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BBC Encourage Volunteering Through 'Do Something Great' Campaign

Thu 23 Jun 2016

The BBC has launched a 'Do Something Great' campaign to encourage volunteering. The BBC website features many useful and inspiring resources including:-

  • Why Volunteer?
  • Volunteering Guides
  • Volunteer Stories
  • Your Pictures
  • A Test - Could You Be Your Neighbourhood's Superhero?

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Support Staffordshire Thank Volunteers with High Tea at Heath House in Tean

Thu 23 Jun 2016

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Volunteers’ Week from 1-12 June provided an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work of all the amazing volunteers who give their time to make a difference in our community.

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Stafford CCG Seek to Extend Stafford & District Patient Participation Groups

Wed 22 Jun 2016

Stafford CCG are looking to extend the Stafford & District Patient Participation Groups meetings to include representatives from the community and voluntary sector.  

Further information on the groups is attached. If you are interested in attending please email Adele Edmondson at adele.edmondson@staffordsurroundsccg.nhs.uk

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Community Together CIC Receive The Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Wed 22 Jun 2016

Community Together CIC announcement:-

It is with great pleasure to announce that we have been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to a local volunteer group across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.  It is the MBE for voluntary groups.

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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service Seeking Operator for Café at New Lifeskills Resource Centre in Stafford

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are now inviting proposals from interested Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to act as operator of a Café that forms part of the new Lifeskills Resource Centre.

The new facility will be located at Stafford Fire Station, Beaconside, Stafford, Staffs, ST18 0DD.

Please find below the following documents relating to this opportunity:-

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Lichfield Drive to Increase Volunteering Amongst the Over 55's

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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Lichfield District council are working with Support Staffordshire (formerly Lichfield CVS) to promote volunteering, particularly amongst older district residents living in rural areas. As government cuts continue to affect services it has become ever more necessary for communities to pull together to help one another and alleviate the problems faced by certain groups of people.

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Free, Facilitated Coaching from Senior Business Mentors Now Available

Wed 22 Jun 2016

Pilotlight is a national charity supporting small to medium charities and social enterprises to become bigger, better or more sustainable.

The Pilotlight Programme supports partner organisations through its structured mentoring programme with 4 senior business coaches and a paid Project Manager. Pilotlight has worked with over 500 organisations already to develop their business skills, strengthen their finance and governance and increase their impact. The support is free of charge to partner organisations, with projects lasting for 10-12 months.

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Lichfield Festival Recruiting Reviewers for the Young Critics Panel

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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The Lichfield Festival is recruiting a team of reviewers to form the Young Critics Panel for the Lichfield Festival 2016. 

You must be aged 18 or under on 01 July 2016 to take part. 

To apply, please return the form attached below to them by 30 June 2016 with a short review (100 words) of the last film, play or concert that you saw.

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Hosts Sought for Lichfield Festival Ragdoll Project

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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Could you host one or more of our Ragdolls as part of our Community Art Trail this July? We are currently working with artists, schools, community groups and families to create over 100 Ragdolls from miniature to over 5ft in scale.  All of the dolls will be displayed across Lichfield in selected venues during the Festival from 1-10 July and featured on a trail map available for visitors to follow.

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Burton Job Fair Hailed a Success

Wed 22 Jun 2016

The Burton Mail reported the success of the recent Jobs Fair which was attended by Support Staffordshire. 

The newspaper reported how the event was attended by hundreds of people who were seeking to get back into work or who were looking to change careers. More than 500 people visited the event which was organised by East Staffordshire's Worklessness Action Group, whilst 44 employers and partners manned stands.

The full article is attached below. 

In addition, Burton Jobcentre Plus released the following statistics about the event:-

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