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Thank you and Goodbye to our Chief Executive, Will Boyce

We have had a wonderful afternoon celebrating our Chief Executive’s retirement and last day with us at Approach. Thank you for all your hard work over the last 10 years, Will- we all wish you the very best for the future.  



Due to issues with the venue, this months Chesterton Cafe due to take place on Thursday 20th September at Holy Trinity Church is CANCELLED. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you were hoping to chat to a member of our team at this cafe; don’t forget you can call our head…


Mow Cop Community Choir Summer Sing Event Raises Funds for Approach

On Sunday 2nd September, Mow Cop Community Choir held a Summer Sing Event to raise valuable funds for Approach. The Choir entertained the audience with an array of songs while they enjoyed tea and cake. Through a raffle of some fantastic prizes, the Choir raised £1,018.87 for Approach. This is a brilliant sum of money…


***Men in Sheds Activity Appeal- Can you help?!***

Our Men in Sheds Monday group have recently started two new activity sessions during their day; thanks to the facilities at the Tunstall based venue. Earlier in the year, the group took a keen interest in bowls and are now taking advantage of the bowls green at Tunstall Park and the glorious summer weather we…


New Day Opportunity Groups at Maple West

We are delighted to announce that following the success of our day opportunities group in the purpose-built extra care facility at Maple West on Turnhurst Road in Chell that takes place each Friday, we have decided to move our groups based at Tunstall Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays to the venue starting on Tuesday, August…


A Tribute and Thank you to Approach Director, Brian Tomkins

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors must announce that one of our Directors, Brian Tomkins, sadly passed away at the end of June 2018. The Board of Directors and Management Team wish to take this opportunity to thank Brian for his most valuable contributions while he held the position of Director…


Newcastle Ladies Darts League Donate £804 to Approach

On Wednesday 25th July, Newcastle Ladies Darts League held a presentation evening and donated £804 to Approach. Over the course of the season, the Ladies Darts League have been fundraising to support local charities. Approach were contacted by a member of the League, Pam, 12 months ago who gave us the brilliant news that the…


Sainsbury’s Stoke announce Approach as their Charity of the Year 2018/19

We are thrilled to announce that Approach has been selected as Sainsbury’s Stoke Charity of the Year 2018/2019; thanks to customer online and in-store voting. Last week Approach received the wonderful news that we would be going into partnership with Sainsbury’s Stoke for the coming financial year. This is a really exciting opportunity for us…


The 4Get Me Nots complete their tough Relay Marathon for Approach

The 4Get Me Nots made up of Approach staff completed their relay marathon on Sunday 15th July 2018. We are delighted to announce that the team completed the 26.2 mile route in a time of 5 hours and 18 minutes- a fantastic time in such gruelling conditions. Sunday 15th July was one in a long…


Barlaston Residents support Approach through their Open Garden Weekend

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July saw the Villagers of Barlaston take part in an open garden weekend in which residents welcomed the public into their homes to view their beautiful gardens.


Men in Sheds take part in activities to support Environment Day

Our Men in Sheds Thursday group took part in various activities to celebrate Environment Day organised by Aspire Housing.


Will Boyce discusses support Approach can provide on BBC Radio Stoke

This morning our Chief Executive, Will Boyce joined John Acres and Liz Ellis on the BBC Radio Stoke Breakfast show to discuss the support we provided to a listener after they contacted Radio Stoke during Dementia Action Week in May. Throughout Dementia Action Week, Radio Stoke broadcasted a series of positive dementia stories to demonstrate…


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