Local Crowdfunder Projects

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These two projects are local and need support, why not take a look.

There are many other local projects and good causes.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/simply-divine

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/fit-play-launch-project

Greetings Cards

Cards made today by Timesavers supported by Divine Days Community Arts.

Visit www.timesavers.org.uk  and www.divinedays.co.uk

We make bestoke cards please get in touch. http://www.timesavers.org.uk/contact/

 

 

One West Lancs Forum & Showcase “Getting West Lancs Active”

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The One West Lancs Forum & Showcase entitled “Getting West Lancs Active” took place on Wednesday 6th July at Edge Hill University.

Our stall was a collaboration of linked organisations- Timesavers, Sporting Challenge and Divine Days Community Arts CIC.

During the day we were welcomed by West Lancs Borough Mayor Cllr Liz Savage. We heard from various speakers including Greg Mitten West Lancs CVS Chair, Pamela Holstein from WLBC and Anne Strachan about Crowdfunding UK.

We watched a moving presentation called Crossing The Line a collaboration from the Artz Centre an West Lancs Community Safety Partnership.

There were presentation slots where organisations talked about what they to, including Divine Days Community Arts CIC.

Later in the day the delegates could choose from 3 active options-walking, singing or painting.

“Paint and Enjoy” was run by Suzanne Blundell from Divine Days.

There was a prize draw for £250 which a participating organisation could win, Timesavers were the successful charity.

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Pictured Greg Mitten Chair of West Lancs CVS, Helen Haggart and John Haggart Chair of Timesavers.

John Haggart, Chairman of Timesavers, said; “I would like to thank West Lancs CVS for the £250 we won in the One West Lancs Prize Draw and  also thank the kind person who nominated us for the prize.”

For more information on One West Lancs visit – www.onewestlancs.org or telephone 01695 733737.

For more information on Timesavers visit – www.timesavers.org.uk

For more information on Sporting Challenge visit- www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

For more information on Divine Days visit www.divinedays.co.uk

 

 

Presentation Evening at WLBC

Timesavers’ Volunteers who are supported by WLPL were invited to attend a Volunteer Awards Evening on Wednesday 8th June 2016 at the Council Offices in Ormskirk. They received a certificate and had their photograph taken with the Deputy Mayor Cllr Neil Furey and this will be printed in the local paper.

There was a light buffet and drinks laid on for everyone in the Mayor’s Parlour after the presentation and speeches.

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Big Lottery Fund Award for Timesavers

Local charity Timesavers set up by a group of parents in 2010 have been awarded £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, for sessional workers, travel and office materials.

Edward McCarthy Trustee and Secretary of Timesavers, said “I am very grateful to receive further funding from the Lottery for the charity, which was set up by a group of parents who were concerned about the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with moderate learning difficulties in West Lancashire. Recent Government figures show that in England only 6% of people who have a learning disability are in employment which the Minister for the Disabled said was “unacceptable’. “

Edward added “Our charity aims to help overcome barriers to their employability by supporting them to gain further skills and work experience in all aspects of office work such as using computers, photocopying, filing and improving their communication skills.I hope that any employer reading this article will come to our assistance by providing unpaid office work experience for one of our clients for just a few hours per week. Your help would be very much appreciated. If any local companies can help then please contact me by email at westlancsedward@btinternet.com”

Visit  www.timesavers.org.uk
For information on the Big Lottery Fund visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

Furness Building Society Funding Award

A local charity is celebrating after receiving £150 from the Furness Building Society so that they can continue to provide support and work experience opportunities for people with learning difficulties in West Lancashire. The funding is from the Furness 150 Community Giveaway which celebrates 150 years of the building society.

Timesavers provide work experience to local people with learning difficulties by providing an administration service for local voluntary organisations. Timesavers was set up in 2010 by a group of parents to provide work experience for local people with learning difficulties.

