by telephone. Contact 03444 111 444 or visit the office in the Rain Building.


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ROTHERHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS: Meet at Unity Centre, St Leonard’s Road on Fridays 7-9pm. Membership £30 per year, visitors £5 per session. Contact [email protected], www.rotherhamsocietyofartists.org.uk. 


ROTHERHAM SAFE HAVEN: The Rotherham Safe Haven at Talbot Lane Methodist Church operates on Fridays from 10pm until, if necessary, about 4am on Saturday. A small team of volunteers provides this temporary refuge for vulnerable people in the town centre, working alongside Street Pastors. The team could benefit from more volunteers, especially women. Contact town centre chaplain Barrie Thomas 01709 532203.


FRIENDS IN HARMONY CHOIR: The choir meets at Badsley Primary School under the direction of Graham Cowley on Tuesday 6.15-7.45pm. The choir is currently rehearsing a selection of new and current numbers for concerts later this year. www.friendsinharmony.co.uk.


ROTHERHAM VOLUNTEER CENTRE: Co-ordinates and facilitates a free bi-monthly Volunteer Coordinator Network which brings together volunteer managers whether in a paid or unpaid capacity to network, share good practice and troubleshoot. Contact 01709 834462, [email protected]. RVC can also support groups to recruit new volunteers or make the most of existing volunteers.


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MARIE CURIE VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISING GROUP: A treasurer is needed for the group. Rebecca Bramley, local community fundraiser for the charity, said: “We know there are people living in the local communities across Rotherham who could give a few hours up every month to join other volunteers in fundraising for Marie Curie, and I would love to find them. With full support from me, they could join a really friendly fundraising group that would meet every four to six weeks, and help with any ideas to raise the vital funds needed for Marie Curie’s services. The treasurer role also requires them to use their financial skills to maintain the group’s income records and provide updates to members at meetings.” Contact Rebecca on 07525 392984, 01274 386190, [email protected].


ROTHERHAM CUB SCOUTS: To mark the 100th anniversary of Cub Scouting many cub scouts joined packs from other local associations in two big camps. One took place at Hesley Wood and the other at Walesby Forest campsite in Nottinghamshire. Members of the Active Support Team, led by Mrs Jackie Whitham, attended the Walesby Camp on the Sunday to give a presentation to Rotherham cubs about what Cub Scouts were like in the good old days. There is only one Cub pack in Rotherham that can claim to have existed from the beginning – 1st Rotherham (which used to be 14th at Kimberworth).


TALBOT LANE CHURCH: The Tuesday evening Ladies Group was given a talk by Anne Miller about what life was like in Manse. The Thursday lunchtime service was led by Rev Joanne Archer-Siddall. Friday’s Time for God and Bible Study was led by Brian Havard. The May 22 morning service was led by Tony Clark. 


ROTHERHAM RAMBLING CLUB: Contact Sylvia Duncan 01709 374841, www.rotherhamramblingclub.co.uk.


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ROTHERHAM METRO RAMBLERS: June 8 – short walk in Thorpe Hesley area, leaders Tom and Rita Doncaster 0114 246 3437, meet 9.30am inside Holy Trinity Church, Thorpe Hesley, parking at church or use 66 bus to Chapeltown from stand B6 at Rotherham bus station. June 11 – choice of two walks: an eight mile moderate Harewood Circular walk, woods and rolling countryside with good views of Harewood House and Emmerdale, leaders Bill Hawksworth and Christine Wright 01709 581516, meet Harewood Arms Hotel; a leisurely five mile Treeton-Whiston circular walk, leaders Jane and Paul Lister 07761080668, meet 10am Pit Lane, Treeton.