Crowdfunding Appeal: Donate now to support Veterans In Sefton CIO

Sefton 4 Good have launched a crowfunding appeal to help support local organisations Veterans In Sefton.

This special crowdfunding appeal  aims to help Veterans in Sefton continue to provide a range of services and activities to support Sefotn’s armed forces communities – and your valuable donations will also support the Veterans In Sefton volunteer mentoring service.

Target: £1,000.00
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Veterans in Sefton provides a comprehensive information, advice and guidance service for Veterans in the Sefton (and greater) area including a unique holistic support programme, NAAFI breaks, day trips and a volunteer-led peer mentoring service. Read more…

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Volunteering 4 Good Grants – Donate Now to support Sefton’s Year Of The Volunteer 2018

As part of the Year of the Volunteer 2018 campaign, Sefton Council and Sefton CVS have teamed up with Sefton 4 Good to launch a special grant initiative specifically aimed at groups and organisations who work with volunteers.

Following on from the huge success of the Year of the Coast, the tireless work of Sefton’s thousands of volunteers will be celebrated in a yearlong campaign to raise awareness of how much volunteers do for the borough.

Sefton 4 Good have launched an online crowdfunding appeal to raise funds for a dedicated grants initiative called Volunteering 4 Good. The initiative has been given a kickstart from Sefton 4 Good funds and Sefton MBC’s Transition Fund, and the more money we raise through crowdfunding means that more groups and organisations will benefit for this year-long initiative.

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The Volunteering 4 Good grants will be open to groups later this year with the aim of developing local volunteer-involving projects, and we hope to raise funds to increase the amount of money available to Sefton groups.

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To donate to the Volunteering 4 Good crowdfunding initiative, please visit www.sefton4good.org.uk/donate and for more information please call 0151 920 0726 or email info@sefton4good.org.uk  

 

 

 

Citizens 4 Good Scheme honours more community heroes

Citizens 4 Good, a joint initiative by Sefton CVS and the Mayor of Sefton’s office, held their second celebration event recently and current Mayor of Sefton Cllr Dave Robinson was the VIP guest. The presentation ceremony took place at Southport Town Hall and was supported by the Co-operative Group who provided the food for the event.

2018 is the ‘Year of the Volunteer’ in Sefton!

Sefton Council, in partnership with the Volunteer Centre Sefton and Sefton CVS, is dedicating 2018 as the Year of the Volunteer!

Following on from the huge success of the Year of the Coast, the tireless work of Sefton’s thousands of volunteers will be celebrated in a yearlong campaign to raise awareness of how much volunteers do for the borough.

Volunteers make a real difference in Sefton. They touch people’s lives in so many different ways, providing comfort and support, fostering community development, and actively helping to keep Sefton clean, green and beautiful.

Volunteering also has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of those who participate in it.

The Year of the Volunteer will be officially launched on Tuesday, February 6 at The Atkinson, Southport. Here partners, community groups and residents can learn more about what 2018 has in store for the voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector and how to get involved.

Throughout the year we will be celebrating a number of different volunteer themes including health and wellbeing, animals and the environment, culture, the armed forces and youth volunteering.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said:

“In recognising the valuable role that volunteers play, it made sense that 2018 becomes the Year of the Volunteer.

“This theme will not only celebrate the vital work that volunteers do, but hopefully it will encourage other people to get involved as well.

“Throughout the year we hope to celebrate the valuable contribution that volunteers make, highlight the volunteering opportunities available in Sefton and increase the number of people who sign up to volunteering activities.”

Sefton CVS Chief Executive Angela White OBE said:

“Sefton CVS and the Volunteer Centre Sefton are delighted to be working in partnership with Sefton Council to highlight the work of local volunteers and the organisations across the borough throughout 2018”.

“The Volunteer Centre Sefton will continue to play an active role in supporting local residents to access volunteer roles, and also support local voluntary, community and faith sector groups to recruit, manage and retain volunteers”.

Further information about the launch event and themes for Year of the Volunteer will be released in due course.

Comedy Bingo – Tickets still available

Sefton 4 Good are pleased to hosting there first ever Comedy Bingo Night, The night will be presented by local comedian Brendan Riley at Crosby Comrades Club (96 Crosby Road North, Crosby, L23 5TG) on Friday 10th November 2017. Doors open at 7.30pm

Tickets are £10 each and include bingo cards, and all funds raised from the evening will help support local good causes across Sefton.

To purchase tickets please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sefton-4-good-comedy-bingo-fundraiser-tickets-36517878959   

Come along, Have some laughs and raise money for local good causes!

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Thank you to everyone who donated to Sefton 4 Good at this year’s Southport Fireworks & Air Show

Sefton 4 Good would like to thank everyone who attended either the Southport Musical Fireworks show on 29th September- 1st October or the Southport Air Show on the 15th-17th September and donated to Sefton 4 Good when purchasing tickets online. All donations received will be re-distributed through out next round of ‘Grants 4 Good’ (click here to read more)

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We are delighted to have worked in partnership with Sefton MBC’s Tourism Department and event organisers this year, and full details of the next round of grants will be published in due course.

