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11 May 2022
First Dog First Aid Course of 2022 at the GSPCA 11th May & more dates set
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

On Wednesday 11th May the GSPCA will hold their first Dog First Aid Course of 2022. Taking the course will be GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who has over 25 years working in the field of animal rescue and with over 3000 animals through the doors every year at the GSPCA the team see cases of animal first aid on a daily basis here in Guernsey. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We recently held a Cat First Aid Course and next month we will hold our the first Dog First Aid Course of 2022.” “We have set extra dates for November for another dog and cat course and the next Dog First Aid Course is planned for the 11th May.” “Those attending will learn to save dogs and other animals lives and although we hope those attending never have to use the skills but at least they will have the knowledge of what to do.” “We have been running dog and cat first aid courses for over seven years and have trained over 300 participants to help save animals lives.” "We have ‘Casper’ who is our model first aid dog a bit like the Annie doll many may know for humans and he is a great way to show and learn how to carry out CPR on an unconscious dog although with covid precautions will be used as a model more than for practical." “From dealing with a dog chocking to heat stroke we cover a huge range of topics and life saving techniques that could really help save a dogs life.” “We always hope that the skills learned will not be needed but we have been told of circumstances of these skills helping in real life situations.” "As owners of pets our worst fear is not knowing what to do if our four legged friend has an injury and this training helps pet owners learn and understand ways to help save your pets life." “It is £25 per person and you can book online or call 257261.” The dates for the first aid courses are: Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 11th May 2022 - Ref - Dog 11/05 Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 9th November 2022 - Ref - Dog 9/11 Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 30th November 2022 - Ref - Cat 30/11 More dates will be announced for 2023. All first aid courses are a minimum £25 donation and you must book your place by 5pm before the course. Within the sessions you get the chance to learn about what to do if you were faced with an emergency situation with your dog or cat. All participants receive handouts, a few goodies and a certificate. To book your place call 01481 257261 or pay via the paypal link below using the reference code so we are aware which you would like to attend - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA To see more training course information please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/training-courses http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/first-dog-first-aid-course-2022-gspca-11th-may-more-dates-set

25 May 2022
Spring Waking Festival Guided Walk Wednesday 25th May 2pm Water, Windows and Views
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Spring Waking Festival Guided Walk Wednesday 25th May 2pm Water, Windows and Views In the heart of St Saviours's is a lovely walk through pretty countryside, alongside part of the reservior, beside duits, down lanes & pathes to St Apoline's ancient Chapel and St Saviour's Church to see mdieval paintings and wonderful stained glass windows and fabulous views along the way. Start from the Resrvoir car park in Rue a L'Or (Perrys Guide 21G1) a few minutes walk up hill from Le Mont Saint bus stop - route 61. Just over 4 miles, moderate walking snsible footwear recommended, about 3hours Please book - Silver accredited Guide - Jean Bishop Tel 07781131200 Email - jb31200@gmail.com £10 per person - ALL PROCEEDS SHARED UKRAINE APPEAL & THE GSPCA http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/spring-waking-festival-guided-walk-wednesday-25th-may-2pm-water-windows-and-views

26 May 2022
First GSPCA Volunteer Induction evening since February 2020 and Volunteering age now from 16 years and up
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

