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October 2014 Newsletter

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The new catalogue for Winter 2014 is available from reception.
Halloween End date: 
Friday 10th October
Advent End date: 
Friday 14th November

Yellow Moon
The new catalogue for Christmas 2014 is available. Please take one from around the centre!
Christmas Fayre!!

This year the joint Christmas Fayre with Yiewsley Baptist Church will be on
Saturday 29th November 10am till 2pm.
 If you would like to volunteer to help, whether being involved in the preparation or running elements on the day please speak to reception!
We are also collecting donations of unwanted items for the Fayre, please drop them off at reception.

Thank you for supporting us!!


Remember once a month in Stay & Plays, three bags are available to families with under 5s.  Each bag contains an activity for children to do at home with their grown up.

Thank you!!

The charity would like to send a big thank you out to everyone who filled and dropped off bags of unwanted items for the textiles collection last week. The money raised from this activity will help the charity to do more within your community!

If you would like to get involved and support the charity please click here for more Information

Thank you for your kind support! 

Please refer to our website for more information about the services we offer and how you can get involved with the charity's work!  

Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre would like to thank you for taking an interest in the charity! 

Please remember you can tell us what areas of news you would like to receive or change your preferences at the bottom of this newsletter!

If you know others who would benefit from the services we provide to the community, please forward this newsletter to them and spread the word!

Saying Goodbye...

I have had the privilege of working at Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre for almost 6 years. When I arrived there was no new building and within a few months we were running sessions out of the church sanctuary while 
the new building emerged around us. My previous working life and experience was varied: from being a nurse to working with adults with learning disabilities to registered childminding to registrar and to being a mum. 
Within a few months of joining the team I was excited to take on the role of Senior Early Years Practitioner. Since then I have been managing early years services and have been in involved in shaping all the charity activities provided to the community by representing on the YCC senior management team.
Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre is always helping staff develop personally and professionally and I was encouraged to complete my degree in Early Years. The experience I have gained here will help me greatly within my new role working as an early years inspector.
I leave here with fond memories of my colleagues and the individuals and families that we work with. Thank you for making life interesting!  
Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre would like to thank Deborah for all her hard work and commitment over the years. As of the end of September Deborah will no longer be in her role at the charity. We will miss her enormously and wish her luck in her new role!!!

Latest Activity Updates

Below are some of the activity highlights for this month!
You can download the full timetable here
  • Parent First Aid returns again on Thursday 2nd October. This 2 hour short course highlights first aid techniques for parents in a family learning environment from 9:30am till 11:30am. Please book at reception as there are limited spaces available.
  • Do You Remember? is hosting the Yiewsley & West Drayton Local History Society on Wednesday 8th October between 1:30pm & 3:30pm. This week they will be here to archive stories from local over 65s about the area over the years.
  • Advice & Guidance Surgery: Delivered by P3. Advice and guidance on benefits, housing, work related issues and much more. Every 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month 9:30am till 11:30am
  • Messy Church Returns on Tuesday 14th October from 3:30pm till 6:30pm. The activity cost is £1 per person to attend. Please speak to reception about the booking process for this session. 
  • Keys for Men: The eight week course helping men to unlock a fulfilled life begins on Wednesday 15th October from 6:30pm till 9:00pm Please speak to reception about the booking process for this session. 
This year all activities but the Adult Education courses and  the Childminder Support Group will continue to run as normal during the October Half Term.
(Monday 27th till Friday 31st October)

Starting in November... 
  • Creative Me: The six week building confidence art course begins on Thursday 6th November with a creche introduction from 9:30am till 10:30am. Please speak to reception to book on to this session. 

An opportunity to see what family support is available. 
This is a drop in session for families with children under 5's to come and play and
talk to Shelley.
Wednesday 5th November 
9:30am till 11:00am

Volunteering Opportunities

Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre relies on volunteers to help the charity deliver the many services and activities to the local community. If you are available to lend a hand we currently need help with these opportunities:

  • 5/10 hours a month.
  • Flexible.
  • Preparing, collecting and administering our charity collection boxes and engaging with local people.
  • 7/10 hours a week.
  • Flexible within 10am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Working alongside the community projects staff to prepare and maintain the administration functions needed.
  • Requires excellent attention to detail and ICT skills.
  • 2 hours a week.
  • Flexible with changes due to seasons.
  • Maintaining the outside areas, general tidying tasks and planting.
  • Wednesdays & Fridays 1pm -4pm
  • Can move and lift furniture 
  • Helping with set up/clearing down, perform session tasks and engage with users.
If we don't offer the opportunities your require then please check on the Hillingdon Volunteer Centre website.
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