Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Shayne talks about our cashback site

Our patron Shayne Ward explains how our cashback site works and how easy it is in this short video.

Its shopping but better ! You Shop, You Earn, You Give
If you already shop online you can receive cashback on everything you buy , and help raise funds for Hearts & Minds which is a cause close to Shayne's heart.

Shop from over 1000 retailers , its easy to sign up and is completely free,
 You can choose how much you would like to donate , you can also track how much you have earnt through our website

If you register before the 31st October for our cashback site you will also be entered into a draw to win 4 free tickets to our annual ball
For more details of our ball visit

Monday, 15 September 2014

Sainsbury's to roll out new trolleys to help parents of children with disabilities

Sainsbury's is rolling out a new range of shopping trolleys designed especially for parents of children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy or autism.

The supermarket will begin introducing nearly 600 of the trolleys to its stores across the UK from today.

The new trolleys are fitted with a special padded seat and harness designed for maximum comfort and security and all Sainsbury’s supermarkets will have at least one of the new trolleys by the end of October.

More details :

Friday, 12 September 2014

Shaun loves his new iPad

Shaun's Mum Nicola decided to take part in the Hearts & Minds mobile recycling scheme with the hope of collecting 165 old mobile phones to exchange for an iPad for Shaun, He is 3 years old and is non-verbal , they hope the iPad will help him communicate better with people around him.

Nicola said she lives in a smallish town so found Facebook a great tool to get the word out and her local paper also did an advert to help spread the word and appeal for people to dig their old phones out.

The nursery Shaun attends helped by putting posters up , and local shops and businesses agreed to be drop off points.

Nicola was amazed with the reaction and the phones flowed in and within 4 weeks they had managed to collect not 165 phones but 220 phones and managed to get Shaun an iPad Air.

Shaun is really enjoying his new iPad and mum says he knows how to work it and will benefit greatly , She thanks everyone involved who helped to make it possible.
For more details or to register for our mobile phone recycling scheme visit

Monday, 8 September 2014

Dress designer to the 'stars' Nadine shows her support for Hearts & Minds

Nadine Merabi launched the brand Ono Uno in Autumn 2013 , they create luxurious, timeless, high end evening wear.
Nadine has dressed some of the UK’s best known tv actresses including: Michelle  Keegan , Brooke Vincent , Catherine Tyldesley, Jennifer MetCalfe and Georgia May Foote.

Nadine Merabi has kindly offered Hearts & Minds a bespoke dress to be auctioned off at our annual ball in November. She will be designing a completely unique dress for the lucky winner which includes all fittings and everything by Nadine herself.

Nadine is relatively new to the fashion world , having remarkably taught herself how to sew and design. Tucked away in her bedroom, using a machine she bought from Argos and watching You Tube videos. Nadine worried she would be laughed at, it was an idea she kept to herself after a total U-turn in her education and career as an International hockey player, representing her country for nearly 10 years.

You can see her unique & stunning dresses here

We're going on a ghost hunt

On the 25th October we are going on a ghost hunt at Ordsall Hall joined by the brave trio Cleopatra , who will be doing a lone vigil to help raise funds for Hearts and Minds

Tickets are limited so don't miss out , this is a spooky night not to be missed !
 It will start with a tour of the venue with a spirit medium, followed by Paranormal and Ghost Hunt Equipment Presentation. Dowsing Workshop with crystals and dowsing rods, and Room vigils, table tipping, glass work, dowsing etc. The use of EMF meters and other equipment can be used throughout the ghost hunt. All DeadLive ghost hunting vigils are managed by psychics and paranormal investigators and we encourage everyone to get involved with our events.

What to Expect:
The night commences at 9pm when an experienced and professional Psychic medium, will escort you around the venue. Following this, the night will continue with smaller group vigils and team work using a range of paranormal equipment including dowsing rods, K2 meters, table tipping and Ouiji boards for those who want to participate.
Advisable to wear layered clothing as temperatures can get very cold on investigations and we recommend flat shoes with non-slip soles, as you may well be walking around in the dark and on staircases with no lighting. Don’t forget your torch as the event does take place in rooms that can be dark. You are welcome to bring cameras and personal paranormal investigation equipment. The GHOST HUNT hub offers a place to take a break, sit, have a tea/coffee (provided) catch up with other group members and toilets are to hand. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Paranormal activity at events can never be guaranteed. However, the more positive energy we have between the group the better it will be to encourage a connection with the spirits of the venue. Please note alcohol is not permitted during the investigation.

Tickets: £30.00 Plus £10 minimum Sponsorship (FULL PRICE £40) (Which Includes Hot Drinks and Snacks )

You can purchase tickets here :