We have nominated Sanjiv Verma, our volunteer and Board Member, to be a torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sanjiv is an inspiration to us all here at SAFSS and we have nominated him for his commitment to volunteering in Sandwell. Sanjiv has volunteered for SAFSS for almost 20 years and also volunteers at the local CAB and Ideal for All. Sanjiv makes an enormous contribution to the local community and we believe that he fits the two torchbearer themes of ‘always being the best they can be’ and ‘making a real difference to the community’. It really is Sanjiv’s time to shine and to recognise the commitment he has to his community.
Shortlisting commences on the 8th August 2011, with final decisions being made in December 2011. We are keeping everythign crossed for you Sanjiv!
For further information about the London 2012 Olympic Flame visit London 2012
Published June 14, 2011
To celebrate Carers’ Week we will be holding a Carers’ Pamering Event at our centre in Smethwick on Friday 17th June between 10am-2pm.
Come and receive free beauty treatments including Mehndi, Nail Art, Yoga, Indian head massage, threading and enjoy a free lunch!
To book a place, for directions or for more information please contact: Kam on (0121) 558 2198
SAFSS would like to thank ASRA, Smethwick and Sandwell Primary Care Trust for supporting this event.
The event will be held at – SAFSS, ASRA Building, Fenton St, Smethwick, B66 1HR
Published June 14, 2011
SAFSS are pleased to support National Blood week and the call to ‘make a date to donate’.
Only 8.5 percent of blood donated in the West Midlands comes from the South Asian Community and during National Blood Week (13th – 19th June), NHSBT is urging the community to step forward and ‘make a date to donate’ blood in the coming weeks.
With specific blood groups, like type B, more common amongst South Asians it is crucial that people from this ethnic group donate blood: 25 percent of all South Asians are blood type B, compared to only nine percent of Caucasians. Also, conditions like Thalassaemia Major, which require regular blood transfusions, are more prevalent amongst this community.
Every year thousands of lives are saved or improved thanks to selfless blood donors. It is essential that new people register to become blood donors; the NHS needs 7,000 units of donated blood every day to be used for a wide range of reasons: not just for rare blood disorders, but also for surgery, to treat cancer patients and for use in difficult childbirths.
For more information about blood donation or to make an appointment visit www.blood.co.uk, call 0300 123 2323 or follow NHSBT at http://www.facebook.com/NHSBlood or www.twitter.com/NHSGiveBlood.
We wish NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) all the best with their campaign.
Published June 13, 2011
Carers Week is here and we have updated our links section to include Carers Direct. This service from the NHS provides information, advice and support for all carers. Please take a look at our links section to find out more.