Monthly Archives: May 2014

Late May Day

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Just a quick update to say that the Office will be closed for the late May Day break on Monday 26th May and also on Tuesday 27th May due to closure of The Ecumenical Centre.

Dates for your Diary 2014

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Here are the dates of forthcoming events for the rest of 2014.  All events will be held at the Ecumenical Centre unless otherwise stated.  If you are interested in attending any of these, please contact the office on 01527 66177.

Date

Event

Group

Wednesday   21 May 11.00am-12.00pm repeated at 1.00pm-2.00pm Diabetes   Training – Understanding Diabetes, Types of Diabetes and Who is at Risk? All   Carers and General Public
Wednesday   28 May 11.00am-12.00pm and repeated at 1.00pm-2.00pm Diabetes   Training – Treatment,  Regulating of   Blood Glucose Levels by Insulin and Diet All   Carers and General Public
Wednesday   4 June 11.00am-12.00pm and repeated at 1.00pm-2.00pm Diabetes   Training – Complications of Diabetes, Insulin Administration and Effects of   Diabetes All   Carers and General Public
Wednesday   11 June. Departing at 8.30am from St Stephen’s Church and 9.00am from   Bromsgrove Methodist  Church Weston   Super Mare Trip (£5 deposit required) All   Carers
Tuesday   24 June 10.30am-12.30pm repeated at 1.30pm-3.30pm Dementia   Awareness Training – Techniques to Manage Behaviours All   Carers and General public
Thursday   10 July 2.00pm-4.00pm Afternoon   tea with 1960’s themed music and quiz in conjunction with So Redditch   Festival 50 years celebrations All   Carers and General Public
Monday   11 August 12.30pm Lunch   at The Greens Restaurant (£7 deposit required) All   Carers
Thursday   18 September Departing at 8.30am from St Stephen’s Church and 9.00am from   Bromsgrove Methodist Church Blenheim   Palace Trip (£5 deposit required) All   Carers
Wednesday   24 September 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Younger   Carers Awareness Raising Event General   Public
Monday   6 October 2.00pm-4.00pm Coffee   and Cakes. Speaker/Activity TBC All   Carers
Monday   3 November 12.30pm Fish   and Chips Lunch with games and quiz. £3 contribution required. Men’s   Group
Thursday   27 November 10.00am-2.00pm Carers   Rights Day & Craft Fair All   Carers and General Public
Tuesday   16 December 1.00pm Christmas   Meal at the Bramley Cottage (£7 deposit required) All   Carers
     
We   are looking to establish a Younger Carers Group and to liaise with BAME   community leaders/existing groups. Details will follow in due course.

Funding update

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We have received a £2,000 grant from The Saintbury Trust and customers of Nationwide Building Society have voted us as the winning charity for the area; we have received a cheque for £500.00.  Our thanks to customers for voting for us.

Staff update

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We are pleased to announce a new member of staff, Wendy Stokes, will be joining us as Fundraiser.   She has previously worked with another local charity and has over 8 years of successful fundraising experience.   We welcome her on board.