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Volunteering

The Big Worcester Sleep Out!

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Wow! Is all I can say! What a success that night was. I think it is safe to say that it was a fantastic turnout, with 100+ sleepers braving a cold wet evening to join us at Sixways. Turning up after work to bed down for the night and setting up their sleeping bags all over the South Stand. It quickly became crowded, and while the rough offered some protection from the elements, the wind…

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Maggs – A Lasting Influence!

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It is always nice to hear about the impact Maggs has had on individuals, whether this be service users, volunteers or staff. Check out the email we received last week from Phil. My name is Phil Hodgson and I am a psychotherapist who once did a little work at Maggs, about eight years ago. Today I work with the homeless and at risk of homeless in Greater Toronto, Canada. I supervise a team of sixteen…

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News letter

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Good afternoon everyone! We have not posted on the blog for a while so we decided to do a little news update. We have had lots happening and have new staff in post. Our first big change – Mel; who was previously the centre manager is now Chief Executive and Cailin has stepped into the role of operations manager. Both have settled into the roles really well and the day centre is running smoothly. Emma…

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Hadrian’s wall team surpasses pervious staff fundraising total

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An intrepid team of University of Worcester staff has topped previous fundraising efforts with their walk along an iconic British landmark. The Hadrian’s Wall Walk last month, which saw trekkers cover the 85-mile distance from Segedunum, near Newcastle, to Bowness-on-Solway, to the west of Carlisle in just over 72 hours, has raised a total of £6,200. This surpasses funds raised by staff, who completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 2014. A team climbed Britain’s three…

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My experience as a volunteer at Maggs

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My Experience as a volunteer at Maggs;  When I first walked into Maggs I was not really sure what my expectations were. I had done some volunteering with the homeless in London, but this was very different. I think I thought it would be quite tough and a bit challenging.  I started as a volunteer and then started hosting my own art workshops. I love working at Maggs. Some things that particularly struck me while working…

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