News

Volunteer of the Year 2017

We are delighted to hear that our Volunteers Manager Yvonne Wood has been voted as the Forest Volunteer of the Year 2017.  A very well-deserved award!  Congratulations Yvonne

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Community Grant Donation

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Midcounties Co-operative Community Support for their generous donation towards the cost of building a ramp at our warehouse.  This will make life much easier for our volunteers.

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Tesco Lydney collection

We would like to say a massive “thank-you” to all of you who kindly donated a staggering 901 kg of food at our 2 day collection in Tesco, Lydney.  And a very big “thank-you to all the volunteers who made this possible.

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Items needed urgently

We are in urgent need of the following items:- Noodles Pasta meals Savoury rice Curry sauces Instant mash Jam Chocolate/snacks Cat & dog food Juice (long life) Can people please donate some of these items urgently? Thank you! There are collection points in most supermarkets or you can drop them into one of our foodbanks.  Why […]

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Warm & Well – Grants for heating and insulation

Grants for heating and insulation for people with health conditions including mental health Are you warm enough in your home? Are you struggling to pay energy bills? About 11% of households in Gloucestershire are living in fuel poverty; they are living in cold houses they cannot afford to heat. This often has a detrimental effect on […]

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SURVIVING WINTER:GRANTS & DONATING

Since 2011 the Gloucestershire Community Foundation http://www.gloucestershirecf.org.uk/ has distributed £33,000 worth of Surviving Winter grants to people and organisations to help those who have to decide between food or fuel. The grants are made possible through donations from people who could afford to forego their Winter Fuel Payment. However all donations are welcome. Help includes warmth packs, […]

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Local transport and volunteering opportunities with Freedom Leisure

Different dates throughout November 2016.  Please see attached flyers. freedom-leisure-cinderford-transport-session-2016 freedom-leisure-coleford-transport-session freedom-leisure-lydney-transport-session freedom-leisure-newent-transport-session-17-11-16

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Bream Voluntary Car Service – Volunteers Required

Do you have a car? Have you thought about being a volunteer car driver? More volunteer drivers needed – Please call 01594 560257 www.forestroutes.org

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A call for help from Gloucester Care NHS Trust

If you have some time available and would like to help please feel free to attend the meeting on the 6th October 2016 volunteer-meeting-6-10-16

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Warm and Well advice line 0800 500 3076

Warm and Well can provide information on saving energy in the home reducing fuel poverty switching energy supplier free home energy visits insulation and other heating grants, with new health criteria the Warm Homes Discount and Priority Services Register

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