Events

Here is a list of upcoming events from RVA and its members.

  • 31 August 2016 Hepatitis C Support Group
    ActivityIRiS Reading
      Come & join us to be part of a friendly, confidential & supportive group! This group will provide opportunities for support …

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  • 3 September 2016 Sport in Mind – charity riverside walk
    FundraisingSport in Mind
    Join us for a scenic walk along the River Kennet and the Thames Path from Reading to the lovely quaint village of …

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  • 6 September 2016 Health awareness for people with a learning disability
    TrainingReading Mencap
    Come along to health-focused sessions specifically for people with a learning disability. We will be covering topics such as healthy eating, taking …

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  • 7 September 2016 Befriending Forum
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Reading Voluntary Action and Age UK Reading warmly invite you to our second information-sharing and networking event about befriending. Based on feedback …

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  • 7 September 2016 Want to hear about your local NHS? – South Reading CCG
    AGMSouth Reading CCG
    South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding it’s next Governing Body meeting in public on Wednesday 7th September and you are …

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  • 8 September 2016 Help Shape a new Home First Hub for Reading
    WorkshopBerkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within Berkshire. Most support …

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  • 9 September 2016 Charity Golf Day
    FundraisingENRYCH Berkshire
    Bacon roll and tea/coffee before tee off 18 hole round of golf—4 ball Stableford 2 course meal Prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd place teams …

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  • 9 September 2016 Berkshire Community Foundation Symposium 2016
    ConferenceBerkshire Community Foundation (BCF)
    The 2016 BCF Symposium will take place on Friday 9 September at Green Park in Reading. Local charities and community groups can …

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  • 9 September 2016 Wellbeing Forum for the Voluntary Sector is on 9th September!
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Come and join us at Reading’s Wellbeing Forum for the Voluntary and Community Sector in the Council Chambers. We will be focussing …

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  • 10 September 2016 Caversham Court Heritage Open Days
    ExhibitionFriends of Caversham Court Gardens
    Drop in to the 17th century summer house in Caversham Court Gardens to see a special exhibition “Capability Brown in Berkshire”, devised …

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  • 13 September 2016 Remember a Charity in Your Will Week
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Mencap
    Rowberry Morris Solicitors are inviting you to meet PACT, Reading Mencap, Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice and Reading Fibromyalgia Group at …

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  • 13 September 2016 Health awareness for people with a learning disability
    TrainingReading Mencap
    Come along to health-focused sessions specifically for people with a learning disability. We will be covering topics such as healthy eating, taking …

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  • 14 September 2016 Safer Recruitment Training
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    The target group for this training is all staff or volunteers whose work involves recruitment or selection of workers or volunteers involved …

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  • 17 September 2016 Cianna’s Smile Sickle Cell Awareness Masquerade Ball
    EntertainmentCianna’s Smile
    A night filled with elegance, fun and entertainment. Tickets (£55 before 30 June, £65 thereafter) include welcome drink, 3 course meal with …

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  • 17 September 2016 Designated Persons Safeguarding Training
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    This training is aimed at the person or persons in your organisation responsible for handling safeguarding concerns raised by staff and volunteers …

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  • 18 September 2016 Repair Cafe at the Warehouse
    Public interestTransition Town Reading
    Repair Cafe is a monthly event that runs in various venues around Reading. Get help to repair a wide range of items …

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  • 20 September 2016 The Role of a Treasurer Workshop
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    If you are new to the role of treasurer, have done it for a while but would like to be sure you’re …

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  • 20 September 2016 Want to hear about your local NHS? – North and West Reading CCG Annual Meeting
    AGMNorth and West Reading CCG
    North and West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding it’s next Governing Body meeting in public on Tuesday 20th September and you …

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  • 21 September 2016 Listening Skills Workshop
    WorkshopReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Ready Friends project at RVA is delighted to be partnering with Samaritans Reading to host free Listening Skills Workshops this September. …

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  • 23 September 2016 Safeguarding children and adults with disabilities
    ConferenceSafeguarding children and adults with disabilities
    West of Berkshire Joint Adults’ and Children’s Safeguarding Conference is being held on Friday 23rd September. The focus of this year’s conference …

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  • 23 September 2016 Re: Your Future – A Dynamic Event for Mature Workers
    ConferenceReading UK CIC
    Have you reached a certain age and are asking yourself “what next?” – then this dynamic, interactive event could well have the answer …

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  • 23 September 2016 Peer Support Training – 4 day course
    TrainingReading Your Way
    Have you experienced mental health difficulties? Would you like to support others through difficult times? Do you live in Reading, Wokingham or …

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  • 24 September 2016 Charity Choral Concert
    EntertainmentParenting Special Children
    As part of its 10th Anniversary Celebrations, Parenting Special Children is joining forces with the acclaimed Reading Phoenix Choir to hold a …

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  • 24 September 2016 Big Lunch
    Community developmentThe Three Cooks
    The Big Lunch is held once a month at Christ The King. The lunch is a FREE 3 course meal. We hold …

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  • 25 September 2016 Ufton Court Charity Cycle Ride
    VolunteeringUfton Court Educational Trust
    The Ufton Sportive is a very friendly, non-competitive charity Cycle event around quiet roads in the Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire countryside. The …

