Author: Turning Tides (Turning Tides)

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SAVS Administration Support Officer/Receptionist

Southend Association of Voluntary Services is looking for a friendly, organised person to provide comprehensive administration support and to be the first point of contact for all visitors/telephone calls to SAVS. 19.5 hours per week – noon until 4:30pm Wednesday/8:30am until 4:30pm Thursday and Friday (Additional hours will be required to cover co-worker annual leave/sickness)...

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Want to know more about the Folk Like Us project?

Here’s all you need to know about our fantastic project ‘Folk Like Us’ which is funded by the Big Lottery. Click here …Folk Like Us FLYER – Sept 2017 We support people over the age of 65 living in the borough of Southend who are experiencing isolation and loneliness. Here’s what some of the older...

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Folk Like Us help Triple T’s member, Marcus

Folk Like Us Steering Group representative, Jackie Wainwright was honoured to present a cheque for £220.53 to Marcus and his mum Scarlet.    Marcus who is just 12,  is a member of the Triple T’s Woodgrange Club.   Marcus has cerebal palsy and fundraising aims to provide the additional specialist physiotherapy Marcus needs to help him one...

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Triple T’s get to party in London!

Twenty lucky Triple T club children were lucky enough to attend the annual Taxi Drivers Charity Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Grosvenor Hotel in London recently.   Hundreds of children attended and all had a wonderful experience.    The party rocked and there were celebrities everywhere.    Thank you so very much for inviting us!...

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Christmas Hampers for our Better Start Parent Champions!

We used gift cards generously donated to SAVS by Tesco Extra in Southend to make up some fabulous food hampers.   These were delivered just before Christmas by Engagement Officer, Georgia to our Volunteer  Parent Champions to say thank you for their hard work, time and support they give to A Better Start project.      ...

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Folk Like Us Connect at Christmas

Seventy Folk Like Us members attended the Christmas Connect event which this year was held at the Royal Naval Association in East Street, Southend. Everyone enjoyed the festive buffet lunch and raffle.   A special thank you must go to a group of year 2 children from St Mary’s Primary who came along to sing their nativity...

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Inaugural flight for some lucky Triple T children!

Three lucky Triple T’s got to go on an aeroplane for the first ever time ever with Team Leader Hayley.   They all had such a brilliant time and we would like to thank to London Southend Airport’s Community Team for donating the seats to us as part of their fundraising Santa Flight’s Weekend in December....

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Triple T’s Christmas Laser Party

63 excited children enjoyed laser tag and soft play for their Triple T’s Christmas party. Turning Tides would like to thank Arriva Essex for providing a double decker bus, driver Matthew for transporting the children to and from the Mega Centre in Rayleigh and also to Sainsbury’s.  Turning Tides is fortunate enough to be Sainsbury’s in...

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Local Business support Triple T’s at Christmas

Wow!  Such amazing generosity from the staff at the Hood Group in Southend, BP in Westwood Benfleet and Southend Borough Council’s Toy Drive who collected gifts for children living in our disadvantaged areas.   Yours acts of kindness help to make many childrens’ Christmas.   Thank you so much to you all on their behalf.    ...

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Breakfast with Santa

Our tiny Triple T’s enjoyed the magic of Christmas during a breakfast with Santa funded by the Southend Lions Club which took place at the Brewers Fayre along Southend’s Eastern Esplanade. Lots of final requests from the children – one even asked for a speedboat!   Good luck Santa!

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Spreading the Folk Like Us word!

Folk Like Us Team Leader Sarah, recently attended the Active Aging Event at Victoria Shopping Centre in Southend to promote services and projects for older people.    

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A Better Start Parent Champions

Four more Parent Champions have completed their training! Congratulations to Nicky, Michelle, Julia and Brenda. We now have 20 Parent Champions across six Better Start wards.