As people already know St. Vincent’s chosen charity for this year is Francis House Children’s Hospice. Over the past few months St. Vincent’s staff have been busy raising money from baking cakes to abseiling down Manchester United’s football stadium all in aid of Francis House.
At their office Metropolitan House staff asked if there was any chance of vending machine being installed as there is nothing on the business park and the shops are a walk away. As people know vending machines are costly and in this climate the more money that can be saved will benefit St. Vincent’s tenants.
So a amazing idea was born which was the St. Vincent’s Tuck Shop, it is located in the reception area for staff to come and buy goodies from it. It has crisps, drinks, sweets and chocolate bars, also for the healthy people amongst the staff low fat crisps and drinks plus bags of mini fruits.
It has been a massive hit in the office with staff taking full advantage of a mid morning snack or a late afternoon chocolate indulgence. So far it has been open for only two weeks and has made over £40 as of Wednesday, all the money made will be going to Francis House Children’s Hospice.
So with the Tuck Shop being such a success I’m sure loads more money will be spent by the staff of St.Vincents.
So keep telling yourselves it all for a good cause and Tuck In !!
Author - Simon Lord | Added on 13/06/2013
In the sweltering heat of last weekend a number of staff from St. Vincent’s completed the Cheshire Three Peaks Walk in aid our chosen charity Francis House Children’s Hospice. The walk was a hard 14 miles and took the team 6 hours to complete , there were a few sore legs in the office on Monday morning !! But a huge well done to them all and the money raised will help Francis House who do a great job !!
Author - | Added on 11/06/2013
Staff from Royal Bank of Scotland, Manchester once again volunteered at St Vincent's schemes' Mount Carmel Court and Alexandra Briant Court on Friday 24th May.
The staff did a fantastic job working hard cleaning kitchen cupboards and gardening. All the tenants they visited really appreciated their help.
Sandra Stevens, scheme manager at Alexandra Bryant Court passed on her special thanks and said " the staff have done an absolutely brilliant job, worked really hard, and have made our gardens look lovely"
A massive thank you to all the volunteers that took part:
Christine Clarke, John Radcliffe, Susan Stratton, Craig Cheetham,David Mitchell,Peter Norris,Emily Johnson,Marcos Navarro,Chris Worthington
Author - | Added on 31/05/2013
St Vincent’s is holding an open day at its Farnworth Ucan Centre on Georgiana Street, Farnworth.
The event is an opportunity for staff to showcase some of the brilliant community initiatives which take place every day at the Ucan. Activities include:-
Every week scores of people come to the Farnworth Ucan to access the free computers, build CV’s undertake counselling, and join support groups. We have become a vital part of the Farnworth community as more and more people recognise the benefit of a centre like this.
Thanks to our partners at the Ucan:-
Author - | Added on 28/05/2013
Terry and John have done a brilliant job of sprucing up St Vincent's Urban Care Centre in Farnworth in readiness for our Open Day on May 30th. The UCAN provides a community resource in Farnworth aimed at building skills and bringing services right into the heart of the community. We rely on our dedicated volunteers who give their time to make sure we provide as wide a range of services as possible, such as ESOL, IT and Arts and Crafts courses, as well as weekly job clubs, counselling and coffee mornings for Carers. The Open Day is themed around wellbeing and we hope that it will be a great success and more local people will come and see what we have to offer. Thank you to Simmons Services for helping us make the centre more fresh and welcoming for our big day.
Author - | Added on 24/05/2013
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