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  • 27 September 2016 Training – Introduction to Benefits
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Training – Introduction to Benefits Full day course About Us As a trusted and established training service Citizens Advice Reading Training Services …

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  • 28 September 2016 Smart Works Reading Breakfast Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationSmart Works Reading
    We are holding a Breakfast Event for our existing referral partners plus any other organisation which is interested in finding out more …

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  • 28 September 2016 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the Autumn meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to …

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  • 28 September 2016 Governance Training
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This three-hour workshop, led by Trisha Bennett, will focus on the governance role of trustees and management committee members. It is ideal …

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  • 29 September 2016 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    This course is targeted at all staff whose work brings them into contact with children and young people in whatever circumstances. Aims …

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  • 29 September 2016 Listening Skills Workshop
    WorkshopReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Ready Friends project at RVA is delighted to be partnering with Samaritans Reading to host free Listening Skills Workshops this September. …

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  • 29 September 2016 How to use the power of local media to fundraise and campaign
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    1.00pm-3.30pm How to use the power of local media to fundraise and campaign Aim To help you develop the knowledge and skills …

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  • 5 October 2016 Presentation Skills
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This is a full day course delivered by Martin Starkey from Standing Ovation designed to give you the skills to deliver an …

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  • 6 October 2016 Are They Safe? – Introduction to Safeguarding Children
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    Are They Safe? is an easily accessible introduction to safeguarding children in voluntary sector organisations. It has been produced by Safe Network …

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  • 10 October 2016 Carers health matters
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Mencap
    Are you caring for someone with a learning disability or Autism? We are holding a free information and advice talk designed for …

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  • 11 October 2016 Reading Advice Network AGM
    AGMReading Advice Network
    RAN is hosting its AGM and members, potential members and partner agencies will be attending. A report on activities for 2016 will be …

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  • 12 October 2016 Universal Credit Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course providing an overview of universal credit. The course will cover: • What is universal credit? • Who is eligible? • …

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  • 15 October 2016 Oktoberfest at Reading Mencap
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading Mencap
    Join us for Reading Mencap’s Oktoberfest: There will be German beers, wines & Jagerbombs (CASH bar) There will be German hot dogs …

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  • 17 October 2016 Carers health matters
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Mencap
    Are you caring for someone with a learning disability or Autism? We are holding a free information and advice talk designed for …

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  • 18 October 2016 Sickness and Disability Benefits Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Full Day course covering sickness and disability benefits in depth. It is suitable for delegates who have either attended the Introduction to …

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  • 19 October 2016 Safer Recruitment Training
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    This course is part of our Safeguarding Children Training Programme Following feedback from previous attendees, we have extended the time available for …

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  • 19 October 2016 Fire Warden Training
    Not specifiedinvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This is a 4½ hour third party accredited (ISO 9001:2008) Fire Warden Course led by Andrew Dickson, who has over fifteen years …

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  • 20 October 2016 Trustee Roles and Responsibilities Workshop
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This three-hour workshop, led by Trisha Bennett, will aim to clarify the roles and responsibilities of trustees and management committee members. The …

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  • 21 October 2016 Folk, Jazz and Blues Night
    EntertainmentThrive
    West Berkshire’s finest, The Bacuma Boys are back – raising money for local charity Thrive at a gig on Friday October 21st …

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  • 24 October 2016 Planning for the Future: Powers of Attorney, Wills and Asset Protection Trusts
    TrainingReading Mencap
    This is a FREE seminar for family carers, with vital information and advice provided by Karen Grimm, Solicitor and Trust & Estate …

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  • 29 October 2016 The Three Cooks Gala
    Community developmentThe Three Cooks
    The Gala is a fundraising event to help prevent social isolation in the elderly community. The Three Cooks already have great success …

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  • 8 November 2016 Effective Form Filling ESA and PIP Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course looking at the ESA and PIP forms in detail and providing tips on how to complete them effectively. It is …

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  • 8 November 2016 Effective Form Filling ESA and PIP Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course looking at the ESA and PIP forms in detail and providing tips on how to complete them effectively. It is …

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  • 12 November 2016 Charity Ball – Reading Mencap
    EntertainmentReading Mencap
    Reading Mencap’s Charity Ball at The Hilton is back again for a second year. Join us for a glass of fizz on …

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  • 22 November 2016 Dealing with Difficult Clients Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course which focuses on techniques to use in dealing with difficult clients. It is suitable for anyone who has face to …

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  • 26 November 2016 Out of Africa Charity Ball 2016
    FundraisingCreating Better Futures
    The evening offers you a unique gala dinner while raising vital funds to change the lives of children in Africa. You will …

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  • 28 November 2016 Better Bid Writing
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    How can you improve the quality of your funding applications and increase your probability of success? Come to our free Bid Writing …

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  • 29 November 2016 2 day Mental Health First Aid Course in Reading
    TrainingReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    A three day Mental Health First Aid programme: Tuesday        29th November  9:30- 4:30pm Wednesday  30th November 9:30- 4:30pm Venue details will be …

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  • 6 December 2016 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the Christmas meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to …

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  • 6 December 2016 Helping Clients Manage Debt Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course covering how to help clients manage debt problems. It provides an overview of the debt process that the client should …

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  • 31 January 2017 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the January 2017 meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance …

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  • 30 March 2017 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the March 2017 meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance …

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