After more than 2 years the GSPCA has the first Volunteer Induction Evening planned on Thursday 26th May at the GSPCA in St Andrews starting at 630pm. The volunteer age from this induction will be from 16 years and up and we have opportunities in all parts of our activities here at the GSPCA. The evening will start with introductions followed by an induction into our work, the opportunities and cover all aspects of health and safety to enable the new volunteers to understand the operations and what we do at the GSPCA. Each new volunteer will be asked to complete the following form on r before attending and Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager will then chat to each attendee about the next steps. To download the form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Volunteer%20Application%20Au... For a PDF application chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gspca.org.gg%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FVolunteer%2520Application%2520Aug%25202021.pdf&clen=67366&chunk=true We are currently looking for volunteers 16 years and over and here are some of the roles – Dog Walking - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Dog%20Walking%20Task%20Role%202019.pdf Cat Socialising - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Cat%20Socialising%20Task%20Role%202019_0.pdf Animal Accommodation Cleaner - With over 300 animals in our care there is lots of cleaning to do in the morning and through the day. Please complete a form and return it to the Shelter if you would like to help care for the animals at the Shelter. Wildlife Volunteer - Our wildlife unit always has high numbers of birds and a growing number of hedgehogs that require caring for. We need volunteers to help us with this unit and if you would like to help please complete a form below and return it to the Shelter. The main part of this role is between 8am and 12pm 7 days a week and we are trying to put a rota together to help assist the wildlife staff. Reception and helping answer calls - We are looking to build a team of volunteers to assist the reception staff in their duties to help respond to the inquiries and welfare calls. Administration - We are a very busy Animal Welfare organisation and if you could help in the office please fill in the form below and get in touch. Gardening & Grounds Work - We have a lovely rural site that we always need help to care for. Maintenance & Painting - Many of our buildings have been standing for some time and need TLC. Fostering / Hand Rearing - The main animals we hand rear at the GSPCA are young birds and hoglets. We do on occasions look for foster homes for pet animals and please follow this link to see our Fostering page http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/fostering-scheme Fund Raising - we are always looking for volunteers to help with our many fund raising events. If you can help please fill in an application below and return it to the Shelter. If you would like to see some of our fund raising events please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg for details Events & Special Days - We have lots of days to help raise awareness and funds for the GSPCA. Van Driving & Night Wardens - We need volunteers to help both in the day and night. For more details and see some of our wardens please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/24-hour-emergency-wardens We are asking volunteers to complete the application form with the days and times they are available so we can rota them in to help in the various work that we do. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are excited to announce that not only are we holding our first Volunteer Induction Evening since the 12th February 2020, but we are also lowering the volunteer age at the GSPCA to 1 years of age.” “We changed the process for volunteering during covid and as we increase volunteer numbers back at the GSPCA we are looking forward hearing from all those 16 and over wanting to help.” “We have a huge array of roles and opportunities and especially keen to hear from those wanting to walk and help in our kennels whether it be for a few hours or full days each week.” “Volunteering is an amazing experience which has so many benefits from helping the animals and our work to improving your CV, meeting new people to learning new skills.” “So the date for the first Volunteer Induction Evening is Thursday 26th May at 630pm.” “No need to register, just pop along and they normally take around 90 minutes or so to find out all about us and have a chat, depending on numbers.” “For more information you can call 257261 or email me stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg .” “Without our team and volunteers we couldn’t do so much for the animals of Guernsey and our community.” "We also love to hear from those that can offer specific skills or their team at their group or business." “We will look to set other dates later in the year.” “There are many ways to get involved and to find out just a few ideas check out this link http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship or as mentioned contact me stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg .” http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/first-gspca-volunteer-induction-evening-february-2020-thursday-26th-may-630pm-and-volunteering-

31 May 2022
Highways, Byways & Beaches A Walk In The West
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

A really varied walk overlooking the sea and the petrified forest pass fortifications and pick your way down grassy tracks (sometimes muddy), spend a few minutes in a nature reserve hide, step back in time at the Elizabethan Lookout and enjoy the stunning views. Start from Vista's car park, Vazon Bay (Perry's Guide 14B1), Bus routes 42,91, 92. Approx 4 miles, moderate walking sensible footwear recommended About 3 hours - please book - Silver accredited Guide - Jean Bishop Tel 07781131200 Email - jb31200@gmail.com £10 per person - ALL PROCEEDS SHARED UKRAINE RELIEF FUND & THE GSPCA http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/spring-waking-festival-guided-walk-tuesday-31st-may-10am-highways-byways-beaches-walk-west

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08 June 2022
HSC equipment review
Guernsey Disability Alliance

HSC are asking the GDA, other stake holders, individuals with an impairment or carers, for help to progress a review of the current provision of equipment, aids and adaptations. An ambitious time frame means HSC aims to include recommendations within the Primary Care Review, due before the States in July. 8th June = Carol HIndes room 12-2pm https://disabilityalliance.org.gg/2022/05/a-review-of-the-funding-of-disability-related-equipment-aids-and-adaptations/