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DO YOU KNOW A CITIZEN 4 GOOD? 2nd round of nominations NOW OPEN!

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Following a successful launch over the Summer, a second round of nominations is now open to recognise Sefton residents who make a difference to life in their local communities.

Citizens 4 Good, a joint initiative by Sefton CVS and the Mayor of Sefton’s office, is a recognition scheme that wants to highlight the good deeds, kindness and support that local people provide to other members of their community.

Nominations can be made by anyone who thinks a particular person deserves to be recognised, including friends, neighbours, work colleagues, schools, community organisations and local councillors.

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a celebration event where they will be presented with a certificate by the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson.

To nominate a Citizen 4 Good DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE or CLICK HERE to complete an online form.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 3rd November, with the celebration event taking place on Thursday 23rd November at 5pm, at a venue in Southport which is still to be announced.

Thank you to everyone who supported our ‘Let’s Feed…’ crowdfunding appeal!

Sefton 4 Good would like to thank all indviduals, groups and businesses who supported the ‘Let’s Feed Sefton’s Schoolchildren’ initiative over the Summer Holidays.

Local voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector groups worked in partnership to provide over 500 lunches to Sefton’s schoolchildren throughout the school holidays.

Throughout the duration of ‘Let’s Feed’ initiative, Sefton 4 Good received a variety of cash donations as well as food and supplies. Manor Lodge Foods (Southport) donated food with retail value of £1,000 over the course of the scheme and Tesco Express (Churchtown) donated approximately £400 worth of food via the FareShare FoodCloud. Wild Thang provided free printing of posters to support the scheme to a value of £80.

Using funds donated through the MyDonate page, Sefton 4 Good also purchased a fridge and freezer for storing donated food items. The freezer was donated to Waterloo Community Association as a South Sefton provider, and the fridge was donated to Brighter Living Partnership based at Southport Community Centre for storing chilled goods.

In addition to the food and equipment provided to support the CVS coordinated programme, donations and supplies were also supplied to other voluntary sector organisations who were providing summer holiday food and activities e.g. SING Plus Resource Centre in Seaforth.

NEW CITIZENS 4 GOOD SCHEME HONOURS FIRST COMMUNITY HEROES AT TOWN HALL CEREMONY


A major new scheme to recognise Sefton residents who make a difference to life in their local communities has honoured its first recipients.

Citizens 4 Good has been launched as a joint initiative by Sefton CVS and the Mayor of Sefton’s office, and current Mayor of Sefton Cllr Dave Robinson was the VIP guest at this week’s inaugural presentation ceremony at Bootle Town Hall.

Citizens 4 Good aims to pay tribute to local people whose kindness, support and good deeds improve the lives of their fellow borough residents.

Nominations can be made by anyone who thinks a particular person deserves to be recognised, including friends, neighbours, work colleagues, schools, community organisations and local Councillors.

The 14 residents honoured at the Town Hall event ranged from a man who continues to volunteer for a local charity at the age of 92, to a woman who has helped to establish one of the Southport foodbanks.

Councillor Robinson said he was delighted to attend the event and to hear the man examples of the excellent work that people are doing in their local communities.
He commented: “So much good takes place in Sefton and we want Citizens 4 Good to shine a spotlight on those people making a difference to life in their area.”

Mike Howlett, Sefton CVS Volunteer and Citizenship Lead, said: “Everyone who has been recognised here tonight has made a really positive impact on their local community, and inspired someone enough to nominate them.
“We’re really delighted at the encouraging response to the inaugural call for nominations, and now plan to make the scheme a regular event,” he added.

The full list of recipients is:

*  John Simpson who retired recently after leading the 58th Southport Cubs for more than 40 years.

*  Julie Woods who helped to establish the foodbank at the Shoreline Church in Southport.

*  Pastor Peter Cunningham who founded the Green Pastures social enterprise in Southport to help the homeless.

*  Sara Lace who organises Christmas Day meals for older people at Southport Fire Station.

*  Anne Long from Formby for her tireless work as an ambassador for several cancer charities.

*  Frankie Meadows who has been the driving force behind Crosby Stuart Junior Football Club for more than 25 years.

*  Gillian Cuthbertson from Crosby for helping to establish the Veterans in Sefton armed forces charity.

*  Jan Mullin for helping to establish Crosby Parkrun, a weekly 5K run along Crosby beach.

*  The late Neville Hymus for his work as a volunteer in Crosby’s community gardens, and creating a World War One memorial garden in Moor Lane.

*  George Higgins who is still volunteering with Bootle-based charity Sefton Opera at the age of 92.

*  Nandy Allen who helped to establish the community Art By Me project in Bootle.

*  Phil Brown who has helped to tackle litter in Bootle for seven years via the Bootle Action  Group.

*  Vicky Hanagan who runs the foodbank at Bootle’s Christchurch Youth and Community Centre.

*  Rita Addison for helping residents in Maghull and Lydiate by setting up a luncheon club and home library scheme.

For more information about future opportunities to nominate people for Citizens 4 Good recognition ring 0151 920 0726 or email info@sefton4good.org.uk.