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01 December 2018
Santa Switch-On
St. Peter Port Christmas Lights

Santa Switch-On in St Peter Port, we will be selling light up toys to help everyone feel festive.

01 December 2018
Open Day
Guernsey Alzheimers Association

Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association are having an open morning for Carers and their families on Saturday 1st December. Join us at our centre in Delancey from 10-12 for tea/coffee and mince pies. We offer practical and emotional help for those caring for loved ones with dementia. If you need some free time our Sitters will be in attendance to explain more about this service. Come along and see what we can do to help you.

01 December 2018
CHRISTMAS MARKETS Every Saturday daytime and Thursday late night shopping Can you help on our GSPCA stall?
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Starting this Saturday, and each Saturday and Thursday night thereafter through December in the run up to Christmas, we have the opportunity to have a stall in Market Place. If you would be interested in helping out, could let Michelle know any times/dates you might be available by calling 01481 257261 or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg . They may not all go ahead depending on numbers of helpers, but if we can do some of the dates that would be great. The dates and times will hopefully be - Saturdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd - 9am - 4pm Thursdays 6th, 13th, 20th - 6pm - 9pm We hope you can help and look forward hearing from you. http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/christmas-markets-every-saturday-daytime-and-thursday-late-night-shopping-can-you-help-our-gspc

02 December 2018
Decorated Cycle Ride 3.30 - 5.00
St. Peter Port Christmas Lights

Open to all - a Christmas themed decorated bike ride through the Christmas lights with prizes for best decorated bikes. More news soon.

03 December 2018
Access for all disabilities Shopping Event
St. Peter Port Christmas Lights

Aim to get disabled persons, their carers & families in to town from 5.30- 7.30/8.00 to enjoy the late night shopping with the Christmas lights at a quieter pace than on late night Thursday evenings. Please contact us or your disability group for more details.

03 December 2018
IDPwD - International Day of Disability
Guernsey Disability Alliance

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) is annually observed on 3rd December. In 2017 Guernsey celebrated the day with our Make A Change project You can find out more about IDPwD on the We All Matter Eh? website and the UN website. Find out more at www.gda.org.gg

03 December 2018
Accessible Christmas shopping and lights
Guernsey Disability Alliance

Join us in town from 6pm in the market to enjoy entertainment, refreshments and the lights as part of our first accessible celebrations in town. Find out more on www.accessibletown.gg

03 December 2018
Accessible Town Christmas lights
Carers Guernsey LBG

Carers Guernsey will be based at the Town Church for this event - pop in for a cuppa and cake. The event is 5:30pm to 7:30pm and there will be entertainment and shops open, additional toilets and blue badge parking.

04 December 2018
Guernsey Friends of Air Search AGM
Channel Islands Air Search

This is a brief meeting covering constitutional business including annual reports from the President and the Treasurer, and election of officers for the coming year. All welcome to attend, but particularly if you are interested in joining us as we desperately need more people to help out. 7pm at St Pierre Park Hotel.

04 December 2018
Volunteer Induction evening
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Volunteer Inductions are planned throughout 2018. Each induction will take place with a member of GSPCA staff who will greet the new volunteers and then show a video about who we are, what we do, the ways volunteers can help and an induction of how to help safely to all the new volunteers who need to be aged from 13 years upwards to help with the animals on site. Although volunteering at the Animal Shelter starts at 13 for those under 13 they are always welcome to attend and get involved with events and fund raising. 2018 has already got many events planned with our stall being at the Guernsey Health Show next week. At the end of the induction a member of the team will chat to all there to set dates and times to start and all will given a certificate of attendance and a pack of information including a hand book. The upcoming 2018 volunteer inductions are set for – • Wednesday 10th January 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Thursday 8th February 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Monday 5th March 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Wednesday 11th April 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Tuesday 1st May 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Monday 4th June 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Monday 2nd July 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Friday 27th July 2018 Volunteer Induction Starts 330pm until approximately 5pm • Wednesday 1st August 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Monday 3rd September 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Monday 1st October 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Monday 5th November 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm • Tuesday 4th December 2018 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm For more information and additional induction dates please visit http://gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers or call 257261 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

08 December 2018
Town Church Charity Christmas Tree Festival
St. Peter Port Christmas Lights

From 8th Dec to 30th our tree will be on display in the Town Church along with many other Charities trees. Lovely event, well worth a visit.

