Father Christmas, an Elf and a Little Boy called Vinnie

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Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer Vinnie With His Mum The Big Santa Project for Sticky Paws On December 21st at 10.00 am in Chelmsford High Street, the Mayor of Chelmsford, Chelmsford City Councillors, Virgin Money personnel and Chelmsford City footballers will be gathering around Father Christmas and his loyal elf to fund-raise for Vinnie, a very […]

Voluntary sector training courses

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29/11/16     Time Management and getting organised- Chelmsford 30/11/16      Safety for Lone Workers ( Half Day)-  Dunmow 2/12/16        Presentation skills –  Southend 5/12/16         Understanding mentoring ( accredited)-  Southend 7/12/16          Volunteer Recruitment (accredited)- Chelmsford 9/12/16          Contract Risk Masterclass-  Chelmsford PLUS COMING IN NEW YEAR AND AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING ON THEIR WEBSITE NOW: www.voluntarysectortraining.org.uk Emergency First Aid […]

Supporting new groups : Little Heroes

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SAVS work to support new and emerging groups in Southend who begin at a grassroots level. Little Heroes is a new, emerging group run by a group of parents who voluntarily support families with children that have an autism spectrum disorder in the Southend area. Through their membership of SAVS they became a constituted voluntary […]

Do you need external support?

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Through our Chelmsford 4 Good project we have been approached by a large company to set up a employee volunteering day for a Chelmsford charity. The team represent senior management and are looking to do a voluntary project on 1 November inside. The company are prepared to provide materials to the value of £100. If you […]

New £4 Million Grants to Boost Volunteering Among Over 50s

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The Office for Civil Society and Nesta have announced three new grant funds to explore how more charities and public services can better tap into the skills and experience of volunteers over the age of 50.  The deadlines for submitting an expression of interest form are in late October. For more information visit http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/lives-saved-grades-earned-jobs-secured-and-more Nesta […]

Braintree Area Foodbank Harvest Appeal

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Every year in October schools, churches and many other organisations come together to celebrate Harvest. Harvest time is an important time to feel blessed with the food that has been gathered in, but it can also be a time when food poverty is highlighted. The Braintree Area faces a food poverty crisis which is set […]

Unlocking Local Capacity

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The Unlocking Local Capacity report sets out findings from new research about what councils can do to unlock the capacity in their communities. The practical experiences quoted are those of managers from 30 councils. They were interviewed especially for this research from up and down the country. Unlocking Local Capacity gives a snapshot of where […]

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

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The Queens Award for Voluntary Service – Closing Date 16th Sept What is the Queens Award for Voluntary Service? It is the highest accolade that is given to local volunteer groups in recognition of all the hard work that they participate in. The award covers the whole of the UK. It recognises the outstanding work […]

Charity Firewalk Challenge in aid of St Helena Hospice

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A Firewalk Experience A local networking group in Colchester are taking part in a £50 Challenge to support St Helena Hospice in Colchester, Essex. As part of their commitment to show and develop small business’ commitment to corporate social responsibility, Essex Networking are planning a charity event. This is based around a sponsored firewalk to […]

Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition

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Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition by Local Hospitals Get ready to assemble at the starting blocks ahead of a race to the finish line for an Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition. This competition is being run at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. The team will be accepting entries for the Rio 2016 […]

Aspire Centre Project

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Aspire Centre Project Launch Interact is launching a project entitled “Aspire Centre Project” on 12th August 2016 in Chelmsford. Interact is an innovative, enterprising, local Essex based charity that delivers support where needed most – in the heart of the community. We are forward-thinking and fast-paced. Our work is challenging and the environment can be […]

Carers’ Week

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Carers’ Week Carers’ Week has come around again. It comes along at this time of year, every year. The idea is to celebrate the people who care for those who need it, many of whom do it voluntarily. It tells those carers on behalf of those that they care for, that they are appreciated for […]