It has been a bit of a scorcher lately hasn’t it Summer is always a busy time of year for the RSPCA and especially so when there is a heatwave.The RSPCA sends out a lot of messages about keeping pets safe in hot weather and a lot of people thankfully take this on board.But it’s not just pets who struggle in the heat – wildlife can too, particularly hedgehogs.The hot weather can result in a possible reduction in prey and available water, meaning that the iconic much-loved spiky creatures may struggle to find food and water naturally.Because of this, the RSPCA is urging people to give them a helping hand by leaving out food and water for hedgehogs at night.Hedgehogs love tinned dog or cat food and crushed dog or cat biscuits (not fish-based).Hedgehog food is also highly recommended and often available from suppliers of wild bird food.Never feed hedgehogs bread, which is low in nutrients, or milk as this can cause diarrhea.Instead of milk, leave a shallow dish of clean … [Read more...] about Hedgehogs need a helping hand to get through dry summer months
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CHARLOTTE Crosby got a helping hand from her boyfriend Joshua Ritchie as the pair left the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals last night. The pair were returning to their hotel in London after watching the show at the Hammersmith Apollo. Charlotte, 28, appeared to be struggling as she walked hand in hand with Joshua. She wore a tight, khaki green minidress teamed with towering studded heels. Joshua, 24, was dressed casually in a red t-shirt, ripped blue jeans and trainers. He acted like the perfect gentleman as he carried Charlotte's designer Louis Vuitton handbag for her. Charlotte then climbed into a waiting taxi clutching a bottle of water. After getting into the taxi, she appeared to check inside her bag. The loved up couple were joined by a host of other celebs at the BGT semi-finals. Head BGT judge Simon Cowell was spotted in a taxi with his partner, Lauren Silverman. Simon Cowell almost proposes to girlfriend Lauren Silverman live on Britain's Got Talent most read in tv & … [Read more...] about Charlotte Crosby gets a helping hand from boyfriend Josh Ritchie as she leaves BGT in tiny minidress and towering heels
0 Have your say Check out the latest volunteering opportunities with HELPING HANDS It’s officially Spring, the time of year we traditionally sweep out the old and start afresh.When better to take a look at how we’re spending our time and whether we’re putting it and our skills to the best possible use?Making a conscious choice to spend a percentage of our time doing something we really want to do is good for our own wellbeing and that of those around us – a happier you will be good for family and friends too.If you have skills that are lying dormant, a desire to ‘give back’ and do good in the community or just want to try something new, make some new friends or learn, the wide-range of volunteering opportunities currently available in South Holland could well provide the answer.Healthwatch Lincolnshire strives to give people a greater say in shaping the design and delivery of their health and social care services.It seeks volunteers in a … [Read more...] about WEEKEND WEB: So many people need a helping hand…why not offer yours?
Are you a qualified beauty therapist? Would you like to volunteer to help cancer patients in the Newtownabbey area? Cancer charity, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is urgently on the look-out for NVQ Level Two beauty therapists in the Newtownabbey area to join its nail bar team at Belfast City Hospital. Cancer Focus Northern Ireland provides complimentary nail treatments and hand massages to patients in hospital while they wait for their cancer treatment - but the charity needs more helping hands because the service is so popular. Wendy Brown, Assistant Volunteer Co-ordinator, Cancer Focus NI, said: “Volunteers will be providing much needed relaxation and pampering to people at a very stressful time, as well as giving advice on caring for their nails and skin which can be adversely affected by chemotherapy. “The volunteer post gives newly qualified therapists a chance to develop skills and build up experience which will be useful when they apply for jobs in the future. … [Read more...] about Helping hands urgently needed to give cancer patients a boost
A nationwide home care specialist is set to bring its visiting care service to a new branch in Chichester. Helping Hands Chichester will serve Bognor Regis, Selsey, Charlton, Midhurst, Billingshurst and the surrounding areas. The new Helping Hands branch offers fully-trained care specialists, providing care support to people of all ages through hourly visiting care - including companionship, cooking and cleaning, and personal care - as well as condition-led care support, clinical, palliative and respite and emergency care. Chichester will see 50 care jobs come to the area, as Helping Hands brings new employment opportunities to the town. All of Helping Hands’ visiting carers undertake three days of intensive training at the branch to help them develop the skills they need to provide close one-to-one support for a customer in their own home. Helping Hands also provides live-in care across the entirety of England and Wales. Live-in carers undergo five days of extensive training … [Read more...] about Home care specialist to offer helping hand in Chichester