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  • Toy Appeal Thanks

     AWB Textiles would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated to the Toy Appeal. 

    You might have previously seen us post about the Pirate FM Toy appeal for the Children’s Hospice in the South West where we asked you to donate a new toy to our drop off point in a bid to make a child’s Christmas extra special. We want to share the huge success of this campaign. Over 1000 toys were donated across the Country. Our donation bin at AWB Textiles was filled with toys so thank you to those who contributed. We were also able to donate a sack full of surplus toys to the CHSW Little Bridge House in Barnstaple echoing the huge success of the appeal.

  • AWB Textiles Christmas Office And Despatch Opening Times

    Monday 22nd December – Open - order by 1pm for despatch same day
    Tuesday 23rd December – Open - order by 1pm for despatch same day

    Christmas Eve - Closed
    Christmas Day – Closed – HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
    Boxing Day – Closed – Bank Holiday

    Monday 29th December – Open - by 1pm for despatch same day
    Tuesday 30th December - Open - by 1pm for despatch same day
    Wednesday 31st December - Open - by 1pm for despatch same day
    New Year’s Day – Closed
    Friday 2nd January - Closed
    Monday 5th January – Business as usual

  • AWB Textiles Shop Christmas Opening Hours



  • AWB Support Pirate FM Toy Appeal

    AWB Textiles are taking part in the 2014 Pirate FM Toy Appeal for the Children’s Hospice in the South West. We are helping to Raise A Smile by asking you to donate a new toy. In return we are offering you 5% off anything in the shop when you donate a toy to our drop off box.

    Drop your toys to us at our AWB Textiles drop off point in Stratton on the A39 between 8am-5-pm Monday to Saturday and help make Christmas that little more special for the children and their families.
    Find out about the appeal in this moving Youtube video created by Children’s Hospice South West here

  • Beauty Treatments Become More Surgical

    Over the recent years we have seen huge growth within the cosmetic
    surgery industry, not only in terms of the types of procedures now
    available but also the number of people seeking these cosmetic
    treatments. According to a recent BBC article cosmetic procedure in 2013
    saw cosmetic procedures increase by 17% compared to the previous year.

    The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures include:

    - Liposuction
    - Breast Augmentation
    - Tummy Tucks
    - Face and neck lifts
    - Nose jobs

    As the growth in cosmetic surgery shows no signs of slowing down there
    are now hundreds of medical practices in need of comfy yet stylish scrub
    suits and uniforms for their medical staff. Here at AWB Textiles we have
    a great range of scrub suits online that you can view by clicking here.





  • Dickies Worker Of The Year Award

    Here at AWB we are proud stockists of Dickies Workwear and we often check to see what Dickies are up to. For the last five years Dickies Workwear has been running an annual competition to find the UK’s hardest workers in order to “reward excellence in the British workforce.”

    Apart from the first winner back in 2010, the award has since been won by successful women who have set up their own business empires or have shown outstanding service to charities. So if you know someone who is deserving of this fantastic award make sure you fill in an entry form before the 5th September 2014.

    For more information and for 2014 entry click here 


  • Scottish Dentists Install Defibrillators

    A new NHS scheme has been rolled out to install defibrillators at Scottish Dentists in order to treat individuals who go into cardiac arrest. The Defibrillators will attempt to shock the heart in order to restore its natural rhythm.


    It will promote better survival chances for not just dental patients at the practice but also those in the wider community. This proposal to insert defibrillators has come as The Public Health Minister has recognised the importance of giving the public better access to these medical appliances that can be the difference between life and death. Continue reading

  • Simon Stevens New Chief Executive of NHS England

    The 1st of April saw Simon Stevens step into his role as new Chief Executive of NHS Healthcare in England. With promises to “chart a successful future for our healthcare service” Simon has received a warm welcome by many who have recognised the need for new ideas and fresh energy.

    Also expressed a need to focus on how care is delivered outside of hospitals. Existing structure is under extreme pressure and scrutiny. Therefore there is a desperate need to rethink and possibly even abandon the old and what now seems outdated separation between GP’s, community nurses, A and E’s etc. Continue reading

  • Royals Visit South Sheilds Care Home

    marsdenhealthcenteA selection of residents from South Sheilds care home were invited to spend the day at Marsden Road Health and Wellbeing Centre on the 22nd January. Not only were residents treated to a day at the 3 million pound centre they were also introduced to Princess Anne who had also been invited to take part in the days activities.

    Princess Anne has become a popular and admirable figure within the care industry for her commitment to charity work. During Princess Anne’s visit to the wellbeing centre she heard about the residents of South Sheilds regular visits to the centre every Tuesday morning, was given a tour of the building and unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. As a token of thanks the former matron Nancy Robinson presented Princess Anne with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the residents.

  • Dignity Action Day - Care Home residents Receive Beauty Treatments

    dignityactiondayblogDignity Action Day is a Day organised by the National Dignity Council with the aim to put dignity at the heart of UK by reminding everyone of the importance that respecting and caring for other people in society should be a top priority. On the 1st February 2014, Astbury Lodge Care Home in Great Sutton celebrated Dignity Action Day by hosting a selection of pamper sessions and beauty treatments for residents.

    Continue reading

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