Monthly Archives: November 2016

Macmillan Coffee Mornings Raise Over £400!

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Avon Dassett 2016.
We had a very busy couple of days in The Reading Room with a great turn out of people, around 60 in total. Including donations received beforehand, Macmillan Cancer Support received £416.68. Huge thanks to everyone who supported this event, and to those who baked cakes, donated prizes for the tombola and helped out on the day. Thanks also to Stu Allsopp for taking the photos. 
The “Spot the Double Shot” game was won by James Lovell who correctly guessed the coffee cup with the “ship” on it as the winning cup.  His prize was an Amaretto Latte Coffee Hamper. 
Many Thanks again, 
Deb Watts.         

Library Home Delivery Service Available


The Home Delivery Library Service is a free service to those who are unable to visit or use their local library or Mobile Library due to ill health or infirmity.

Using volunteers, they deliver books to people in their homes once every four weeks, based on their personal preferences.

They offer books in both Large and Small print and also talking books on compact disc.

Anyone who feels that they would be eligible and would benefit from receiving the service can contact them on (01926) 851031 or by email on

Invitation to attend Volunteering Forum: Inclusive Volunteering – Involving Volunteers with Additional Needs




WCAVA’s Volunteering Forum

Inclusive volunteering – Involving volunteers with additional needs

Wednesday 23rd November 9.30 to 12.30 

Graham Adams Centre, Southam

Following a successful event in April on inclusive volunteering, we are delighted to invite you to explore the successes and challenges of including those with disabilities, in volunteering roles, in your organisations. We have three very different guest speakers who will give an insight into the steps they have taken both to find volunteering opportunities as well as to enable those with disabilities to access their organisation.
9.30am        Arrival/Registration

9.45am        Welcome/Housekeeping/Promotion of the Disability Charter

10.00am       Allan Roberts: A Volunteer’s perspective

10.20am       Emma King, Volunteer Coordinator from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

10.40am       Paul Horton, Volunteer Manager from SoLO (Solihull Life Opportunities)

11.00am       Tea/Coffee

11.20am       Group work How does your organisation support individuals with disabilities?
What additional support or advice do you feel you could benefit from?
e.g. training, help with policies, advice about reasonable adjustments etc.

To book on the event please use the link below:

For further information about the event please email: or call 01926 413511 or Helen at: or call 01926 477514.