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Emily Arbery

May Vintage & Craft Fair

Due to the success of our previous Vintage & Craft Fairs, we’re hosting another on May 6th, 11.00am-3.00pm at Victory Gospel Centre on Portswood Road. We aim to have a real mix of stalls, from vintage clothing and homewares to handmade cushions and bunting. We’ll be serving delicious homemade lunches and beautiful cakes whilst being...
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Media Training

Annie & Emily attended a really useful media training hosted by Judy Theobold at Southampton Voluntary Services this morning. Judy talked about the best way to right interesting articles as well as how better to work with local news journalists. Expert journalists here we come!

University Volunteer Fairs

We had a fab day at the Southampton University volunteer fair today. We’ve hopefully picked up 5 new volunteers & given out lots of our brightly coloured toilet rolls! Huge thanks to Barbara Foley for wrapping them and to Spectrum Signs for supplying the Communicare labels. We’re now looking forward to meeting more students at the...
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Moving & Handling Training

Emily, Bryony & 2 volunteers attended a moving & handling training today. Thanks to Carers in Southampton for inviting us. We picked up some excellent information & advice and aim to send some basics out to our volunteers shortly. We even got the name of the trainer and hope to book him for a future volunteer...
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West Valentine’s Tea Party

Wow – what a weekend this has been! Today we had 44 attendees, including 8 from St. Mark’s Church. That’s a total of 76 attending our Valentine’s tea parties across the weekend! It has been lovely meeting so many great personalities and was brilliant to see everyone interacting, especially those that got up and danced...
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East Valentine’s Tea Party

32 people came to our East Valentine’s themed Tea Party this afternoon. It was so lovely to meet some of the people that have been waiting for befrienders on our waiting list as well as those that are regulars to our events. Chloe from Timeless came to sing for us and was simply fabulous! Everyone...
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Funding from Sovereign

We’re delighted that Sovereign are sending us £2,280 to help us support our volunteers with further training and support sessions. More information will follow later but for now, we’re launching a survey for our volunteers to complete to help us provide the most useful resources.

February Volunteer Forums

We had two great sessions with our volunteers last Thursday and this evening. Huge thanks to Moraig who visited from the ‘Better Care’ team and helped us to think about noticing changes in our client’s conditions and what to do about it, as part of the ‘Look Out For Health’ campaign. The information and videos can...
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