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Alan meets local volunteers

Alan Duncan, MP for Rutland and Melton this week met with local members of Voluntary Action Melton. The group, which runs a number of outreach projects in the community, is currently working to secure its funding for the next year and spoke with M...

Alan meets with Leicestershire and Rutland Carers' Centre

Alan met with representatives from Carers of Leicestershire Advocacy and Support Project (CLASP) on the 4th March 2010. They discussed the need for carers to have greater recognition for the important role they play in helping local communities, ...

Alan visits St Giles trust in Camberwell

On the 2nd March Alan visited the St. Giles Trust, a charity which runs a number of very successful programmes which aim to reduce crime and social exclusion. Alan spoke to people who work on all their different projects, including the SOS Gangs ...

Alan supports the Royal British Legion

Alan met with a delegation from The Royal British Legion at Westminster to get behind the charity's call for general election candidates of all parties to support the whole Armed Forces family. Alan also discussed the Legion's manifesto and the ch...

Alan's staff wear it pink

On Friday 29th October,Alan’s constituency office was given a pink touch in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. The local MP’s staff hosted a well-attended ‘Wear it Pink party’ in support of the occasion, raising £133 for the cause by raffling a nu...

Alan praises Citizens Advice Bureau staff

On Friday 14th January Alan visited the Melton Mowbray offices of the Citizens Advice Bureau. He met Manager Jonathan Berry and his staff to discuss the work of the Bureau in providing support to local people. Alan said: ‘I have been extremely im...

Alan Duncan Urges Charity Red Tape Cut

Alan has urged all charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations to respond to the consultation to cut unnecessary bureaucracy in the way government deals with them. The Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and S...

Alan supports Charity Sale

Alan showed his support on Friday 25th February for the Rutland Macmillan Clothing Sale. The charity sale has been running more than 40 years and last year succeeded in raising £40,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, something they are hoping to bu...

Alan Opens Creative Workshop

Alan opened the Creative Workshop in Melton on Friday 4th March. The company launched a community-based scheme in September 2010 which provides activities, such as art, music and drama, for people with special needs. People can pay for whichever c...

Alan celebrates Melton's fair trade status

Alan Duncan has congratulated the Fairtrade Steering Group for Melton’s successful renewal of fair-trade town status, announced on January 28th 2011. He visited the Fairtrading Post on Friday 4th March 2011. Alan said, ‘I am delighted that Melton...

Alan announces £331 million Nepal aid

The Minister of State for International Development, Alan Duncan, launched the Government’s new operational plan in Kathmandu, Nepal on 9 March 2011. This plan commits the UK government to working in Nepal over the next four years (2011-2015), wi...

Relief as Alan gets Red Nose

Alan was interviewed by a group of children who helped him get in to the Red Nose Day Spirit on Friday 18 March. The visit was organised by First News, a weekly children’s newspaper aimed at 7-14 year olds. The children presented him with a very ...

Alan comperes City of Leicester concert

On Saturday 15th October Alan acted as compere at the City of Leicester Male Voice Choir concert. The evening, at De Montfort Hall in Leicester was in support of LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice. As well as local voices, the concert ...

Alan calls for Poppy Pride

Alan today called on people across the county to wear their poppy with pride and on people to bring shame to employers who ban their workers from wearing one. Amid stories of some retailers clamping down on the wearing of poppies on spurious unif...

Alan visits Change Agents

On Friday 1st June, Alan visited Change Agents at Oakham railway station to meet its award-winning team.   Change Agents works with Rutland County Council and other agencies to help customers save on their energy bills and promote environmental s...

Merlin meets Alan

On Saturday 4th August, Alan visited Tesco in Oakham to meet Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's four-legged ambassador. Merlin, who is set to retire later this year, helped to raise £480 for the charity on the day. The charity, and Merlin, are hoping...

Alan supports bid for cricket development

Alan Duncan MP has lent his support to Houghton on the Hill Cricket Club's application for funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund. In a letter to the Club's chairman, John Kerry, Alan emphasised the importance that the grant would ...

Alan visits Wing Grange

On Friday 10th May, Alan visited Wing Grange rehabilitation home in Oakham to witness Travis Perkins handing over £1000 worth of building materials to the home as a charitable donation. Wing Grange, part of the Langley House Trust, provides accom...

Alan visits Oakham Fairtrade Market

On Saturday 16th November, Alan visited the annual Fairtrade Market at Oakham Castle organised by The Rutland Fairtrade Steering Group. Alan said: ‘It’s brilliant that Rutland stands up for Fairtrade so forcefully and that it has retained its sta...

Alan visits Melton Food bank

On Friday 31st January Alan visited local food bank Storehouse at the Fox in Melton Mowbray to meet volunteers and users of the service. Storehouse at the Fox is run by volunteers from Churches Together and provides emergency food bags, non peris...

Alan backs Good Neighbours Scheme

 On Friday 21st March 2014 Alan met representatives from the Rural Communities Council to lend his support to the ‘Good Neighbourhood Scheme’. The Rural Communities Council (RCC) facilitates the schemes across Rutland & Melton, with four oper...

Alan marks World Malaria Day

Alan has marked World Malaria Day, on Friday 25th April, by highlighting the leading role that the UK has played to tackle the disease, with child death rates having halved since 2000. As Minister for International Development, Alan has witnessed...

Alan calls for action on Church bats

On Saturday 20th September Sir Alan visited All Saints Church in Braunston-in-Rutland to survey the damage caused by an enormous infestation of bats. A small bat colony has lived within All Saints for many years, but earlier this year the Church ...

Alan meets 'Hard Pressed' volunteers

On Saturday 20th September Sir Alan met volunteers from ‘Hard Pressed Juice’ in Oakham Market. The company, based near Melton, takes on unemployed volunteers, offering them the chance to build up skill and experience they can take forward into th...

Alan meets Young Social Action Ambassador

On Saturday 20th September Sir Alan met Adam Tate, the Young Social Action Ambassador for Leicestershire, Rutland and S. Lincs. Adam met Sir Alan to highlight his role in facilitating and championing outstanding volunteer activity across the cons...