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Community Action Wirral - Monthly News Bulletin

A collection of third sector news articles and events from across Wirral.

June 2017
In this issue:

The Dome of Home begins restoration work on their Third Heritage Lottery Fund Project

New Brighton’s majestic landmark church, Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church, has won second-round funding of £222,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), it was announced today. Thanks to National Lottery players, this project will restore the two beautiful marble side chapels at The Dome of Home. Several exciting activities have been planned for the project. A team of volunteers have begun preparing a Children’s Audio Tour, with scenarios all based on true events, set in 1940s New Brighton during World War II, and recorded by local drama students from St Marys College, Wallasey Village. This is part of a Heritage Education Pack for primary schools (cross-curricular) and secondary schools for Key Stage 3 History and RE. Wirral Transport Museum volunteers will provide a vintage bus to help local people and families access The Dome easily and ‘step-into the 1940s’. A ‘Hop-on’ service will operate from designated Merseytravel bus stops along New Brighton promenade on three consecutive Saturdays (26th August, 2nd and 9th September) between 12 noon and 4pm, as part of the Heritage Open Days, to ferry visitors to and from The Dome.

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The Carrbridge Newsletter and Activities programme 2017

The Carrbridge Centre aims to provide meaningful resources and much needed facilities to help improve local peoples quality of life whilst offering a welcoming, comfortable and supportive environment to local people of all age groups.

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Me Learning for Charities – Free GDPR e-learning course

Charities are taking more responsibility than ever – they’re often at the very heart of public and family services. But to do their work, they have all the compliance burden of commercial organisations – with all the pressure of chasing funding and justifying every expense. That’s why we offer charities free course materials and exceptional discounts – with no strings attached and no complications. So you’ll only ever pay for what you need, with the flexibility to support you as you grow. We have everything your team requires to provide a compliant and professional operation, including best-sellers like Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Compliance, Modern Slavery.

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Procurement Workshop specifically for Wirral VCF and Social Enterprise Sector – 13th July 2017

Procurement Workshop specifically for Wirral VCF and Social Enterprise Sector, 2 sessions Am and PM @ Duncan Room, Old Market House – Only 32 spaces available This workshop will be delivered by Procurement Officers from Wirral Council and will include Chest registration and new things coming on board with the portal, hints and tips, myth busting ...

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New ‘One Wirral’ festival to take place in Birkenhead Park this summer – celebrating Wirral people, places, businesses and community!

New ‘One Wirral’ festival to take place in Birkenhead Park this summer - celebrating Wirral people, places, businesses and community! One Wirral 2017 will take place on Saturday 19th August in Birkenhead Park. The event will be a celebration of everything Wirral – our people, businesses, community groups and services. There will be something for everyone at this fun-filled summer festival with an array of music acts, workshops, stalls and crafters. The festival boasts 7 themed zones: Music Zone – Stage area hosted by Wirral Radio with a range of acts performing throughout the day Active Zone – Sports, Dance and Drama workshops hosted by Tranmere Rovers, 3D Theatre Arts and other local activity providers Community Zone – Fete-style stalls from local community groups, voluntary organisations and charities Craft Zone – Market-style stalls from our local crafters and artisan food sellers as well as a programme of crafty workshops Nostalgia Zone – An exploration into Wirral’s past hosted by Age UK Wirral Nature Zone – Animals, plants and outdoor activities Chilled Zone – Picnic space with acoustic vibes

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We are looking for a few Side by Side volunteers. We’re looking for male or female, any age but preferably with their own car. We have a few people with dementia that we are looking to match with volunteers that have slightly reduced mobility and are not really able to get public transport, these people are interested in getting out and about. We also have a couple of people with dementia that are just looking for volunteers to visit them at home to chat in more of a befriending role.

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Wirral Festival of Firsts Team receives the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2017 It is announced today that Wirral Festival of Firsts has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

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