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  • 23 June 2018 Hollywood Ball
    FundraisingHollywood Ball
    Charity ball with a Hollywood theme. Includes a three course meal and musical entertainment. We will also be running a raffle with…

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  • 25 June 2018 Interview presentation skills – free employability workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    This workshop will cover how to present yourself successfully at an interview, including: How to prepare to present yourself at an interview…

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  • 26 June 2018 Benefits for older people
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    About us As a trusted and established training service Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range…

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  • 29 June 2018 Free over 50s yoga for beginners
    ActivityRoyal Voluntary Service Reading
    Join our new branch at its first over 50s yoga session for beginners. We will start with some basic yoga poses, breathing…

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  • 2 July 2018 Is volunteering for you? Free employability workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Volunteering can change your life! Join this workshop to discover the following: What volunteering can do for you How volunteering can fit…

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  • 5 July 2018 Emergency First Aid and Defibrillator training
    TrainingCommunity Council for Berkshire (CCB)
    This training will take place on Thursday 5 July from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at Arborfield Village Hall, RG2 9PQ. This training is…

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  • 5 July 2018 Autism and girls for professionals
    TrainingAutism Berkshire
    This training session is for professionals who are interested in increasing their understanding of the specific needs of girls on the autism…

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  • 5 July 2018 Healthwatch Reading AGM and 5th Birthday
    AGMHealthwatch Reading
    Reading people are warmly invited to joining us in celebrating the 5th birthday of Healthwatch Reading on 5 July 2018. It is…

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  • 6 July 2018 PACT Adoption information Drop-In Surgery
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    If you plan to attend one of our drop in sessions, there is no need to book. Drop-in sessions give you the…

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  • 10 July 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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  • 12 July 2018 Working with victims of domestic abuse – training (level 2)
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Multi-agency training for those who work directly with service users across Reading in the local authority, health services, education, police, probation, drug…

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  • 12 July 2018 FSI Fundraising Workshops in Reading
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    RVA are partnering with the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) to offer small and local charities and community groups three mini workshops in Reading! The…

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  • 12 July 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups Intended outcomes are: knowledge of appropriate procedures recognise and treat…

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  • 16 July 2018 Mental Health First Aid – two day course
    TrainingReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of…

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  • 18 July 2018 Disability confident course with Disability Rights UK
    TrainingStepping Forward UK
    Stepping Forward is delighted to announce its first training workshop with Disability Rights UK to take place on Wednesday 18 July at…

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  • 18 July 2018 CEO Forum
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Voluntary Sector CEO Forum will be hosted by Blandy and Blandy Solicitors. Nick Burrows, Partner Charity and Commercial Law will be…

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  • 19 July 2018 Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups This qualification will benefit anyone working in a situation where…

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  • 19 July 2018 Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. This qualification will benefit anyone working in a situation where…

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  • 19 July 2018 The needs of minority ethnic women living in reading – research presentation
    Public interestReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    You are invited to attend the presentation of the independent community research report looking into the needs of ethnic minority women living…

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  • 24 July 2018 Adoption Information Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will…

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  • 4 August 2018 A Different World Festival
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalA Different World Festival
    A music festival for adults and young people with additional needs. Our site is completely flat and wheelchair friendly. The music is…

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  • 8 August 2018 Family Pizza Making Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop for adults, carers, grandparents and their children aged 4 and over. Have fun making your own pizza to take home…

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  • 8 August 2018 Family Pizza Making Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop for adults, carers, grandparents and their children aged 4 and over. Have fun making your own pizza to take home…

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  • 21 August 2018 Adoption Information Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will…

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  • 22 August 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. Intended outcomes are: Knowledge of appropriate procedures. Recognise and…

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  • 10 September 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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  • 11 September 2018 Social Action Mentors – Launch
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Are you passionate about a cause in Reading, have links  to particular community group and skills to share? Would you like to help…

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  • 18 September 2018 Let’s Talk English for Improvers – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A free 5-week English conversation course, in a small group, for adults who want to improve their English speaking skills under the…

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  • 18 September 2018 Introduction to English Language and Culture – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A free 5-week introductory course for adults who have recently arrived in the UK and want to improve their English and learn…

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  • 18 September 2018 Adoption Information Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will…

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  • 26 September 2018 Workshop: Data Protection and the GDPR for Charities
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    A practical workshop to help Reading-based charities and community groups understand their responsibility towards Data Protection and how the new GDPR coming into force on 25 May 2018.

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  • 27 September 2018 PACT Adoption Information Drop In
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    If you plan to attend one of our drop-in sessions, there is no need to book. Drop-in sessions give you the opportunity…

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  • 29 September 2018 Ufton Cycle Sportive
    ActivityUfton Court Educational Trust
    The Ufton Cycle Sportive will once again be back in 2018, bigger and better than ever! Starting from the Englefield Estate, we’ve…

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  • 29 September 2018 Cianna’s Smile Sickle Cell Awareness Ball
    FundraisingCianna’s Smile
    Cianna’s Smile would like to invite you to celebrate another year of helping families with Sickle Cell love life and laugh. This…

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  • 3 October 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    This is a one day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. The intended outcomes are: knowledge of appropriate…

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  • 10 October 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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  • 11 October 2018 Cooking for One – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A 5-week course for people living on their own. Learn how to cook simple, healthy food on a budget and enjoy it…

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  • 13 October 2018 Out of Africa Charity Ball – in aid of Creating Better Futures
    FundraisingCreating Better Futures
    Creating Better Futures presents the 6th Annual Out of Africa Charity Ball. Prepare to experience the heart of Africa, immersing yourself in…

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  • 16 October 2018 Trustee Training
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Free training suitable for new and existing trustees and an introduction for anyone thinking of taking on the role. You will leave with an improved knowledge of what the position entails along with how to limit any liability you might face.

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  • 27 October 2018 Adoption Q&A Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    Our PACT Q&A events are informal opportunities to ask questions about adoption to a diverse panel of adopters, over light refreshments. You…

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  • 13 November 2018 Adoption Information Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will…

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  • 17 November 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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  • 4 December 2018 Adoption Information Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will…

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  • 14 December 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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