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Are you a Charity Chair or Vice-Chair? Support available

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

The Beacon Programme is the Association of Chairs’ National Lottery-funded programme for Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities (with an annual income of under £1 million) across England. Developed with Chairs of smaller charities, this programme is uniquely placed to support Chairs to do their role effectively.  By joining the programme, Chairs and Vice Chairs will have the opportunity …

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Redhill Good Neighbour Scheme – Volunteers wanted

In Home Page by Lisa Irwin

Redhill Good Neighbour Scheme (In conjunction with Surrey Community Action) are looking for volunteers to help with a new transport scheme to help our neighbours attend GP and hospital appointments etc. Could you volunteer as a Duty Officer to answer the phone? (based at home) Or a Driver?  Or a Committee Member to help set up and steer the scheme? …

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A Guide for Young People Aged 16-24 to Supported Internships

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

Please find following a , this is specifically for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Please feel free to share with young people with SEND aged 16-24 years. In addition you may find this link to a short film clip helpful; Two students on work placement at Bentalls, along with their job coach and employer, speak about …

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The Lucy Rayner Foundation – Office Space Needed

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

The Lucy Rayner Foundation is a local charity working to raise awareness on mental health issues.  They are currently looking for office space 5 days a week, preferably furnished for around 8 volunteers, use of a meeting room would be useful but not essential.  If this is something you can help us with please contact Stuart Rayner 07913299496, stuart.rayner@hotmail.co.uk.

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Do you want to be part of the Celebration?

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

Pictures from last years celebration – The Big Thank You Roadshow 2018 During Volunteers’ Week hundreds of events and celebrations will take place across the country to say thank you to volunteers, recognising the important contribution they make.  It takes place every year in June and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.   We introduced The Big Thank You …

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Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

Duke of Edinburgh volunteering with Surrey Libraries. For a Bronze level, 3 month volunteering placement  (runs June to September) : apply between March 26th and 30th June 2018 For a Silver level or Bronze 6 month volunteering placement (runs November to May): apply between 3rd September and 16th November 2018 Gold applicants can apply year-round If you are interested please …

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Stripey Stork – Toilet Roll Offer

In Home Page, News, Uncategorised by Caroline Foxton

Redhill-based charity Stripey Stork have secured a donation of over 32,000 toilet rolls that they are keen to share with other local charities, community organisations and their beneficiaries. The high quality toilet roll will be available for collection from Redhill (RH1 2LJ) from the end of April and you can contact lauren@stripeystork.org.uk for more details. A box contains 80 rolls …

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Opportunities for Employers to work with their community

In Home Page by Nina Porter

The new Spring edition of the Business and Community Partnerships Directory for Reigate & Banstead has just been issued.  It includes over 35 different requests for support from local charities – ranging from team volunteering to lending a training room or hosting a food collection. Take a look here and see how your business could get involved.

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NCVO Safeguarding resources

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

Due to recent events in the media there is a lot of focus on safeguarding and related issues.  NCVO have provided us with some useful guidance on this key topic. Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, regulator reminds trustees – Charity Commission press release, 5 February 2018. Writing a safeguarding policy – includes links to trusted sources …