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Monthly archives for March, 2009

The Neighbourhood Care Scheme’s most successful year

Posted on 31st March 2009 by

This year has been a very busy one for the Neighbourhood Care Scheme and more than 80 new volunteers have been recruited in the last twelve months.

The scheme now has around 200 volunteers and 500 scheme members on its books. In the last quarter of 2008 the support provided by the scheme’s volunteers amounted to more than 2,000 hours

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Invitation to 10 Downing Street

Posted on 31st March 2009 by

Number 10 Downing StreetOn Tuesday 10th March, 2009 the Neighbourhood Care Scheme was invited to a Mentoring and Befriending Foundation Celebration at No. 10 Downing Street hosted by the Prime Minister’s wife Sarah Brown.

Project Leader Sean de Podesta was accompanied by scheme member Silmore Johnson and scheme volunteer Francesca Ferrari. Althought it didn’t provide a chance to influence government policy, the day was an important recognition of the work of the Neighbourhood Care Scheme and emphasized the scheme’s visibility – an important factor in its aim of being a beacon of good practice.

Volunteering in the City – tell us what you think!

Posted on 27th March 2009 by

Staff at the Volunteer Centre have been hard at working creating an online survey to feed into a new Volunteering Strategy for the City of Brighton & Hove.

Volunteer Strategy Survey - Screen Capture

We are encouraging the many people in Brighton & Hove who have some connection with volunteering to get involved, so click on the following link if you want to take part :

Volunteering Strategy Consultation Survey

Volunteering has never been higher on the agenda… Continue reading…

What an effort!

Posted on 26th March 2009 by

Ruth's run in the Sussex Beacon Half Marathon raised 622 pounds for the Neighbourhood Care Scheme

We would like to extend a very big thank you to everyone who sponsored Ruth for her run in the Sussex Beacon Half Marathon on behalf of the Neighbourhood Care Scheme…

Ruth greatly exceeded expectations and raised a grand total of £622 for the scheme – it’s a fantastic amount and will be put to very good use…

Thanks again!

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