The Percy Bilton Charity

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Burscough based West Lancashire charity Timesavers had been awarded £500 from the Percy Bilton Charity.

Timesavers provide support and work experience opportunities for people with additional needs in West Lancashire.

Timesavers provide work experience to local people with additional needs 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 additional needs.

Timesavers Trustee and Secretary  Edward McCarthy “I am delighted with the support we have received from the Percy Bilton Charity. This funding is for new printers. On behalf of Timesavers I would like to thank them for their support it will make a huge difference.”

Visit  www.timesavers.org.uk and http://www.percy-bilton-charity.org/ for more information.

Warburtons

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Burscough based West Lancashire charity Timesavers had been awarded £250 from Warburtons Burnley bakery are able to help fund their work.

Timesavers provide support and work experience opportunities for people with additional needs in West Lancashire.

Timesavers provide work experience to local people with additional needs 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 additional needs.

Timesavers Trustee and Secretary  Edward McCarthy “I am delighted with the support we have received from the Warburtons. This will help fund some of our work over the next year. On behalf of Timesavers I would like to thank them for their support it will make a huge difference.”

Visit  http://www.warburtons.co.uk/corporate/responsibility/community/grant  for more information.

Trusthouse Funding Award

A local charity is celebrating after receiving £1000 from the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation so that they can continue to provide support and work experience opportunities for people with additional needs in West Lancashire.

Timesavers provide work experience to local people with additional needs 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 additional needs.

Edward McCarthy, from Timesavers said: “We are delighted with this very donation. People with additional needs 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://trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk/

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

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Yapp Charitable Trust.

Timesavers were awarded £3600 from the Yapp Charitable Trust.

We are mentioned on their website.

On behalf of Timesavers many thanks.

Website link-

http://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/pages/eligibility-criteria.php

Timesavers – our £3,600 grant (over 3 years) is helping towards the core costs of supporting adults with learning difficulties or disabilities in Lancashire to gain work experience.

Computer Course in Burscough

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Beginner’s Computer Course. 

Burscough Hub in association with Burscough Parish Council have teamed up with the WEA to provide free computer courses for residents of Burscough and surrounding areas.

The course run from 8th November 6pm-8pm on Tuesdays each week, with refreshments. The start time maybe later as time goes on.

The courses are held at the Burscough Methodist Church Hall (upstairs room) and are suitable for absolute beginners and for improvers and you can bring your own computer or tablet or use ones provided.

Sporting Challenge Activities with Timesavers are supporting you to go to the course, for £5 we will take you to the course and support you.

Please book your place like any other activity.

Or if you want to without our support on your own you need to book a place by telephone call the Parish Council office on 01704 894914 or email admin@burscoughpc.org.uk

Burscough Methodist Church Hall, Orrell Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0SG.

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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