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Supporting Independence Programme

We had our Volunteer Recognition Lunch on the 16th of October 2019. Our guest speaker was Debbie Foster from the Supporting Independence Programme run by Northamptonshire Public Health. The programme is aimed at supporting people living with mild frailty. Debbie has kindly provided a PowerPoint presentation of her speech, which you can download as a […]

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Volunteer Action: Part time paid vacancy

VOLUNTEER ACTION HAS AN IMMEDIATE VACANCY FOR A MARKETING AND ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT BASED IN OUR BUSY OFFICE IN FLETTON HOUSE, GLAPTHORN ROAD, FLETTON WAY, OUNDLE PE8 4JA HOURS: 12 per WEEK RATE OF PAY: £10 per HOUR MORNINGS ESSENTIAL and PREFERABLY OVER 4 DAYS (negotiable) YOU NEED TO BE CONFIDENT ON THE PHONE AND ABLE […]

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VA Quiz 2019 – Answers & Winners

Thanks to everyone who supported us by taking part in our 2019 quiz. The winners were: 1st: Mrs Hunter of Oundle 2nd: Ms Livingston of Peterborough 3rd: Ms Holland of Wimborne And here are the answers: 1.            Marrow 2.            Sugar Snap Pea 3.            Scotch Bonnet Chilli 4.            Cos Lettuce 5.            Sweetheart Cabbage 6.            Beefsteak Tomato […]

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Coffee Morning – 12 September 2019

Coffee Morning:  Margaret Butler is holding a coffee morning in aid of VA: Date:             Thursday the 12th of September 2019 Time:             10:00 am – 12:00 noon Venue:          Yorke House, 33 West Street, Oundle PE8 4EJ Contact:       01832 273444 Cost:             £4 for coffee and cake There will be a home produce sale and raffle. Donations for […]

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Free tea and cake – Wednesdays in August

Come for free tea and cake every Wednesday in August from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Hub, Fletton House, Oundle. Eligibility: Older people and those with disabilities or chronic health problems. Free transport may be available if you are registered with Volunteer Action. Booking is essential – call 01832 275433. Entertainment includes music, bingo, […]

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Fun Facts!

Fun Fact!  In May we had drivers helping people 31 days out of 31!! Not bad for a month with 8 weekend days and 2 bank holidays.

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News Flash for Carers

Do you look after someone? Are you an unpaid Carer?  Carers are people who look after someone who may have a physical or learning disability, mental health problem, drug or alcohol addiction or are elderly/frail. Come along and talk to Northamptonshire Carers about how they support Carers at Oundle Medical practice 13th June 2019, 12.30pm […]

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Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers’ Week was from the 20th to the 24th of May. It was lovely to meet the people who dropped into the office. The Thrapston cohort met at Bennetts Café and a grand time was had by all. Here we are, eating and drinking and making merry:

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£100 donation from local author

£100 from local author:  Margaret Brewster recently donated £100 to VA from the proceeds of her book “A Collection of Oundle Families”. The book is on sale at the book shop in the market place and is reduced to £9.99. So far she has given £1,200 to Oundle charities. Huge thanks to Margaret!

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You all give an amazing amount of time driving for Volunteer Action – thank you!

A couple of trips came recently to my attention: Appointment at Leicester General Hospital – picked up at 11.30am, back in Oundle at 6.30pm Saturday appointment at Kettering General – picked up at 10am, back at 2.30pm. Our driver for this one also had to get to and from Warmington to Thrapston These kind of […]

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