On the road with a lion...

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On the road with a lion...

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Conrad's Ride 2014

Bikers from all over the area have come together to ride in honour of Stratford's Conrad Lewis, who was the 353rd soldier to be killed in Afghanistan and was the inspiration behind the recent 'Soldier On' song. The charity set up by Conrad's family is called The 353 Trust and helps injured service men and women and the families of the bereaved. As the ride prepared to set off, a former marine and pilot showed just what his stunt plane could do! For more information about the charity visit: www.353.org.uk  Watch video >>

Molly Olly's Wishes - www.mollyolly.co.uk

Have you heard about Molly Olly's Wishes? A fantastic local charity that supports emotionally, and financially, the lives of children with terminal or life threatening illnesses throughout The Midlands and the UK and advises and assists their families. They've an amazing story to tell about the people they help and the people who support them. For more look at their website: www.mollyolly.co.uk  Watch video >>

Start of the Great Shakespeare Ride

9am on August 11th 2013 saw over 650 cyclists set out on The Great Shakespeare Ride over either 100 miles or 100 km, setting out from the Stratford Manor Hotel with a route as far south as Stow on the Wold and Sudeley and in aid of the Shakespeare Hospice. Here's the whole of the start so if you were riding today see if you can spot yourself! More information on the ride at www.thegreatshakespeareride.org.uk/  Watch video >>

Stratford's £1 Million CommYOUnity Challenge

Stratford Town Trust recently challenged people and groups in Stratford to submit exceptional ideas worth between £200,000 and £1m to benefit our community in a major way. The deadline for first ideas is May 29th and in this video Helen Munro, the Trust's Chief Executive talks more about the £1m Community Challenge. For further details go to www.stratfords1million.co.uk  Watch video >>

Zumba takes to the streets for 1Billion Rising

Valentine's Day may be a time for hearts and flowers for many, but Henley Street came alive with a Zumba class today, to raise awareness of another day of action, supporting a global campaign called One Billion Rising - recognising that one in three women in the world - one billion in total - are victims of violence at some point in their lives. For more information visit: http://onebillionrising.org  Watch video >>

Matthew Curtis Hair Design want to say thanks!

On January 27th, Matthew Curtis Hair Design, in Union Street, opened specially on a Sunday to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. In this video they want to say a massive thank you to their clients and the team who gave up their time to make it possible. For more information about Breast Cancer Care visit: www.breastcancercare.org.uk  Watch video >>

Shakespeare Hospice Santa Run

It was the 12 Laps of Christmas for the inaugural Shakespeare Hospice Santa Run this week with thousands being raised for this important independent local charity, that provides specialist care for families affected by life limiting illness in the Stratford upon Avon district, as well as in South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds. If you were one of the 60 Santas or just want to feel a bit more Christmassy, then take a look at this video - and for more information about the Hospice visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk  Watch video >>

Children in Need by Stratford upon Avon College

The students at Stratford upon Avon College have been raising money for Children in Need all day and broadcasting online on Stratcast - here's a film they have filmed and edited today about Children in Need in Stratford as well as an exclusive preview of a Christmas blockbuster!  Watch video >>

The Big Fish helps the heroes

As a finalist in the Best Fish and Chip Shop of the Year awards, The Big Fish at Stratford's Maybird Centre was asked to dedicate a day to raise money for Help for Heroes. They've done just that and one local hero came to pay his respects to their efforts.  Watch video >>

'I believe' Curtis Moore

Birmingham based XFactor contestant Cutis Moore, with his great version of this classic song that features a great cameo from Stratford local Dion Dublin and is raising awareness for a brilliant local children's charity: http://www.sunandhappiness.org.uk/ - let us know what you think of the video on our Facebook site!  Watch video >>