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01 February 2019 Good condition office chairs available
The Association of Guernsey Charities

Specsavers has some good quality meeting room chairs available, free to charities. Pleas contact Caren Maguire (caren.maguire@specsavers.com) for more details

04 February 2019 Disability & Inclusion strategy Highlight reports
Guernsey Disability Alliance

The States Disability Officer has released the January 2019 highlight reports on the progress of the Disability & Inclusion strategy. The reports are in two formats: one new easy to read format and the other project management update. http://signpost.gg/article/154270/Disability-and-Inclusion-Strategy-Projects-and-Highlight-Reports

09 February 2019 Animal Welfare Sea Front Sunday - free charity spaces
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The 2019 Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday will be the eighth and takes place on Sunday 26th May. On the 26th May 2019 10am to 4pm the GSPCA will be organising a day to celebrate the animals in Guernsey and all the wonderful work that is done to care for them. We are extremely grateful to all those that made last 7 years such great days and we are hoping this years will be bigger and better. There will be stalls and fun for all the family - all with an animal theme. Fancy dress to mascot 5-a-side football, children's games to lots of food, a fun dog show to an animal less animal show, arts and crafts to charity stalls, some of the GSPCA animals looking for homes, entertainment and so much more........ This years Giant Animal Mascot event is a 5-a-side football match and can be entered as an individual or enter in the team event. All proceeds for this years race will help animals in Guernsey at the GSPCA so you can help support a great local charity, whilst having a lot of fun. Chose your Giant Animal Mascot Suit on the day or bring your own, details and sign up below...... There are lots of people that we would like to thank for their help and support to make this an amazing day out for all the family and listed below are just a few of them. The day starts from 10am and will take place along the Sea Front in St Peter Port and there are a variety of events and activities through the day. To go to the events facebook page or twitter link please click on the logo below https://www.facebook.com/events/2041829405853168/ https://twitter.com/GSPCA https://twitter.com/Seafront_Sunday Would like a pitch? We are looking for charities to run stalls representing their organisation showing their involvement with animals or with an animal theme. Also businesses that feel they play a valuable part in animal welfare such as vets. If you have an art and crafts business you are also welcome. To download a pitch application form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/SEAFRONT%20SUNDAY%20PITCH%20APPLICATION%202019.pdf Applications must be returned by the 26th April with payment where applicable. To download a poster to help us advertise our Seafront Sunday please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Seafront%20Sunday%20Poster2019.pdf Would you like to help sponsor the day? We are looking for individuals or businesses that would like to help sponsor the day please contact Steve Byrne on stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261 for more details. Fun Dog Show There will be a dog show starting at 12pm with registration from 11am. This is a fun dog show and is open to any breed of dog. Best Male Puppy (2yrs and under) Best Female Puppy (2yrs and under) Best Rescue Happiest pet Prettiest Bitch Most Handsome Dog Best Trick Golden Oldies (7yrs +) Best in Show (previous class winners) Entries are £1 a class. Please enter your dog on the day. Childrens Animal Fancy Dress Competition Again there will be holding a childrens animal themed fancy dress competition at the Islandmums stall on the Crown Pier at 145pm but for a free prize bring your child along to them through the day for a free gift. Giant Animal Mascot 5-a-side football event Once again we will be holding a Giant Animal Mascot event but this year there are a big twist. This is open to mascots and individuals prepared to dress as an animal and play a fun football game with a rather over sized ball. We are asking businesses, pubs, individuals or anyone as a team of 5 or an individual and we can make extra teams on the day. Don't worry about what to wear we will provide the Giant Animal Mascot suit and have over 70 available. To join in the our giant animal 5-a-side football game in Guernsey we are asking you to raise funds for the Shelter, ideally a minimum of £22 per person or £100 for a team of 5. All the money raised will go towards helping animals in Guernsey. For businesses wanting to join in we will feature in our next newsletter, on our website and you can put a banner up on the day. We are welcoming children to dress up in their own suits and also have a game through the day for a donation. To download a 5-a-side Mascot Team or Individual application form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/SEAFRONT%20SUNDAY%20MASCOT%205%20A%20SIDE%20APPLICATION%202019.pdf To download a 5-a-side Mascot Team or Individual Sponsor Form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Animal%20Mascot%205%20a%20side%20Seafront%20Sunday%20Sponsor%20ship%20form%202019.pdf To register and further details please emailstevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg Corporate sponsors and businesses get to choose their suits or if they wish to provide their own it must be an animal and we still require the application form completed with the minimum sponsorship. There are lots of events happening during the Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday from a fun dog show, arts and crafts stalls, live music kids games, food stalls and much more This is the eighth year the event has taken place and in previous years we have seen Bernard, Daniel the Island FM Donkey and Roary the GFC Lion and over 90 other competitors. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With our big day on the 26th May we are asking for teams or individuals to sign up to dress as a giant animal or character to play a fun 5-a-side football game." "All the funds raised will help animals in Guernsey." "It's not a normal game as there are lots of surprises." "All we ask is a minimum donation of £22 per player or £100 a team of 5, we provide the costume and the the fun starts at 2pm on the 26th May." "Game lengths will depend on numbers and our very own Bernard the GSPCA dog will be in goal for any penalty shoot outs." "Please do get in touch for more information or check out the details online." For any questions please call 01481 257261 or contact stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or lornaprince@gspca.org.gg Volunteer If you, your group, business or school would like to volunteer and help on the day please email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg If you are wanting to get involved, take part or know more then please contact GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg Keep an eye on this page as we update it with more information.

13 February 2019 Carers Support Group
Guernsey Alzheimers Association

We hold a Carers Support Group every Wednesday afternoon between 2:00 - 4:00 at our Delancey Centre. This session is supported by and run in conjunction with the Memory Clinic team. Guest speakers attend every week to talk on a variety of topics related to Dementia. Please feel free to just turn up where a warm welcome awaits you and your loved one. Whilst you listen to the speaker our volunteers will look after your loved one in the comfort of our lounge.

15 February 2019 Board table available to charities
The Association of Guernsey Charities

ESS has two 8x4 board tables available free to charities. There are also eight chairs which would need to be recovered. ESS can arrange delivery. Please contact Ed Ashton on 732562 or ed.ashton@gov.gg

19 February 2019 Registration for the 2019 Walk is open
The Rotary Guernsey Walk Trust

the Walk will take place on 15th June, 2019. See the webpage.

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01 March 2019 New KIDVA
Safer LBG (Domestic Violence Forum)

Thanks to a 3 year grant from BBC Children in Need, Safer has been able to appoint a second Children and Young Persons Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (KIDVA). They will help children who live in families where there is domestic abuse or young people who find themselves in a relationship where there is domestic abuse. Unfortunately Safer can only help children and young people at the highest risk. With this additional post more children will be supported, provided with their own safety plan and be helped to improve their relationship with their non-abusive parent. Safer is very grateful for the continued support of BBC Children in Need which will help expand this service.

23 March 2019 Quiz Night
Cancer Research UK - Guernsey

Cobo Community Centre