19 June 2022
See the GSPCA at the GCVC Classic Vehicle Show 2022 on Sunday 19th June
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This Sunday see the GSPCA and support our stall once again at the GCVC Classic Vehicle Show 2022 at Saumarez Park in Castel. The GCVC we are incredibly proud to announce that they are now carbon balancing out all miles driven as part of our Annual Show. As members of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) they are excited to take part in their newly launched Carbon Capturing Scheme. Free entry and parking at Home Farm at £5 per vehicle. Lots to do and see please support their day and our GSPCA stall raising funds for the many animals in our care. Tim Pellett GSPCA Training and Community Officer is once again heading up the stall and if you can help on our stall please call 27261 or email trainingofficer@gspca.org.gg To see more on their facebook event page go to https://www.facebook.com/events/692279158398690?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D]%7D https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/see-gspca-gcvc-classic-vehicle-show-2022-sunday-19th-june

21 June 2022
Your Voice - Purple Pound
Guernsey Disability Alliance

this is a workshop session inviting members to take part in a project sharing their experience of accessing shops, restaurants and cafes and how it can be improved 6:30pm Harry Bound room, Les Cotils all welcome

23 June 2022
Volunteer Induction Evening Thursday 23rd June from 630pm
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The GSPCA are delighted that we will be holding the second volunteer induction of 2022 after a 2 year break due to covid. The volunteer age for inductions is now from 16 years and up and we have opportunities in all parts of our activities here at the GSPCA. The evening starts with introductions followed by an induction into our work, the opportunities and cover all aspects of health and safety to enable the new volunteers to understand the operations and what we do at the GSPCA. Each new volunteer will asked to complete a volunteer induction form before Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager will have a chat to each attendee about the next steps. To download the form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Volunteer%20Application%20Au... For a PDF application chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gspca.org.gg%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FVolunteer%2520Application%2520Aug%25202021.pdf&clen=67366&chunk=true Next Induction dates set are: 630pm Thursday 23rd June 2022 630pm Thursday 4th August 2022 630pm Thursday 29th September 2022 We are currently looking for volunteers 16 years and over and here are some of the roles – Dog Walking - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Dog%20Walking%20Task%20Role%202019.pdf Cat Socialising - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Cat%20Socialising%20Task%20Role%202019_0.pdf Animal Accommodation Cleaner - With over 300 animals in our care there is lots of cleaning to do in the morning and through the day. Please complete a form and return it to the Shelter if you would like to help care for the animals at the Shelter. Wildlife Volunteer - Our wildlife unit always has high numbers of birds and a growing number of hedgehogs that require caring for. We need volunteers to help us with this unit and if you would like to help please complete a form below and return it to the Shelter. The main part of this role is between 8am and 12pm 7 days a week and we are trying to put a rota together to help assist the wildlife staff. Reception and helping answer calls - We are looking to build a team of volunteers to assist the reception staff in their duties to help respond to the inquiries and welfare calls. Administration - We are a very busy Animal Welfare organisation and if you could help in the office please fill in the form below and get in touch. Gardening & Grounds Work - We have a lovely rural site that we always need help to care for. Maintenance & Painting - Many of our buildings have been standing for some time and need TLC. Fostering / Hand Rearing - The main animals we hand rear at the GSPCA are young birds and hoglets. We do on occasions look for foster homes for pet animals and please follow this link to see our Fostering page http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/fostering-scheme Fund Raising - we are always looking for volunteers to help with our many fund raising events. If you can help please fill in an application below and return it to the Shelter. If you would like to see some of our fund raising events please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg for details Events & Special Days - We have lots of days to help raise awareness and funds for the GSPCA. Van Driving & Night Wardens - We need volunteers to help both in the day and night. For more details and see some of our wardens please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/24-hour-emergency-wardens We are asking volunteers to complete the application form with the days and times they are available so we can rota them in to help in the various work that we do. