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Volunteer Week - Events

Volunteers Week 2018 (1st - 7th June) is an opportunity to recognise the contribution made by volunteers across the UK and raise awareness of the value and impact their volunteering can have on people’s lives. The annual campaign, established in 1984, seeks to recognise the contribution millions of volunteers make to our communities every week. More than 15m people volunteer in the UK every month. They lend their time and talents to causes as varied as food banks, libraries and hospitals. Volunteers’ Week is the perfect opportunity to recognise volunteers who give their time, energy and enthusiasm to helping other. Volunteering is a way to give something back.  It is also an opportunity for volunteers to benefit from new experiences, make friends, gain skills and have fun.

As part of this volunteer celebration, Halton Volunteer Centre are holding a number of events/days out that any volunteer from either Halton, St Helens or the wider area is welcome to attend / join...

Funding Bulletins from Halton Borough Council – April

Our colleagues from Halton Borough Council’s External Funding Team have prepared some Funding Bulletins containing valuable information for voluntary organisations looking for grants to get projects off the ground. The Monthly funding bulletins offering information on funding opportunities in the following areas: Arts, Community & Voluntary, Environment & Heritage, European, Faith, Health, Schools, Sports and Youth...

Coalfields Community Investment Programme Now Reopened For New Enquiries

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them. The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference...

Wellbeing Enterprises CIC - Macmillan Community Wellbeing Officer Vacancy

Working in partnership with Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and funded by Macmillan Cancer Support this two year project aims to revolutionise the care provided to people living with a cancer diagnosis and their carers in the Liverpool area. The project will connect patients with community based support that will complement the care provided by clinicians. The aim of the project is to help patients to identify and address any needs that may be impacting on health and wellbeing. Moreover, the project will help patients to rediscover and reconnect with their strengths and talents to help make friendships, learn new skills, build confidence and get the best out of life...

New Funded Programme: My Turn

My Turn is a 2-day programme open to women and men living in the Liverpool City Region who are currently not in paid employment. This positive programme will invite participants to build confidence and to explore what they really want for themselves and their future. My Turn offers a flexible approach where they can opt in to day one, day two or both days of the programme depending on their individual needs...

HoneyRose Foundation Family Fun Day

The Fun Day will be held on Saturday 5th May 2018, 12pm-4pm, at Haresfinch Rugby and Community Club. Attractions on the day include children's entertainer, bouncy castle, climbing wall, classic cars, pony rides, exotic animal demonstration, Irish dancers, brass band, hook-a-duck, tombola, lots of stalls - toys, books, sweets, plants, cakes, jewellery, and much more. All funds raised will go towards helping the HoneyRose Foundation to grant more wishes to adults (and their families) aged 40+ suffering with cancer and other life threatening illnesses...

Wellbeing Enterprises CIC - Macmillan Administrator Vacancy

Wellbeing Enterpieses are  looking for an experienced and highly organised Administration Officer to ensure the smooth running of a community wellbeing service working in partnership with Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. The successful candidate will provide administrative support to the project delivery team and will be responsible for developing and implementing efficient and effective administrative processes and procedures...

UC Crew Receives Recognition at Merseyside Crimebeat Awards

The award winning UC Crew has received recognition from the High Sherriff of Merseyside Police, Stephen Burrows for their commitment and dedication to reducing youth anti-social behaviour at the Merseyside Crimebeat awards, part of the National Crimebeat awards at Merseyside Police HQ in Liverpool. UC Crew was the only St Helens project to make it to the Merseyside Crime Beat round, they did this through primary and secondary school engagement projects and hosting a free regular free Parkour and Break Dancing session at Sutton Leisure Centre for 11 - 24 year olds. The 'Off the street project' was funded by the Community Foundation for Merseyside...

Ladies Social Badminton

Ladies social badminton every Tuesday, 10am-12pm at Broadway Badminton Centre, Broadway, Grange Park, St Helens, WA10 3RY. Fun and friendly badminton sessions, no experience needed. Beginners very welcome! All equipment provided. Stay for an hour or stay for 2, it's up to you! £3/£6 respectively, including tea/coffee..

Haydock MVC Concert

Haydock Male Voice Choir will be having their next concert with the ladies choir The Chanterelles and also soloist Ellie Hull. The concert will be taking place on Saturday 28th April 2018 commencing at 7:30 pm at St Helens United Reformed Church, tickets are priced at £10.00...

Heritage Event at St Marie’s – “Millions Like Us” Reminiscence Event

The St Marie's Heritage Group are delighted to invite you to attend the next of our Heritage Events at St Marie's on Lugsdale Road, Widnes. “Millions Like Us” is a wonderful, funny and moving book about growing up in our community. It was written by the late Chris Delooze and first published in 1994. If like Chris, you grew up in the districts of West Bank, Marabone, Moss Bank, Lugsdale or Newtown there will be an awful lot of the book that you recognised from your own life. As John Walsh wrote in the book’s forward; “her memory is our history”. At the event on Saturday 12th May, we’ll be reading passages from the book before discussing our own memories.  It should be a lovely afternoon with the chance to see old friends & familiar faces and as always, there will be hot drinks and biscuits to enjoy...

VCA Newsletter Sign Up Prize Draw Winner

Many thanks to all who have signed up to continue to receive our ebulletin and other newsletters.  Congratulations to Sheila Hallwood who is the winner of our prize draw for those who signed up before 31st March! Sheila chose to have her prize of a £25 gift voucher from M&S.  The voucher will be on its way this week! 

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