Newsletter March 2019



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Saturday workshop

We apologise for the change in activity for the February workshop. Unfortunately, Mike has broken his arm and is unable to drive. The March workshop will be held on March 2nd and will be a return trip to the WWT centre in Llanelli to do some birdwatching.

Again the cost is only £10 to include entry. This workshop is being run by Liz and Steve. There will be lots of walking during this visit. Spaces are limited and those missing out on a place will be given priority the following month.

The April workshop will be a trip to Llancaiach Fawr on April 13th run by Ela and Di and bookings are now being taken for that.

High Voltage The Ruby Slipper

Tickets (£5) and programmes (£1.50) are now available for this much anticipated show which will be held in the Parish Hall, Dinas Powys on Saturday March 16th. Doors open at 5.30 and the show starts at 6pm. There will also be a raffle during the interval. Tickets are limited and are available from Ela and the café.

Bro Radio Community Awards

ValePlus has been shortlisted for the Bro Radio Vale of Glamorgan Community Awards in the category Charity of the Year. The winner will be announced in a Gala dinner in the Memo on Saturday March 30th. Look on the Bro Radio website.

Silent Auction

Steve is organising a fundraising Spring Fair in Dinas Powys Lee Hall on Saturday May 4th. There will be a silent auction taking place and we would be grateful if anyone has any contacts that could bring us in different items to auction eg tickets or signed rugby balls etc.

Co-op donations

The total now stands at £100. We need to get as many people as possible to sign up as there is a big pot of money available.

You should have already been given the details for signing up but they can be found on the website as well.

Appointment of new Boss.

Mark will start work in ValePlus on Monday April 15th. He will be visiting all our projects in the first couple of weeks and working alongside our staff and clients to get used to what happens in each of our centres.

Mark will also be available to meet parents and carers in the first few weeks.


Training Days

ValePlus will be closed to all Vale service users for three days at the end of March.

These dates are Wednesday 27th March, Thursday 28th and Friday March 29th inclusive. This is a condition of our agreement with the Vale Council which means that we are only funded for 48 weeks a year. That means we are closed to Vale clients for 20 days a year which includes bank holidays.

The chapel is going to be open for Cardiff, and LHB clients and self-funders.

Tea and Cake

Our Easter afternoon tea will be held in the High Street Centre on Thursday April 11th at 1.30. Tickets cost £3 to include tea/coffee and biscuits and will be available very shortly. All are welcome to attend.  There will be a cake stall, arts and crafts and a raffle.


Recycling envelopes for cartridges

If anyone shops at Tesco, can you ask for recycling envelopes for cartridges please. They are found at the Customer services desk. We are getting lots of cartridges being donated at the moment which can be exchanged for Clubcard points.


Café No 5

We are pleased to announce that we have signed an extension to the lease to Café No 5 for another 5 years. Don’t forget that the café can also cater for outside events and parties.