Welsh Blood Service sessions at Bridgend …Blood donors urgently needed so please help!

If giving is in your blood, please help as every drop counts!

If you are fit and well please click on the link below to book a convenient day and time. Blood Donation is classed as essential travel.

Please support your local session in these unprecedented times to continue vital supply of platelets and blood products.

The Welsh Blood Service will be at:

Ibis Court (Downstairs Room), Best Western Heronston Hotel – Ewenny Road, Bridgend, CF35 5AW

Wednesday 28 October 2020 from 10am – 12.30pm and 2 – 5.30pm
Thursday 29 October 2020 from 9.30am – 12pm and 2 – 5.30pm
Friday 30 October 2020 from 9.30am – 12.30pm and 2 – 5pm
Click here to make an appointment

Please note that there will be NO walk-in slots available.

For further details visit www.welsh-blood.org.uk or T: 0800 25 2266.

‘Charities in a post Covid world’ – All Wales Charity Conference 2020 by Geldards LLP

This year, the annual All-Wales Charity Governance, Law and Finance Conference will be held ‘virtually’ on Thursday 15 October 2020 from 9.30 – 11.30am.

Join Geldards, Baldwins and Brewin Dolphin along with guest speaker Helen Stephenson CBE, CEO of the Charity Commission who will provide you with vital up to date, practical advice and guidance within the charity sector post Covid 19.

Further details will be available throughout the coming months, but in the mean time, please save the date and register your place here

Volunteer opportunities available with Trinity Care and Support

Trinity Care and Support in Porthcawl is looking to recruit two new volunteers (18+), one to help within their Tondu Activity Club on Fridays and another to help within their allotment project.

While their main client group is people with learning disabilities, they are also registered to provide care and support to older people, people with dementia or other mental health support needs, adults with a range of disabilities and also to support children and their families. They are one of the very few services in the area that can support children with care needs.

Currently due to Covid-19 their projects have been very quiet although their allotment has been ongoing throughout and a successful applicant could start immediately.

For further details, E: volunteering@bavo.org.uk

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Monthly online Trustee network meetings for trustees and committee members

Next meeting will be September 8th from 5 – 6pm online

BAVO hosts a monthly network meeting for trustees to share effective practise and ideas with each other and to discuss possible ways of lobbying and influencing policy. Mentors from the Link Up Project who have a range of different business skills are also present.

Trustees find the meetings to be really useful and supportive. Meetings are hosted using Zoom. It’s very simple to use; all you need to join in is a smartphone, tablet, laptop or pc with camera.

The network is open to all trustees and directors of organisations which are BAVO members . The guest speaker will be Bethan Wright from Red Digital who will be sharing her knowledge on using social media to promote the work of your charity.

Bethan will cover approach, best practice for content creation and some general tips on the topic.

To find out more or if you would like to attend, contact Suzanne at BAVO by emailing: SuzanneChisholm@bavo.org.uk or call BAVO, T: 1656 810400.

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