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Articles tagged : 'Events,Volunteering'

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

I appreciate that many schools and other organizations may be focussing on preparations for Christmas at the moment, but now is also a good time to be thinking about the resources that you may wish to order from the HMD Trust, for your commemoration.

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Noah’s Ark Charity in urgent need of volunteers

The Noah’s Ark Charity is currently recruiting volunteers for our shop, based in the reception of the children's hospital. The shop relies on the support of our wonderful volunteers to remain open 5 days a week. All profit from our shop goes directly towards helping the 73,000 children who are treated at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales each year.

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Christmas Wrapped Up At The Memo

Santa’s Grotto, Christmas party nights, festive crafts, films and traditional pantomime, there’s a full season of festivities lined up at the Memo Arts Centre, Barry this Christmas - we’d love to see you soon!

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Cowbridge Art Society Winter Exhibition is at the Old Hall, Cowbridge

Cowbridge Art Society Winter Exhibition is now on at the Old Hall, Cowbridge. The artists have been busy preparing their entries for weeks and can now breathe a sigh of relief that they are finally completed! If you are are planning to visit, the exhibition runs until December 19th and can be viewed during standard Old Hall opening hours, including most Saturdays.

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Coffee and a Chat at Barry Library

Come along to Barry Library every Friday morning from 11am – 12pm for a coffee and a chat. 50 pence charge - includes biscuits! All welcome. Come along and make new friends or meet up with old ones.

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Disability Wales workshops

Disability Wales are inviting disabled and non-disabled women in Wales to attend their upcoming workshops. They will be a chance to discuss how you feel you are represented within society, create campaigns ideas and key messages aimed to challenge stereotypes and improve the aspirations and confidence of disabled women.

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Safeguarding Under the Act

This Briefing Session will explore what the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act says about safeguarding and what it means for Third Sector providers.

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GDPR: A chance for charities to change with the times

While most of the focus on GDPR has been on commercial businesses, it’s worth noting that charities are not exempt from controversies surrounding data privacy either. The Information Commissioner’s Office has recently handed out several fines to a number of reputable charity organisations for swapping or selling donor lists containing confidential information. As a result, the charity sector needs to understand and prepare for these changes.

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URGENT Call for Volunteers over 18 years old for Go Ape

URGENT Call for Volunteers over 18 years old for the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Trial, Forest of Dean on Wednesday 1st November 2017 (next week) Communities First are in urgent need of volunteers to support 11-12 year olds on the Go Ape activity, lunch and optional participation is included. More details about Go Ape: https://goape.co.uk/days-out/forest-of-dean.

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Getting your organisation’s data cleaned up ready for GDPR enforcement

It’s not long until GDPR is in full motion, so getting your data in line is an essential measure for keeping on top of compliance. Making sure any data you acquire is organised and in-line with regulations is key. Unorganised data puts you at risk of wasting your charity’s money, gaining negative publicity, or even breaking the law. Book a place on a Vale briefing session.

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