Before we start this month’s blog – don’t miss our November Fundraiser – always a good night. This year we’re having A Night at the Races – only £5 to get in if you reserve or buy your ticket in advance, £7 on the door. It is bound to be a great night.
You can reserve a ticket on Eventbrite here: Race Night
……. is shifting SAND usually an uncertain thing? It just seemed fitting to use that as a header when we find ourselves in a time of cautiously exciting forward motion!
This month’s meeting took place on 2nd November – we are shuffling a bit with a regular date right now and hope to consolidate in the New Year, moving to the first Thursday of the month.
As to what we are doing – we have committed a few hundred quid to some training development time so we can really start to shift that SAND message into care provider forums.
We are now in touch with multiple domiciliary and residential care providers and suddenly (it seems) being heard! Hurrah! In fact there is so much going on that we have to do some serious delivery planning – bearing in mind we have no paid staff!
We have also been travelling – notably down to Swansea to the Centre for Innovative Ageing where they are doing some really interesting research with Trans* people.
What with that and the forth-coming National Festival of LGBT History in Shrewsbury – more popularly called Back in Time 2, which is now formally adopted as a SAND project, we are seriously looking at our time-management – all good!
We have a few volunteer possibilities for anyone willing and able to offer a bit of time – perhaps to do a bit of online research – without a whole load of commitment. On the other hand, we are also on the lookout for a Treasurer so – if you like looking at the numbers and fancy cutting your teeth in the voluntary & community sector, or if you have loads of experience as Treasurer – or anywhere in between – then give us a shout – we’re a friendly bunch and we need your help.