Edward McCarthy, Secretary and Trustee at Timesavers said: “We are delighted with this very donation. People with learning difficulties can struggle to find employment but thanks to the donation, we will be able to continue providing work experience and other opportunities to residents in West Lancashire. We hope our recent funding awards can allow for new opportunities for our participants and allow for the further growth of the charity. I hope that any employer reading this article will come to our assistance by providing unpaid office work experience for one of our clients for just a few hours per week. Your help would be very much appreciated. If any local companies can help then please contact me by email at westlancsedward@btinternet.com

For more information on the award please visit: http://www.furnessbs.co.uk/community/the-furness-150-community-giveaway/

For more information visit: www.timesavers.org.uk

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Sobell Foundation

sobell-logo timesavers-logo3A local charity is celebrating after receiving £5,000 from the Sobell Foundation so that they can continue to provide support and work experience opportunities for people with learning difficulties in West Lancashire.

Timesavers provide work experience to local people with learning difficulties by providing an administration service for local voluntary organisations. Timesavers was set up in 2010 by a group of parents to provide work experience for local people with learning difficulties.

Edward McCarthy, Secretary and Trustee at Timesavers said: “We are delighted with this very generous donation. People with learning difficulties can struggle to find employment but thanks to the donation, we will be able to continue providing work experience and other opportunities to residents in West Lancashire. We hope our recent funding awards can allow for new opportunities for our participants and allow for the further growth of the charity. I hope that any employer reading this article will come to our assistance by providing unpaid office work experience for one of our clients for just a few hours per week. Your help would be very much appreciated. If any local companies can help then please contact me by email at westlancsedward@btinternet.com

For more information on the Sobell Foundation please visit: www.sobellfoundation.org.uk

For more information visit: www.timesavers.org.uk

 

CLF makes award to Timesavers

CLF-LOGOCLF Community Link Foundation was delighted to make a grant award to Timesavers based in Burscough.

Timesavers aims to help overcome barriers to the employability of people with learning difficulties by supporting them to gain further skills and experience in all aspects of office work and computers such as use of photocopiers, printers and shredding machines together with filing and using Microsoft Office programs. We will also help them to improve their communication skills and confidence in the workplace.

People with learning disabilities often need extra help such as allowing them to repeat tasks and letting them to work at their own pace so it makes it easier for them to acquire new skills without feeling under stress. In order to achieve this work experience and skills training is given in a supportive environment and in this way we hope to overcome the barriers to learning which people with learning disabilities often encounter.

Timesavers arrange for qualified sessional workers to collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at our office, then return them home after their training/ work experience.

Edward McCarthy, Charity Trustee said: “The £780 grant from the Community Link Foundation will contribute towards providing materials for the office and transport costs which will be greatly appreciated by our charity.”

Visit www.timesavers.org.uk and http://www.clfoundation.co.uk/clf-makes-grant-award-to-timesavers

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Funding Award from Yapp Charitable Trust

 

Local charity Timesavers have been awarded £3600 to cover the cost of their office rent from the Yapp Charitable Trust.

They make grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work.

Timesavers was set up in 2010 to provide an Office Administration Service for voluntary sector organisations in West Lancs serving Burscough, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Tarleton, Parbold in order to give work experience opportunities for people with learning disabilities who have found it difficult to find paid jobs or work placements in office administration.

Secretary and Charity Trustee Edward McCarthy said: “I am delighted with this funding award. Thank you very much on behalf of everyone. This will provide our charity with three years of security and also enable us to grow.”

For more information visit – www.timesavers.org.uk or call 07597 297340 or info@timesavers.org.uk

For more information: http://www.yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/

 

Funding award from County Councillor Steven Holgate the Champion for Disabled People

Timesavers have received a grant offer of £300 to be spent on the purchase of printer ink, paper and card from Lancashire County Councillor Steven Holgate the Champion for Disabled.

Timesavers was originally set up as a Social Enterprise to provide an Office Administration Service for voluntary sector organisations in West Lancs serving Burscough, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Tarleton, Parbold in order to give work experience opportunities for people with learning disabilities who have found it difficult to find paid jobs or work placements in office administration.

Secretary and Charity Trustee Edward McCarthy said:  “I am delighted with this funding award. Thank you very much on behalf of everyone.”

For more information visit – www.timesavers.org.uk

For details on the funding available from the Lancashire County Council Disability Champion visit – http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6472&pageid=38603