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- Pershore Riverside Festival June 14, 2019
Pershore Riverside Festival July 20th 2019
The theme this year is “Beach Party!” We intend to run a tombola stall to help raise much needed funds for the Volunteer Centre. Although we have had quite a few donations of items for the stall we do still need many more as the stall is to be manned from 10am until 4pm. We are also looking for volunteers who would like to come along and help out on the tombola stall for an hour or so. You get to meet quite a lot of people, especially as they have a chance of winning something!
Taken from the festival’s own website:
For one day every summer, Pershore’s riverside comes alive for the annual River Festival and 2019’s event will feature more events, entertainment and activities than ever before!
Join us on 20th July at King Georges Field for a day of family fun, where you will find a range of activities for you and your family both on and off the water, plus live dance performances and much more. This year’s designated charity is Pershore Riverside Youth Centre, which is a genuine community facility. The focus is firmly on provision for young people, providing positive activities for all that want to join in, and focusing support and guidance for those that need it most.
Here is a flavour of what’s happening throughout the day:
- River boat trips
- Fairground rides
- Gladiator duel
- Have-a-go water sports
- Pony rides
- Circus skills
- Bouncy castle
- Exotic animals
- Dance performances
- Beer tent
- Water zorbs
- Pancakes & crepes
- Children’s fun house
- FREE sports activities
- Candy floss & donuts
- Lunch Club Dates for 2019 December 18, 2018
The first and third Wednesdays of each month 11.30am – 1.30pm
- Thank you to Pershore & District Round Table. July 11, 2018
Thank you to Pershore & District Round Table for their generous donation.
Pershore Volunteer Centre operates 2 mini-buses, which are available for other charities and community groups to hire. When not on hire the Centre uses these mini-buses to run a number of services transport people from Pershore and surrounding areas to wide variety of venues, including the weekly shopping trip to the Co Op, fortnightly trips to the lunch club at St Andrews Centre. In the year to March 2018 the centre undertook 2,500 passenger journeys; all using volunteer drivers.
Eric Wiles -Chairman of the Volunteer Centre said “the mini-buses are expensive to buy and maintain and we are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Roundtable for their help to support one of our mini-buses”.
In recognition of the Roundtable’s support the minibus will soon be carrying their logo, so look out for it around town.
“At Pershore & District Round Table we are committed to helping the local community. By making this donation to your fantastic organisation, it is a great way for us to reach out to the whole community, particularly vulnerable people who rely on your service so dearly. It is a pleasure for us to help in some way and hopefully we can continue to work together in the future.”
- CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDRAISERS June 8, 2018
Our volunteers have gone the ‘extra mile’ in this year’s volunteer week clocking up 165 miles!
Sam Nutting , from Pershore, completed a 5km walk around Evesham and raised £200 for Pershore Volunteer Centre on Working World’s annual sponsored walk.
Emily Foster-Phillips and Roland Honeybunn cycled 80 miles from Pershore via Evesham, Welford on Avon, Broadway, Beckford, Tewkesbury, Upton upon Severn, Worcester, Upton Snodsbury then back to Pershore Volunteer Centre. Emily and Roland completed this in 6.5 hours and raised more than £500.
Tony Rowley, Chairman of Wychavon District Council and Eric Wiles, Chairman of Pershore & District Volunteer Centre welcomed them back to the Pershore Volunteer Centre as part of the Volunteers’ week open day and presented them with commemorative certificates.
Sam Nutting (left) was thrilled to raise money for the Volunteer Centre: “I like to help people”. As well as fundraising, Sam attends Working World Evesham, which is a training centre for people with a learning disability who need a little extra support getting into the workplace.
Emily (right) chose to help raise vital funds for the Volunteer Centre in recognition of the help and support that she has been given by the Volunteer Recruitment team over the last few years. “This has helped me to gain valuable experience and motivation to push towards my goal of achieving a sports degree at Worcester University.”
Roland said “I am helping to raise funds for the Volunteer Centre which provides a valuable Community Transport Service for elderly people in and around Pershore who are unable to access public transport.”
Eric expressed his gratitude: “The whole volunteer centre – trustees, clients and staff – are truly grateful to these volunteers for giving up their time to help us to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We thank them.”
Tony, also a Trustee of the Volunteer Centre, said “We need to raise £3,000/month to be able to provide services including Lunch Club, Community Transport and Volunteer Brokerage finding other, not-for-profit, organisations vital volunteers to help provide their support to our community. Contributions like this are very much appreciated”.
- PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH in aid of PERSHORE VOLUNTEER CENTRE May 3, 2018
PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH at Pershore Town Football Club, King George Way, Pershore
On Saturday 19th May 2018, 12 noon onwards. Entertainment and raffle included.
Drinks can be purchased at the bar. Ticket price £6 per person available from Pershore Volunteer Centre.