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05 August 2017 We need you help to choose a selection of films to show at the Mallard Cinema on the 24th September
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

On the 24th September we are holding a Fun Family Day, Car Boot Sale and Fun Dog Show at the Mallard Cinema and through the day the GSPCA takes over all 4 screens to show a selection of films which will be of your choice and we need your help. The films we are aiming to show will be for children and we need you to tell us what films you would like to come along to. This weekend we want your suggestions either on our facebook post or by email to stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg and we will then review and post them on a survey from Monday 7th August. When they are posted you will have 5 days to vote and at 5pm on Friday 11th August voting closes and we will review the top choices and with the Mallard Cinema decide which films will be shown on the 24th September in aid of the GSPCA and the many animals in our care. There will also be a very exciting premier being shown and proceeds will also help the GSPCA.......more details coming soon............ Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We are all very excited at the GSPCA to be working with the Mallard Cinema to be putting on a unique event for all the family on Sunday 24th September." "This weekend we are hoping the Guernsey community will give us suggestions for films to be shown as the Mallard are kindly allowing us to take over all 4 screens in aid of the many animals at the GSPCA." "My all time favourite film is the Lion King and it is films for children we are aiming for." "If parents can ask their little ones and then let us know suggestions we will add them to a survey which we will launch Monday morning and all will have until 5pm on Friday to vote for their favourites." "We will then review the top choices with the Mallard and advertise those that will be shown." "Sunday 24th September will be a full day of events as the Mallard have large fields and plenty of parking so we have planned stalls, fun dog show, car boot sale, games, some of the animals from the GSPCA and much more all to make a great day for the family." Daniel Phillips Mallard Cinema General Manager "The Mallard Cinema are proud to be supporting the GSPCA with this great event planned for the 24th September for all the family and their dogs." "Being a rescue dog owner myself I know all about the great work carried out by animal charities and at the mallard we want to help the GSPCA raise much needed funds for their vital work here in Guernsey." "All 4 screens at the Mallard will be showing films of the publics choice in aid of the GSPCA and we are looking forward having a great Family Fun Day, Fun Dog Show and Car Boot Sale in our grounds before the cinema showing so no matter what the weather there will be plenty to do and see through the day." Some of the suggestions so far are - The Lion King Frozen Robin Hood (Disney) Lady & the Tramp Minons Cars 101 Dalmations Secret Life of Pets Bambi Jungle Book (Disney original) To put some of your ideas forward please email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or post on the facebook post below. Also please contact GSPCA Manaer Steve Byrne if you would like to book a pitch. £5 per car boot pitch (set up from 9am) £10 per Market Stall/Gazebo Pitch Charity Pitches Free Food stalls £15 To visit the Mallard Cinema website please go to www.mallardcinema.co.uk http://gspca.org.gg/blog/we-need-you-help-choose-selection-films-show-mallard-cinema-24th-september

08 August 2017 Stay & Play
Every Child Our Future LBG

We hold stay and play sessions for children under 4 to come and play, sing nursery rhymes and have a snack. There are different activities each session from painting, play doh, treasure hunts, beach parties, farms and much more. Why not pop down and meet some new friends, whether you are a childminder, parent or carer. Everyone welcome with a minimum donation of £1 snack included :) Tuesdays 9:30 -11:30 and Fridays 1:30 - 2:30

08 August 2017 Bright Beginnings - CAFE NOW OPEN!
Every Child Our Future LBG

ECOF has funded and opened a brand new Nursery and Pre-School which is based in the Islands first Children's Centre. OUR COMMUNITY CAFE IS NOW OPEN. We are based in the former St Sampsons Infants School in Rue des Monts, Delancey. Please visit Bright Beginnings Facebook page to view our services and prices. If you are nearby or on Delancey Park, why not pop in for a delicious Latte or Cappuccino, pot of tea or a cold drink all served with a warm welcome. There will be group activities, drop in clinics, midwife clinics, baby massage and much more. Please check back in a month or two for more information or telephone 01481 244919 to view the Nursery and Pre-School

10 August 2017 Community project needed
The Association of Guernsey Charities

HSBC are looking for a one-day community project for a team of 5-7. Please contact Sam Domaille sam.domaille@hsbc.com

11 August 2017 Guernsey Sands Committee member and husband up for Pride of Guernsey 2017 Parents of the Year award
SANDS Guernsey

