Weekly E-Bulletin

Issue 28 - Friday 24th October 2014

Welsh Language Measure Training

Tuesday 11th November - Tŷ Avow, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham, LL11 1ND - 9:00am – 12:30pm

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with an overview of the emerging Welsh Language Standards and the potential implications for those delivering contracted services to the council.

This training is essential if you provide services in Wales.

  • £5 per person
  • Booking is essential!

Book online by clicking here

Connect your Community- Qube training

Thursday 6th November 2014 | 10am-noon | Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB

An essential, five-session course for all societies, clubs, charities, parish councils & schools. Learn how to raise your profile, contact members and share records more easily by learning how to create a simple website, blog, twitter your news and upload photos and videos.

  • Start up a blog
  • Easy records, files & lists
  • e-Newsletters-smart & simple
  • 'Magic-up' your membership

Reaching members takes time! This five-week course shows you easy ways to keep in touch with members, raise your profile and streamline systems. Only basic use of Microsoft Word of Excel is necessary. Cost: £50.00

Information and on-line or phone bookings:

tel. 01691 656882 - www.qube-oca.org.uk

Halloween Party Night

Friday 31st October, 2014 - Starts at 7pm

Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham

Tickets - £12 in advance, £15 on the door


  • Beastly Buffet
  • Deathly Disco
  • Grand Prize Draw
  • Best Costume Prize for guests oprting to wear Fancy Dress

Contact Kath on 01978 364777 or info@abfwxm.co.uk

All proceeds donated to Advance Brighter Futures


Wrexham Volunteer Centre

The Volunteer Centre is able to provide you with all the information you need to enable you to make an informed choice about volunteering.

  • Millennium Volunteer
    • Millennium Volunteers (MV) is a programme that has been running since 1998 and in Wales it has helped over 14,500 young people across the country achieve recognition for volunteering in over a 1,000 different organisations. MV also runs in Scotland and Northern Ireland and in England the ‘V’ initiative uses the same key principles as MV.
  • Volunteer Star Awards
    • The aim of the programme is to reward and recognise the effort and time spent by volunteers volunteering in the Wrexham County Borough.
  • Volunteer Recruitment Sessions
    • Held on the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00am until 11:30am at Ty Avow, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham, LL11 1ND

If you would like to contact the volunteer centre directly, call 01978 312556 or email vb@avow.org

Gwanwyn Community Grant Scheme

Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

The festival operates a community grants scheme offering sums of up to £500 to enable groups all over Wales to organise an event, or a series of events, for the festival in 2015. All kinds of groups can participate,.(choirs, care homes, community groups, art, dance and theatre groups, writers clubs...) The scheme can support a range of exhibitions, events and performances all over the country.

In 2013 over 65 groups participated in events involving over 9000 people.

Applications are now open with the deadline for submission on Friday 5th December 2014.

For an application form and an information pack with details on how to apply please download from the Gwanwyn website gwanwyn.org.uk or to request a pack by post please call Age Cymru on 029 20 431 555

Accreditation Awareness Workshop

20 November 2014 9:15 - 13:15 - Prifysgol Glyndŵr University, Wrexham - 11 December 2014 9:15 - 13:15 - Glasdir Centre, Llanrwst

This workshop is designed to give businesses an insight into what is involved to become accredited and what the benefits are to businesses, what costs are involved, how long it will take to become accredited, what implications will it have on the business.

Businesses can make an informed decision as to whether or not the Accreditation fits their business development needs.

This workshop is free - click here to register onto the course.

Effective Pricing Strategies for Your Bids

27 November 2014, 09:15 - 13:15 - Prifysgol Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW

This workshop is part of the Business Wales tendering service which helps you sell your goods and services to government and the public sector. A team of tendering advisers who offer specialist advice and support will also be available on the day. They can help you understand the necessary processes and approach required for selling goods and services to the public sector.

This workshop is free - Click here to book

Change Step - A Peer Mentoring Service for Military Veterans

Change Step is a CAIS led and DACW managed peer mentoring and advice service. This service is for for military veterans and others with post traumatic stress disorder and a range of psychosocial problems who want to make positive changes to their lives.

The service is delivered by veterans for veterans and aims to support those seeking help for problems encountered as a result of military or operational duty. The programme offers peer support, training opportunities and signposting to relevant health and welfare services.

Who is Change Step for?

  • Military Veterans
  • Former members of the emergency services
  • Trauma survivors
  • Their family

To contact Change Step, call 0300 777 2259 or email ask@change-step.co.uk


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