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01 October 2019
Community Plan Workshop
The Association of Guernsey Charities

The States of Guernsey has invited six members of the AGC to a Community Plan Workshop hosted by the Development & Planning Authority. This will be on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to attend, please email laura.oxburgh@gov.gg by Friday 13th September. Community Plans provide an opportunity for members of the public to work together to produce a vision for improvements to their local area, whether this is a collection of homes or a wide open area. This workshop has been arranged in order to give key stakeholders the chance to learn more about what the process involves and have a chance to design an example Community Plan. It will also be an opportunity to hear from David Falla, Chamber of Commerce Industry Group Head for Infrastructure, about his first-hand experience in creating a community vision.

05 October 2019
Annual Nerine Festival
Plant Heritage Guernsey

Saturday, 5th - Saturday, 19th October Guernsey Gardens, La Ramee, GY1 2TW Please note the change of venue Free entrance There will be Nerines to buy every day and someone to answer your questions each Saturday and Sunday.

07 October 2019
Volunteer Induction Evening
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

We are always looking for volunteers to help at the Shelter in a variety of roles. You need to be at least 13 years old to help at the Shelter. If you are younger then you could still help. If you talk to your parents or guardians they may help you with fund raising for the Animal Shelter. To get started in Volunteering at the GSPCA we hold Induction Evenings and in the Summer Afternoons and no matter your age there is always a way you can help. If you are looking to complete your work experience, Duke of Edinburgh or similar placement it is a requirement to attend one of these sessions to arrange a start date and complete the induction. We are especially looking for volunteers to help with our grounds and conservation work, driving our ambulance on the weekends and to help in our charity shop. The Volunteer Induction Evenings planned for 2019 will take place on the following days and times in the Event and Training Room at the GSPCA, but please do call 257261 closer to the date to confirm it is taking place. Inductions take about 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on numbers. When you arrive to attend please follow the paw prints at the front of reception which will take you to the upper floor where the sessions are held. It is ramped access and any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Monday 7th January 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 4th February 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 5th March 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 10th April 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 9th May 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 3rd June 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 9th July 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 18th July 2019 Volunteer Induction Afternoon Starts 4pm until approximately 545pm Monday 12th August 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 10th September 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 7th October 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 12th November 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 12th December 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Here are some of the ways you can volunteer for the GSPCA. Work Experience - To arrange your work placement please attend one of the inductions and times and days can be arranged on the evening or afternoon Duke of Edinburgh - To arrange your placement please attend an induction where a start date and times can be arranged. As we often have large numbers of Bronze placements we often look at placements to carry out regular spots on a Saturday or Sunday between either 8am and 10am or 1030am and 1230pm. We request a two hour volunteer slot due to the work load and training involved. For those needing documents completed please drop them into the Shelter or email details to admin@gspca.org.gg and a supervisor will kindly oblige. Dog Walking - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Dog%20Walking%20Task%20Role%202019.pdf Cat Socialising - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Cat%20Socialising%20Task%20Role%202019_0.pdf Animal Accommodation Cleaner - With over 500 animals in our care there is lots of cleaning to do in the morning and through the day. Please complete a form and return it to the Shelter if you would like to help care for the animals at the Shelter. Wildlife Volunteer - Our recent refurbished wildlife unit always has high numbers of birds and a growing number of hedgehogs that require caring for. We need volunteers to help us with this unit and if you would like to help please complete a form below and return it to the Shelter. The main part of this role is between 8am and 12pm 7 days a week and we are trying to put a rota together to help assist the wildlife staff. Reception and helping answer calls - We are looking to build a team of volunteers to assist the reception staff in their duties to help respond to the inquiries and welfare calls. Administration - We are a very busy Animal Welfare organisation and if you could help in the office please fill in the form below and get in touch. Gardening & Grounds Work - We have a lovely rural site that we always need help to care for. Maintenance & Painting - Many of our buildings have been standing for some time and need TLC. Fostering / Hand Rearing - The main animals we hand rear at the GSPCA are young birds and hoglets. We do on occasions look for foster homes for pet animals and please follow this link to see our Fostering page http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/fostering-scheme Fund Raising - we are always looking for Volunteers to help with our many fund raising events. If you would like to see some of our fund raising events please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg for details Events & Special Days - We have lots of days to help raise awareness and funds for the GSPCA. Welfare & Microchipping Events - We are planning to arrange days to help raise awareness and help animals in Guernsey and need your help to run these days. Van Driving & Night Wardens - We need volunteers to help both in the day and night. For more details and see some of our wardens please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/24-hour-emergency-wardens Special Roles - Volunteer Co-ordinator - We are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator. If you have some time on your hands, good people skills and would like to get involved recruiting and training volunteers please get in touch. Newsletter Editor - We are also looking for someone to help with our quarterly newsletter. If you have experience in putting together newsletters and have the time then please let us know. Sponsorship Co-ordinator - We are currently putting together a kennel, cat and animal pen sponsorship scheme. We are looking for a volunteer to help organise, promote and run this scheme to help raise the much needed funds to care for the hundreds of animals at the Shelter. Collection Box Co-ordinator - We have collection boxes throughout Guernsey and we are looking for someone who can help ensure these are collected regularly and to help find new sites. Education Talk Assistant - Every week staff at the Shelter talk to schools and groups about the vital work we carry out. If you are interested in helping with these please email education@gspca.org.gg Tour Guide Volunteers - At the Shelter we would like to develop a small team of volunteers that can give guided tours around the GSPCA and talk about the much needed work we carry out every day. Refreshment / Charity Shop Volunteers - We would like to run coffee mornings at the Shelter whilst selling a selection of bric-a-brac and other donated items a couple of mornings a week. We are currently looking for volunteers to help run this to help raise funds for the Shelter. If your business or group would like to spend a day at the Shelter you can find out more by going to http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days To see our volunteer web page please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers

