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Awareness of volunteering raising at Volunteer Centre Southwark Dec 28th

On Saturday 28th December, Volunteer Centre Southwark will be supporting Crisis at Christmas – the annual event for homeless people – by raising awareness of volunteering. This is an opportunity to experience information provision and support for a diverse audience, work within a team, develop befriending skills, and be part of a thriving and dynamic charity facilitating community activity across the borough of Southwark.

The Volunteer Centre's role will be to inform Crisis at Christmas service users, many of them being homeless and potentially experiencing other barriers to volunteering, about volunteering and the benefits volunteering brings to individuals and the community as a whole. This all takes place in Bermondsey, Southwark, and available shifts are from 10am till 1pm and 1pm till 5pm.

Lido Crisis swim & Christmas carols wrap

It was a busy weekend at the Lido! Well over 100 strong turned up for the Crisis winter swim on Saturday (weather mild for it!) and the carols poolside went well too (again mild if a little rain). Both events earned money for charities. Pictured below is our Fusion manager Clare Motton collecting donations for carol entry and handing out songsheets!




REMINDER: Crisis needs 350 hardy swimmers to take the plunge on Sat Dec 15th!

REMINDER: Crisis needs 350 hardy swimmers to take the plunge for the charity's 1st Annual Midwinter Swim at Brockwell Lido on Saturday Dec 15th in aid of Crisis at Christmas. Jo Brand has volunteered to be one of them.

 

3 categories to choose from!

 

1. Swimmers who just want to jump in and out

 

2. Swimmers in fancy dress

 

3. Swimmers who want to swim 100m (two lengths)

 

Everyone will receive a free Crisis-branded swimming cap! and if you're frozen solid after, you can take a really hot shower! Plus, if you're a member, there's really nothing like the hot hydrotherapy pool for afters too (or the steamroom, or sauna)! Think of how well you'll sleep that night!

 

Hot drinks and BBQ food will be on sale, provided by The Lido Café.

 

Register at www.crisis.org.uk/swim. Or come along at 11.30 on the day. Safety briefing: 11.45am & Group jump-in: 12 noon. See you there!

 

 

Midwinter swim in aid of Crisis

 

Crisis Events Team

  The Crisis Midwinter Swim - Saturday 15 December 2012   

 

 

Midwinter Swim in the Lido for Crisis

Crisis needs 350 hardy swimmers to take the plunge for the charity’s first annual Midwinter Swim at Brockwell Lido near Brixton in aid of Crisis at Christmas on 15 December.

This unique event is being held in the great British tradition of outdoor swimming and there are three categories to choose from:

Swimmers who just want to jump in and out
Swimmers in fancy dress
Swimmers who want to swim 100m (two lengths)

Participants will receive a safety briefing at 11.45am followed by a group jump-in at midday on Saturday 15 December at Brockwell Lido.

Swimmers will need to bring a swimming costume and a strong constitution (fancy dress is strictly optional).  Everyone will receive a free Crisis-branded swimming cap as well as a hot shower, hot drinks and an all day BBQ provided by the Lido café after they take the plunge.

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