Delighted to be featured in today's Spalding Guardian. Please take a look at the article here:
Author Archive | Christopher Bushby
Congratulations Pete (co-director of Discover Volunteering) for becoming a trustee of LCVYS (Lincolnshire Council for Voluntary Youth Service) last night.
LCVYS makes a huge difference to young people aged 14-19 in Lincolnshire: They are a charity that provides support to community and voluntary youth services throughout Lincolnshire.
LCVYS is a partnership of agencies that work hard to promote the work of the voluntary and community youth sector. Their members are from voluntary and community youth services around Lincolnshire. Our Executive and Trustee Committee includes representatives from member groups and they steer the direction of LCVYS, including Discover Volunteering!
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What a launch weekend for Discover Volunteering! National coverage in the Daily Express and then Channel 5 on Saturday followed by a fantastic charity event on Sunday held at Eventus in Market Deeping. A huge thank you to everyone involved in planning the 5 mile sponsored walk around Market Deeping (Adam, Chris and Leoncia – our graduates and volunteers). 14 local charities and businesses took part including Exotic Pet Refuge, Grantham Rotary Club, Scouts, Women's Aid, Oxfam, Teenzone, Royal British Legion, Action on Hearing Loss, YMCA, Park Air Systems, Sense, Brownies and Not all Bad, raising funds for their own charities and projects. You will see from our gallery page we had a great attendance and everyone enjoyed the walk and quiz (won by RBL Stamford!!). We are also grateful to Sonia who runs Oasis Cafe at the business centre for providing a delicious buffet and to Sharon from Vale Creations for the printing of our t-shirts for the event. Will update final amount raised on the day later this week. See you next year!! Chris and Pete
Further recognition this evening from the Health Lottery on our community projects. During the live lottery draw presented by Natalie Cassidy on Channel 5 Discover Volunteering was the organisation showcased as making a real difference to supporting local communities. It is our ethos to be a local, friendy and grassroots organisation that supports charities, volunteers and local businesses and to receive such recognition in our first year is a remarkable achievement. We are very grateful to the Health Lottery and the People's Health Trust for making this possible and if you would like to find out how we can support the community and local companies CSR then please contact us.
We are mentioned at around 1 minute 10 seconds into the clip and you are able to view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhQnqLCx3DA
We are very proud to announce that we had a full page feature on Pete's 'Food for Thought' project in Boston on page 35 of the Daily Express today. It is wonderful to receive national recognition for our grassroots community projects within the first year of the company being formed. The project is a healthy eating project raising awareness to primary school children and teenage volunteers of the benefits of growing and cooking fresh fruit and vegetables. The project runs until December and we are very grateful to the People's Health Trust and the Health Lottery for supporting our project. For full details you can read the article here:
More good news for our not for profit community organisation. We can now confirm that the Health Lottery have awarded us a grant to run an Intergenerational project in Boston. Called "Food for Thought" Pete will be running this project with St Mary's RC Primary School, volunteers from Boston High School and some over 50's from the local area, to run an allotment style project over the next 7 months. Not only will the group decide on what to grow and harvest but they will be producing recipe books to encourage Healthy Eating. Look out for more information on the project coming soon with updates, photos, blogs and more! Pete can't wait to get digging and is very excited about running a wonderful community project. Thanks to the Health Lottery and to all the volunteers and Primary School for their support in helping shape our application and project
More exciting news today. Discover Volunteering is a core member of a local Lincolnshire infrastructure group called 'Involving Lincs'. Today we received the great news that the consortium has been successful in securing funding from the Big Fund to improve the way its members work together to provide frontline services to local communities. It is an 18 month development project to streamline the way they deliver services, by developing more efficient and effective forms of support to local charities, social enterprises and community groups. We look forward to working in partnership with all members of 'Involving Lincs' and the wider community to deliver this project.
We heard yesterday that we had been successful in achieving an UnLtd Level 1 Award. We are very grateful to UnLtd for their decision and look forward to working with them and other award winners over the forthcoming year. For more information on UnLtd and how they support Social Entrepreneurs, please visit our sponsors page, which can be found by clicking on their logo at the bottom of our homepage