12 October 2019
Quiz
Guernsey Voluntary Service

GVS Quiz details to follow

12 October 2019
GSPCA Wildlife Ball ‘Let’s Dance’ at Les Cotils 12th October from 7pm
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The GSPCA Wildlife Ball takes place on Saturday 12th October from 7pm at Les Cotils. Raising funds for the much needed Wildlife Hospital and the 100’s of wild animals at the GSPCA. Tickets £50 which includes a three course meal. Fancy dress encouraged there will be a raffle with BIG prizes. Dancing to the Blondettes LIVE!!!!! Licensed Bar. Carriages at 12. For tickets contact Suzy Rose Email suzyrose@aol.com Call 07781167023 To learn about the much needed Wildlife Hospital please click here - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-launch-buy-brick-proposed-new-wildlife-hospital http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-wildlife-ball-%E2%80%98let%E2%80%99s-dance%E2%80%99-les-cotils-12th-october-7pm

25 October 2019
Spice Up Your Life at the Duke of Richmond Friday 25th October 2019
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Spice Tribute Band thanks to Sidneys Sponsored Events will performing to raise funds for the GSPCA and Clic Sargent. Doors open for a concert style event at 7pm and close at 1030pm. Tickets only £20 each (no food) To book please contact sidneysevents.gsy@gmail.com Treat yourself to a top Spice Girls tribute. To see more on Sidneys Sponsored Events and this top night please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/659104517931890/ http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/spice-your-life-duke-richmond-friday-25th-october-2019

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11 November 2019
Travels of Sir Joseph Banks & Captain James Cook
Plant Heritage Guernsey

18:30 for 19:00 Harry Bound Room, in conjunction with the Art Fund Talk by Caroline Holmes, Garden Historian

12 November 2019
Christmas Coffee Morning
Guernsey Sailing Trust LBG

Christmas Coffee Morning @ the Guernsey Yacht Club on Tues 12th Nov 10am - 2pm There will be lots of local stalls selling handcrafted and Guernsey products - great for stocking fillers and presents - Cake Stall - Raffle - Refreshments

12 November 2019
Purple Tuesday
Guernsey Disability Alliance

Purple Tuesday 2019 is focused on changing the customer experience for disabled people. It involves organisations of all sizes and from all sectors taking decisive, practical actions to meet the needs of disabled customers. In Guernsey we are running training sessions and an introductory breakfast at Digital Greenhouse Tuesday 12th November 8:30am https://www.eventbrite.com/e/purple-tuesday-forum-tickets-78015571675?aff=ebdssbeac find out more https://matter.gg/purple-tuesday-2019/

