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Volunteers Week event from VMN and VANEL @ The Barge, Grimsby
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Thursday 6th June, members of the Volunteer Managers Network and our Volunteer Centre will be outside The Barge in Grimsby, along with Hattie the Community Bus, to hold a Volunteer Celebration Event. We’re there from 10am-3pm. If you’re a volunteer, thinking of volunteering, need volunteers or already host them, we’d love to see you during the day. For more information contact Liz at VANEL (, 01472 231123).

You can read the story about this event on our blog here.

Download this poster (as .pdf) here.

Members of the Volunteer Development Service (VDS) along with VANEL staff getting ready for Volunteers Week 2019.

The Volunteer Managers Network has been getting ready for Volunteers Week too.  Look forward to seeing you in Grimsby on the 6th June.

World Oceans Day event
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

on Saturday 8th June join us for a World Oceans Day event at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre from 10am-3pm for litter picks, photographic competition, plastic sculpture workshops, arts and crafts and more. Contact Victoria for more information and more details next week. (, 01472 315437).

Download the poster here.

Make Music Event at Grimsby Minster for Make Music Day @ Grimsby Minster, Grimsby
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come and celebrate the longest day of the year and be part of a global festival of music!

This year, as part of the revived St. James’ Festival at Grimsby Minster, the IGNITE team at VANEL are organising an event in Grimsby to celebrate Make Music Day.

Make Music Day is a global festival of music that takes place on the 21st June every year and IGNITE are looking for singers and musicians who are interested in taking part.

We are looking for music makers of any age, skill level and musical style. If you are interested in playing at this event please contact or call 01472 315437 for more information.

The event will take place from 10am3pm on Friday 21st June.

Download the poster below and help us to promote the event or scroll down for the call for musicians poster. See you all there!

Or download the poster below for more information about taking part in the event

Summer Solstice SKA Party at Moon on the Water
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Weekend in Cleethorpes @ Cleethorpes
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes.

Facebook page is here

This is now the largest event on the East coast of England thanks to the support of our visitors, sponsors and local businesses. With a host of displays, parades, entertainment and trade stands we have something for everyone.

Up to date information about exhibitors and what’s happening here

VANEL staff and the IGNITE team will be at the event. And the Blue Lights Brigade team and plenty of volunteers will both have a stand and will be out and about throughout the weekend of the event. Come and say hello.

Festival of the Sky
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

Festival of the Sky comes to Cleethorpes. 6th-8th September 2019

Visit the website here for all the details.

Heritage Open Day Cleethorpes
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

As part of Heritage Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days, there is an open event at Cleethorpes Town Hall on Sat 14th September 2019

Meggies Heritage along with Cleethorpes Charter Trustees welcomes you to WWII Cleethorpes.

The exhibition focuses on local preparations for war, with highlights including healthcare pre-NHS, casualties and personal memories as well as Blitz Kidz DVD which evocatively explores wartime childhood.

Further information here

Older People’s Advice Day at Cleethorpes Memorial Hall @ Cleethorpes Memorial Hall
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

An Older People’s Advice Day will take place at Cleethorpes Memorial Hall on the 2nd October.

It will be between 10am and 3pm. Information and guidance about a whole host of issues for older people.

VANEL will be there ready to talk to people about Volunteering and Big Local North Cleethorpes will be represented to share news about support for local people (including free IT support).