March 2022 Member News

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Getting back into the swing of things! – March 2022 Member News

Welcome to our monthly member news update, relocated to our website!

Last month, we hosted 2 in-person events. Our first was a Lunch ‘n’ Learn session from Sarah Browning about how to communicate effectively about your organisation. It opened up a lot of discussions with  our members on what we can do to promote your organisation in the best way with the resources available, and it turned out to be a informative day for us all.

We then had our February Member Networking (pictured above) , where we saw over 30 (yes 30!) of of our members gathered at the wonderful space located at Thames Lido. It was great to see a whole range of sectors and being represented, with members from businesses, charities, and education.

Now, on to our member updates!

CCQoL Timetable

Your Place Our Place - March Events Under Way!

Your Place Our Place is an urban room and one of the first pilots of the CCQoL project consisting of a series of activities open to public.

If you’re wanting to give some feedback on Reading, as well as see all the fantastic things going on, check out their Eventbrite page.

International Women's Day - 10th March

A couple of our charities are celebrating the upcoming International Women’s Day.

PACT are hosting an event at Reading Minster at 3pm. The event will host readers and performers including the Mayor of Reading and Reading Rock Choir. After the service there will be refreshments and cake provided by the team of baristas from Alana House’s community café. 

Utulivu are also hosting a Zoom call from 11:30-13:00 for this day.

If you’d like to find out more, get in touch!

Thinking of Running a Marathon This Year? Or just a half?

The Reading Half Marathon is back this year on the 3rd April 2022, and it’s a great opportunity to fundraise towards one of our brilliant charities.

Sue Ryder Care are currently offering a 60% discount if you’re interested in running for them. Check out more on their website.

Me2 Club and PACT are also on the lookout for more people to take part in the virtual London Marathon, on Sunday 2nd October 2022, and raise vital sponsorship for local children. Let us know if you’re interested!

“It was a real privilege to be part of the London Marathon and to take part on behalf of the Me2 Club – I never felt alone despite being a virtual event. The experience was inspirational, life-changing, emotional and very tough for the last few miles (also through rainstorms thunder and lightening!) but the brilliant work of the Me2 Club took me through and propelled me to the finish line.”

Supporting tomorrow’s skilled Workforce TODAY! - T Levels at Activate Learning

The Digital, Production, Design & Development T Level is now being delivered at Reading College from September 21. During the two-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge that underpins most jobs in the digital industry and will also develop occupational-specific skills that allow entry into skilled employment within a specific occupation.

If you would like to know more about T Levels and how you can get involved as an organisation by offering an Industry Placement, get in touch with us!

Berkshire Youth at Madjeski

Berkshire Youth Subbed On at Half Time!

Last month, Berkshire Youth were included in Reading Football Club’s 150th Anniversary by there young people taking penalties at half-time. Check out their full article here

Berkshire Youth are also running Emergency First Aid at Work (Level 3 Award) training at Waterside Centre, Newbury, on Monday 21 March, 9am – 4.30pm.

Places cost £65 and if you’re interested, get in touch!

Paid Opportunites at Citizen's Advice

CAR are looking to recruit Help to Claim Advisors and Supervisors. The role is helping people with understanding their benefit entitlement and making Universal Credit claims, including challenging rejected claims and dealing with problems leading up to first payment.

This is part of a brand new team that they’ve secured funding for and they’re excited to be able to offer paid roles for this important work.

If you would like a job pack and some more info, get in touch with us!

Help CCA with their White Goods Project?

CCA have a new paid job opening for a “Domestic Appliance Engineer”.

The main aspects of the role are to work as part of a team to ensure the organised and safe operation of repairing, cleaning and installing white goods for the White Goods Project. Get in touch with us if you’d like to find out more.

When is a café, more than a café?

… when it supports people with disabilities and other barriers on their journey to meaningful paid
employment.

Ways into Work is fundraising to cover the set up costs of a café, located near to the Broad Street
Mall, that will do this and so much more!

They are looking for donations today, find out more on their crowdfunding page.

March 2022 Member News
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