12 November 2019
Volunteer Induction Evening
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

We are always looking for volunteers to help at the Shelter in a variety of roles. You need to be at least 13 years old to help at the Shelter. If you are younger then you could still help. If you talk to your parents or guardians they may help you with fund raising for the Animal Shelter. To get started in Volunteering at the GSPCA we hold Induction Evenings and in the Summer Afternoons and no matter your age there is always a way you can help. If you are looking to complete your work experience, Duke of Edinburgh or similar placement it is a requirement to attend one of these sessions to arrange a start date and complete the induction. We are especially looking for volunteers to help with our grounds and conservation work, driving our ambulance on the weekends and to help in our charity shop. The Volunteer Induction Evenings planned for 2019 will take place on the following days and times in the Event and Training Room at the GSPCA, but please do call 257261 closer to the date to confirm it is taking place. Inductions take about 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on numbers. When you arrive to attend please follow the paw prints at the front of reception which will take you to the upper floor where the sessions are held. It is ramped access and any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Monday 7th January 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 4th February 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 5th March 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 10th April 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 9th May 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 3rd June 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 9th July 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 18th July 2019 Volunteer Induction Afternoon Starts 4pm until approximately 545pm Monday 12th August 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 10th September 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 7th October 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 12th November 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 12th December 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Here are some of the ways you can volunteer for the GSPCA. Work Experience - To arrange your work placement please attend one of the inductions and times and days can be arranged on the evening or afternoon Duke of Edinburgh - To arrange your placement please attend an induction where a start date and times can be arranged. As we often have large numbers of Bronze placements we often look at placements to carry out regular spots on a Saturday or Sunday between either 8am and 10am or 1030am and 1230pm. We request a two hour volunteer slot due to the work load and training involved. For those needing documents completed please drop them into the Shelter or email details to admin@gspca.org.gg and a supervisor will kindly oblige. Dog Walking - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Dog%20Walking%20Task%20Role%202019.pdf Cat Socialising - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Cat%20Socialising%20Task%20Role%202019_0.pdf Animal Accommodation Cleaner - With over 500 animals in our care there is lots of cleaning to do in the morning and through the day. Please complete a form and return it to the Shelter if you would like to help care for the animals at the Shelter. Wildlife Volunteer - Our recent refurbished wildlife unit always has high numbers of birds and a growing number of hedgehogs that require caring for. We need volunteers to help us with this unit and if you would like to help please complete a form below and return it to the Shelter. The main part of this role is between 8am and 12pm 7 days a week and we are trying to put a rota together to help assist the wildlife staff. Reception and helping answer calls - We are looking to build a team of volunteers to assist the reception staff in their duties to help respond to the inquiries and welfare calls. Administration - We are a very busy Animal Welfare organisation and if you could help in the office please fill in the form below and get in touch. Gardening & Grounds Work - We have a lovely rural site that we always need help to care for. Maintenance & Painting - Many of our buildings have been standing for some time and need TLC. Fostering / Hand Rearing - The main animals we hand rear at the GSPCA are young birds and hoglets. We do on occasions look for foster homes for pet animals and please follow this link to see our Fostering page http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/fostering-scheme Fund Raising - we are always looking for Volunteers to help with our many fund raising events. If you would like to see some of our fund raising events please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg for details Events & Special Days - We have lots of days to help raise awareness and funds for the GSPCA. Welfare & Microchipping Events - We are planning to arrange days to help raise awareness and help animals in Guernsey and need your help to run these days. Van Driving & Night Wardens - We need volunteers to help both in the day and night. For more details and see some of our wardens please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/24-hour-emergency-wardens Special Roles - Volunteer Co-ordinator - We are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator. If you have some time on your hands, good people skills and would like to get involved recruiting and training volunteers please get in touch. Newsletter Editor - We are also looking for someone to help with our quarterly newsletter. If you have experience in putting together newsletters and have the time then please let us know. Sponsorship Co-ordinator - We are currently putting together a kennel, cat and animal pen sponsorship scheme. We are looking for a volunteer to help organise, promote and run this scheme to help raise the much needed funds to care for the hundreds of animals at the Shelter. Collection Box Co-ordinator - We have collection boxes throughout Guernsey and we are looking for someone who can help ensure these are collected regularly and to help find new sites. Education Talk Assistant - Every week staff at the Shelter talk to schools and groups about the vital work we carry out. If you are interested in helping with these please email education@gspca.org.gg Tour Guide Volunteers - At the Shelter we would like to develop a small team of volunteers that can give guided tours around the GSPCA and talk about the much needed work we carry out every day. Refreshment / Charity Shop Volunteers - We would like to run coffee mornings at the Shelter whilst selling a selection of bric-a-brac and other donated items a couple of mornings a week. We are currently looking for volunteers to help run this to help raise funds for the Shelter. If your business or group would like to spend a day at the Shelter you can find out more by going to http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days To see our volunteer web page please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers

13 November 2019
Christmas Coffee Morning
Cancer Research UK - Guernsey

Our annual coffee morning where Christmas shopping starts. There are stalls, cakes, a raffle and coffee and mince pies. £5 admission payable on the door.

16 November 2019
Christmas Fayre
St John's Residential Home

We are having a Christmas Fayre in this beautiful building in Saumarez Park from 2 - 4 on Saturday 16th November. We will be selling beautiful handmade cards, knitted items, selling cakes, having a fabulous raffle and much much more. Come along to support this charity and to enjoy a great afternoon.

16 November 2019
Christmas Fayre
St John's Residential Home

We are delighted to be having a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 16th November from 2pm until 4pm at St John's Residential Home in aid of the Residents Comfort Fund. We have a raffle, handmade items, tombola, cake stall and much much more. Please pop into this beautiful building to see what we have you can buy for Christmas.

17 November 2019
Charities Christmas Fayre
Multiple Sclerosis Society Bailiwick of Guernsey Group

Come and see us at this year's Charity Fayre at Beau Sejour. We will again be selling a wide range of CD's.