09 December 2018
Mulled Wine & Mince Pies
Lihou Charitable Trust

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served in Lihou House from 1pm to 2:30pm on Sunday 9th December - come over for a walk and refreshments

11 December 2018
GDA Members Christmas Party
Guernsey Disability Alliance

Join us for our end of year celebrations at Les Cotils from 7pm. Please ensure you confirm your attendance to members@gda.org.gg to allow for catering.

13 December 2018
Barclays Branch Charity Winter Fayre Thursday 13th December 6pm to 830pm
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Please pop in for a mince pie and refreshments and support local charities by visiting market stalls hosted by Action for Children, Paws for Support, MUG, GSPCA and CLIC Sargent all taking place at Barclays Branch in St Peter Port. This great event will take place on Thursday 13th December between 6pm and 830pm. Please note the counter will not be open for banking transactions and all are welcome into the warm to support these local charities. Barclays Branch can be found at 6/8 High Street, St Peter Port, GY1 3BE and for general enquiries you can call them on 0345 734 5345 or to find the nearest branch and opening times please visit - https://www.barclays.co.uk/branch-finder/

14 December 2018
Carers Guernsey Christmas Drop-In
Carers Guernsey LBG

We are holding a open-to-all drop-in day 8:30am to 6pm at our base in Andy's House at St Saviour's Community Centre. Pop in to learn more about our services or just to have a chat, a hot drink and mince pie. Check out our website or FB page for more details.

22 December 2018
Staff Volunteer & Team Christmas Party 7pm Saturday 22nd December
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This Saturday at the GSPCA we are having our annual Christmas celebration for all those that have done so much for animals and the community over the last year. Dress code is Christmas themed and all staff, volunteers, friends, supporters and families are welcome to join us to celebrate all we have achieved during another busy year. Children are also welcome and there will be lots to keep them entertained from space hoppers to tunnels to play in. A selection of food and drinks will be kindly provided and all we ask is for your to bring some extras to add to the festivities. All taking place from 7pm at the Events Room at the GSPCA this Saturday 22nd December 2018. From karaoke to games there will be lots to entertain and have fun. For more details please call 01481 257261 or email admin@gspca.org.gg For those that can’t make it we hope you have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and thank you for all you have done to help us throughout 2018. http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/staff-volunteer-team-christmas-party-7pm-saturday-22nd-december

