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Can you help Basildon Twinning Association?

6 September 2023

HELP FOR UKRAINE       As part of our on-going support for our new friends in Borodyanka in Ukraine we are organising our fourth collection of goods to send to help out with the reconstruction of their community.   They have partly rebuilt a community facility and now need to furnish it and get it ready […]

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Trust Links Family Volunteering Activity

16 August 2023

Yesterday we spent the afternoon supporting Trust Links to deliver a volunteering activity at the All About Centre in Laindon. The All About Centre is a delivery site of Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service and Barnardo’s. Families who attended the free event carried out some gardening activity in the centre’s garden, to improve the […]

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NHS Volunteer Reservists

8 June 2023

Help your community: Become a volunteer reservist Your local NHS is looking to for people living in Essex to sign up as a volunteer and help make a difference at one of their local hospitals. Volunteers are incredibly important to the NHS and make a valuable contribution to the quality-of-care patients’ experience. There are several […]

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The Big Help Out 8th May

21 April 2023

The Big Help Out is a national day of volunteering happening on Monday 8 May, the Bank Holiday Monday of the Coronation weekend. The campaign hopes to inspire people everywhere to roll up their sleeves, and look for a way to help out in their local communities! As we become aware of ‘Big Help Out’ activity […]

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Spring Volunteering

27 February 2023

Spring is a time of new beginnings as the world comes back to life after the cold winter. It’s also a great time to get involved in volunteering and give back to your community. Here are some ideas for spring volunteering:   Community Clean-ups: Spring is the perfect time to organize a community clean-up. You […]

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Befriending

21 December 2022

It is no surprise that Christmas can be a lonely time for many people. The festive season might have got you thinking about how to give back and reach out to people experiencing loneliness and Befriending is the perfect way to do this! You may have noticed a number of Befriending schemes on our Volunteer […]

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Looking after your mental health

18 November 2022

With the darker night’s drawing in and temperature dropping, you may be feeling more worried, anxious, frustrated, lonely or bored than normal. However, there are ways to help improve your mental wellbeing during the winter months! We have collated a few helpful tips for feeling brighter in the cold months.  Create A Routine  You may […]

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Why You Should Become a Volunteer

9 November 2022

If the past few years have shown us anything, it is the power of volunteering and the importance of communities supporting each other. From picking up groceries for your neighbour to sewing masks for your local hospital, volunteering has never been so visible. But why do people volunteer and why should you volunteer? This can […]

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Energy Crisis Support

3 November 2022

By now I am sure you have all started to feel the chill of winter approaching. For many, it can be hard to stay warm in the colder months. Add the energy price cap increase on top and the cost-of-living crisis and this winter may be extra challenging for many members of our community. However, […]

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