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Emily Arbery

New Fundraising Coordinator

Our new Fundraising Coordinator Melodie started her employment with us last week. She has settled in well and is enjoying working with her new colleagues in the Communicare office. Melodie is a big coffee fan and is ensuring that all of us are supplied daily with all a good strong brew of freshly ground bitter...
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Vintage & Craft Sellers Needed

We’re excited to be launching our next Vintage & Craft Fair – Saturday 11th November at the Victory Gospel Centre. If you would like a stall at £15/6ft space + a high quality raffle prize, please contact Melodie at: melodie@communicareinsouthampton.org.uk or call 023 8021 6023. We look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteer Forum – First Aid

We started today’s volunteer forum with a discussion about new staffing and offices and then (after cake and drinks – obviously!) moved on to some first aid training from The British Red Cross. Louise was a fab educator; everyone left feeling more confident about dealing with lots of different scenarios that one might come across...
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Emily is going on maternity leave

Emily’s maternity leave is almost upon us. Her last day will be Friday 11th August, providing everything stays straightforward until then! We have recruited two people for her year’s maternity leave cover: Kirsty Cummins (5hrs/week Tuesday and Thursday) to run the finances – paying expenses, taking donations etc. Melodie Walter (35hrs/week) to host and organise...
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Annie on Radio Unity 101

Our Manager, Annie was delighted to be invited to speak to the guys at Unity 101 today. They wanted to know all about what it’s like to volunteer with us and what sorts of things we are able to help people with. If you missed it, you can listen again here: http://www.podcast.canstream.co.uk/unity101/index.php?id=17958

New Volunteer Coordinator

Today we welcomed a new Volunteer Coordinator, Vicky. She’s already settling in really well and we’re delighted to say she is 100% on board with our cake/biscuits/snacks obsession! Vicky is working 2 weeks before going on holiday for 2 weeks. She’ll be working a 25 hour week from 1st August.

Dementia Volunteer Forum Sessions

We’ve had two fab Dementia training sessions with our volunteers this week. Huge thanks to Karen Hughes for coming to talk to us about Dementia Friends and giving us all a badge and also to Dawn from The Alzheimer’s Society for being prepared to answer our questions on what is being done to help those...
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Communicare Receives Lottery Funding

We are delighted that Communicare has been awarded a grant by the Big Lottery to cover the next 5 years, which is designed to allow us to considerably expand the work we do. Great news for the 140 people currently on our waiting list! The grant gives us around £50,000/year to help with our running costs...
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