NEW group Sparks Connections to host first social event on April 26th!
Sparks Connections are a new social enterprise for young adults with additional support needs. Their aim is to support ASN adults (18+) make new friendships and/or find love.
They are hosting their first social event on Friday 26th April in LDVG from 7-10pm. There will be a disco, light buffet and soft drinks provided. Tickets are £5 and for another £5 you can register with Spark Dating.
CELEBRATING OUR VOLUNTEERS
Thanks to a grant from ASDA Foundation, we were able to throw a Valentine's themed party on Friday 8th Feb 2019, to thank our volunteers for all their invaluable work over the last year. The night included a thank you drink for everyone, a delicious buffet, valentines quiz, karaoke, party games, free raffle and finished with a disco. The highlight of the night had to be the Volunteers Thank You song, written and performed by Ann Nisbet, our Volunteer Coordinator. Everyone who came had a fantastic time. Thanks to all who came along and to all the staff who worked hard to make sure our volunteers had the night they deserved.
HEART OF AFRICA UK COMMUNITY CAFE IN LDVG!
Our good friends at Heart Of Africa UK are starting up a FREE Community Cafe serving delicious African food on our premises and we want to help them make this a success! 🥰
These donation-run cafes rely on the help of kind-hearted volunteers to go ahead. If you have some free time and want to give back to the community, please consider lending a hand for a few hours on a Saturday!
Get in contact with us or Heart Of Africa UK for more information and to sign up!
Please help us spread the word about the amazing work Heart Of Africa UK are doing, we would really appreciate it! ❤️
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018
Our 2018 Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 12th September, at 5.30pm. Many thanks to all who attended.
FUNDING NEWS ...
December 2018: We were delighted to receive 2 donations in December. The first was from Larkhall Thistle who donated the sales from the gate on the date of their Legends game. We were presented with a cheque for £600 and offer our thanks to everyone involved.
We also received a donation of £625 from Larkhall Leisure Centre as their chosen charity for their December fundraising. The money was raised through raffle sales and from staff taking part in the 'Christmas jumper day'. Again we offer our thanks to everyone involved. We are truly grateful for all of the donations we receive.
2nd July 2018: We are delighted to report that we have successfully been awarded £1000 from Tesco Bags of Help and £200 from Asda Green Tokens. The Tesco grant will contribute to the cost of replacing one of our minibuses, and the ASDA grant will be used to cover volunteer expenses for our free Handyperson Service. Thanks to both Tesco and ASDA for their generousity and to those customers who voted for us!
New Partnerships for 2018:
Citizens Advice Bureau Hamilton Partnership
LDVG are delighted to annouce a new partnership with CAB Hamilton. Drop in clinics will run fortnightly and alternate between a Wednesday and a Friday from 11am until 1pm. The first drop in date is Wednesday 18th July. Please see our calendar for other dates.
Heart of Africa UK
LDVG will be bringing a taste of Africa to Larkhall! In partnership with the Heart of Africa UK charity, we will be piloting 2 African themed lunches on Thursday 19th July and Tuesday 24th July from 12.30-3pm. There will be a variety of traditional African food for you to try with information on how to cook the food for yourself. Tuoyo and his wife Caroline, will be demonstrating traditional African dress and dancing and will attend the Tea Dance on Friday 17th July to teach our members some new moves. If you are interested in any of these events, please phone to book a place. Keep an eye on our calander for future events!
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017
Larkhall and District Volunteer Group, funded by the Big Lottery, held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28th September 2017 at 10am in their new premises at Registry House, 55 Victoria Street, Larkhall.
As an expanding organisation, the Board are seeking members with skills and experience in HR/Personnel, Business Management, PR & Marketing and any other business related skills.