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Approach and Dougie Mac Strategic Alliance Project Liason Louise Eagle Talks to 6 Towns Radio

Approach and Dougie Mac Strategic Alliance Project Liason Louise Eagle was a guest Smokey Bob’s 6 Towns Radio show on Monday 10th December on his Topics show. You can listen again to the show on the link below  


Christmas Raffle 2018 Winners

Here are the list of winners in our 2018 Christmas raffle. Congratulations to everyone who won a prize- we hope you all enjoy your prizes. We are now contacting all winners to arrange collection!


Fundraise through Facebook for Approach

We have joined forces with social media giant Facebook and created a way to fundraise for Approach via their platform. People who use facebook can simply click this link Facebook Fundraise For Approach and follow the simple set of instructions to raise money for us. You may like to offer to raise monies as an alternative to…


Newcastle Lions Club Support Approach’s Disability Friendly Allotment Project

Thank you very much to Newcastle-under-Lyme Lions Club who have donated £500 to Approach and our disability friendly allotment at the Brook Centre, Stanier Street. In October, the Lion’s Club held a fundraising evening at Chinese Restaurant, Furama Palace in Trent Vale. It was a wonderful evening featuring a raffle, quizzes and of course, delicious…


Approach Picks Up Aspire Housing’s Education in the Community Award at the Community Christmas Event

This afternoon we attended the Aspire Housing Community Christmas Event where we were presented with the Education in Community award for our work with St. Mary’s Primary School. You may remember earlier this year that our Men in Sheds took part in Aspire Housing’s Environment Day; which saw them work with Aspire Housing and St. Mary’s…


Co-op Members Raise £5434 For Approach Disability Friendly Project

Approach made a successful application to the Co-operative Local Community Fund in November 2017 for Disability Friendly Allotment Project.  During the year the Co-op’s members raised over £19 million for over 4,000 local causes in the UK. Every time a member shops at The Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-branded products and services…


Entertainer To Walk 500 Miles For Approach

North Staffs based entertainer Melanie Baines is set to walk 500 miles for Approach in August/September 2019. Melanie said “The Camino del Santiago Norte is the challenge that I’m setting myself, in memory of my mum Marjorie Baines who lived with vascular dementia and Alzheimers.  I’ve spent the last five years helping my dad to…


Approach Awarded £3500 by The Screwfix Foundation

Approach has been successful with an application with a bid to The Screwfix Foundation who have generously donated £3500 to help make improvements to one of our venues – The Brook Centre. The money will help make repairs to the building and to help create new outdoor activities. The venue is shared with disability charity…


Local Charities Dougie Mac and Approach Embark on Strategic Alliance

Local Charities Dougie Mac and Approach Embark on Strategic Alliance    Following collaborative working and discussions regarding the common theme of improving healthcare in the community, the Trustee Boards of charities Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Approach have agreed to a strategic alliance to further develop specialist dementia care within Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. With definitive…


Memory Lane in Tunstall Market

Memory Lane in Tunstall Market   Memory Lane To help remember the good old days, a project has set up in Tunstall market, free to all participants where people can reminisce about years gone by. The project is interactive so that visitors can take part, there are many traditional Pub games like table skittles, shove…


Our Oak Priory Group Wear It Pink For Breast Cancer Now

Our Oak Priory based Day Opportunities Group celebrated Wear It Pink Day for ” Breast Cancer Now ” on Friday 19th. October. They had a fun packed day that saw the staff dress in pink to help raise just over £160 for the cause. Dawn, our Oak Priory Day Opportunities Officer (who can been seen below…


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.  


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