18 November 2019
Dog First Aid Course 630pm at the GSPCA Monday 18th November - find details here to book your place
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This Monday 18th November we hold our last dog first aid course of 2020 at the GSPCA with a focus on helping save your dogs life. Taking the course will be GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who has over 22 years working in the field of animal rescue and with over 3000 animals through the doors every year at the GSPCA the team see cases of animal first aid on a daily basis here in Guernsey. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have been running dog and cat first aid courses for over five years and have trained over 250 participants to help save animals lives.” "We have ‘Casper’ who is our model first aid dog a bit like the Annie doll many may know for humans and he is a great way to show and learn how to carry out CPR on an unconscious dog." "For those worried they have missed the last course we will soon announce dates for 2020." "As owners of pets our worst fear is not knowing what to do if our four legged friend has an injury and this training helps pet owners learn and understand ways to help save your pets life." The dates for the next first aid course is: Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Monday 18th November 2019 - Ref - Dog 18/11 2020 dates to be confirmed All first aid courses are a minimum £20 donation and you must book your place by 5pm before the course. Within the sessions you get the chance to learn about what to do if you were faced with an emergency situation with your dog or cat. All participants receive handouts, a few goodies and a certificate. To book your place call 01481 257261 or pay via the paypal link below using the reference code so we are aware which you would like to attend - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/dog-first-aid-course-630pm-gspca-monday-18th-november-find-details-here-book-your-place

18 November 2019
Dog First Aid Course
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

On Thursday 28th March we hold our first dog first aid course of 2019 at the GSPCA with a focus on helping save your dogs life. Taking the course will be GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who has over 20 years working in the field of animal rescue and with over 3000 animals through the doors every year at the GSPCA the team see cases of animal first aid on a daily basis here in Guernsey. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have been running dog and cat first aid courses for over five years and have trained over 250 participants to help save animals lives.” "We have ‘Casper’ who is our model first aid dog a bit like the Annie doll many may know for humans and he is a great way to show and learn how to carry out CPR on an unconscious dog." "The next Dog First Aid Course will be on Thursday 28th March at 6.30pm and the next cat course will be on the 20th May." "As owners of pets our worst fear is not knowing what to do if our four legged friend has an injury and this training helps pet owners learn and understand ways to help save your pets life." The dates for the next first aid course is: Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Thursday 28th March 201 - Ref - Dog 28/03 Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 7th May 2019 - Ref - Dog 7/5 Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Monday 20th May 2019 - Ref - Cat 20/5 Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Monday 18th November 2019 - Ref - Dog 18/11 All first aid courses are a minimum £20 donation and you must book your place by 5pm before the course. Within the sessions you get the chance to learn about what to do if you were faced with an emergency situation with your dog or cat. All participants receive handouts, a few goodies and a certificate. To book your place call 01481 257261 or pay via the paypal link below using the reference code so we are aware which you would like to attend - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA To see other training courses at the GSPCA please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/services/training-courses

21 November 2019
Domestic Abuse Awareness Training Tier 1
Safer LBG (Domestic Violence Forum)

This one-day multi-agency course is offered by Safer LBG. It is aimed at: * Managers within States Departments, * Human Resources staff, * front-line States employees working in Health, Education, Social Work, the Police, Social Security, Housing, Probation, plus * people working in Voluntary Agencies, and * all those dealing with potential victims and their families. The course provides an overview of domestic abuse and challenges commonly held beliefs, attitudes and assumptions about domestic abuse. Amongst the issues covered are: The different categories of abuse; Why people may stay in abusive relationships; How children may be affected by domestic abuse; Good practice and interagency working including an overview of Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and the CAADA DASH RIC (Risk Identification Checklist); The leaving process and issues to consider when leaving an abusive relationship. The day will include a brief presentation by local specialist domestic abuse agencies about their different roles. The dates for 2019 are: Thursday 14 March Thursday 20 June Thursday 12 September Thursday 21 November Apply To apply, please contact Lou at Safer with your name, organisation, contact number and email address. Please note: although there is no standing fee for our tier one training there is a no-show/late cancellation fee of £25. Donations towards refreshments are gratefully received on the day. Course Contact: Email enquiries@safer.gg or Telephone 07839 702662

23 November 2019
White Ribbon Flag Day
Safer LBG (Domestic Violence Forum)

White Ribbon Day is an International campaign to stop violence against women. Safer will be holding a flag day on Saturday 25th November, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This also marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign which ends on the 10th December, Human Rights Day. This is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. Here it is a time to help put an end to domestic abuse of all kinds in Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. It also helps Safer to raise funds to support victims of domestic abuse locally regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religon, disability or other characteristic. If you would like to help by being a flag seller please email Sue on events@safer.gg.