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Emily Arbery

SGM & Safeguarding Session

We had a brilliant turn out to the SGM and safeguarding awareness raising today. These were both really important topics so we were delighted so many of you could support it. For volunteers that were unable to attend, we’ll put further details from the Safeguarding session in the ‘Volunteer Extra’ news sheet. During the SGM,...
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Haven Christmas Lunch

Lots of us joined together for a super festive Christmas lunch at The Haven today. The team of volunteers cooked a superb roast and then Kev led us in Christmas carols – Emily swiftly avoided a solo that Annie tried to enforce! We hope all the volunteers have a lovely Christmas break and look forward...
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Tree of Light 2016 raises over £2,000

We had another really successful Tree of Light, raising just over £2,000 + gift aid and picking up four potential new volunteers on the stall as part of the Woolston Christmas Fair. Lots of people turned up to sing carols with The Rising Stars and to see the Mayor of Southampton turn on the tree...
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Dizziness Project

Do you suffer from dizziness?  Or do you know anyone else who does? If so you may be able to benefit from a project that we are participating in with Southampton University, which will be launched early in the new year. It involves using an online package to do balance retraining and has reportedly had...
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The best thing about volunteering with Communicare is going home after a visit knowing I have brought sunshine for a short while into someone’s life.

£500 from The Archer Trust

After a string of applications completed, we are so pleased that the Archer Trust have decided to fund us for 2017. We received a cheque for £500 today. Thank you so much for having the confidence in our team and the belief in our work in Southampton.

Vintage & Craft Fair Raised £1,100

A huge thank you to everyone that made it to the Vintage & Craft Fair on Saturday. Whether you helped out beforehand, helped on the day or simply came to shop, you are all wonderful for supporting us. We raised about £1,100 and think we may have picked up 4 or 5 new volunteers! Annie...
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New Donations Packs Available

Our new donation packs are available in all offices. Inside is an explanation of why donations are important to us, as well as some donation envelopes that ask clients to list their name and the date of the donation. Several clients mentioned wanting to give more private donations so we hope these will help. Perhaps these...
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Communicare Teams Up with Emmaus Hampshire

Communicare has recently teamed up with Emmaus. They are a social enterprise community, supporting former homeless, helping them to regain control of their lives and get back into employment. Their companions have been helping Communicare clients with decorating, DIY and gardening. Please let us know if your clients would like help with this – we’re...
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