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It was wonderful to hold our first volunteer induction evening last month after more than a 2 year break.” “We changed the process for volunteering during covid and it was great to restart the in person inductions once again.” “We have a huge array of roles and opportunities and especially keen to hear from those wanting to walk and help in our kennels whether it be for a few hours or full days each week.” “Volunteering is an amazing experience which has so many benefits from helping the animals and our work to improving your CV, meeting new people to learning new skills.” “We have set more dates over the coming months and no need to book just come along on the evening such as the second induction of 2022 taking place this Thursday at 630pm.” “They normally take around 90 minutes or so to find out all about us and have a chat, depending on numbers.” “For more information you can call 257261 or email me stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg .” “Without our team and volunteers we couldn’t do so much for the animals of Guernsey and our community.” "We also love to hear from those that can offer specific skills or their team at their group or business." “We will look to set other dates later in the year.” “There are many ways to get involved and to find out just a few ideas check out this link http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship or as mentioned contact me stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg .” Upcoming Events we are at and need your help - Volunteer Induction Evening 630pm Thursday 23rd June 2022 Take Your Dog To Work Day 25th June Association of Guernsey Charities Government House Charity Fete Sunday 26th June Scarecrow Festival 23rd/24th July where we will have an entry. Volunteer Induction Evening Thursday 630pm 4th August 2022 West Show Wednesday 17th – Thursday 18th August North Show Wednesday 24th – Thursday 25th August GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday now planned for the 12th September - https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/animal-welfare-sea-front-sunday Volunteer Induction Evening Thursday 630pm 29th September Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 9th November 2021 - Ref - Dog 9/11 Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 30th November 2021 - Ref – Cat30/11 Steve continued “There are many ways you can help support our vital 24/7 work and donate or raise funds for the hundreds of animals in our care.” “With over 65 hedgehogs, 4 seal pups, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, fish, reptiles and many birds we help over 3000 animals through the doors every year.” “If you would like to support our Amazon Wish List and see lists of items that we use every day and things that we are appealing for.” “If would like to help with wish list items you can call us on 01481 25721 or email admin@gspca.org.gg or the easy way to see many items we are in need is by going to our Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList .” “We do promote buying items locally but shopping online can help raise funds at the same time as if you select the GSPCA through easy fund raising part of the amount through 1000’s of online retailers comes back to the GSPCA and it has raised over £2500.” “To sign up to do this please visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/guernseyspca/?u=1CHID8 .” “Sadly Amazon Smile doesn’t allow Guernsey charities to sign up but you can go through easy fund raising to achieve the same donation.” “As mentioned you can always chose to donate via local stores and the Amazon Wish List is a shop front showing some of the items we need but there are many others and we have published these on our Wish List page http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list .” “A gift of a tiny bowl costing less than a £1 to a £600 intensive care unit, every donation is hugely appreciated and really makes the team smile that there are those that care and want to support our work.” “Another amazing way to support our work is by just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf .” “To make a donation you can go to https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) .” “Something for your diaries in 2023 we are running a Puffin Parade and to sponsor a 4 foot puffin with the GSPCA and Autism Guernsey go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/2023-autism-guernsey-and-gspca-will-bring-puffin-parade-guernsey-%E2%80%93-could-you-sponsor-and-paint- “ “We couldn’t do so much without your support.” https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/volunteer-induction-evening-thursday-23rd-june-630pm