Guernsey Sands' Communications Officer and husband, Nicole and Rik Bromley, have been nominated for the #PrideofGuernsey 2017 Parents of the Year following the stillbirth of their son. Sandra Hooker nominated her daughter and son-in-law for the Christies Group-sponsored Parents of the Year Award with the following: “Richard and Nicole deserve being nominated due to their strength, love and compassion. Their initial task as parents was to arrange their first born son’s funeral. Completely broken they showed those around them how to cope. They sought support when needed but gave support back to many others – not least by becoming involved in SANDS Guernsey and Nicole continues to this day on their committee. Their second child Edie was born two years later but with a congenital cataract which had to be operated on in Southampton. She has undergone numerous examinations and operations in Guernsey, Southampton and now London at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Each visit being immensely stressful but the three of them cheerfully get on with it. Never out of their minds is Freddie – Nicole wrote on Father’s Day – “A daddy of two, one in his arms and the other only in his heart. Such a brave daddy who picks himself up every day to be the best daddy for Edie despite knowing he’s missing a son here on earth”. Richard and Nicole are not grieving alone and like others are getting on with life despite all, but I do think they deserve a very public pat on the back.” If you think Nicole & Rik deserve to be crowned Parents of the Year go to www.prideofguernsey.com

13 August 2017 52 Smiles 52 Miles
Autism Guernsey LBG

We had some fantastic feedback from our first 52 mile charity ride and raised in excess of £3,300 for Autism Guernsey. Thank you so much to all the riders and to those who sponsored or donated money. It really is appreciated. We are looking forward to planning the next ride for 2018.

25 August 2017 Guernsey Sands appoint new committee member
SANDS Guernsey

Chloe Gallie was recently appointed as a new committee member at the recent Guernsey Sands AGM. Chloe will take on the role of Event Organiser helping to coordinate the annual Lights of Love service and any other memorial/fundraising events. Chloe said: “When a few friends and family members experienced stillbirths and neonatal deaths around the same time, I felt completely useless but wanted to do so much to help with their grief. Having learned that Guernsey Sands was able to offer them the practical help and emotional support that I was not equipped to, I looked for a way to get involved as a way of thanking the charity for being there for the people I care about. With around 10 years experience of event management, I look forward to getting involved and helping out with the many events that Guernsey Sands hosts for bereaved parents and families in the island.” Chair Rob Jones was pleased to welcome Chloe, “We would like to thank Chloe for deciding to volunteer for Guernsey Sands Group’s committee. We are very grateful for all the hard work that all our volunteers undertake on our behalf and are sure Chloe will add great value to our committee.” At this same AGM, all existing committee members were re-appointed to their roles.

25 August 2017 COMMUNITY AWARDS NOMINATIONS OPEN!
Guernsey Community Foundation

The Community Awards celebrate the local charities, organisations, groups, individuals and businesses who work tirelessly to raise money and embark on community projects for the benefit of others, across the Bailiwick and further afield. The nomination period for the 2017 Community Awards is now OPEN! Nomination forms, together with full guidelines and criteria for nominations are now available on our website www.communityawards.gg. Forms can also be requested by email – Sadie@foundation.gg – or by telephone on 748056. Sadie is available to help and support anyone who requires assistance with the nomination process. Self-nominations are welcome. The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 13 September. The award categories are: • Charity of the year – sponsored by State Street Awarded to the charity that the judges believe has consistently delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries; promoted and raised its cause; been clear in its goals and strategy and demonstrated excellence all round. • Organising Committee of the Year – sponsored by RG Falla Awarded to the organisers of an annual event, one-off project or campaign which has been particularly successful in engaging with the local community and whose participants have demonstrated great teamwork. • Youth Award – sponsored by Guernsey Electricity Awarded to a young person who encapsulates commitment, contribution and giving, either to or for the community, individuals, family or others. A young unsung hero. Through caring, by volunteering, by achieving, in showing spirit or heroic deed, perhaps above and beyond expectation and in ways that would not normally attract the limelight. • Outstanding Individual Achievement – sponsored by PwC CI Awarded to a person who has demonstrated innovation, teamwork, passion and integrity throughout their involvement, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on a charity or voluntary organisation through their work and/or leadership. • Fundraising Team of the Year – sponsored by Cazenove Capital Awarded to a locally based fundraising team on the basis of its innovation and results that achieve or exceed the aims of a campaign, or campaigns, during the previous 12 months. • Innovation Award – sponsored by Specsavers The Innovation Award recognises creative ways of working that will benefit the voluntary sector or our wider community. This could include partnership working between charities and the private or public sectors, and could be awarded to an individual or team. Recognition could extend to new projects; new or inventive ways of working or approaching problems that enable more effective delivery of services; filling gaps in provision; or operate outside of the normal remit of a charitable or community organisation. • Corporate Social Responsibility – sponsored by RBC Wealth Management The CSR award recognises the active involvement of a commercial company and its team directly with charitable, voluntary or community projects in its locality, or through its partnership with a local charitable, voluntary or community organisation that has had a quantifiably positive effect on the local community over the last year's. The event itself will be held at St James on Tuesday 31 October with tickets going on sale nearer the time.

