Would you feel reassured and safer in your home if you could summon assistance at the press of a button? Maybe you are worried about a friend, relative or neighbour who may be unable to phone for help if they were to have an accident in their home? Why not contact Carelink to find out more about their in-home telecare alarm equipment. The alarm costs £30 to install and £14 per month thereafter for the service. Anyone having the service installed in November/December 2016 will get the first month free. Tel: 01472 312312.
VANEL’s IGNITE team are pleased to have received a certificate from Macmillan Cancer Support recognising the huge effort that was made by the whole community at our coffee morning event back in September. In just over 3 hours the coffee morning raised £288.27! Read on to view the certificate and find out more about the event.
VANEL, in partnership with Anglian Water, will be holding a World Toilet Day (WTD) event on Saturday 19th November 2016 at People’s Park. The event aims to increase awareness of the global sanitation crisis affecting 2.4 billion people worldwide, and will serve as the launchpad of the O2 funded IGNITE project “Explorabubble”. We will have a bubble machine, giant bubble wands and bubble-themed crafts and activities which the whole family can get involved with. If you like bubbles, this is the event for you! For more information about WTD or Explorabubble, please contact Helen@vanel.org.uk. (01472) 231 123.
The Mission to Seafarers strives to meet the needs of all seafarers and their families, irrespective of faith or cultural background. Its mission is to care for the shipping industry’s most important assets, it people. The charity are looking for enthusiastic volunteers aged 18 or over, to help them carry out their vital work with Seafarers from all parts of the world, who visit Immingham Docks. Flexible long or short term volunteering opportunities are available. You must have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. For more information and to apply, please contact VANEL’s Volunteer Centre Adviser, Liz, on (01472) 231 123. Email Liz@vanel.org.uk
Alternatively, you can apply direct via www.do-it.org
Book your place on a free 6 week Domestic Abuse Awareness training course delivered by Women’s Aid. The course starts on Wednesday 11th January 2017 from 1pm until 3pm and is available to anyone who lives in North East Lincolnshire. For more information and to book your place, please contact Rachel on (01472) 324 902.
Read on to find out more about the weekday clubs and activities taking place with Grimsby and District Live at Home Scheme. Don’t miss out on your chance to get involved with their exciting new Friday Social/Luch Club for the over 60s each week from 11am – 1pm at Bishop King Centre. For more details about Grimsby and District Live at Home Scheme and how to get involved, please contact Ann-Marie, Anita or Rosalie on 01472 602 080.
VANEL’s Community Health Champions (CHC) project is on the lookout for people aged 16 or over who have an interest in health and wellbeing, to become volunteer Community Health Champions. As a CHC you will work as part of a team helping to deliver health and wellbeing messages to people of all ages and from all backgrounds across North East Lincolnshire. This opportunity would be particularly beneficial to anyone who wishes to study or gain employment within the healthcare sector. All volunteer CHC’s will be enrolled on CERTA’s Health Champion Level 1 training and have the opportunity to gain other relevant qualifications at a later stage if so required. For more information or to apply to become a CHC, please contact CHC project coordinator, Vickie Ehret. (01472) 231 123. Email: Vickie@vanel.org.uk.
Local runners who have missed out on a place in next year’s Virgin Money London Marathon which takes place on Sunday 24th April 2017, are being encouraged to sign-up for a place with YMCA Humber. The charity has limited places available so don’t miss out on your chance to put your best foot forward. For more information on running for YMCA Humber, call Jonathan Byrne, Events and Marketing Lead on 01472 359 621 or email info@YMCA-Humber.com.
VANEL are pleased to announce that we have reintroduced membership certificates! Local voluntary and community organisations who renew their status as a Member or Friend, or who are joining us for the first time, will now be presented with a framed VANEL membership certificate which they can proudly display. Read on to find out more.