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Free publicity for GVS Members

We would like to offer member groups the opportunity to publicise their organisations through our Vista magazine (next edition due out in January with the deadline being 1st January 2018), e-bulletins and website.

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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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Know your locals

"I know that many small charities do not have the time or resources to promote their work or shout about their impact. So maybe this is what we, sector activists, should do"

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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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Amelia Trust Farm Christmas Dress Down Day - Get Involved!

ABOUT OUR CHRISTMAS DRESS DOWN DAY At the end of November 2017 we will be taking part again in the BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 17. Our CHALLENGE is to raise £12,000 in total through online donations. The money raised will go towards our ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY work with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

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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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Car Parks - Scam

There has been a report of a “gentleman” approaching elderly males in car park and “coercing” them into parting with money for coats or petrol. He uses a number of excuses even saying he needs money for petrol to get his pregnant wife home.

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Vale People First is actively seeking office space

Vale People First is actively seeking office space - we need 2 rooms, one for office space and the other for our members and activities. Must be disability friendly, accessible and on the bus routes for our members to be able to get to us easily. Preferably central Barry. As soon as possible would be desirable ! Please contact Liz Davidson on 07866 564741 or 01446 732926 or email liz.davidson@ldw.org.uk

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