Disability Awareness Day

On 23rd September Pete Skea, myself and one or two others will be visiting your shop/business with a view to gaining access to the premises. The difference is we will be in wheel chairs.
Our intention is not to name and shame but to ask Bodmin to be disability aware. We want to challenge the main shopping street to be able to say we open our doors to all.
Please look out for us and say Hi and if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us on the numbers below:
Pete Skea
07766 514395
Richard Brown
07834 770027

What: Disability Awareness Day
When: 23 September 2014
Where: Fore Street, Bodmin

Disability awareness day poster
Disability awareness day poster

Basic Sewing Skills Workshop

Starting Thursday 25th September 2014

Basic Sewing Skills

Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

10 weeks course
NO CHARGE
Limited to 10 people

Venue: School of Textile Crafts, at The Warehouse Art Centre, Unit 4, Woods Browning Industrial Estate, Respryn Road, Bodmin

This is what we will learn:

  • Sewing on a button
  • Different seams
  • Putting on a zip
  • Upcycling clothes
  • Hand stitching
  • Cutting patterns out
  • Choosing the right fabric and thread
  • Altering clothes and using the excess fabric to make something else

For further details, contact:
Denise
School of Textiles Crafts at The Warehouse Art Centre (The WAC),
Unit 4,
Woods Browning Industrial Estate,
Respryn Road,
Bodmin
Email: schooloftextilecrafts@gmail.com
Tel:07762 151539

Basic Sewing Skills Workshop

Starting Monday 22nd September 2014.

Basic Sewing Skills

Time: 7pm – 9pm

10 weeks course
NO CHARGE
Limited to 10 people

Venue: School of Textiles Crafts, at The Warehouse Art Centre, Unit 4 Woods Browning Industrial Estate, Respryn Road, Bodmin.

This is what we will learn:

  • Sewing on a button
  • Different seams
  • Putting on a zip
  • Upcycling clothes
  • Hand stitching
  • Cutting patterns out
  • Choosing the right fabric and thread
  • Altering clothes and using excess fabric to make something else
  • Blinging up a dull clothing item

For further details, contact:
Denise
School of Textiles Crafts at The Warehouse Art Centre (The WAC),
Unit 4,
Woods Browning Industrial Estate,
Respryn Road,
Bodmin
Email: schooloftextilecrafts@gmail.com
Tel:07762 151539

Children’s Play Day #1: Community Garden

Shown below are several photos taken after the event of our first play day for the children of the Bodmin Community (This all happened on the 6th August 2014). The first play day we had arranged was a day of gardening. So by the end of the day, we’d achieved two different things. We’d finished the first of the four play days we had arranged for the children during the summer, and we’d gotten the Community Garden Project well on it’s way too.

It was a rather interesting day to be honest. The children seemed to really enjoy the gardening that they were doing and as you can see, this is how the new community garden in Treningle View looked by the end of the day, thanks to all the children and adults who helped out.

Enjoy the pictures!

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Shoes for the Soul

Shoes for the Soul

Shoes for the Soul is a small run family business, we are a fitting footwear specialist in Start-Rite, Hush Puppies and Skechers for children and Padders for the Ladies and Mens, plus other brands…

Dennis Hawker has over 50 years experience in working with fitting shoes. His journey started as a relief mangager and fitting training officer (childres, ladies and mens shoes) for John Famers LTD (sold Clarks and other brands).

Then a general mangager at the Goldern Boot (sold Clarks, Start-Rite, Ecco, Padders plus many more brands), where he still continued to train others in fitting correct footwear.

Then he decided to open an indepentant shoe shop selling clarks and other bands before he took the opportunity to work directly along side clarks as a franchise company… This shop is still going strong which is based in Wales, which is now run by his son who started working with Dennis from the age of 13 just like his daugther Sahara.

Sahara also works at Shoe for Soul in Bodmin who has over 24 years experience fiting shoes; she started her journey when she was 13 in the shop in Wales…

We also have another Lady that is part of our team how has 25 years experience working as a shoe fitter, she has ongoing training by Dennis and Sahara as do other members of the staff…

Look forward to meeting you!

Thank you for taking your time ready our introduction, wishing you blessings, kindness and gratitude

We are closed on all Bank Holidays including Good Friday.

65 Fore St Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2JB‎
01208 75507

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Hobby Mounts

Hobby Mounts are a one-stop-shop for all your GoPro Cameras, Accessories and Mounts. Run for enthusiasts by enthusiasts. We are official UK stockists for brands such as GoPro, SP Gadgets, GoPole, K-Edge, UKPro, SanDisk, Lexar, Delkin Devices, Fat Gecko, BRLS, Snake River Prototyping, Polaroid, Hedcamz and Z Gear.

Note; all our GoPro Hero Cameras come with a UK 2 YEAR WARRANTY.

