A New Support Group Begins in October for People Wanting to Stop a Life-Controlling Habit

CAP RELEASE GROUPS –

SUPPORT FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO STOP

Find freedom from life controlling habits, like smoking, gambling, drinking,

substance-abuse, or internet & shopping addictions.

To find out how your local CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Release Group can help those struggling with addictions & who want to stop, whether you are affected directly, or indirectly as a relative or friend go along on:

Thursday 1st October at 2pm to an Awareness Afternoon

at MILL END BAPTIST CHURCH, FIELD WAY, MILL END, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 7EL

For more information, please contact:

Annabel Brown on 07849 678171 or email

annabelbrown@capreleasegroups.org

Councillor Eric Bishop, Chairman of TRDC, Visits Job Club!

We contacted Cllr Eric Bishop after we saw an article in MyRickyNews in June and asked if he would attend one of our Job Club sessions. He came along and chatted to the volunteers and the clients about what the job club does and what they get out of it. The clients Cllr Bishop spoke to all agreed it was the personal one to one service they received that set this aside from the Job Centre and they felt more comfortable looking for jobs in this environment.  He also met Mary Sinclair, from MenCap, who are actively recruiting in our area to hear how the way forward for recruiting both employees and volunteers has changed.

We then gave Cllr Bishop a tour of the Community Centre showing what we offer now and the plans we have to offer more services to the community of Mill End and surrounding areas.

You can catch up with all Cllr Bishop’s news on his blog, which can be found at:

https://threeriverschair2015ericbishop.wordpress.com

A quote from his blog regarding his visit to Mill End Job Club:

“I am glad they contacted me as this is the sort of organisation I want to visit during my year in office. One thing that would help the job club is for local business to let them know of any vacancies they have”.

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On of our Volunteers working with a Job Club Client

 

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Cllr Eric Bishop chatting to a Job Club Client

 

Many thanks to Alan Baskeyfield, who kindly took the photos.  Alan runs the Photography Club at The Mill, based at the Methodist Church, Berry Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth.  It takes place between 10am and 12 noon every other Friday of the month. Next meeting is Friday 31 July – portrait workshop.   To find out more, just go along or telephone Alan on 07757199723.

Toy Library

The Rickmansworth Toy Library was set up in November 1996 by the WRVS and became an independant charity in March 2003. Originally situtated at the WRVS in Berry Lane, Mill End the library moved in September 2008 to Mill End Community Centre.

The Library provides a toy lending service for children from birth to eight years old. As a charity it is entirely run by volunteers. Grants and donations provide the finance to buy new toys and retail quality items.

Range of Toys: The toy library has an excellent selection of top quality toys with something to please everyone. New toys are bought regularly to ensure the latest trends are represented. Alongside the general assortment of toys, we have a number of large toys in order that people can hire them out for special occasions, such as parties. There is also a section of toys especially for children with special needs.

Relax: Relax and chat with other parents whilst your child tries out the toys.

Value: The toy library offers exceptional value for money. We offer an annual family membership – so you don’t have to worry about the number of children you might have – for only £5.00. you will need to show two forms of identification to join. This entitles you to borrow toys for a fortnight. Prices vary from 30p for smaller toys to £4.00 for larger toys. This means you can now give your child a constantly changing selection of toys.

The toy library is open every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

For further information please visit www.rickmansworthtoylibrary.org.uk

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