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SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) is a charity that transports Blood, Plasma, Platelets, Samples, Vaccines, Factor VIII, Donor Breast Milk and any other urgently required medical items to hospitals at night, daytime weekends in some counties and bank holidays. This service is provided completely free of charge, allowing the NHS to divert funds where they are needed most. SERV provides a service that has saved many lives, yet receives no Government funding – their costs are met by donations from members of the public and corporate sponsorship.
If you would like to discuss the service they provide, SERV volunteers will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 8 December.
Boots will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Tuesday 29 November, bringing energy products and vitamins to give away for people to try. They will also be bringing cough/cold products and offering advice on staying healthy over the winter. Gift guides and goodie bags will also be available, with samples of Boots Christmas products and new products.
Kelly from Berry Clever Nutrition will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Wednesday 30 November to introduce Nutritional Therapy to people with health problems and explain how it can help them by making small changes to their diet and lifestyle.
Adastral Park will be starting the Christmas season with another popular Charity Christmas Market on Thursday 1 December in the Hub. This year many of the stalls are available over the lunchtime period, from 11am-2pm, and also 4pm-7pm. Further details can be found at Christmas 2011.
Some of the local primary schools will again be joining us for lunchtime carol singing in the Hub during the week beginning 5 December;
6 December – Colneis Junior School, Felixstowe
7 December – Beacon Hill Primary School, Martlesham
8 December – Cedarwood Primary School, Kesgrave
9 December – Langer Primary School, Felixstowe
The Adastral Park Giving Tree is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year – last year we collected nearly 500 presents. Can we collect even more this year? It’s so easy to take part: collect a tag from the tree, buy the suggested gift, wrap it, attach the tag and return it to the collection point in the Hub (old Post Office) every lunchtime from Monday 12 to Friday 23 December. WRVS distribute the presents to people who are lonely, isolated and without family members around them to provide support. For many it’s their only gift so it is very much appreciated. Contact Carol Frost on 01473 606333 if you have any queries.
The 1st Martlesham Scout Group are collecting and delivering Christmas cards again this year covering Ipswich (IP1 to IP5 and Martlesham IP12), Claydon, Barham, Gt Blakenham + others. Postage is 20p per card (postage to be put into a separate envelope in the post box). The Scout post box will be located between the old post office and dry cleaning desk in the Hub from 25 November to 8 December. Cards will be delivered by 24 December.
Kelly from Berry Clever Nutrition will be in the Hub at lunchtime on 30 November to introduce Nutritional Therapy to people with health problems and explain how it can help them by making small changes to their diet and lifestyle.
Boots will be in the Hub at lunchtime on 29 November, bringing energy products and vitamins to give away for people to try. As we are approaching winter, they will be bringing cough/cold products and offering advice on staying healthy over the winter with information packs. Gift guides and goodie bags will also be available, with samples of Boots Christmas products and new products.
Prospect will be in the Hub on Tuesday 22 November at lunchtime.
Representatives from the following charities and support groups will be available in the Hub to answer your questions and discuss any issues at lunchtime on Wednesday 23 November; Suffolk Hate Crime Service, The Suffolk LGB&T Network, Autzine, Age UK Suffolk, Suffolk IAPT, Like Minds, ISCRE (Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality), Vision Project, CSV Media and Compassion.
Suffolk Police are looking to attract interest in joining the Special Constabulary and will be available in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 24 November for an informal chat. This will be followed up with individuals that show real interest with a more in-depth discussion and supply of an application pack.
The Suffolk Police Community Officer will also be in the Hub at lunchtime on 24 November.
Suffolk Police are looking to attract interest in joining the Special Constabulary. Specials are Volunteers, but work alongside Regular colleagues and perform full front line police duties. They have exactly the same powers as regular Officers. To be eligible you have to be at least 18 years of age, no restriction in relation to residency in the UK, fit enough to perform full front line operational duties and of good character. Specials are required to commit to working a minimum of 16 hours duty each month. This is a great opportunity to develop new skills, many of which are transferable into the workplace.
Suffolk Police will be available for an informal chat on the day and will follow up with individuals that show real interest with a more in-depth discussion and supply of an application pack.