Welcome to the latest Voluntary Sector Digest from RVA, a catch-up of all the latest sector news, events and organisations from the RVA Directory.
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NEWS

JOBS

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EVENTS

  • 25 April 2018 New term: seated music and movement
    ActivityCreative Support
    We are pleased to be starting our next term of weekly seated music and movement sessions for older adults. Sessions are led…

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  • 25 April 2018 Friends of Caversham Court Gardens AGM
    AGMFriends of Caversham Court Gardens
    The Friends of Caversham Court Gardens AGM is on Wednesday 25 April 2018, 7 for 7.30pm. A brief business meeting will be…

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  • 26 April 2018 Violence and Challenging Behaviour Conference
    ConferenceParenting Special Children
    Our 2018 conference is aimed at providing parents/carers and practitioners with a greater understanding of the impact of child to parent violence…

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  • 26 April 2018 The Equalities Alliance Hate Crime Forum
    Public interestAlliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE)
    The Equalities Alliance Hate Crime Forum will take place on 26 April 2018 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at the Council…

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  • 1 May 2018 PACT’s Marathon in May
    FundraisingParents and Children Together (PACT)
    Marathon in May is PACT’s exciting new charity challenge that aims to help individuals and families get active while raising money for…

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  • 7 May 2018 St Michael’s Church Mini Spring Fayre
    Market / SaleSt Michael’s Church of England
    St Michael’s Church Tilehurst Mini Spring Fayre with the Big Raffle. Join us for coffee and cake and a chance to buy…

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  • 10 May 2018 The challenges of social media for children and young people separated from birth families
    ConferenceParenting Special Children
    Parenting Special Children are delighted to welcome Helen Oakwater to deliver this 3-hour seminar on a much-requested topic. Helen is an adoptive…

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  • 12 May 2018 Prostate cancer awareness and PSA test event
    Not specifiedLions Club of Reading
    Our aim is to make the local community aware of the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer and to offer free prostate…

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  • 22 May 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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  • 28 May 2018 Reading Carnival 2018
    Social gatheringReading Caribbean Cultural Group
    RCCG Presents Reading Carnival 2018: The Rebirth Come and join the festivities by lining the streets for the parade and enjoy some…

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  • 6 June 2018 Reading Volunteer Awards 2018
    ShowcaseReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Reading Volunteer Awards are returning once again. The awards acknowledge and highlight the extraordinary contribution that volunteers and volunteering make to…

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  • 11 June 2018 Volunteer Recruitment Day
    VolunteeringBasildon Park (National Trust)
    Basildon Park is a beautiful National Trust 18th-century mansion sitting in 400 acres of historic parkland. We hold a Volunteers Recruitment day…

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  • 19 June 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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