Co-op Community Fund

Today’s been a busy day in the office. Not only have we been celebrating Radio Cardiff being named the Best Radio Station in Wales and the South West, but we’ve also began our six month stint as one of the Co-op’s chosen community charities. Our work means collaborating with some of the most disatvantaged people […]

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The Art of Being Well #4: Pave The Way and Poet Guy Fletcher

Jay Walker returns with the 4th edition of ‘The Art of Being Well’, and is joined by new regular co-host Kim Reeves. From this week ‘AOBW’ has taken over the Thursday lunchtime slot on Radio Cardiff in a live format. In this edition Jo Harry from VCS talks about the supported volunteering scheme ‘Pave The […]

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Blocked drains, stinky toilets and trampolines

The Release Project volunteers have been working hard for weeks painting and decorating and generally sprucing up our new premises. Their progress has been hindered slightly by blocked drains which have been causing issues here since Christmas. Last week, two of the Release crew finally decided to take action. The biggest problem was the location […]

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Dipping into 2017

At midday on New Year’s Day 2017 our Volunteering Officer, Jo Harry and her colleague in the Vale of Glamorgan, Clare Humphreys went for an unseasonal dip at Barry Island Beach.  Jo and Clare joined hundreds of others to run into the sea, braving the wind, rain and cold temperatures. The weather did not dampen […]

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51st Annual General Meeting and Gathering

VCS Cymru – or Voluntary Community Services Cymru Limited to use our full name – held its 51st Annual General Meeting last night in the impressive setting of the newly opened Cornerstone Centre in Charles Street. A new Management Committee was elected for the coming twelve months, with four new Trustees joining the organisation:- Alan […]

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The Art of Being Well #2

This week’s Art of Being Well episode is presented by Jay Walker. If you’d like to get into contact with the Hafal Cafe, please follow the link below: http://www.hafal.org/ Frances Smith-Williams’s website: http://www.francessmithwilliams.co.uk/ The Art of Being Well podcast can be followed on Mixcloud and Podomatic. The Art of Being Well is supported by VCS […]

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Ukulele fever at The AWE Group

The AWE Group (the latest project from the collaboration between VCS and Inroads) today welcomed the wonderful ‘Plucking Fourstrings’ for an afternoon of great ukelele music at The Inroads Wellbeing Centre. The group runs every Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00pm and invites people from the arts & media to share their skills and talents. Future sessions […]

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