31 December 2018
Crimbo Limbo Guided Tours at the GSPCA each day at 2pm
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This is your opportunity to visit behind the scenes at our Animal Shelter in St Andrews and see the work being carried out. We ask for a minimum donation of £7 per person and £5 per child, or £20 for a family of four or £18 with an Islands Mum card. In 2018 we have some themed tours which are £20 per child or £17.50 with an Islands Mums card. The tours take around 80 minutes and you get to see in many of the departments, interact with some of the friendly residents and a variety of species. The special tours can take a little longer. Tours are a maximum of 20 people per tour, so please book early. The special tours are also a maximum of 20. Some of the animals you will have the chance to see will be cats, rabbits, birds, hedgehogs, dogs looking for homes and some of the other wildlife. If you would like a certificate as a gift then please do get in touch for more details Here are the dates planned Boxing Day 26th to New Years Eve 31st December 2018 – Guided tours each day at 2pm Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2019 Half Term - Guided tours each day at 2pm Wednesday 17th to Easter Saturday 20th April 2019 Easter Holidays - Special Easter Guided Tours, quiz and Easter Egg Hunt each day £20 per child (£17.50 with Island Mums Card), prizes for best costumes & fun games room (children must have a guardian/parent) Monday 27th to Friday 31st May 2019 Half Term - Guided tours each day at 2pm Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July 2019 Summer Holidays - Guided tours each day at 2pm Monday 26th to Friday 30th August 2019 Summer Holidays - Guided tours each day at 2pm Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2019 Half Term - Special Halloween Guided Tours each day £20 per child (£17.50 with Island Mums Card), prizes for best costumes & fun games room (children must have a guardian/parent) Monday 30th January 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020 Christmas Holidays - Guided tours each day at 2pm Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020 Half term - Guided tours each day at 2pm Please book your placement early to avoid disappointment. To book please call 01481 257261 or via the paypal link - https://www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA Please note if you book via paypal please indicate the date and time tour you would like as well as the names of those attending. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Our Guided Tours and Christmas Tours make wonderful Christmas gifts and also gives you and the family a lovely afternoon out during what many call Crimbo Limbo." "With over 500 animals in our care there is plenty to see and if you would like to see behind the scenes and the many animals here at the Animal Shelter then book by calling on 257261 or online via our paypal link." Birthday, Special & Tours Booked As An Event If you would like to bring a private group or party to the GSPCA for a visit and tour at the Animal Shelter we can arrange this in advance. We ask for a minimum donation of £80 for a group (this is for 8 children and 2 free adult places) and an additional £5 per person with groups larger than 8 (restrictions do apply with children to adult numbers). We can provide a birthday or gift pack if the tour is for a special occasion. We have a large events room, tables, chairs, projectors, speakers with mic, and a number of toys or things for children on request. For details on room hire please check out - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/room-hire-gspca Why not make it a full event and arrange for food, a cake or more all of which can be delivered through http://www.kiddiescatering.biz Some extras could include Party Food can be Supplied by Kiddies Catering Surprise Adoption for a year of an animal pen - minimum donation of £25 for an adoption pack for a year to include a plaque at the GSPCA Room hire is available in a spacious room next to toilet facilities Games with prizes can be supplied on request Hire of giant animal, minion or Olaf suit Other bespoke packages available Guided tours of the Shelter on average take about between 60 - 90 minutes and it is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed. If the event is for a special occasion the birthday or lucky individual will receive special treatment and be allowed some unique experiences holding and possibly feeding some of the animals in our care. Guided tours of the Shelter is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed. We do ask that there is 1 adult per 8 children. For a booking form to enquire about availability please complete this form - http://gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Birthday%20booking%20form%20Jan%202018.pdf If you are interested please email your form to stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call the GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 to discuss details. Island Mum cardholders can receive a 10% discount on special tours, please see this link for details - http://islandmums.com/guernsey/gspca-birthday-parties/ To book the GSPCA Shop and Charity Shop are open 7 days a week Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. To great all sorts of great Christmas gifts pop to the Shelter which you can find us at GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD and Perry Guide page 24 A1 off Route de la Croix au Bailiff. For more information please call 01481 257261 or email admin@gspca.org.gg

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07 January 2019
First GSPCA Volunteer Induction Evening of 2019 Monday 7th January 630pm
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 and next Monday we have the first volunteer induction of 2019. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We are very much looking forward to our first volunteer induction of 2019 next Monday." "Last year through the volunteer inductions we greeted and trained 189 volunteers not to mention 100's more through other placements, voluntourists and groups." "There is no need to book a place just turn up and we can get you involved with our work helping animals and the community." "From the charity shop to the animals, events to admin, gardening to our ambulance there is something for everyone." 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 http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/first-gspca-volunteer-induction-evening-2019-monday-7th-january-630pm

15 January 2019
Guernsey Sands January Community Meet
SANDS Guernsey

Guernsey Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) has a local support group who can offer emotional support and practical help if your baby has died during late pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards. Our friendly and relaxed monthly community meets are an opportunity for bereaved parents, relatives and close friends to meet with others who have been through a similar experience. We aim to meet every month from 7.30pm-9.30pm. You are more than welcome to turn up on the day but if you wish, you can confirm your attendance by phone or email. Our next meet is on Tuesday 15 January at St Stephen's Community Centre Meeting Room. m: 07781 103435 e: guernseysands@gmail.com

27 January 2019
Guernsey Health and Wellness show 2019
Choices

Choices will have a stand at this annual health and wellness show at Les Beaucamps school. 10:00-4:00 pm