What a successful Mad Hatters Tea Party we had on the 24th March 2018. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped setup the Jubilee Day Centre, it looked truly wonderful. To Carolle Rowson and her catering team. To Val Kilby for running the bric-a-brac, Pam Davey the Mad Hatter and her craft table, Claire Winter for the flora decorations and Jeanette Fattorini and Josie Breton for the Hat Salon and the ladies who walked around showing them off. Not forgetting Leslie Morris for helping to organise.
A special thank you to the young ladies who dressed up as characters from Alice in Wonderland, they looked brilliant.
We raised a wonderful £1250, so once again thank you to all who came and helped out.
All members are warmly invited to the GVS General Meeting on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at 12pm, which will be held at the Vale Douzaine Room. After the meeting a light lunch consisting of a chicken salad and either a glass of wine or a soft drink and coffee will be served at a cost of £7.50. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sandra Collins on 247518 if you are attending and if you would like lunch.
If you haven't been before, this an opportunity to meet up with fellow GVS volunteers and GVS Directors. The proceedings start off with a welcome from Chairman Ross Paisley followed by yours truly Mandy Le Bachelet with the GVS Managers Report. Be warned last year I had a water pistol to wake up anyone who falls asleep! We then have a brief report from Alderney on what has gone on over there in the last year. Those attending will then have the opportunity to 'Ask The Chairman' so if you have any burning issues regarding the GVS this is your chance to air them.
Our Patron, Lady Corder, will then be presenting the 10 year Long Service Certificates to the well deserving volunteers.
left Lady Corder at the 2017 GM
presenting Dee Blackburn with her 10 year cert.
And finally, Any Other Business. By this time you will be looking forward to your glass of wine and chicken salad!
We hope to see as many of you as possible, so until then A la perchoine.
It is with much sadness that we have to announce that Ros Rix, our Jubilee Day Centre Manager, will be leaving GVS in the next few weeks.
We will be advertising for a replacement for Ros starting today so if you do know of anyone who might be interested in the position please pass on the following advert.
Manager, Jubilee Day Centre for Older People
We are seeking a Manager for our Jubilee Day Centre for older people in St Sampsons. This is a very varied role dealing with the day to day management of the centre. Good communication, organisational, administration and computer skills are essential and experience of working with older people would be an advantage.
The position would suit a self-motivated person who enjoys interacting with others in a friendly environment.
Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Closing date for applications is Friday 6th May.
For full details or to apply please contact the GVS Manager, Jubilee Day Centre, Grandes Maisons Road, St Sampsons GY2 4JH tel 247518 or e mail email@example.com in strict confidence.
As in previous years we have our Rest Tent at the West Show where we have facilities for mothers changing and feeding their babies, older people wanting to rest their feet and have a cup of tea, lost children and dogs wanting some water.
We will also be at the North Show again this year offering the same facilities.
Just to let you know that we are a featured charity during April at Waitrose Rohais.
Please do support us if you can by dropping all your green tokens in our box!
My Dad is hoping to raise funds for GVS by walking the South West Coast Path this coming April hopefully leaving Guernsey on the 13th and returning 5 to 6 weeks later. Of course, this is an enormous undertaking so any support / donations would be well deserved and appreciated.
TO DONATE- PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO “GVS” AND SEND TO
Jubilee Day Centre, Grandes Maisons Road, St Sampsons, GY2 4JH
OR THROUGH ONLINE BANKING DIRECT TO GVS
ACCOUNT NUMBER 74376985 SORT CODE 60 09 20
Dad says -
As an “older person” myself, I would like to help GVS by doing a sponsored walk the length of the South West Coast Path spanning four counties and over 600 miles! I am hoping to achieve this in about 30 days, walking a minimum of 20 miles every day.
I should be grateful for any donations / sponsorship you feel able to give for this worthy cause.
With grateful thanks
Phil Hall and Sandra Collins
Congratulations to the winners of our March GVS100 Club draw -
£100 number 29
£50 number 172
£50 number 90
£50 number 186
£50 number 73
RESULTS CAN NOW BE FOUND ON THE HOME PAGE UNDER "100CLUB RESULTS"
Our first draw took place for the 100club. Thanks for all your support.