29 August 2017 Volunteer Drivers Wanted
Guernsey Alzheimers Association

We are looking for volunteers who could help with drop-offs & collections to & from our Centre in Delancey. If you would like a little more information on this then we would love to hear from you. Even if you have just a couple of hours a week to spare, then please contact us on 245121 or email the office on info@alzheimers.gg

31 August 2017 100 Club
Guernsey Voluntary Service

The cost of a ticket is only £5 per month (annual cost of £60) and there is a monthly draw on the 15th of each month. All proceeds from the GVS 100 Club, after payment of prizes, goes towards the running costs of GVS. As you may be aware, we have to raise approximately £35,000 per annum to be able to offer our all of our current services including Meals on Wheels in Guernsey and Alderney, The Jubilee and Russels Day Centres, Blood Donor calling at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital, The Darby and Joan Clubs in Guernsey and Alderney, GVS Good Companions and much more. Tickets can be bought by filling in the application form and there is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy although one application form is required for each ticket. You can also buy a ticket as a gift for someone else (providing they are over the age of 16) – perhaps as a Christmas present giving them the chance of winning cash prizes? Payment can only be made by annual or monthly standing order and must be for a minimum of a 12 month period. Cash prizes will be paid out monthly. Forms and the full rules can be obtained by:- • downloading from our website www.gvs.org.gg or • sending an e mail to 100club@gvs.org.gg or • calling us on 247518. We know that many people would like to help GVS but are not in a position to volunteer for whatever reason. Others would like to support us because we have helped them, their friends or relatives in the past. If you know of anyone who would be happy to support us by buying a ticket perhaps you could encourage them to join our club! We hope you feel able to support the GVS 100 Club. GOOD LUCK!

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06 September 2017 COMMUNITY AWARDS: 1 WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE
Guernsey Community Foundation

There's still time to nominate for the Community Awards! Nominations close on Wednesday 13 September. Awards categories are: Charity of the Year; Fundraising Team of the Year; Outstanding Individual Achievement; Innovation Award; Organising Committee of the Year; Corporate Social Responsibility Award; Youth Award.

07 September 2017 Board Table available
The Association of Guernsey Charities

Creaseys have a 7 x 4 board table plus 6 chairs, available to take away. Please contact Peter Steininger on 07781 153797

08 September 2017 Committee member and husband shortlisted for Pride of Guernsey 2017 Parents of the Year Award
SANDS Guernsey

Guernsey Sands' Communications Officer and husband, Nicole and Rik Bromley, have been shortlisted for the #PrideofGuernsey 2017 Parents of the Year following the stillbirth of their son. Seven nominations were made in the Parents of the Year category and following a public vote, Nicole and Rik have reached the final three. On finding out Nicole said: “The journey we have been on since becoming parents when we found out we were pregnant with our son Freddie has made us stronger, challenged us, made us more grey but ultimately brought us together. Don’t get me wrong losing him has definitely put a strain on our relationship and health, but we are still standing today strong for our children. A few months after Freddie died we needed to direct our grief in some way and becoming involved with Guernsey Sands meant we could help raise awareness and support local families who have lost a baby. When we found out we’d been nominated for Parents of the Year we were over the moon. It felt like a comforting hug. We honestly feel we are like other parents – just getting on with life and whatever it throws at you, but are honoured to have been voted for by the public and then shortlisted to be finalists amongst these brave parents. We are very proud to be part of these awards and would like to thank everyone that voted for us. We are looking forward to attending the awards night when we can represent our two amazing children.” Guernsey Sands would like to wish Nicole and Rik all the best for the night and thank them for helping raise awareness of pregnancy loss and stillbirth here on the island.

