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Volunteering

News letter

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…
Nikki
6th April 2017
Service User's Stories

Steven Cherry – My story

Below is a piece written by Steven Cherry; Steve has been accessing Maggs day centre now for a couple of years due to various issues he needed support with which he highlights below. Since then Steve has gone on to achieve wonderful things and has started working on a new business venture which he decided, he wanted to share with all of you. Please take the time to read, look at his work and share his…
Nikki
10th November 2016
Service User's Stories

Poetry and creative writing by service users

Many of the service users who access Maggs Day Centre use the activity centre to gain news skills, make new friends and to fill the time they have with something positive. Some of the activities we provide are, art and cooking - after a set amount of cooking sessions service users then get given the opportunity to take a food hygiene course! This provides them with employment skills that are fundamental to finding a job.…
Nikki
26th July 2016
Staff's storiesVolunteering

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. As part of the above award, Mel Kirk (Manager) and Sue Osborne (Vice Chair) attended a garden party at Buckingham palace on Tuesday 24th May 2016. We caught…
Nikki
14th June 2016
Staff's storiesVolunteering

Mel’s story

I have been working for Maggs for almost half of its existence; 13 years working at Maggs on June 23rd. So why did I get involved with Maggs? I started off volunteering for Maggs, twice a week to help out in the kitchen. I remember food then was very basic and Sunday dinner was soup and mashed potato and there were only 3 volunteers in total. The position of volunteer co-ordinator was being advertised when I…
Nikki
16th May 2016