Brighton & Hove Open Gardens 2013 (Raising Funds for Sussex Beacon)29th June 2013 Author: Maxine BurgessBrighton and Hove Open Gardens 29 – 30 June 2013 from 11am – 5pm
Weekend ticket price: £10 in advance, £12 on the day, children under 12 go free.
From small city centre courtyards to expansive open spaces, Brighton and Hove Open gardens sees over 70 private gardens and community spaces open to the public over one weekend in June. The event raises money for The Sussex Beacon, an HIV charity based in Brighton.
No more peering over the garden fence, you can explore your neighbour’s garden and get ideas to take home. If you want to get away, why not take a trip across the city visiting inspiring green spaces along the way.
There are inspiring places to visit in Hove, Montpelier, Fiveways and Roundhill, Preston Park and Surrenden, Stanmer, East of Brighton, Rottingdean and Seaford.
Grace Eyre is on the Montpelier Trail so please drop by. Tickets are now available to buy online: www.sussexbeacon.org.uk/opengardens/ There are also a limited number available from Grace Eyre. Please visit Reception.
Vote for Grace Eyre's Big Break!14th June 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
Wow! Grace Eyre has progressed through to the voting stage of The Big Break's '100 good causes' initiative.
Anyone can vote for us by visiting our page online. Here is our unique link – you can click straight through to the voting page:
If we receive the most votes at the end of this month we will receive a £2,000 cash donation from Direct Debit. The runner up will receive £1,000, and the next 8 will get £250 each.
So come on, help us get our Big Break. We only have until 30th June to get all the votes in, so don’t delay!
Thank you volunteers!14th June 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
Grace Eyre would like to say a huge THANK YOU to our fantastic team of Volunteers! Grace Eyre is supported by over 70 Volunteers, with another 10 due to start soon! Our Volunteers make a invaluable contribution through the time, energy and experience they give.
Our amazing Volunteers support a number of important services for our Service Users,
including Travel Buddy, the Angel Cake Café, Job Coaching, Shared Lives Panel and Active Lives Sessional Support.
Ben, the Senior Project Worker for Travel Buddy, and Jon, our new Deputy Manager for Sports for All, will be working closely with many of our Volunteers on funded Travel Buddy and Sports for All projects over the next few years.
Ben and Jon, in partnership with Nicole and Rahan from HR, will be organising a Social Event / Awards Evening for Volunteers at the end of June / early July to thank the Volunteers for their support and provide an opportunity to meet other Volunteers. Details to follow shortly.
Volunteers are represented by Peter Dupont (email@example.com) at the Staff Forum which takes place every two months. If you are a Volunteer and are interested in representing at the Staff Forum then please let Alicia or Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
Thank you all once again.
Cycling for charity5th June 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
Kap Agashi is cycling from John O Groats to Lands End for Grace Eyre in June. This will involve a lot of cycling: 960 miles over 9 days, averaging 106 miles a day. Total ascent for the trip is around 15,000 metres, which is almost double the height of Mount Everest - wow! Please show your support for Kap to help him on his amazing endeavour. Thank you.
His Just Giving site:
Volunteer Week 1-7 June 201331st May 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-7 June 2013.
It's time to say thank you to the UK’s volunteers
This year’s Volunteers’ Week focuses on saying ‘thank you’ to the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, and to recognise the way that organisations celebrate the work of volunteers across the UK.
Artists' Open House Festival2nd May 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
A sneaky preview of some of the work featured in this year's festival! Don't forget the Montefiore Collective Private View on Friday 3rd May between 7-9pm at Grace Eyre, 36 Montefiore Road, Hove BN3 6EP. Come along, have a browse and enjoy a glass of wine from our Angel Cake Cafe/Bar at the same time.
12th April 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
Grace Eyre's Sarah Howse talks about being a Project Worker. Read on!
How long have you worked here?
4 years now
How did you get your job?
I started as a volunteer, then became relief staff and was finally employed full time on the Travel Buddy Scheme
What kind of work did you do before?
I was a bar manager running pubs and clubs in Brighton. Before that I ran my own promotion company and I have also been a nanny.
Tell me about your sessions...
If you'd like to find out more then please click on more...
10th April 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
In January 2013, Stop Hate UK launched a new 24 hour helpline service, Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime, in England and Wales.
People in England and Wales who have experienced, witnessed or know someone who is experiencing Learning Disability Hate Crime can contact the Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime helpline on 0808 802 1155 for support and information.
Review of Side by Side - an exhibition by the Rocket Artists28th March 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
The Rocket Artists, in partnership with the University of Brighton, present Side by Side - an international exhibition showcasing learning disability, art and collaboration. Nicole Fordham Hodges reviews the exhibition, on show in the Spirit Level, Southbank Centre, London until 5 April. Please click on the following link: http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/side-by-side-southbank-centre
Big shout for Jerome Ribot...28th March 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
...who is running two marathons in a week in April – the Brighton Marathon and the Paris Marathon. All the money he raises will go to Grace Eyre. Wow! Good luck Jerome and thank you.