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August 2014 Newsletter

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JOIN OUR FORUMS…
 
Have your say about…
- Our existing services
- New services you want
- Changes in your community
 
Help shape the services the charity offers to you and your local community.
 
Next Date:
Tuesday 16th September
9:30am till 11:30am
 
'The forums are an opportunity for the local community to have their say on how Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre meets the needs of local people'
Help the charity to do more within your community by donating unwanted items!

The next clothes collection is taking place on Thursday 25th September! Please pick up collection bags from our reception and return them to us before this date. 

We are also collecting tombola prizes for our summer fundraising events!
If you have any small items you can donate please drop them to the centre.

Thank you for your kind support! For more Information click here
The next activity timetable will begin on Monday 8th September 2014 and will be available to download from our website at the beginning of next month. 

The next Messy Church session is Tuesday 9th September from 3:30 till 6:30. The activity cost is £1 per person to attend. Please speak to reception about the booking process for this session. 
We are already accepting bookings for the following September activities:

ESOL - Writing Skills
Ten week course for adults with under 5s! 

Enrolment, assessment and creche introduction is on
 
Monday 5th September
The course starts on
Monday 22nd September 
and finishes

Monday 1st December
9:30am till 11:30am

Booking via reception.
Delivered by LBH Adult Education

Also...

Advice & Guidance Surgery
Advice and guidance on benefits, housing, work related issues and much more.

Every 2nd & 4th
Thursdays of the month 

9:30am till 11:30am

Appointment needed. Booking via reception. Delivered by P3
Please refer to our website for more information about the services we offer and how you can get involved with the charity's work!  

www.yiewsleycornerstone.co.uk
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 commmunity, please forward this newsletter to them and spread the word!
 

Summer Programme 2014

 
We are now into the summer programme for the next six weeks, so we thought we would give you a little more information on the projects we have available and a few key dates to remember during this years summer. 
  • During the 6 week summer period there will be NO Early Years activities of the weeks beginning Monday 28th July and Monday 1st September.
     
  • The charity has a new Community Creative Me project running every Thursday morning from 10am till 12noon which is open to all ages. There are NO creche facilities and attendees under the age of 18 will need a signed parental consent form.
  • There are Special Sessions happening for under 5s and their older siblings during the summer programme:
  1. Sport Day @ Yiewsley Rec - Wednesday 6th August 10:30am onwards. Bring a picnic if you want!
  2. Summer Picnic @ Yiewsley Rec - Wednesday 13th August 11:30am till 2:30pm. Bring a picnic & teddy!
  3. Busy Little Fingers - Wednesday 20th August 10:00am to 11:30am. Dress down!
  • Activities continuing to run every week during the summer period include Tea, Talk & Toast (Tuesdays 9:30 am till 11:00am) Do You Remember? (Wednesday 1:30pm till 3:30pm) & Well Seasoned  (Fridays 1:30pm till 3:30pm)

Over 65s Sessions

Do you know any Over 65s in your community or are you over 65s? 

 

Yiewsley Cornerstone Centre has been providing over 65s activities for a few years now. 

As part of the community hub the charity aims to create, the organisation has been expanding the services for the local over 65s and has two weekly sessions offering different themes.

Do you Remember? - A games and social group for residents of the Yiewsley Ward. Every Wednesday 1:30pm till 3:30pm.
 
Well Seasoned - An exercise and craft social session for residents of Yiewsley, West Drayton & Heathrow Villages Wards. Every Friday 1:30pm till 3:30pm.

Under 5s Home Learning Bags


Starting this September, we will be featuring our new “Home Learning Bags” in our Stay and Plays.  Once a month, a choice of three bags will be available to families with children.  Each bag will contain an activity for children to do at home with their grown up. 

The activities use every day items, and we hope that parents and children will learn to love learning, and have some fun together at home.  Parents are a child’s first teachers, and have so much to share.  Our first three bags are Making Puppets, Chalk Play, and Carrier Bag Kites.  All bags are free of charge, and we welcome feedback to put up on our Home Learning board.

Meet the Team...

Hi, I'm Paul and I am the Chief Executive of the charity and the Children Centre Manager.

It is my role to oversee the running of the whole charity and make sure the organisation continues to work towards our vision of reaching the current and future needs of the local community.  
I have been involved with the voluntary sector for over 25 years and have gained skills and qualifications in Youth Work, Management, Accounting, Leadership, Counselling and Early Years.
 
Out of work I am a husband, father of four and a granddad to three young granddaughters who like to demolish my house when visiting :-) 

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:

BABY CLINIC ADMINISTRATOR
  • Fridays 9am - 12pm
  • Assisting the staff by performing administration tasks, handing out information and engaging with users.
 CHARITY BOX COLLECTORS (NEW)
  • 5/10 hours a month
  • Flexible
  • Preparing, collecting and administrating our charity collection boxes and engaging with local people.
 COOKING & CRAFT ASSISTANT
  • 2nd Tuesday of the month, 3pm - 6.30pm
  • Assisting set up/clearing down, perform session tasks and engage with users during the sessions.
 GARDENER
  • 2 hours a week between 9am - 5pm
  • Flexible with changes due to seasons
  • Maintaining the outside areas, general tidying tasks and planting.
 OVER 65'S SUPPORT ASSISTANTS
  • Wednesdays & Fridays 1pm -4pm
  • Can be spilt between volunteers
  • 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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