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Invictus Games, SydneyInvictus Games Logo

October saw the amazing Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia. 

'The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and personifies what these tenacious men and women can achieve post injury. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country'. Invictus Games Foundation

There were so many competitors who showed such fantastic ability, dedication and commitment. They are all outstanding, Mark Ormerod's video below is an example of just one of these fantastic athletes. 


Invictus Games BBC Coverage

Mark Ormrod  #NoLimits - The Documentary

Kamila's Trip to Dubai!Kamila in Dubai

On 23rd of September, I set off on my first adventure to the Middle East to meet up with some of our existing and potential clients and candidates in Dubai.

Dubai was incredibly hot (45 degrees!) but also incredibly beautiful, modern and the people were all warm and welcoming.

Although I was only in Dubai for a week, as well as meeting several families and candidates, I was able to include a visit to one of the specialist centres, the Camali Clinic which focuses on Children and Adult’s mental health and I had the opportunity to meet up with its charming HR Manager, Rebecca. It was very impressive and great to hear of the excellent work they do.

Believe & Achieve Programme

Meningitis NowMeningitis Now Believe and Achieve Image

The Believe & Achieve Programme is for 14-25 year olds who have been impacted by meningitis, directly or indirectly, and aims to support you to reach your goals

Sepsis Trust Company LogoSepsis Support

Post-Sepsis Syndrome & the Need for Support

Sepsis is a traumatic condition that can take a good deal of time for your body and mind to recover from. Some sepsis survivors experience a variety of physical, psychological and emotional problems while recovering.Heroes at Highclere Sepsis Trust

This is known as Post Sepsis Syndrome (PSS) and usually lasts between 6 and 18 months, sometimes longer. Some of physical symptoms of post-sepsis syndrome include: lethargy, muscle weakness, joint pain, hair loss, insomnia and changes in vision. The psychological and emotional symptoms can include: anxiety, depression, poor concentration, short-term memory loss and mood swings...
 

Snap goes to Uni!Mortar Board

On 3rd of October, recruiters, Kamila and Rachael set off from the Snap office to exhibit at London Metropolitan’s University job fair, in Holloway, North London. The room was buzzing with lots of inquisitive students – we are told a total of 441 attended!
 
It was great to engage with students, especially those studying Health & Social care and Psychology and let them know about Snap and the part-time jobs that might be suitable for them. This is well-organised, annual event provides employers with a great platform to promote their company and in turn puts fantastic opportunities in front of eager students.
 
We were delighted to attend and pleased to have started our partnership with a great local university. 

Rachael and Kamila at the Metro Job Fair Rachael at the London Met Job Fair Student at Metro Job FairKamila at the Metro Job Fair

The Matt & Co Comedy Show

Monday 12th November Union Chapel, London N1 

Matt & Co Comedy ShowMulti award-winning stand-up comedian and presenter Matt Richardson is hosting a star-studded fundraising comedy event for our charity.

Best known for co-hosting the Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack, and Celebrity Haunted Mansion with Christine Lampard – Matt has also appeared on primetime shows Celebrity Juice and Never Mind The Buzzcocks and currently hosts Virgin Radio’s drive-time show.  

Despite his jam-packed schedule Matt has worked his magic to bring some of the funniest comedians together to bring you a night guaranteed to make you belly laugh! 

>>Read More & Buy Tickets Here!

Universal CreditContact Logo

Contacts Helpful Guide 

Contact, (formally Contact A Family), have created a very comprehensive guide to Universal Credits. Includes audio information on What is Universal Credit, How to Claim Universal Credit. 

>>Read More Here

GloWeekGloWeek promotional info for road safety

29th October to 2nd November


Child Brain InjuryTrust GloWeek campaign runs between Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November to help highlight road safety and raise much needed income for their vital work with families across the UK.

Especially now the evenings are getting darker, make sure your child is Seen and not Hurt! 
 

>>Read More Here

Samantha Renke

Stop referring to people with disabilities as inspirationalSam Renke



I get called ‘an inspiration’ at least once a week, and this hasn’t just started happening since I became a public figure. Growing up I had complete strangers come up to me and say I inspire them.

Normally I’d smile politely and say, ‘thanks!’ but I’d be left bewildered. I’m not telling you this to brag – I’ve always felt uneasy about being called inspirational...
 

>> Read the Full Blog Here


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