Month: August 2017

Thanks to all our amazing volunteers
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Thanks to all our amazing volunteers

10 June 2014 This year it was the 30th anniversary of national Volunteers’ Week! An annual event run by NCVO (Volunteering England) taking place from 1-7th June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers and across the country events took place showcasing the different volunteering roles available, taster sessions, team challenges and volunteer award ceremonies....

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Local school to the rescue

3rd May 2014 Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) have a charity shop in Alexandra Street in Southend that urgently needs donations so they were thrilled when Alleyn Court Preparatory School stepped up to help! Anne Crabb a teacher from the school arranged a week of collections at the school and invited Dan Turpin and...

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Veterans need to be thought about more

3rd April 2014 Representatives from over 30 voluntary and community groups learnt more about the needs of veterans in Southend at an event organised by local charity, SAVS. Speakers from the Royal British legion and Veterans First talked about the issues faced by people leaving the armed forces, such as housing, mental ill health, adjusting to...

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Seal of Approval

1st April 2014 We have been given the seal of approval by The Charity Commission as it has demonstrated it has all the hallmarks of an effective charity.  SAVS, the Southend Association of Voluntary Services was recently assessed by the Charities Evaluation Service and as a result has been awarded the nationally recognised PQASSO Quality Mark....