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Emily Arbery

Volunteers mini conference day

On a rainy Saturday morning in October, more than twenty of us got together to increase our knowledge and understanding at the Volunteers’ Mini-Conference. Many thanks to Highfield Church for hosting us. The topics covered included a talk from Nutritionist Annemarie Aburrow from Bournemouth University on the newly developed Nutrition Wheel for looking at malnutrition...
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New Trustee – Hannah Silver

Congratulations to Hannah Silver, who was appointed Trustee at our AGM back in September! We now have a team of 8 wonderful Trustees. Hannah previously worked with Communicare under the Hospital Homecoming project and so fully understands how we work operationally, as well as having a background in, and love of Human Resources (HR). Welcome...
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Waffle Club – today!

Enjoy a good chat? Join Annie for The Waffle Club Tuesday 10th September, 5 – 8.30pm Pop in anytime & stay as long as you like and natter about anything from trivia to hard core debate. Fusion Grill, 95 Above Bar Street (opposite Burger King) 10% discount on everything on the menu Come alone &...
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Lordshill Volunteer Drop-ins

One in three older people are affected by loneliness – that means someone on your street may not have spoken to anyone in days. Can you help? Weds 16th Oct Drop in at Lordshill Church – 10.30am-12.30pm (Office launch event 10.30-11.30) Thurs 17th Oct Sainsburys Café Lordshill 5-7pm Sat 19th Oct Lordshill Library 10.30am-12.30pm Thurs...
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Expenses & log of hours

Thank you very much to everyone who has returned their expenses/log of hours sheet. We’re halfway through the financial year now so if you haven’t returned one yet it would be great if you could. Our volunteer John uses this information to help work out our statistics for the year, contributing to the overview of...
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New satellite office in Lordshill!

Exciting news! On Wednesday 16th October we will be launching our new satellite office in Lordshill! Every Wednesday morning, one of our coordinators (usually Faith) will be based at Lordshill Church between 10:30 and 12:30, ready to answer any volunteer or client related queries. We are keen to expand our presence in the Lordshill area,...
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New Coordinator – David Pritchard

A big old welcome to our newest Coordinator, David Pritchard! David will be joining the team of now 4 Coordinators, recruiting volunteers, handling referrals and matching clients with volunteers. He said “I’ve previously worked for other charities and heard about this wonderful opportunity through a friend.  I have a keen interest in self development and helping...
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SUSU Community Fair

Vicky and Chloe had a fab time at the Southampton University Student’s Union Community Fair earlier this week. They spoke to lots of potential new volunteers and master of recruitment, Chloe managed to sign up two students whilst Vicky popped to the car! The buzzer game went down well, as did our offer of free...
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