J&PR aims to raise the profile of businesses across Shropshire but also supports nominated charitable organisations.
The North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours support older and vulnerable people living in Castlefields, Ditherington, Heath Farm, Mount Pleasant, Sundorne, Harlescott, Monkmoor and Greenfields. Volunteers provide support such as dog walking, assistance with shopping, taking people to doctors and hospital appointments and just being there for a friendly chat and a cup of tea.
Medic Malawi began in December 1997 as a means of raising small sums of money to supplement health care in the Mtunthama region of Malawi. Before long it became apparent that a much more radical approach was needed, and the decision was made to build and run a hospital, now known as St. Andrew’s Hospital. The local community was fully involved in the labour and in fund-raising for the project. The charity has recently been taken over by Stephen Drew, the former principal of Wrekin College in Wellington.
*To find out about Kirsty’s trip to see the work being done in Malawi or the reasons behind Rhea’s support for the friendly neighbours see our blog!
For more information or to donate to our charities:
North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours – Julie Thomas (01743) 235505 or pop into the office at 67 New Park Street, Castlefields.
Medic Malawi – Stephen Drew (01743) 614597.
Shropshire County Show
Shropshire has long been renowned for the standard of its livestock, which has seen some of the finest animals to be found here and abroad.
The Shropshire County Agricultural Show is the showcase and testing ground for stock breeders as one of the first major agricultural shows to be held in the year in the UK.
The event, which has been running for more than 120 years, is now much more than just an agricultural show and caters for a wider audience than ever before. It has become an event for everyone where town meets country for a day of education, entertainment and enjoyment.
J&PR Ltd assists and sponsors the newly-launched Kids Zone at the event which will be held on May 25th, 2013, at the West Mid Showground in Berwick Road, Shrewsbury. For tickets visit www.shropshirecountyshow.com
A unique service offered by local companies to new businesses and start-ups in Shropshire
StartAssist aims to help new traders and companies in Shropshire find their way around the local business community by offering incentives via sponsors, who want to see Shropshire start-ups succeed in the current economic climate.
With little government support available, StartAssist can help new businesses in four ways:-
- Giving you a presence on the web via your own business page
- Promoting your company through StartAssist via social media networking
- Introducing you to local business networks and trusted suppliers
- Giving you access to information and advice from the StartAssist business community
For more information visit www.startassist.co.uk