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Royal British Legion Information Volunteer Opportunity at the National Memorial Arboretum

Information Volunteer Training Days at the NMA on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April

Have you ever considered volunteering at the National Memorial Arboretum? Would you like to know more information?

You are invited to attend one of their information day's in April - don't miss out!

If there is any further information you would like from them, or if you would like to visit them at the Royal British Legion Outreach at the National Memorial Arboretum, please do get in touch, with no obligation! They are happy to chat with potential volunteers at any time.

Burton Bowel Cancer Support Group Launches

Burton Bowel Cancer Support Group has recently formed and is offering sessions on the second Monday of the month at Burton Library, 6:30 - 8:30pm.

The group's mission is to help to come to terms with the impact of the diagnosis and treatment, give quality information and signpost, whilst giving the opportunity to meet new people who are, or have been, in a similar situation.

For more information please see the attached flyers or contact:

burtonbcsg@btinternet.com or phone 07895 835230


£100,000 of National Lottery funding up for grabs to celebrate community spirit in the West Midlands

Following the huge success of the first Mayor’s Community Weekend last year, communities across the West Midlands are being given double the cash to host celebrations this summer. This is thanks to a partnership between the West Midlands Combined Authority and The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. 

YMCA Burton launches Easter Campaign

YMCA Burton have launched their annual Easter fundraising campaign this week in a bid to raise £6,000 to refurbish the kitchen at their main homeless site Reconnect in the town centre.

This will enable them to increase the provision available, provide better facilities for clients and hopefully offer more opportunities for clients & volunteers to be involved in.

Training - Changes to Cancellation Policy

We are really proud of the extensive learning opportunities we deliver across Staffordshire for those working in the VCSE sector.  We  limit the number of spaces on each course to make sure all learners have the best possible expereince, this means that often courses get booked up really quickly.  It is disappointing therefore when people don't turn up for their training and don't let us know in advance.  As a result of this we have changed our cacellation policy.

Social Groups and Activities from Burton & Uttoxeter Live at Home Scheme

Attached is the Spring newsletter from Burton & Uttoxeter Live at Home Scheme. 

It gives details of all of their activities that take place at various locations across Burton, up until the end of May 2019.  Their activities include Arts and Crafts, Knit and Natter groups, Coffee & Whatever sessions and RelaxAcise classes.

They plan on starting sessions in Uttoxeter from April 2019.

Team Staffordshire – elections- call for nominations!

Support Staffordshire is proud to be the convenor of an important Strategic Group known as Team Staffordshire. As well as acting as a bidding consortia, the group also acts as a strategic thinking group and represents the sector in certain external bodies such as the LEP. The group involves local authority and local business representatives, but is voluntary sector led.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has exciting new opportunities for our ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ Landscape Partnership Project

Transforming the Trent Valley is a Landscape Partnership Scheme lead by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, partnered by a diverse range of statutory and voluntary organisations and quarry operators and supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

We are therefore looking to fill the following roles : 

Wildchild Officer

Finance and Administration Officer