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National Star trustee retires after 31 years

Trustee Shaun

Shaun Parsons, a trustee who has dedicated 31 years’ service to National Star, has retired.

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Jess’ incredible 100-mile walk for Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Facilitator Jess Peacock smiling in a field with her two dogs

Jess Peacock, a facilitator at National Star, aims to walk 100 miles in five days to raise money for our charity as part of the Captain Tom 100 Challenge.

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Astor Bannerman donates slings to National Star

David Gaskell, Senior B Physiotherapist

Cheltenham company Astor Bannerman has donated 675 slings, worth £67,000, to National Star. Seventy per cent of National Star’s learners and residents use wheelchairs and many need hoisting for all transfers, so slings are absolutely vital.

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History loving students advise museum

Smiling student wearing a Victorian Mop Cap

Students stepped back in time to advise museum curators how they could improve their education resources.

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National Star’s travel training moves into Cambridgeshire

Young man standing on a railway station platform as a train goes past

Cambridgeshire students to benefit from National Star's travel training programme

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Lynette new Natspec Chair

Lynette Barrett, National Star’s Chief Operations Director, has been selected to head Natspec, the national association representing specialist further education for young people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

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