Post your local or national news, events, charity efforts, meets… here! Rules: (with thanks to Teelzebub and Carrie for drawing these up) Content: 1. No commercial advertising. This thread is not for business promotion or financial gain. If it looks like a business and sounds like a business, even if you call it a charity, it will be deleted. 2. No selling, on behalf of yourself or others – see Rule 1 Posts: 3. Use an informative title – if it’s a local item, include the location. If it’s a charity event, say so. It will help people quickly locate posts that may be of interest to them. 4. Be clear about why you’re posting – is it just for information or do you want people to take part. If applicable, provide links to sources and whether you can be contacted for more information. After all, you’re sharing something with the forum! Courtesy: 5. No response/random posting – if you disagree with or you’re not interested in a post just walk on by and leave it to those who might be. This is not a debating forum, it’s a notice board. 6. No rubbish posting - consider whether the notice is of interest or relevance to the membership. EXAMPLE POST: Title: National animal charity - local branches need help! Hi everyone I’m a volunteer for Cat’s Protection, the national charity with branches throughout the country, and they desperately need people’s short term help. They’re full to the brim with cats and kittens that will hopefully be adopted, and more coming in every week, so they need short term foster homes until they find new ones. Would you be prepared to help? Or help in other ways such as fundraising? More information about the charity can be found here: http://www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do And about volunteering for them: http://www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering-home If you have pets at home already you’d still be able to help if you have a spare room where the foster cats or kittens could hole up. Remember they’re not for life, hopefully just for Christmas, unless you want to keep them PM me if you want more info.