24 June 2022
Join in with #BringYourDogtoWorkDay #TakeYourDogToWorkDay this Friday 24th June
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

All around Guernsey each year businesses and offices have had their 4 legged friends come to work and this ear Bring Your Dog To Work Day takes places today, Friday 24th June. Having a dog in the room can make human colleagues more cooperative, reduce stress, increase job satisfaction and productivity. When adopting a dog or any animal from the GSPCA we often ask how many hours potential owners may be at work. Perhaps the question should actually be - are you able to take your dog to work? Discussing the benefits of taking a dog to work might just result in a match with a dog we have in for homing. We rehome hundreds of pets every year, with an average 40 to 50 dogs in need of a forever home in Guernsey each year. To see some of them when they are looking for homes please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/animals/dogs . Seb Goman GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “We meet so many dogs here at the GSPCA from the strays we reunite to their owners to the boarding dogs in our care, those looking for new homes to those that have been cruelly treated.” “On Friday we hope that lots of owners around Guernsey get involved with #BringYourDogtoWorkDay or #TakeYourDogToWorkDay and why not help raise funds for those at the GSPCA at the same time.” Lorna Chadwick Animal Welfare Manager said "We rehome and help dozens of dogs every month through the Shelter and the dog training classes we run at the GSPCA, and it is really nice to hear of those owners that can take their dogs to work." "Annie my little dog often comes to work with me which she both enjoys and often earns her keep with helping with tasks around the Shelter such as school visits or seeing how dogs in for homes behave around other dogs, as does Mouse my other dog who was one of the Slovakian rescue dogs." Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This is the eighth year the GSPCA have been getting involved with #BringYourDogtoWorkDay or #TAkeYourDogToWorkDay which is such a fantastic day celebrating dogs in Guernsey.” “We help rehome 40 to 50 dogs each year in Guernsey and help around 200 strays find their way home.” “We also help dogs in so many ways from training classes which will start again soon to our boarding and we have a few of the team that regularly bring their dogs to work so we will be involved once again with #BringYourDogtoWorkDay and #TakeYourDogToWorkDay .” “It all takes place this Friday and why not in place of a mufti day celebrate #BringYourDogtoWorkDay and help raise funds for the GSPCA.” “To set up a fund raising page for the day why not visit https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) or for lots of fund raising ideas please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising .” “Every year #BringYourDogtoWorkDay was supported by many and a huge thanks to all that have got involved in previous years and we look forward to lots of pictures and updates for those helping us celebrate this years event.” Tim Pellett GSPCA Community and Training Officer said “I adopted Barney the cocker spaniel from the GSPCA and he makes a great office dog keeping me company when I have work to do at the desk.” “It is wonderful t be able to take your dog to work and we really hope lots of offices and businesses will get involved on Friday.” Upcoming Events we are at and need your help - Volunteer Induction Evening 630pm Thursday 23rd June 2022 Take Your Dog To Work Day 25th June Association of Guernsey Charities Government House Charity Fete Sunday 26th June Scarecrow Festival 23rd/24th July where we will have an entry. Volunteer Induction Evening Thursday 630pm 4th August 2022 West Show Wednesday 17th – Thursday 18th August North Show Wednesday 24th – Thursday 25th August GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday now planned for the 12th September - https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/animal-welfare-sea-front-sunday Volunteer Induction Evening Thursday 630pm 29th September Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 9th November 2021 - Ref - Dog 10/11 Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 30th November 2021 - Ref – Cat17/11 Steve continued “There are many ways you can help support our vital 24/7 work and donate or raise funds for the hundreds of animals in our care.” “With over 65 hedgehogs, 4 seal pups, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, fish, reptiles and many birds we help over 3000 animals through the doors every year.” “If you would like to support our Amazon Wish List and see lists of items that we use every day and things that we are appealing for.” “If would like to help with wish list items you can call us on 01481 25721 or email admin@gspca.org.gg or the easy way to see many items we are in need is by going to our Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList .” “We do promote buying items locally but shopping online can help raise funds at the same time as if you select the GSPCA through easy fund raising part of the amount through 1000’s of online retailers comes back to the GSPCA and it has raised over £2500.” “To sign up to do this please visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/guernseyspca/?u=1CHID8 .” “Sadly Amazon Smile doesn’t allow Guernsey charities to sign up but you can go through easy fund raising to achieve the same donation.” “As mentioned you can always chose to donate via local stores and the Amazon Wish List is a shop front showing some of the items we need but there are many others and we have published these on our Wish List page http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list .” “A gift of a tiny bowl costing less than a £1 to a £600 intensive care unit, every donation is hugely appreciated and really makes the team smile that there are those that care and want to support our work.” “Another amazing way to support our work is by just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf .” “To make a donation you can go to https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) .” “Something for your diaries in 2023 we are running a Puffin Parade and to sponsor a 4 foot puffin with the GSPCA and Autism Guernsey go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/2023-autism-guernsey-and-gspca-will-bring-puffin-parade-guernsey-%E2%80%93-could-you-sponsor-and-paint- “ “We couldn’t do so much without your support.”

26 June 2022
Government House Charities Fete
Association of Guernsey Charities

Please make a note in your diaries to attend the annual Government House Charities Fete which will be attended by over 40 local charities. The Fete is open to the public (no dogs please) from 12 noon to 4pm.

29 June 2022
MS Society Guernsey Group
Multiple Sclerosis Society Bailiwick of Guernsey Group

AGM 2022 to be held on 29th June, 6-7pm, Henry Tupper room at Les Cotils Christian Centre.