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Nearly New Sale

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by char_willson

We are holding a Nearly New Sale at the Quedgeley Community Centre on Saturday 15 March 2014, from 10am-12pm.

Baby, Toddler, Children’s Clothes, Toys and other equipment.

Free admission and parking

For details of how to book a table (£5 each) please contact Charlotte on totfest@rocketmail.com

All funds raised from table bookings will go towards supporting MU32U toddler and family activities in the local area.

Please see our Facebook Page [Editor: Page gone, link removed] for further details.

Volunteer Befrienders Needed

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 by char_willson

Family Lives are looking for Volunteer Befrienders.
Could you help families cope with the ups and downs of family life?

Family Lives, a national charity providing parenting and family support, is running a project to support families through befriending support. If you can spend a few hours of your free time each week to get involved in your local community and build a friendship with a parent who is struggling to balance their family life, we really want to hear from you.

Often, all people need to solve their problems is a listening ear, some positive support and a boost in confidence. You can help families improve their lives, supporting them to create positive environments for themselves and their children.

Our befriending volunteers will:

  • visit a family to befriend them on a one to one basis
  • visit children’s centres and community venues to talk to parents
  • help our staff to set up parent support groups and signpost parents to services that can support them

Our volunteers receive ongoing training and support from our dedicated team of staff, who are always on hand to offer guidance. We also offer an OCN (Open College Network) qualification to those who complete our full training programme, and we pay out of office expenses.

You don’t need any specific qualifications but you will need to be understanding and resilient. You will also need to have experience of being in a caring or parenting role or have experience of supporting parents or young people. If you are pursuing a professional career in counselling or social work, this opportunity may particularly interest you as it offers hands on experience of working with families.

To download a full role description and application form, please visit our website (www.familylives.org.uk/content/volunteer-family-lives).
Contact Charlotte Willson, Volunteer Development Officer:
Tel: 01453 751676, or email: charlottew@familylives.org.uk.

Families Matter

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 by char_willson

Family Lives (www.familylives.org.uk) is a charitable organisation that has over three decades of experience in helping and supporting parents and carers to deal with family issues that cause stress and anxiety. We are an early intervention and crisis service provider that can support families in confidence, in a number of ways:
– Free 24 hour confidential helpline 0808 800 2222
– Extended support for complex and difficult issues through 1 to 1 meetings
– Personalised email service and online peer support
– Online advice and information on all aspects of family life
– Free local face to face support groups and workshops
– Access to trained and skilled Volunteer Befrienders

For further information or to access any of the support we offer please call our local Stroud Office on 01453 851676 or email admin-glos@familylives.org.uk

Family Lives are looking for Volunteer Befrienders …to help us continue to support families.

The role of the volunteer is to support families on a one to one basis, visiting them in a community setting or their home, learning about their lives and their problems and helping them to find solutions. Volunteers will visit families regularly (usually once a week) to ensure that parents keep in contact, work with other support services positively and have a chance to discuss issues as they make changes in their family lives.

Family Lives volunteers get full training in listening and befriending skills with a chance to gain a qualification under the Open College Network. We also offer one to one supervision which aims to track your development and learning, regular group meetings with other volunteers and regular appraisals to ensure that your experience with us is well supported and enjoyable.

For further information or an application form to become a Volunteer please contact our Stroud Office on 01453 751 676 or email admin-glos@familylives.org.uk

Pamper and Christmas Shopping Evening

Friday, November 11th, 2011 by char_willson

Tickets are now on sale for the Pamper and Christmas Shopping Evening at the Quedgeley Community Centre on Sat 3 December from 7:30pm

pamper evening

Tickets cost £5 each and include 2 free drinks (wine or soft alternative).
So far we have over 25 stalls booked, including a range of treatments and a variety of Christmas gifts.

Email Charlotte at mu32u_pamperevening@yahoo.co.uk to book your ticket

Pamper Evening – Quedgeley

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 by char_willson


We are holding a Pamper Evening on Saturday 3 December at the Quedgeley Community Centre from 7:30pm-10:30pm (with setting up from around 6pm).

Tables will cost £10. All funds raised will go to the MU32U group, which run a number of family groups in the Quedgeley area (see http://www.mu32u.btck.co.uk/Home)

Please let me know if you would be interested in having a stall at the event, or pass on this information to anyone who may be interested.

Tickets for the event will go on sale mid-October – watch this space for further details!

Please email me at: mu32u_pamperevening@yahoo.co.uk for further information and a booking form.

Many Thanks,

Table Top Sale

Monday, July 11th, 2011 by char_willson

Quedgeley Community Centre – Sat 16 July 2-4pm

Hi All,

Just a reminder that we are holding a Table Top Sale at The Quedgeley Community Centre on Saturday 16th July from 2-4pm. Tables are £5 each (£10 for traders) – please contact Charlotte at char_willson@yahoo.co.uk for a booking form and/or further information.

There will be a variety of stalls on the day, refreshments and plenty of free parking.

Admission is also free.

All funds raised from table fees will go to MU32U who run a number of Family and Toddler Groups in the Quedgeley area.


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