If you want to see the biggest range of Cameras, Accessories and Mounts in one place, then pop by and try before you buy or alternatively, shop online and get free delivery with no minimum order value.

Check out our 400 sq.ft showroom with plenty of free parking.

We’re open 6 days a week and just 5 minutes off the A30.

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm.

Unit 2B, Coldrenick Farm Offices
Helland
Nr Bodmin
Cornwall
PL30 4QE

01208 269885

Skin Cancer Roadshow visits St Austell

ONE IN FOUR DO NOT SURVIVE MELANOMA BEYOND FIVE YEARS

Pilot campaign urges people in the area to recognise key signs of skin cancer

A new campaign has launched in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset to raise awareness of skin cancer and emphasise that a change to a mole isn’t the only sign of the disease.
The number of new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, given the size of the population, is double the England average. In addition, latest figures reveal that of those in the area diagnosed with melanoma, the most serious form of the disease, one in four (25%) do not survive beyond five years.
The campaign, from Public Health England, is the latest to launch under the Be Clear on Cancer banner. Local GPs appear in the adverts.
There were over 800 new cases of melanoma diagnosed in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset in 2012, with over 100 people dying from the disease. Early diagnosis is crucial and means treatment is more likely to be successful.

Professor Debra Lapthorne, Centre Director for the Devon, Cornwall and Somerset Public Health England Centre, commented:

“Statistics show that those living in the Devon, Cornwall and Somerset area are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer compared to the rest of England. There could be any number of reasons for this but it’s likely to be due to a high number of outdoor jobs and leisure pursuits as well as an older population. We are committed to raising awareness of the key signs of the disease, to encourage earlier diagnosis, when treatment is more likely to be successful.
“The campaign message is clear, if you notice any unusual or persistent changes to your skin, you should visit your doctor.”

Certain people are more at risk of getting skin cancer but knowledge of some of these risks is low. Only one in three (38%) in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset know that people with lots of moles and freckles are more likely to get skin cancer and similarly only 32% are aware that a family history of skin cancer increases risk.
Of those diagnosed with melanoma in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, four in five are over the age of 50, making this the target age group for the campaign. The campaign also focuses on men in the area, who are more likely to die from the disease than women. Disturbingly, men are much less worried about developing the disease, with only one in three (34%) saying they are worried compared with over half of women (56%).

Dr Adrian Burt, a GP in Somerset who appears in the campaign adverts, commented:

“The earlier skin cancer is diagnosed, the more successful treatment is likely to be. Your doctor will be aware of the signs, and will be able to assess whether further investigation is needed. So if you’re aware of any unusual or persistent changes to your skin, go to your GP.”

Morwenna Banks, British comedy actress who was born in Cornwall, commented:

“Growing up in Cornwall, I learned that the sun could burn your skin. I later learned that childhood sunburn could become adult skin damage.  And now we know that you become increasingly vulnerable to skin cancer with age. I would urge everyone to learn what to look for. Know the warning signs  – a change to a mole isn’t the only one. Any unusual changes to your skin should be noted – and if in doubt take swift action. See your GP. Be Clear on Cancer.”

Dr Sarah Jarvis, TV and radio doctor who grew up in Somerset, commented:

“People are often reluctant to bother their doctor for things they consider minor ailments, but changes to your skin could be a sign of a more serious problem. The most common sign of skin cancer is a change to a mole, freckle or normal patch of skin. It’s important to get to know what your skin looks like normally, so that you notice any unusual or persistent changes. If you do, tell your doctor.”

The latest Be Clear on Cancer roadshow is visiting Cornwall this week to raise awareness of the signs of skin cancer, emphasising that a change to a mole is not the only sign of the disease.

Latest figures show there were 207 new cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, diagnosed in Cornwall in 2012, with 33 people dying from the disease. Early diagnosis is crucial and means treatment is more likely to be successful.

The roadshow events are part of Public Health England’s skin cancer pilot campaign, launched under the Be Clear on Cancer banner, in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. The campaign urges the public to go to their doctor if they notice any unusual or persistent changes to their skin.

The Be Clear on Cancer roadshow will be visiting the White River Place Shopping Centre in St Austell from Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 July. At the events leaflets will be distributed that give information on skin cancer and the signs of the disease. A nurse will be on hand to talk to anyone who has any questions and to provide advice on visiting their GP.

Think Art

Think Art Cornwall provides a variety of art workshops for all ages.

Explore and enjoy Art in all areas, drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and sculpture. At Think Art Cornwall we celebrate the artist in us all giving you the opportunity to create in vibrant, inspirational and exciting workshops. Think Art Cornwall is recognised for its innovative sessions that promote creativity, build self-esteem and value for the individual. Art workshops for kids, discovery programs for schools and groups, murals, festival and community projects, environmental art and Art-y Part-ys.

Think Art Cornwall workshops run from The Warehouse Art Centre (WAC) in Bodmin or we will come to you.

The Centre of Cornwall

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