Weekly E-Bulletin

Issue 25 - Friday 3rd October 2014

Living a Brighter Future
  • Six Week guided Self-Help course
  • 7th November - 12th December - Friday Mornings, 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Held at St. Johns Church, Rhosymedre

Fun and interactive sessions designed to help you gain awareness and a new understanding of how you can ‘stay on track’ and be positive, focused and happy. You will go away with great practical tools that will help you stay positive when life throws you a wobble and you will get to learn how to change the way you think to direct your life to where you want it to go.


Fundraising afternoon tea

Home-start are having a fundraising afternoon tea on Saturday 18th October, from 2.00pm until 4.00pm to raise funds for their Organisation.

Tickets are £5.00 per person and include afternoon tea/cakes/sandwiches. Tickets can be ordered by calling 01978 366660 or by email at homestartcbw@lineone.net.

5 things every charity needs to know about raising funds from the local community & events

Tuesday 14th October, 2014 - 10am to 12.30pm - £25 per person

Whitegate Industrial Estate, Whitegate Road, Wrexham, LL13 8UG, United Kingdom

Who should attend this session?

Fundraisers from charities and organisations 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 sources 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

To book, visit:Eventbrite

Flu vaccine awareness-raising e-learning course for staff

Welsh Government has agreed to make free flu vaccinations available to frontline volunteers in the Third Sector.

It is necessary to register each individual on the standard PHW course - To begin this process, please e-mail phw.immslearning@wales.nhs.uk with your (or your staff members') name(s) and place of work. Once you have a registration code, you can enter it on the following e-learning page: www.wales.nhs.uk/immslearning

Registration will provide you with additional access to several other useful online modules as well. Here are some additional links to short training videos which encourage NHS and social care staff to have a vaccination: http://www.nhsemployers.org/case-studies-and-resources/2013/09/flu-fighter-videos

GPs have been notified that they can expect frontline volunteer workers to come to them for free flu vaccinations. It is expected that the parent Third Sector organisation will provide a worker with a letter for the GP stating that their duties make it necessary for them to access the free jab. If surgeries have any difficulty with this, please let me or you local PHW (Public Health Wales) representatives know.

Charity Firewalk

Friday 17th October 2014, starting at 6.00pm

Holt Lodge Hotel, Wrexham

£15 registration fee - £100 minimum sponsorship

To register on the walk visit www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/events or call 01978 314292

Learning Disability Wales Annual Conference

Learning Disability Wales’ annual conference, Shine!, will be held on 25th and 26th November 2014 in Newport, South Wales.

The focus will be on the theme of reaching our potential and celebrating achievement and success in the lives of people with a learning disability. We will have a lively mix of interactive and informative workshops, speakers and drama looking at topics such as:

  • Ways children, young people and adults can reach their potential
  • What services can do to help everyone reach their potential
  • How people can achieve in employment and learning
  • How families and communities can support children, young people and adults to reach their potential
  • How inclusion empowers people to reach their potential.

You can click here to view the full flier and click here for the booking form. For further information please visit our website.

If you would like more information on the conference or to book your place please contact Harriett on 02920 681161 or email her at harriett.johnson@ldw.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

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


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