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Monthly archives for September, 2009

Charlie Jordan has died today.

Posted on 15th September 2009 by

It was with extreme sadness that I heard of Charlie Jordan’s death this morning of a massive heart attack. Charlie had had an attack a while back when he was at his place in France and since then had lost weight, stopped smoking and was cycling daily.

Charlie was a larger than life figure in the voluntary sector. He was the chief executive of PACT, later to become Impact Initiatives, for the first ten years of its life taking it from a newly formed organisation to a well run community development charity with over £1 million turnover. He negotiated the purchase of a convent to set up Emmaus in Portslade. This he did purely in his own time. He ran a lot of other initiatives that had an effect on people’s lives, among them the AllTogether programme, an action research programme that had a massive impact on a lot of people’s personal and professional development, including our Sarah Hendrickx.

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The Volunteer Centre broadcasts on Radio Reverb

Posted on 11th September 2009 by

Radio Reverb 97.2fmOn Thursday 13th August, Jo Harper (the Volunteer Centre Co-Ordinator) and Maxine Taylor (one of our newest volunteers) were invited on to  Radio Reverb’s One World Community show to talk about the work we do at Brighton and Hove Volunteer Centre.

During the interview Jo and Max talked eloquently about how the Volunteer Centre helps people in Brighton and Hove to find a wide variety of opportunities for pariticipation and voluntary work.

It was a very professional and informative performance from Jo and Max, particularly considering that Max had only recently joined us. They were great ambassadors for the VC and Impetus… well done! You can hear the interview using Radio Reverb’s ‘Listen Again’ feature by clicking here, click here:

ASpire screening of ‘Adam’ – Friday 2nd October

Posted on 2nd September 2009 by

Duke of York's Cinema, Brighton

The date of the special Aspire screening of the film ‘Adam’ at the Duke of York Cinema, Brighton has been confirmed as Friday 2nd October at 6.30pm.

Tickets for the screening are available online at:

The film focuses on a man with Asperger syndrome forming a relationship with the woman who lives upstairs from him. So, come along and help us raise some money for Aspire’s mentoring work with adults with Asperger syndrome.

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