Young Parents Group

By Jess Clarke, Project Manager

Previously Rotherham Federation had tried to bring together and support a young tenants group, this went well and RMBC worked with the group to make slight changes over the last year. However, recently members have drifted apart from the group setting. Following this Rotherham Federation decided to work to bring this group back to life again and engage with more young people.

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East Herringthorpe Heritage Group

By Penny Thompson, Community Organiser

I’ve recently been supporting a local resident called Alan Tunstill who came up with the idea to set up a heritage group around East Herringthorpe. Alan has been a resident for many years, he also wanted to celebrate 100 years of social housing. Alan wanted the group to be inclusive of residents who currently lived there but had also moved on from the area, or family members who have memories from the area.

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East Herringthorpe Easter Extravaganza

By Penny Thompson, Community Organiser

Local residents hosted an event to promote family fun and raise money for charities.

The Easter Extravaganza was held on 20th April at East Herringthorpe social club by sisters Paula Allen, Toni Connell and Elle-Mae Spittle. East Herringthorpe Social Club kindly provided the room for the event free of charge.

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Rotherham Sangeet and Choir Group

By Jess Clarke, Project Manager

Over the last month I have been supporting the group Rotherham Sangeet and Choir. This group has been formed since 2014 and Rotherham Federation has supported them throughout their community engagement projects. They are a singing choir working to address social isolation and mental health through music and signing workshops, going into schools, care homes and putting on community events across the Rotherham Borough.

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Dinnington Community Boxing Group

By Ian Huddleston, Community Organiser

From last month, we have now got the committee members together and completed the constitution for the Dinnington boxing community group. They will now get a bank account and start applying for funding asap. The group have lots of other ideas to expand and do other things in the community, so this may only be the beginning for the group in Dinnington.

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