Nineteen year old Martin Hall from Hull is to climb Mt Snowdon this June to raise money for
The very active Martin (ex Kelvin Hall and Wyke College student) is now studying English and Film Studies
at Hull University and in his spare time likes to get out in the country and walk for miles.
Martin has set himself the challenge of climbing Mt Snowdon 1,085m (3,560 ft) above sea level
the highest mountain in Wales and the highest British mountain this side of the North Scottish border.
The hike is to take place during the last weekend of June 28-30 and is to be a night climb on the longest day of 2007.
Martin has been an avid fan of outdoor pursuits since he was young; he used to go walking in the
Goathland area North Yorks. with his Dad.
Recently he realised that there was potential to raise money for good causes and inspire others to do the same.
He says of his latest cause "Cancer touches everyone and needs to be conquered."
He also has the laudable ambition to attract people back to the countryside and in
particular top open up the country to younger people.
He also believes, on the right to roam issue, that rather than seeking more access
people should make better use of the access they already have.
Martin ever resourceful has been in touch with outdoor leisure equipment companies to
sponsor his climb and they have provided him with some of the vital equipment he will need on his trek.
Lancashire Sports Repairs have donated a Karrimoor 45litre Bergen (a specialised rucksack)
and DB Outdoors have supplied (at a special price) the all important dehydrated meals and
energy/protein bars that will sustain him throughout his hike.
Martin says that these are very important because not only do they help to keep warmth in
the body but they also aid in muscle repair.
Bloc has donated sunglasses to protect from sun glare at higher altitudes and Silva
have donated a compass to make sure the intrepid teen doesn't lose his way.
Registered charities and the public sector are being invited to apply for government grants of up to £1m to install renewable energy technology.
Under phase 2 of the Department of Trade and Industry's low carbon building programme, organisations can use the funds to install solar cells and wind turbines.
For more information, please visit
News, Community - Making Connections Guide
Does your group work with families?
Do you develop and offer learning opportunities for families?
If so, the Making Connections guide could offer invaluable help.
'Making Connections: A guide for voluntary and community sector
organisations working with families' is a new resource which
supports and celebrates the work of Voluntary and Community organisations
News, Media - b.TWEEN 07 Wants Your Short Films - Deadline: Monday 23rd April 07
Just-b are looking for short films that explore the way interactive media (web, mobile etc) is changing our world (maximum 10 mins.) Selected shorts will be shown on the b.TWEEN big screen on Friday 15th June 07 as part of b.TWEEN Interactive Media Forum.
b.TWEEN 07 will be hosted by National Media Museum, Bradford on the 14th-15th June 2007.
News, Competitions - Made IT Happen - Deadline: 13th July 07
Made IT Happen is a new competition for primary schoolchildren aged between 9 and 11 across the UK. t is looking for ICT projects which are pupil-led and have had a positive impact on school, local community, UK, or internationally.
The prize is £1000 for the winning school from each of the English Regions, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
News, Finance - Hull And East Yorkshire Credit Union
Hull and East Yorkshire Credit Union provides easy ways to save, access to
low-cost loans and many other services to helps members manage their money wisely.
Anyone who lives or works in Hull or the East Riding can apply to join.
Unlike a bank, its sole purpose it to help you make your money go further,
not make large profits out of you.
How does it work?
You save a regular amount
News, Funding - NCVO Sustainable Funding Project
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is
running a sustainable funding project to encourage groups to explore a
whole range of funding and financing options to develop a sustainable mix.
There are online resources through their website where you can learn more.
You can also subscribe to their monthly email newsletter, attend events
News - Hull Volunteering Strategy
With volunteering high on the national agenda and being part of the focus of the
Local Compact for Hull and Hull's Local Area Agreement, on 10th November 2006,
Volunteer Centre Hull held a consultation event in the Guildhall attended by 70
people from volunteer involving organisations across the city.
Thus began the process of developing a citywide
News, Community - New Psychotherapy and Counselling service offers talking therapies to people with mental health difficulties By Sian Alexander
Mental Health ought to be as easy to talk about as physical ailments.
But while aches and pains are commonly discussed, talk of psychological problems can be met with awkwardness and misunderstanding. For those with mental health problems, it can sometimes be hard to find someone to talk to about it.
A new centre in East Hull hopes to fill
News, Arts - Pavilion Commissions Programme 2007
Pavilion are now seeking proposals from emerging UK-based photographers for
the Pavilion Commissions Programme 2007.
Pavilion's exhibition partner for the project is Photofusion.
For more information see www.pavilion.org.uk.
This information was provided courtesy of Ad-Venture Creative Industries Network.
News, Courses - Voluntary and Family Learning Sector Foundation Degrees
Coming Soon! New Foundation Degrees for the Voluntary and Family Learning Sectors.
Voluntary, community and family learning groups have been working in
partnership with Hull College to develop two new qualifications:
Foundation Degree in Family Learning
Foundation Degree in Community and Voluntary Sector
These foundation degrees are aimed at people
News, Education - Changes To The Learning Shop
As you may be aware, Changes, The Learning Shop will cease to trade from 31st March 2007.
They delivered information, advice and guidance on learning and work to adults from their
base in the Central Library and out and about in the community.
The office in the Central Library will remain open and will be called Future Pathways
from 1st April 2007.
News, Groups - Volunteers Wanted For Canine Partners
Canine Partners are looking for more volunteers. They train puppies to become helping dogs for the disabled, and they are trying to spread the word about just how good these dogs are and how they can change someone's life for the better.
These dogs can do the basics as well as fetch washing or drying out of your machine, helping you get
undressed, can get shopping off
News, Media - Hull Film Poised To Evolve With Appointment Of New Director
Hull Film, organisers of the Hull International Short Film Festival, is poised to evolve over the coming months with the appointment of a new Director.
Laurence Boyce, who has been involved with Hull Film since its inaugural event in 2000,
will take over from previous director Esther Johnson in April. Laurence has been involved with film for almost 10 years.
News, Funding - Lottery Funding For Bicentennial Of The Abolition Of The Slave Trade
25th March 2007 marks the Bicentenary of the parliamentary abolition of the
slave trade in Britain. This historic event will be remembered through a
range of commemorative activities taking place this year across the UK.
The National Lottery through the Awards for All programme and its joint
partners - the Big Lottery Fund, Arts Council EnglandRead more...
News - Creative focus on Hull as Photographer Applies Art By Julian Woodford
John Blackburn is bidding to put Hull in the big league for photography after gaining entry into an exclusive group.
The experienced image-maker believes his membership of the London-based
Association of Photographers will strengthen the city's position in commercial and advertising markets.
Mr Blackburn says: "Joining the
News, Funding - Grant In Aid Funding Deadline Friday 30th March 07.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it has £2 million per annum available over the next three financial years to fund Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) projects that assist it to meet its aim of enabling hard-to-reach individuals and businesses to get the right entitlements and pay the right amount of tax.
The key customer
News, Politics - Hull Community Party Nominations - Deadline: Wednesday 28th March 07
The Council Elections will be held in May and 19 Wards across the city will be electing one Councillor. Could that be you?
You may have been working in the Community or Voluntary Sector for some time or you may be a Community Volunteer who has an interest in eradicating deprivation in Hull, either in the wider community or for one particular group or Area.