ENews July 2015

A word from our CEO…

When Alabaré started in 1991 it was by a committed group of volunteers who wanted to work with the vulnerable and marginalised. Volunteering is still as important now as we seek to achieve the vision and mission of the charity. Going forward we wish to increase the opportunities available for volunteering, creating new roles in all parts of the charity. Volunteers bring skills, experiences and commitment to Alabaré and I am thankful for everybody’s valuable contributions.    Andrew Lord

To see the range of volunteering positions currently available click here.

James and Volunteering

James volunteers every Tuesday helping out with just about everything at our Old Sarum Development Centre. A former IBM employee he has helped with our plans to improve the information for our Plant Centre customers by creating templates and assisting our clients to update this information. He has also helped research the best suppliers to buy from. In preparation for our delivery of NOCN qualifications James assisted by recording the clients’ abilities making the process of delivering NOCN’s that bit easier. If you'd like to volunteer at Alabaré email Mandy Herridge.

History in the Making

History fanatics might like to know from 6th July (and the first Monday of the month thereafter) they can join the Alabaré History Lectures, at the Boston Tea Party, Salisbury from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. On the 6th you’ll learn about the Battle of the Somme. For Alabaré clients attending these sessions and taking an active part in the discussions they will be studying towards an NOCN Level 1 Award in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development. A win, win situation!

Armed Forces Day

Alabaré are out in force for Armed Forces Weekend (27 & 28 June), please come and see us on our Homes for Veterans Stands at the celebrations and learn more about our work with homeless Veterans. We're at Bristol, Gloucester, Plymouth, Salisbury, Trowbridge and Cardiff . Thank you.

The Big Sleep 2016 - 10th Anniversary

Online registration is now open for the 2016 Big Sleep taking place in Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters on the evening of Friday 4 March. Sign up now to show your commitment. You can register as a group or as an individual, why not do it now and let the fundraising begin!

New Homes for Veterans in North Wales

David and Chloe, our North Wales team, welcomed guests to an open tour of one of our newest Home For Veterans on 19th June and presided with Chaplain Kieran over a commissioning event. Special guests at The Commissioning included Falkland's and Sir Galahad veteran, Maldwyn Jones from the Welsh Guard's Association, Bryn Knowles MBE from SSAFA and seven local clergy. David shared an emotional poem by the famous Welsh hymn writer, William Williams Pantecelyn, which was read in the original Welsh at the burial service of a Welsh Guardsman after the Sir Tristram and Sir Galahad were lost in June 1982. Williams is In July a group from St Paul's Church, Salisbury will be creating a sensory garden at our 

Mother and Baby home. Does anyone in the locality have any plants or cuttings that they would be willing to donate, please? The more sensory the better. We would be able to collect if you were unable to deliver to our HQ in Riverside House, Churchfields. Please get in touch if you'd like to arrange a collection 01722 322882. Thank you.

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