Weekly E-Bulletin

Issue 21 - Friday 22nd August 2014

Advance Brighter Futures - Introduction to Mindfulness course

5.30 - 8.00pm - Monday 13th October

Stressed at work? Feeling anxious about life? Want to manage your life better?



Learn simple techniques to help you reduce stress the challenges of everyday life with this introductory course.

Mindfulness can help you to:

  • Reduce stress & be more relaxed
  • Be healthier & positive
  • Achieve balance and resilience at work and at home
  • Improve your relationships with others
  • Sleep better
  • Feel happier and more satisfied with your life

There are limited places available at £15 per person includng refreshments. To book your place or for further information contact: Kath Chelton, Advance Brighter Futures, 3 Belmont Rd, Wrexham


t. 01978 364777 - e. info@abfwxm.co.uk

Alzheimers Society - Try Something New

For people with dementia and their carers, family and friends


  • Choir
    • Friday 3rd October - Friday 5th December (weekly 1.30pm - 3.00pm)
  • Film Club
    • Wednesday 17th September - Wednesday 22nd October (weekly 1.30pm - 4.00pm) - Theatre Clwyd Mold
  • Creative Space Art Group
    • Monday 13th October - Monday 1st December (weekly 1.30pm - 3.30pm)

To book your place or for more information, please contact Keeley Bird on 01352 700724 or keeley.bird@alzheimers.org.uk


ScottishPower Foundation and Trinity Mirror seek your champions

The search is on for those extra special members of your community worthy of the annual ScottishPower Foundation / Trinity Mirror Cheshire and North Wales, Your Champions Award 2014.


We are looking for those local heroes, sporting heroes and teams who through their outstanding efforts such as volunteering, fundraising, or sporting success are working to improve our communities.


Our hunt for these outstanding individuals and teams will run through until late September when we will be honouring the worthy recipients at a glittering awards event in Llandudno in October and Chester in November.


  • Champion team
  • Champion Volunteer
  • Champion young person
  • Sporting Champion
  • Community Champion

Nomination forms can be downloaded from http://ow.ly/wneXb


Closing date for nominations – Llandudno event: 12th September 2014 / Chester event: 10th October 2014

The 5 things every small charity needs to know

WREXHAM - Tuesday 14th October 2014 - Wrexham ITEC, Whitegate Industrial Estate, Whitegate Rd, Wrexham LL13 8UG - 10am - 12



Who should attend this session? Fundraisers from small charities who are looking to access and secure funding from their local community using a variety of approaches



Learning outcomes By the end of the session fundraisers will be able to


  • Identify potential source of income from within local communities
  • Understand working with volunteers
  • Select event planning tools
  • Build a community fundraising programme

What will be covered?


  • Getting started: the law, best practice and 'the rules'
  • Finding and researching potential sources of income locally
  • Developing and identifying projects for support
  • Event planning and management
  • Following up and strengthening relationships
Volunteering opportunity

Volunteer for Us!



Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support and campaign for improved standards of care. We use our understanding of people's experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do.



For many people, losing their hair as a result of treatment for cancer can be the most distressing side effect. Headstrong is a free service which provides practical support for anyone experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment.



Headstrong volunteers show clients how to cope better with hair loss by demonstrating a range of headwear, including scarves, hats and hairpieces. Full training is given. The service in Wrexham runs on Thursday afternoon. For more information please contact Bev Hampson, Volunteer Manager beverley.hampson@breastcancercare.org.uk


Maesgwyn Community Centre

Maesgwyn Community Centre is currently under pressure to stay open. The centre is available to groups for booking as a meeting place - for more information contact Arthur Millington on 01978 366943


Business Wales Workshops

Business Wales runs a series of tailored workshops for businesses who want to start or improve how they tender for contracts. Full details can be found here



How To Tender - An Introduction


This workshop is suitable for any business that has an interest in selling goods, products or services to public funded organisations and is new to the tendering process.


Wrexham 2 October 2014 - register here


How To Tender - Advanced


This workshop is aimed at businesses that already have some experience of the tendering process and will assist delegates who wish to increase their level of understanding and improve the skills required to put together their best possible tender bid.


Wrexham 18 September - register here

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Do you have any upcoming news or events? Email gavin.thomas@avow.org with information.