It’s nice to swim, why not have a go with Platypus Swim Club

Platypus Swim club is back and running their disability friendly pool sessions on Sunday afternoons 3pm to 5pm (exit pool by 4.20pm) at Hatfield Swim Centre. The club encourages and people of all ages and abilities to learn how to swim, stay safe in the water and have fun. For more information regarding membership contact: Loraine Selby E: dandlselby@btinternet.com

Bookings are now live for the HAPpy holiday activities programme

Bookings are now live for the HAPpy holiday activities programme for young people aged 5 to 16, who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals. There’s lots of activities taking place in Welwyn Hatfield so please encourage families to view the website as we want to ensure all spaces are booked! For more information, please visit: https://sportinherts.org.uk/hafhappy/ Any questions please contact haf@herts.ac.uk

Hertfordshire County Council’s Assistive Technology study is now live across East Herts!

The Assistive Technology team are exploring ways in which technology is able to support our residents & carers remain safe and independent at home. We would like to invite you & your colleagues to our workshop to find out more about our study, how the study might benefit you, and how you can play your part. Attached to this email you will find our workshop leaflet as well as some information regarding the study; please do forward this information to your teams as we would love to see as many of you as possible at our workshops!! Our workshops are being run on Wednesday 19th May 09:30- 11:30 and Friday 21st May 13:00- 15:00 and will last around 2 hours- you will only need to attend one. To book your place, reply to this email, send an email to us at assistivetechnology@hertfordshire.gov.uk, or give us a call on 01438 844951.

Welwyn Hatfield Virtual Volunteer Fair

Have you considered signing up for voluntary work? The Volunteer Centre Welwyn Hatfield has partnered with #Team Herts Volunteering to bring you the Welwyn Hatfield Virtual Volunteer Fair. Come and join us where you will be able to hear about all of the opportunities currently available in Welwyn Hatfield, meet the team behind the organisation and ask questions. Voluntary work is rewarding in so many ways; it allows you to network, meet new people, use your existing skills to help an organisation or the community but also gain new skill to further your personal development. For bespoke advice about volunteering in Welwyn Hatfield, contact us at E: volunteercentre@whcvs.org.uk For information about the event, to sign up and book your place, head on over to: https://www.thvolunteering.org.uk/events/events-list/welwyn-hatfield-virtual-volunteer-fair

Meet the Funder event with Maria Tarokh from The Fore Trust – Wednesday 14th April 3-4pm

Tomorrow, Communities 1st will be holding “Meet the Funder” with Maria Tarokh from The Fore Trust. Maria will be giving a presentation about their Summer fund between 3-4pm Tomorrow, Communities 1st will be holding “Meet the Funder” with Maria Tarokh from The Fore Trust. Maria will be giving a presentation about their Summer fund between 3-4pm Click here to register The Fore’s Summer 2021 Funding Round will open on Monday 12th April at 10am. For this funding round, The Fore is offering unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 that can be spread over 1-3 years. The grants can be used for whatever grantees think will help transform their scale, sustainability, efficiency or impact. Any UK-registered charities, CICs or CBSs with annual incomes under £500,000 are welcome to apply. Once organisations have registered, they will have until Tuesday 4th May 5pm to complete their applications. See The Fore’s website for more information about how to

COVID-19 Vaccination Confidence Webinar – Saturday 27th March, 10am – 11.30am

The The Diocese of Westminster is hosting a webinar to encourage confidence in the COVID-19 vaccination among all communities. A group of Catholic clergy and medical professionals will share information on health and wellbeing in the context of COVID-19 and vaccines. All are welcome. Please follow the link for access to the Zoom Webinar. https://rcdow.org.uk/news/vaccination-confidence-webinar/#COVID19#COVID19Webinar#covid19UK

The Big Conversation: COVID-19 and Muslim Communities – Tuesday, 30 March, 5 – 6pm

Join us as we host experts from NHS England and Public Health England, as well as community leaders of diverse backgrounds, to discuss COVID-19 in the Muslim communities.There will be opportunities for an extended Q&A after the session. Panel Martin Machray (NHS England)Dr Wajid Akhter (British Islamic Medical Association)Dr Nayab Nadir (Public Health England)Sheikh AbdurRahman Syed (Al Manaar Centre)Rashidat Hassan (Muslim Council of Britain)Mohammed Kozbar (Finsbury Park Mosque)Abubaker Adam (Muslim Charities Forum)Sheikh Nuru Mohammed (Al-Abbas Centre) Tuesday, 30 March, 5 – 6pm Register for the zoom discussion at:  bit.ly/CovidConvo21

Hertfordshire Sports Partnership

Hertfordshires Holiday Programme

Booking is officially open! If you have children aged 5-16 who receive benefits-related free school meals, looking for something to do during Easter, then head over the Happy Holiday Activity Finder right now, to search through the array of free, countywide activities on offer! There are almost 2000 free places on activities each day, throughout Hertfordshire! Activities are available from:Monday 29 March to Friday 9 AprilCan’t find anything you fancy? Then we also have loads of ideas for ways to keep active at home with our online activity offer!Book your free activity now!

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