09 September 2017 Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017
SANDS Guernsey

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place from 9 to 15 October every year. It’s an opportunity for parents, their families and friends to acknowledge and remember their precious babies who have died. It is led by Sands in collaboration with over 40 charities in the UK. Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity: - for bereaved parents, and their families and friends, to unite with others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives. - to raise awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss in the UK, and push for tangible improvements in services, support, research or policy around bereavement support - to let the public and key stakeholders know what charities and other supportive organisations are doing on bereavement support around pregnancy and baby loss Baby Loss Awareness Week finishes with Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on Sunday 15 October upon which the Global Wave of Light event is held. Get involved: - Wear the pin to show your support. To buy yours, click the image below to be taken to the Sands shop. - Wave of Light candle tin can be lit in memory of a loved one. To buy yours go to the Sands shop. - Guernsey Sands Wave of Light online event is being held at 7pm on Sunday 15th October within our Guernsey Sands Community Facebook Group and can be attending from the comfort of your home. - Guernsey Sands Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Walk is being held from 10am on Sunday 15th October from Portelet Kiosk to the Fairy Ring and back. - Baby Loss Awareness Twibbon can be added to your profile picture to show your support - Break the silence of #babyloss. This could be by telling a friend about Baby Loss Awareness Week, talking about your experience, wearing a Baby Loss Awareness pin and/or using the specifically designed social media images on your website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, work intranet or noticeboard. For more information go to https://www.guernseysands.org.gg/news/baby-loss-awareness-week-2017/

12 September 2017 Furniture available - States of Guernsey
The Association of Guernsey Charities

The States of Guernsey is vacating two buildings and has a variety of office furniture available including filing cabinets, shelving, pedestals, whiteboards, office chairs, meeting chairs, round tables, desks of all shapes and sizes, printers and more. They are holding an open day on Monday 18th September from 11.30am – 7.00pm at Grange Road House, where you can come and view what’s available. All free to take away, although your items will need to be picked up by Friday 22nd September. If you are interested in re-furnishing your office or need a desk for someone at home maybe, then please come along and see what they have . To find out more information or if you have any questions, please contact Laura Griffiths on laura.griffiths@gov.gg

12 September 2017 Furniture available - Ogiers
The Association of Guernsey Charities

Ogier has some pedestals and desk dividers available. If interested please contact Chris Setters, Facilities at Ogiers on chris.setters@ogier.com to view them.

13 September 2017 COMMUNITY AWARDS: LAST MINUTE NOMINATIONS
Guernsey Community Foundation

The nomination period for the Community Awards close today! Last minute nominations are welcome. To download a nomination form visit www.communityawards.gg

13 September 2017 DIFERA Employer Accreditation
LIBERATE

Liberate have launched first accreditation in the Channel Islands to award organisations with a quality mark that demonstrates to employees (past, present and future), to clients and suppliers that your organisation places Diversity, Inclusion, Fairness, Equality, Respect and Acceptance at the heart of what you do. The accreditation is a natural development from the Channel Islands Equality and Diversity Awards that launched in September 2016. It is hoped that several of the early adopters of the accreditation will also be nominees when the awards are next held in March 2018. A DIFERA approach to diversity The business case for diversity and inclusion is well-rehearsed. Organisations that embrace diversity and inclusion are: better able to serve a diverse clientele; less likely to experience a discrimination claim; able to produce a wider range of solutions to business problems; more creative; able to choose from a wider talent pool when recruiting; more likely to retain staff who feel their individual needs are met; offering flexible working arrangements that provide benefits to the organisation such as longer opening hours at no extra cost; known as a good organisation to work for. Find out more here: http://liberate.gg/difera/ Or email hello@liberate.gg for more information

17 September 2017 WAME 'Think Differently about Disability'
Guernsey Disability Alliance

We All Matter, Eh? WAME has launched a new campaign to encourage the community to 'Think Differently about Disability' and #MakeAChange. please take a look at our Change Cards and find out more on www.matter.gg or Facebook or www.gda.org.gg