Pop up! Dementia Awareness Choir
Saturday Shoppers in Leeds were pleasantly surprised by a Pop Up! Choir, singing to raise awareness about Dementia. Click here to view the details and a short video of the event.
The next meeting of the Freedom Riders is 11 am Thursday 20 July at Barnsley Library.
Age UK Barnsley is hosting a meeting at Queen's Road on 20 July at 12.30 to discuss Older People's Day on 7 October
Fundraising Preference Service
Following a review into the regulation of charity fundraising over the summer of 2015 - during which a key frustration identified by the public pointed to a lack of control felt by many over the nature and frequency of fundraising approaches - the Fundraising Regulator is now developing a system to ensure that people can more easily manage the communications they receive from charities.
The new Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) aims to give the public genuine choice and greater control over the communications and fundraising requests that they receive from charities.
It is a website service that allows members of the public in England and Wales to end all director marketing and communications from a specific charity.
The Fundraising Regulator defines Direct Marketing as 'a form of advertising and communication which allows organisations to contact individuals directly through a variety of media including (but not limited to) letters, emails, texts and phone calls'.
A supporting helpline will also be established to help those who cannot access the internet to use the service. for further information click here.