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Supporting TCF Volunteers - Overnight Meeting

For Compassionate Friends volunteers and staff only

Supporting TCF Volunteers - Overnight Meeting

Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northampton NN6 8BD.
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28 March 2020, 12.30 – 29 March 2020, 16.00

Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, Northampton

We really hope that as many you as possible will join us at this overnight meeting for TCF volunteers. Our programme and time together will run from Saturday 28th March from lunchtime, until Sunday 29th March until 4 pm. This is an event where we would like to give back to you for all you do in supporting others.

We will be offering a range of activities for our volunteers, including guest speakers, workshops, discussion groups and 'surgeries' as well as supportive sessions offering you a time for self care. A full programme will be available nearer the time, but at present we have a writing workshop planned as well as a presentation by the CEO of the Coroners Court Support Service. There will be other not to be missed events too!

There will be specific sessions for our Helpline volunteers, group facilitators, local support contacts, online group moderators and all our other volunteers.

We would like to encourage as many volunteers as possible to attend the weekend and so it is free of charge to attend for active Compassionate Friends volunteers. Our charity will cover all costs for one night's accommodation and meals (from lunch on Saturday to tea and biscuits on Sunday afternoon at the lovely Sedgebrook Hall Hotel venue in Northamptonshire, and any travel costs to the venue if required. We only ask for a £25 deposit payment to secure your place - and if you wish to claim this back as volunteer expenses please do so using the expense form here.

If you are travelling from a distance away and need to stay the night of Friday 27th March or Sunday 29th March then please let us know when you book. TCF will cover an extra night of accommodation too for those who need it in order to be able to attend.

If you are able to, and wish to support this initiative from TCF, then you are welcome to donate more when you book to help us cover the costs for the weekend. The true cost to us per volunteer is £150 per delegate, plus any travel expenses you wish to claim. The total cost to TCF of this weekend is £10,000 minimum + travel expenses. You can donate when you book - by adding to the 'bursary fund' for the event when the online booking form asks you. We hugely appreciate your financial support in putting on this event.

Please note we have a limited number of places for this overnight retreat for volunteers so please book early! All bookings must be made by 31 January 2020 latest.

We so hope you will join us - this is an exciting new initiative for us and we want to be able to offer you, our wonderful volunteers, support as you in turn support others. And, it will just be wonderful to be together and share the rewards and challenges of offering our unique support, understanding and friendship to others.

Please save the date and book NOW! We so hope we will see you there.

If you want any further information about this overnight meeting please get in touch with Carolyn or Ruth at info@tcf.org.uk

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