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Lottery Funding for Volunteer Action

Lottery Grant for Volunteer Training.   Volunteer Action has been awarded £3,581.00 by the Big Lottery Fund, to recruit and train volunteers. The manager of Volunteer Action, Carol Underwood says: ‘Recruitment and training of volunteers is essential to ensure continuation of services in the local area. Although we have a large number of volunteers, demand […]

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Waitrose customers in Oundle support Volunteer Action

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Well Done Anne!

‘I would like to thank you for nominating Anne Plowright for the Susan Hollowell Memorial 2015 Award. You nominated Anne for driving over 45,000 miles since 2006 to enable vulnerable adults to get to essential medical appointments. Anne has also been a befriender since 2010. She gives time and assistance to others with care and dedication. She will always […]

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A generous donation

Volunteer Action would like to thank Oundle School for all their support. In particular, we were the beneficiaries this month of an annual fundraising event held there: a Part Song Competition. Teams from each House compete against each other and tickets are sold for the concert, with a CD produced and also sold.   Thank […]

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A poem from a Member

Please take the time to read this poem submitted anonymously by someone we visit. Our befrienders and our drivers really do make a difference in people’s lives. The Old Lady  

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2015 Quiz Answers

Please see the answers to the 2015 quiz. A record number of sheets were sold this year and participants really enjoyed completing the quiz. About 250 answer sheets went into the hat, and the winners of vouchers for produce at Trendalls, the Butchers, came from Oundle, Grantham and Kettering. Entries were received from far and […]

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A Fond Farewell to Nancy

Everyone seems to agree that Nancy Taylor’s retirement party at Fletton House on Tuesday 29th September was a lovely event. Whilst we are all sorry to see Nancy go, the atmosphere of the day was more of a celebration of her time at Volunteer Action and of what she has achieved. Val Chesser led the […]

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Produce Stall produces the goods!

MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS Whether you made and donated a cake, jam, raffle prizes etc. or you visited the stall and bought a cake, jam, raffle ticket etc, we are very grateful for your support. The stall on 22nd September was a joint effort by Volunteer Action and Oundle Museum staffed by Liz […]

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Newsletter 2015/16

To view the Newsletter please click the link below: Newsletter – 2015-16

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Move to Fletton House

Volunteer Action will soon be moving to Fletton House. We hope that the service we provide will not be affected by the move, however we will ask our service users to book and confirm drives earlier than usual.  Our Volunteer Drivers will continue to provide a service during the move but may contact customers direct […]

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