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GDPR GUIDANCE FOR CHARITIES

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has released guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifically for charities. The GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018 and there are significant changes to data gathering and processing laws that all charities and businesses should be aware of. VARB are currently organising a half day GDPR training session, dates TBC.  Please …

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Wrap it Up for local charities – Christmas Volunteering

In Home Page, Team challenge by Nina Porter

Where: Redhill When: Dates throughout December 10am – 4pm Suitable for: Teams of 3-6 (or a larger team split into shifts) The Belfry Shopping Centre in Redhill is kindly hosting a Christmas wrapping station throughout December with all proceeds being donated to a range of local charities.  We need your help to staff the wrapping station between 10am and 4pm.  …

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Mayor’s Recognition for Furnistore

In Home Page, News by Caroline Foxton

  The Mayor of Reigate & Banstead BC, Cllr Roger Newstead, invited the Furnistore team to his Parlour for afternoon tea in recognition of all their hard work and achievement.   The Mayor was really impressed by the team at Furnistore when he met them on The Big Thank You Roadshow, which we organised during Volunteer Week by VARB. Annette from Furnistore …

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VARB’s Festive Feast 2017 – THANK YOU

In Home Page by Lisa Irwin

We are more likely to feel lonely at significant points in our life, such as Christmas, we were very aware of this and in 2016 we decided to organise a Christmas Day Lunch (VARB Festive Feast) for anyone facing Christmas alone living in the Reigate & Banstead area. Working with the support of local volunteers and businesses, VARB has held …

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Community Foundation for Surrey – Grants Update

In Funding Opportunities, Home Page by Nina Porter

Funding for Groups The Community Foundation for Surrey supports local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey and is able to fund a wide range of activities awarding grants to support project cost, core costs or capital costs. Funds totalling £1M are available for 2017/18 and expressions of interest are accepted at any time. Amongst the funds open for applications …

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VARB’s “Big Thank you” Roadshow 2017

In Home Page, News by Nina Porter

On 2 June, as part of Volunteers Week, Mayor Cllr Newstead joined members of the VARB Team in thanking volunteers on a Roadshow travelling across the borough. We started the day at The Children’s Trust in Tadworth, meeting communications volunteers and fundraisers. Dalton Leong, Chief Executive, underlined the importance of volunteers to the Trust – in the past year alone …

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Free Training for Voluntary Sector

In Home Page, News by Nina Porter

A range of free/heavily subsidised training courses are on offer to the voluntary sector in early 2017.  Some of the courses are within the borough and others are further afield, but still within Surrey. Courses include: Health & Safety; Volunteers and the Law; Volunteer Recruitment and Retention; Lean Continuous Improvement; Writing a Successful Bid; Pre-Retirement training; Manual Handling. The courses …

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Want to Join VARB’s Event Team?

In Home Page by Lisa Irwin

Sign up to be a part of the VARB events team and receive updates about one-off volunteering opportunities in the local area. Previous events include:  The Big Thank You Roadshow, Reigate Community Festival and Gatton Trust.

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FREE NHS Health Checks

In Home Page by Caroline Foxton

We have been advised of an opportunity to attend a FREE NHS health check, by Surrey County Council. In Summary the NHS health check programme is: Aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74 who do not have certain pre-existing conditions. It checks your vascular or circulatory health and works out your risk of developing some of the most …