AGM

A small group of us - staff, trustees, volunteers & members - gathered at The King's Centre last Thursday evening for our AGM. A low-key event to conduct meeting business, but also an opportunity to update everyone on current & future developments. Thank you to all those who attended; thank you to Kings for hospitality!

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Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse Evaluation Fund Wrap-Up Event

Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse Evaluation Fund Wrap-Up Event

"We are delighted to attend the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse Evaluation Fund Wrap-Up Event at Friends House in London today. We are meeting to share learning from all funded projects across the UK around the evaluation of the effectiveness of our evaluation of CSE services and what we have learned during the 6-month project." Deb McCormick, Young People's Services Manager

Welcome!…..

.....to Abbie Haines - a UEA Masters student in International Development - who joins us today, for a six week internship, & will be working with Jonna supporting our women's services.

County Lines : Out in the Counties

A play aimed at raising awareness around the Criminal Exploitation of Children and Young People. AlterEgo Creative Solutions were commissioned by Norfolk Constabulary to develop an Applied Theatre play to raise awareness around Child Criminal Exploitation - specifically the strand of the County Lines drug trafficking model that sees vulnerable adults and young people living in regional areas of the UK targeted by organised groups and gangs (that have travelled from more urban city locations) to groom, trick, trap and manipulate them into trafficking drugs and sometimes weapons. https://opennorwich.org.uk/whats-on/gigs-events/county-lines/

Reach for the Skies

Reach for the Skies

Two of our young people's workers, Bobbie and Jade, hosted a sexual health stand at the Horstead Centre on Friday, at an event for young carers. About 70 youngsters aged 12-15 from all over Norfolk & Suffolk took part in "Reach for the Skies." This two-day event was being held to give young people, who care for someone with a mental health condition, a break from their caring duties. It was organised by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1st - 7th June every year and celebrates volunteering in all its diversity. We would like to thank all of those who have volunteered with The Magdalene Group over the past twelve months - whether driving for our outreach service, or hosting drop-in afternoons - we are so grateful for your time & energy & enthusiasm & commitment! For more, visit : https://volunteersweek.org/

Prayer Group

"The Prayer Group met last Tuesday evening. The group was made up of staff member Sara , two trustees, and a group from St Thomas Church, Earlham Road, Norwich. All involved with The Magdalene Group were held in prayer asking God to pour out his gifts of love, guidance, strength and support. We continue to pray for The Magdalene Group and will meet again in six weeks." Diana Oake.

Norwich Inclusion Charter Best Practice Conference

Norwich Inclusion Charter Best Practice Conference

Deb, our Young People's Services Manager, is attending the Norwich Inclusion Charter Best Practice Conference, taking place at Soul Church later this afternoon. The Norwich Inclusion Charter is a Norwich Opportunity Area Programme supporting schools in their work with children at risk of exclusion. This free twilight event offers a range of workshops, as well as a large number of stands from local organisations & charities that can support school inclusion.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

A very special lady celebrates a very special birthday today. Many happy returns of the day to Andrea, from all of us at The Magdalene Group. Andrea is our longest-serving volunteer; her work supporting our drop-in service is invaluable, & we are so grateful. Have a lovely day Andrea!