Newsletter Dec 2018



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Certificate Presentation

We are holding a presentation afternoon and Christmas Fair on Friday, November 30th in the Chapel between 1.30 and 3.00

Tickets cost £2.50 and all are welcome. We hope to have a number of stalls selling home-made decorations and cakes.


6 month Review feedback forms.

Thank you very much for returning your completed feedback forms. All those returned were entered into a draw and the winner of the £10 voucher for Café No 5 is Wayne Jenkins.


Christmas Raffle Tickets

Our Christmas Raffle tickets are selling well and we hope again that you can help us sell them to beat our target of £1,000. We would ask all our members to take 10 books in the first place with more available if wanted. There will be a prize for the person who sells most tickets. The first prize in the draw is £100 and there are hopefully up to 50 more prizes available (donations of prizes are always welcome). The draw will be held at the end of the Christmas Party which will be on Friday December 14th. Please return your tickets by Thursday 13thif possible please.


Dates for your diary

All services will be closed for a full week over Christmas from Monday December 24th to Friday December 28th. We are open on the 31st but are closed again on January 1st for a bank holiday.


Christmas Party tickets are now on sale at a cost of £7.50. This will include a buffet, disco and live entertainment and a present. It will be held in the chapel on Friday December 14th The party starts at 12.30 and runs until 4.00 when the raffle will be drawn by our guests. The event will finish at 4.45. Please make sure that all pick-ups are scheduled for that time. Anyone normally attending ValePlus on the day would have to ensure that transport has been arranged for a later pick up if staying for the party.


Our application to the Co-operative Community Fund has been accepted and we are now able to receive donations when members do their shopping in store. If you are a card carrying member of the Co-op please go online and select ValePlus as your charity for this year. You may have to search within a 15 mile radius to find us as our application was based on the Barry store. This round of fundraising lasts 12 months and the potential donation could run into £5,000 or more depending on support. Enclosed is more information about the fund and how to register your interest.


Understanding Disability Awards

Well done to Mair and all the staff at Nova for winning an award in this important event recently. Mair was presented with a certificate which read ‘In recognition of their work in promoting a positive understanding of people with a learning disability’.

We would also like to thank Jenny Pocock for nominating us for this award.  Steve also won an award.


Llantwit to go full time.

Thanks to the ‘Awards for All’ lottery grant we are opening the Llantwit centre full time in the New Year. There are now going to be spaces available on a Monday as well as a Tuesday. Contact Angharad for further details.


Richie to retire.

Our Community Liaison Officer, Richie Payne, has announced his retirement. Richie has been working with ValePlus for a number of years and has proved a popular visitor with all our service users. We wish him well and hope that he continues to visit from time to time.