August Newsletter

Since our last news letter in late May / early June, a lot has been happening. In our Supported Living service – many service users have been able to enjoy holidays and trips out. At Phoenix our love of cooking continues and we’re looking forward to hosting our own music festival at the end of August! Our Social Enterprise – The Portland Guest House, has reopened, and we have had a busy few months welcoming guests and working hard to get our course endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality.

 

In Fundraising News, this year’s Cheltenham’s Three Peaks Challenge saw 390 people tackle Crickley, Leckhampton and Cleeve Hills and raise an incredible amount for our charity. Now we’re focused on the London Marathon, which is due to take place on Sunday 3rd October. We have a runner, taking on the full 26.2 miles in London – for more information, or to sponsor him, please visit Owen’s Virgin Money Giving Page – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OwenWoodley1 . We are also fortunate enough to have space in the Virtual Marathon, if you would like to join us to complete a small chunk of the 26.2miles, please get in touch by emailing enquiries@stvsandstgs.co.uk

Introducing our partner – Coventry Building Society

We are incredibly excited to announce that this year, our local Coventry Building Society branch are continuing their support for us. As their charity partner we are looking forward to working together again over the next year. We hope to have many opportunities to get involved and take part in their in branch events, fundraising activities as well as providing lots of opportunities for their team to volunteer with us, and learn more about St Vincent’s and St George’s Association. 

For more information about Coventry Building Society please click here to view their website.

The friendly team at our Cheltenham Branch can be found at 20 The Promenade, GL50 1LR.

 

If you would like to speak with their team, please pop in or call: 01242 582648.  

June’s Newsletter

Summer had finally arrived, which means its time to share with you all the wonderful things we have been getting up to since our last newsletter in February. 

Phoenix is busy welcoming everybody back, and our Social Enterprise has reopened, to find out more please read our newsletter

We are searching for trustees…

Can you help us find what we are looking for?
 
We are searching for more wonderful people to join our board of trustees. We want your ideas, knowledge, experience and support to help us to provide services which ensure vulnerable adults can live the life they want, regardless of their disability. Being our trustee can be a fun and rewarding way to spend your spare time, and is an amazing way of giving back to the community you live in. We hope 2021 allows us to build our board of trustees, giving you and our service users the opportunities to learn and benefit from other people’s experience and skills.
 
If you have experience in health and social care, marketing, fundraising, hospitality, building maintenance and construction or small holdings, we would love to hear from you: so please get in touch by emailing enquiries@stvsandstgs.co.uk !

February’s Newsletter

It has been just shy of three months since our last newsletter, and a lot has happened since November! We are now two months into a third national lockdown – but that doesn’t mean we have not been busy, to find out what we have been getting up to across our services, read our newsletter below or click here.

Welcoming our new Patron: Dame Janet Trotter

Dame Janet Trotter (OBE DBE CVO).

We would like to welcome our new Patron to St Vincent’s and St George’s Association, Dame Janet Trotter (OBE DBE CVO). Among her many achievements, Dame Janet helped found the University of Gloucestershire in 2001 and served as founding Vice-Chancellor and Principal until 2006. Dame Janet has also held a number of posts within the NHS, including as Chair of the Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust and is involved with several local charities, particularly the Nelson Trust.

In 2010, she was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and was Her Majesty’s representative in the county carrying out ceremonial activities and overseeing many royal visits to the county, acting on behalf of the Queen to promote excellence in business and the voluntary sectors and in supporting civil society. She retired from this role in 2018.

She received an OBE in 1991, a DBE 10 years later and a CVO in 2018.

We are very excited to have Dame Janet Trotter as our new patron and look forward to what the future brings.

Anne Cadbury

Anne Cadbury sadly passed away on New Year’s Day.

Anne was our much loved Patron for over 50 years, committed to helping and supporting us right to the end.

Anne was a hands-on Patron, using her huge range of contacts in the region and beyond to our benefit and also attending the charity’s events and meetings in person.
She knew the long-standing staff and trustees by name and always engaged empathetically with our service users. With a twinkle in her eye and a ready smile Anne always lifted hearts and enthused people, she was a living masterclass in how to be the best patron possible.

We enjoyed great support over many years from several trust funds as a direct result of Anne’s input. Dynamic and indefatigable, we will miss her greatly but her contribution will forever be with the charity.

Cheltenham’s Three Peak Challenge 2020

Saturday 6 June 2020

Take on Crickley, Leckhampton and Cleeve Hill in Cheltenham’s famous 22 mile three peak trek!

Prices are:

Guided Adult :
£ 30

Self-Guided
Adult : £12
Self-Guided Child: £6
Self-Guided Family: £ 28

But Early Bird
Prices (until end of Jan) are:

Guided Adult :
£ 20

Self-Guided
Adult : £9.50
Self-Guided Child: £4.50
Self-Guided Family: £ 22.50

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/cheltenhams-three-peak-challenge-2020-tickets-83970238243

Three Peaks Challenge

Take on Cheltenham’s Three Peak Challenge, a one day 22 mile trek challenge and conquer Cleeve, Crickley and Leckhampton Hill, seeing some of the best views that the Cotswolds has to offer!

Join the team today and complete this great local challenge for a fantastic local charity, St Vincent’s & St George’s Association.

Click to sign-up today:

Guided Adult: £30 (SOLD OUT)

Guided Child: £15 (SOLD OUT)

Self-Guided Adult: £12

Self-Guided Child: £6

Self-Guided Family Ticket (2 x Adults & 2 x Children): £28

Cheltenham’s Three Peak’s Challenge

For the first time ever, St Vincent’s & St George’s Association hold Cheltenham’s Three Peak Challenge!

The charity is extremely proud to be able to hold such a great local event, that we hope will attract people of all level’s and abilities to take part.

Registration’s are now open and we welcome team entries or individuals.

The event will be held on Saturday 2 June 2018, taking on Cleeve, Crickley and Leckhampton hill, giving the best views that the Cotswolds has to offer.

Find out more by visiting the webpage here.