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Posted: 25 Nov 2019
North Wimbledon Girlguiding would love to hear from people interested in volunteering with them.  They are a busy and friendly group of 13 units across Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers.  In terms of location, they have units spread out from Wimbledon Library all along Worple Road to Raynes Park and their units meet in term time, with occasional nights away depending on what time the leaders can spare.    They are looking for:    Brownies:  Helper: unit meeting Thursdays 6.00pm Leader:... read more
Posted: 25 Nov 2019
Posted: 19 Nov 2019
Posted: 19 Nov 2019
As part of Merton's Trustees’ week, which ran from 4th to 8th November, MVSC, working with partners, ran a competetion to celebrate the extraordinary contribution of the borough's trustees. There was an open nominations process and a panel then considered the nominations.  On 7th November, the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Janice Howard, graciously hosted the awards ceremony in her parlour and presented the awards to the winners.  All the trustees should be thanked for their service to the... read more
Posted: 19 Nov 2019
Merton is hosting a floating hub for rough sleepers in the former empty community police station/ polling station in Mitcham between 14th and 28th November 2019.  This is a partnership between Merton Council, the GLA and St Mungo’s.  It’s a real opportunity to create change to support for and engage with rough sleepers in the borough. If you know of a rough sleeper in Merton, please send a report to https://www.streetlink.org.uk/ If you cannot access the internet you can also get in touch via... read more
Posted: 19 Nov 2019
Age UK London is running a conference on Tuesday 26th November 10.00am to 1.00pm. The event will take place at LUMEN, 88 Tavistock Place (corner of Wakefield Street), Kings Cross, London WC1H 9RS. This event will highlight the risks to older Londoners of flu and promote positive messaging as to the benefits of the flu vaccine.   Confirmed speakers include Prof John Oxford, Chair, Global Hygiene Council and BBC Radio 4 speaker Dr Catherine Heffernan, Public Health England Please register here... read more
Posted: 19 Nov 2019
Creative space for partners to explore new ways of working that will empower the voluntary and community sector MVSC are working to explore and create new collaborative opportunities for the voluntary and community sector in Merton with dedicated support to develop joint bids and proposals.  The starting point for this exciting piece of work is a series of workshops (innovation labs) bringing together a range of partners with the goal of: Maximising knowledge, skills and ideas Identifying and... read more
Posted: 19 Nov 2019
The Childhood Trust supports charities in London working with children and young people from low income backgrounds.  Working in partnership with The Big Give, the Trust builds charities’ capacity to run fundraising campaigns and leverages match-funding for the money raised. There are two campaigns through the year: The Christmas Challenge The Summer Give (which specifically supports projects taking place during any school holidays - not just the summer!) Applications for The Summer Give... read more

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