20 December 2023
We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us through the past twelve months. We are so grateful for your monetary donations, for smaller gifts of clothing & toiletries, & to those of you - volunteers & trustees - who give the gift of time. All of these contributions make such a huge difference to the work of The Magdalene Group. A sincere thank you to you all, & a very happy Christmas!
A huge thank you…..
19 December 2023
.....on behalf of our service-users, to Future Projects for Christmas hampers & to Holy Trinity Church for Christmas gift bags. Our Doorway team are out making these deliveries today. We know how much these kind & generous gestures will be appreciated. Thank you!
18 December 2023
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers : 17th December, 2023
14 December 2023
Ahead of the weekend.....This day was created to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers all over the world. Inaugurated by Dr. Annie Sprinkle and started by the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA, the first annual day was in 2003 and was held as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle, Washington. International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers has empowered workers from cities around the world to come together and organise against discrimination and remember victims of violence. International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers | Global Network of Sex Work Projects (nswp.org)
Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Networking Workshop
13 December 2023
I attended the most recent of these networking workshops, which are facilitated specifically for Norfolk VCSEs, by Dr Helen Fitzhugh of the UEA Evolve Workplace Wellbeing research team. Each session explores a section of the Evolve Toolkit, today's being The Importance of Dialogue - listening to employees and involving them in decision-making. We were only a small online group today, but that afforded more opportunity for useful discussion. Thanks to Voluntary Norfolk for arranging.
13 December 2023
Jade & Lauren, representing the The Jigsaw Project, attended Fridays Open Access at The Swan Youth Project, Downham Market, to talk about relationships/consent and so much more. There were some brilliant conversations with the young people, who had some great stuff to say. Well done to all involved! Read more about them https://www.swanyouthproject.org/
Norwich Open Christmas 2023
12 December 2023
11 December 2023
Giving via Stewardship is now our approved fundraising portal. This is the direct link : www.stewardship.org.uk/partners/20141216 Thank you!
04 December 2023
Our staff meeting this morning was preceded by our new wellbeing breakfast club initiative. Natalie, our wellbeing champion, encouraged the team to share their individual stress busters & mental health coping strategies; which ranged from the expected - walking in the fresh air & great outdoors - to the less conventional i.e. housework to the sound of ACDC! Nice breakfast; nice start to the day.
27 November 2023
As our interior redecoration programme comes to an end, we would like to give a big shout out to Roxy, who has done such a good job for us, & always with a willing smile. We would thoroughly recommend her work; you can find her at : www.facebook.com/HomeSweetHomeNorwich