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  • Have your say….

    Community transport is an important aspect of the services we provide here in Pershore, particularly as public transport reduces and leaves more people isolated. Worcestershire County Council have updated their Passenger Transport Strategy which they use to decide how and where transport services are delivered and are now consulting on it. There is an online questionnaire for an opportunity to have your say and help shape the future of services in Worcestershire – it’s on the County Council’s website  http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/passengertransportstrategy

    The closing date for the consultation is 13th September, but don’t put it off – have your say today!

  • Pershore Riverside Festival

    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
    • Stalls
    • Gladiator duel
    • Have-a-go water sports
    • Attractions
    • Pony rides
    • Circus skills
    • Bouncy castle
    • Exotic animals
    • Dance performances
    • Bands
    • Beer tent
    • Magician
    • Water zorbs
    • Pancakes & crepes
    • Children’s fun house
    • FREE sports activities
    • Candy floss & donuts
  • Lunch Club Dates for 2019

    The first and third Wednesdays of each month 11.30am – 1.30pm

  • Thank you to Pershore & District Round Table.

     

     

     

    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

    VICTORIOUS VOLUNTEERS

    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

    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.

  • Thank you Taylor Wimpey

    We are so grateful to the staff of Taylor Wimpey who nominated us for their Built for Worcestershire competition & even more grateful for our supporters who voted! As a result we have been awarded £1000. This will help us at Pershore Volunteer Centre to continue delivering our volunteering & community transport services for benefiting people in town & the surrounding villages.

  • Thanks to Pershore Navy Social Club for their generous donation

    Thank you to Pershore Navy Social Club 

    We are very grateful to Pershore Navy Social Club, Friday Bingo Club section,  for recognising the work that the Volunteer Centre does and for their donation of £500, which was presented to our Chairman, Eric Wiles, and Jeanette Dowling, volunteer centre administrator on Friday 23rd March 2018.

  • Monthly Draw winners

    Congratulations to the winners of our Monthly Draw

    2018  
    January
    Mrs F Smyth £15
    Mrs J Middleton £10
    Mrs S Nutting £5
    Mrs M Ferris £5
    February
    Mrs D Sturgess £15
    Mr P Rayner £10
    Mr C Austin £5
    Mrs C C Walton £5
    March
    Mrs Hill £15
    Mrs Hilda Purcell £10
    Mrs Nadine Fowler £5
    Mr Clive Austen £5

    Join our Monthly Draw for just £12 a year. If you take part you have the chance to be a winner as well as providing us with vital funds.

    Come into the Volunteer Centre to register, or complete this form and send it to us with your payment.

  • Twitter Feed

    2 weeks ago
    Thanks to everyone who plays the national lottery @PershoreVC we were able to upgrade our IT system to support the local community #NationalLottery25 https://t.co/FSpyFxZp3x PershoreVC photo
    2 months ago
    Please make sure you shop the easyfundraising way every time you buy something
    https://t.co/sAYZ4F5quK
    2 months ago
    Thank you to our amazing supporters shopping online with easyfundraising. Your support really does make a difference, so don't forget there's 3,300 shops and sites you can raise free donations with.
    2 months ago
    Get the #easyfundraising App and raise donations for us when shop on your mobile or tablet with all your favourite retailers.

    Get it now: https://t.co/w6Mt0Pdtal
    2 months ago
    Pershore drivers needed for our social car scheme can you spare an hour or two each week? call us 01386 554299 please RT

News

  • Have your say…. July 21, 2019

    Community transport is an important aspect of the services we provide here in Pershore, particularly as public transport reduces and leaves more people isolated. Worcestershire County Council have updated their Passenger Transport Strategy which they use to decide how and where transport services are delivered and are now consulting on it. There is an online questionnaire for an opportunity to have your say and help shape the future of services in Worcestershire – it’s on the County Council’s website  http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/passengertransportstrategy

    The closing date for the consultation is 13th September, but don’t put it off – have your say today!

  • 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
    • Stalls
    • Gladiator duel
    • Have-a-go water sports
    • Attractions
    • Pony rides
    • Circus skills
    • Bouncy castle
    • Exotic animals
    • Dance performances
    • Bands
    • Beer tent
    • Magician
    • 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

    VICTORIOUS VOLUNTEERS

    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.

  • Thank you Taylor Wimpey April 19, 2018

    We are so grateful to the staff of Taylor Wimpey who nominated us for their Built for Worcestershire competition & even more grateful for our supporters who voted! As a result we have been awarded £1000. This will help us at Pershore Volunteer Centre to continue delivering our volunteering & community transport services for benefiting people in town & the surrounding villages.

  • Thanks to Pershore Navy Social Club for their generous donation March 29, 2018

    Thank you to Pershore Navy Social Club 

    We are very grateful to Pershore Navy Social Club, Friday Bingo Club section,  for recognising the work that the Volunteer Centre does and for their donation of £500, which was presented to our Chairman, Eric Wiles, and Jeanette Dowling, volunteer centre administrator on Friday 23rd March 2018.

  • Monthly Draw winners March 28, 2018

    Congratulations to the winners of our Monthly Draw

    2018  
    January
    Mrs F Smyth £15
    Mrs J Middleton £10
    Mrs S Nutting £5
    Mrs M Ferris £5
    February
    Mrs D Sturgess £15
    Mr P Rayner £10
    Mr C Austin £5
    Mrs C C Walton £5
    March
    Mrs Hill £15
    Mrs Hilda Purcell £10
    Mrs Nadine Fowler £5
    Mr Clive Austen £5

    Join our Monthly Draw for just £12 a year. If you take part you have the chance to be a winner as well as providing us with vital funds.

    Come into the Volunteer Centre to register, or complete this form and send it to us with your payment.

  • Twitter Feed January 28, 2018

    2 weeks ago
    Thanks to everyone who plays the national lottery @PershoreVC we were able to upgrade our IT system to support the local community #NationalLottery25 https://t.co/FSpyFxZp3x PershoreVC photo
    2 months ago
    Please make sure you shop the easyfundraising way every time you buy something
    https://t.co/sAYZ4F5quK
    2 months ago
    Thank you to our amazing supporters shopping online with easyfundraising. Your support really does make a difference, so don't forget there's 3,300 shops and sites you can raise free donations with.
    2 months ago
    Get the #easyfundraising App and raise donations for us when shop on your mobile or tablet with all your favourite retailers.

    Get it now: https://t.co/w6Mt0Pdtal
    2 months ago
    Pershore drivers needed for our social car scheme can you spare an hour or two each week? call us 01386 554299 please RT

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