We support community and voluntary groups in Rushcliffe, from advice centres and lunch clubs to wildlife trusts and scout groups. We're here to help and inspire groups and organisations to get started and run professionally. We offer expert advice and assistance with training, fundraising and volunteering, as well as giving encouragement and moral support.
And because we believe in what these groups stand for, we endeavour to represent their views to those who make decisions affecting their work. To get a fuller picture, click on the Services, Projects and Volunteers tabs.
During February, we’re highlighting the many reasons to love volunteering and we’ll focus on some of our vital volunteers. Meet some of our fabulous volunteer drivers – the people who keep Rushcliffe CVS’ Voluntary Transport Schemes moving and growing.
Rushcliffe CVS health development worker Sue Knowles helped organise
‘The Unwind your mind event’ held during mental health week last October. Sue, as part of this event, asked local groups and individuals to knit squares which would then be turned into a blanket for local groups.
The event was well attended in West Bridgford and many people took up the challenge to knit, with knitting being recognised as being a good pastime to focus on, which in turn helps to de-stress and give people something else to think about.
The squares were gathered in and given to individuals and the Cotgrave Knit and Natter group to turn into a blanket.
The photo shows Sue holding a blanket sewn together by the Cotgrave Knit and Natter group.
Blankets were given to The Friary in West Bridgford which helps local homeless and disadvantaged people and also to Renew 37, a well-being café and community space on 37 Abbey Road, West Bridgford, which is open Mondays to Thursdays for local groups. More at www.renew37.co.uk
4 February is World Cancer Day – more at http://www.worldcancerday.org/
Rushcliffe CVS health development worker Sue Knowles chairs the Rushcliffe Cancer Forum, a local groups for cancer survivors and their carers and relatives. The group meets quarterly to give patients’ views on cancer services.
The group has produced a new booklet for cancer survivors, patients and carers which is now available in GP surgeries and libraries – look out for this invaluable resource on World Cancer Day. You can also download it here.
February is the month of Valentine’s Day and love. Here are 14 reasons to love volunteering.
Rushcliffe CVS always needs more volunteers to help out on its community transport schemes for older people and people with various disabilities – there is one based in Gedling and one based in Rushcliffe. Volunteers are needed as drivers and also people to help out in the office with admin and publicity.
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service is a registered charity (number 1079880) and a company limited by guarantee (number 3867757), registered in England and Wales.