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Issue 29 - Friday 31st October 2014

Trustees Week - Monday 10th - 15th November

On Tuesday 11th November 9.30-12.30pm AVOW are hosting ‘The Welsh Language Measure’ which all Member Trustees are invited to (enrolment on line http://avow.org/training-2/) this information session will benefit all publicly funded organisations in Wrexham.

As it is trustees week, we are inviting all trustees that attend to a buffet lunch at AVOW's Community Cafe after the session. To RSVP, email rafat.arshad-roberts@avow.org

Book on the course by clicking here

Your Charity – Get Fit for Your Future - Trustees Shared Learning Seminar Briefing

Llanrwst, Conwy: Thursday 13th November 2014.

This seminar looks to equip you to ensure your charity’s continued success by planning well and future-proofing your charity by focussing on:

  • good governance to understand and manage risks;
  • having the right people around the table to lead and advise; and
  • new and alternative sources of income

Due to the current financial climate, lots of charities are finding that they are having to live off their reserves, and that traditional funding sources are getting more difficult to obtain. Many face an uncertain future, as they know they cannot continue in the way they are currently operating . To overcome this, charities need to explore new sources of income and make sure those income streams are right for their situation.

The Seminar is aimed at Trustees and Chairs of:

  • Public Sector organisations;
  • Voluntary sector organisations;
  • Social Enterprises, community businesses and co-operatives.

If you would like to secure a delegate place or if you would like to discuss any aspect of the seminar, please email: sharedlearningevent@wao.gov.uk

Learning Disability Wales is looking for new Trustees

Learning Disability Wales wants to create a Wales that values and includes every child, young person and adult with a learning disability. If you would like to play a key role in helping us achieve this we would love to hear from you.

We have the following vacancies open to representatives from full member organisations:

  • Adult Providers
  • Self Advocacy
  • Independent / Citizen Advocacy
  • UK Links (organisations with links outside of Wales)
  • Children's Providers
  • Family Support Providers
  • Parent Carers

We also have 4 vacancies open to anyone interested in our work

To find out more please visit our website www.ldw.org.uk

(British Lung Foundation) BLF Big Breakfast in Wrexham

The first ever BLF Big Breakfast in Wales is being held in Wrexham on Saturday 8th November at The Froncysyllte Community Centre, from 10am to 4pm.

What's on the menu?

8 cooked Breakfast items for £3.50!

Additionally there will be a selection of homemade jams, pickles, cakes, and muffins for sale, as well as a tombola raffle.

The BLF Big Breakfast is being hosted by supporters of the British Foundation Wales, part of the UK’s leading lung health charity. Proceeds go towards the BLF, who support people with lung problems in Wales, and fund world-class medical research.

For more information about the BLF Big Breakfast in Wrexham, or if you would like to host your own BLF Big Breakfast, please contact the BLF Wales office – 01792 455764, or email Wales@blf.org.uk

Get ready to Grow Wild

Registration for seed kits is now open

Grow Wild has thousands of free seed kits to share so people can transform their local spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wild flower havens.

Join one of the UK’s biggest-ever seed sowing campaigns and help to create over one million square metres of wild flowers in spring 2015.

There are 120,000 free kits up for grabs and all you need to do to register on behalf of your group/s is fill in Grow Wild’s simple two-minute form at www.growwilduk.com/register-seed-kit?partnerid=8f3b3038

Registration closes at midnight on 14 February 2015 and the kits will be sent out in late March, just in time for spring sowing.

Volunteer Opportunity - HostUK

Give the gift of Christmas

Christmas is a time to be around family and friends, but hundreds international students across the country are likely to spend the festivities alone on a closed-down University campus. HOST arranges for volunteer hosts to invite a student from Christmas Eve until 27th December, turning an otherwise lonely Christmas into one of celebration of warmth. If you would like to invite an international student to stay for a few days at Christmas or any other time of the year, please contact HOST on 020 7739 6292 or hosts@hostuk.org

Ysgol Sant Dunawd – After School Club (BODS) Manager
  • Hours: 25
  • Salary: TBA
  • Location: Bangor-on-Dee
  • Responsible to: BODS Committee/Head Teacher

Job Purpose

To lead an effective childcare team delivering a quality, flexible childcare service that meets the needs of the children and their families. To be responsible for the day to day organisation of the club, providing a safe and stimulating environment for the children. To plan creative and (age) appropriate play opportunities.

Click here for the duties and responsibilities of the job

For more information and to apply, email Louise1.Davies@wrexham.gov.uk

A call for help with research!

The Business Supporting Communities (B2C) Project has partnered with Wavehill who are conducting an independent evaluation of the B2C project. They are gathering feedback from across North Wales, you do not need to have taken part in the project to fill in the survey. All feedback and responses will help shape the future of the Business Supporting Communities (B2C) Project – bringing in more support and resources from the private sector to benefit community groups across North Wales. The research will also look into how digital communications could be improved and utilised for promoting responsible business practices.

Click here to do the survey - it should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

If you have any comments or queries please contact Sarah Thomas, B2C Project Manager 01745 353110 or email sarah.thomas@b2cwales.co.uk

The Land Bonfire

The Play Team at AVOW are hosting a Bonfire and Firework display on Tuesday 4th November 2014.

The display is situated near The Opportunities Centre (at the old school field), Plas Madoc.

The fire is being lit at 7pm and fireworks start at 7.30pm - there will be a fair and refreshments on site.

For more information, please contact The Play Team at The Land on 01978 813912

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


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