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Are Community Fridges the Start of a Sharing Revolution?
The average UK family wastes £470 a year by throwing away food and drink which could have been eaten, and £3 billion is wasted by food sectors. Despite growing awareness of food waste, there are few easy ways for people or businesses to get food near its ‘sell by’ date to others who could use it.
Hubbub are supporting a growing network of Community Fridges to help thousands of people connect to their communities, share nutritious food, save money and reduce waste. Thirty have been set up across the UK and there are more to come!
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The Great British Beer Festival

Britain’s flagship beer festival will be returning to Olympia in London this summer from 7-11 August! The Great British Beer Festival will live up to its reputation as ‘Britain’s ultimate beer festival’ with over 900 real ales and other craft beers, real ciders and perries, fine wines and gin served from over 30 bars all under one roof.
Tutored tasting sessions to help you learn more about the brews you’re sampling will be available and can be enjoyed alongside some fantastic street food. Visitors can also listen to live music and partake in pub quizzes as well as find out which beer will be crowned the 2018 Champion Beer of Britain, one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. Tickets are now on sale for this summer’s unmissable event!

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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Challenge
Join 25,000 cyclists on Sunday 29 July for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 challenge, cycling past London’s most iconic landmarks, through Surrey’s stunning countryside, before taking on the infamous Box Hill climb.SeeAbility, registered as The Royal School for the Blind, is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 200 years.Secure your place now! Deadline 5pm on Monday 14 May.The price to register for the event is £10 plus vat, with a minimum sponsorship of £499.
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Preparing for the Journey Ahead
Life’s unpredictable – no one really knows what the future holds. The reality is that there’s likely to be a few bumps in the road along the way on our journey through life. These ‘bumps’ aren’t usually positive, so we try not to think about them and hope they’ll never happen. Who wants to think about the impact of suffering a critical illness, having a serious accident or dying young?However, we do seem to understand the need to protect our home, car, or even mobile phone with an insurance policy. And worryingly we’re more likely to protect these possessions than think about the need to protect ourselves and our families.
So to help raise awareness around the need for personal protection, Royal London has developed an online game called Run for Cover. It aims to get people thinking about how they’d react to some of life’s events, both positive as well as negative. By doing so it helps to introduce the idea that a protection plan could help provide a financial cushion to support people at a time of need.The game also provides information about some of the different types of protection insurance available, as not all plans are the same and they can be tailored to suit individual needs and budgets.
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