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03 December 2019
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. This year we will hold our AGM and a party at Les Cotils 7-9:30pm You can find out more about IDPwD on the We All Matter Eh? website and the UN website. https://matter.gg/make-a-change/un-day/

08 December 2019
Light up a Life Christmas Service
Les Bourgs Hospice Charitable Trust (including Charity Shops)

3.30 for a 4pm start at the Town Church. We know that amongst the festive cheer and excitement there can be moments of sadness for loved ones that are no longer with us to celebrate Christmas. This service provides a special opportunity to remember them. If you would like to sponsor a light on our Christmas Trees in remembrance please complete one of our Light up a Life forms that can be collected from the Hospice or our charity shops in St Martins.

08 December 2019
Light up a Life Carol Service
Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice

3.30 for a 4pm start at the Town Church. We know that amongst the festive cheer and excitement there can be moments of sadness for loved ones that are no longer with us to celebrate Christmas. This service provides a special opportunity to remember them. If you would like to sponsor a light on our Christmas Trees in remembrance please complete one of our Light up a Life forms that can be collected from the Hospice or our charity shops in St Martins. .

12 December 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

14 December 2019
Staff Volunteer & GSPCA Team Christmas Party 7pm Saturday 14th 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 14th December 2019. 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 2019.

15 December 2019
Charity Dog Walk this Sunday with Livingroom The Channel Island Estate Agent in aid of the GSPCA 10am
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

With the wonderful support of the Bella Luce Hotel and in aid of one of their chosen charities - the GSPCA – Livingroom are thrilled to announce their Livingroom Christmas Dog Walk! ALL are invited to join on Sunday 15th December at 10am at the Bella Luce. Everyone will meet in the courtyard of the Bella Luce Hotel and take our four legged friends for a festive walk around the beautiful lanes of St. Martins. The walk will be followed by hot chocolates and mulled wine with donations welcomed to the GSPCA. Parking is available at the Hotel carpark. Bring your friends and family, wrap up warm and lets enjoy this wonderful time of year. To visit the Livingroom website please visit https://www.livingroom.gg/ To contact the Livingroom please contact 01481 715555 info@livingroom.gg To download a Sponsor Form to help raise funds please click heree You can donate via our giving.gg page or create your own sponsored event or challenge - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are hugely grateful to the Livingroom for organising this wonderful Christmas Dog Walk from the Bella Luce on Sunday.” “Please join them for this amazing event and drinks afterwards helping to raise funds for the 500+ animals in our care.” http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/charity-dog-walk-sunday-livingroom-channel-island-estate-agent-aid-gspca-10am-bella-luce

21 December 2019
Christmas Party Time at the Peninsula Hotel with Sidneys Sponsored Events in aid of the GSPCA
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Christmas Party Time at the Peninsula Hotel with Sidneys Sponsored Events in aid of the GSPCA Saturday 21st December 2019 7pm until 11.45pm 2 Course Meal Dancing through the decades with UK Band Electric Dream DJ’s and Party Frocks £48 pp all proceeds to the GSPCA Contact corinneconnolly@cwgsy.net or call 07911720469 All welcome http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/christmas-party-time-peninsula-hotel-sidneys-sponsored-events-aid-gspca

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15 January 2020
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 Wednesday 15 January at St Stephen's Community Centre Meeting Room. m: 07781 103435 e: guernseysands@gmail.com

15 January 2020
New Year New Goals – Volunteering for the GSPCA in 2020 first Induction Wednesday 15th January 2020 630pm
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

With 2020 well underway you might be thinking of getting involved with something new. Throughout 2020 we have Volunteer Inductions planned for those interested in helping with our wide and diverse work. The first of these takes place on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 6.30pm and all are welcome. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “What another amazing year 2019 was with our hundreds of volunteers helping us in so many ways.” “We often see 100-120 volunteers helping every week and with well over 800 volunteers helping each year we cannot thank all of those so much for all they do to help animals and the work of the GSPCA.” “We love to meet new volunteers and our first volunteer induction of 2020 is on Wednesday 15th January at 6.30pm.” “You can come along no matter your age or interest and you can find out how you can get involved and help support and be involved with the work of the GSPCA.” “We have inductions planned every month through 2020 and we also love to hear from businesses and groups that would like to help.” To see our volunteer page please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers To see about our group days and how our work place could help the GSPCA please visit – http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days And more on Corporate Support - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship 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 2020 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. Thursday 12th December 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 15th January 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 12th February 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 12th March 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 20th April 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 14th May 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 23rd June 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 15th July 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 18th July 2020 Volunteer Induction Afternoon Starts 2pm until approximately 345pm Monday 10th August 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 9th September 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 14th October 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 17th November 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 9th December 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/new-year-new-goals-%E2%80%93-volunteering-gspca-2020-first-induction-wednesday-15th-january-2020-630pm