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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Monday, 16 April 2018

Mini Volunteering Event on Thursday 26th April, 11 – 1pm at Cowbridge Town Hall (Lesser Hall).

 Mini Volunteering Event on Thursday 26th April, 11 – 1pm at Cowbridge Town Hall (Lesser Hall).

There will be a variety of organisations attending to showcase their projects and recruit volunteers; as well as ourselves to provide further information on the hundreds of volunteering opportunities we promote.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to find out about volunteering and the organisations work and aims.  I am looking to promote this event in many places to encourage the general public to attend. 
Volunteering can offer enormous benefits.  You can build confidence, improve health and well-being,  gain a reference, meet new people, add structure to your day, gain new skills, enhance your CV, gain practical experience.

Military Wives Choir


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Welfare Office Weekly Update

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are enjoying the Easter break. There are no groups on this week as staff are on leave.
However next week will be running as normal.

Monday 16/04/18 - 
Numeracy and Literacy Classes  at 10.30 in the back portacabin of West Camp Community Centre.
There are spaces free if you would like to join the class. Give us a call for more info on 01446 790122. Open to all families and dependants of Service and Civilian personnel working at MOD St Athan- Sorry, No children.

Tuesday 17/04/18 -
Lily's Sing-along at 13.30 in West Camp Community Centre (Main Hall) for Parents/Carers and small children from 0 to school age. The group will last for an hour and will be based around singing and stories so come and join in the fun. Squash and biscuits provided.

Wednesday 18/04/18 -
Youth Club - West Camp Community Centre
For 5 years to 10 years inclusive from 16.00 to 17.45
There are lots of activities available including pool, table tennis, arts and crafts, team games and cooking so come along and join in the fun.
The cost of youth club is £1 and there is a tuck show available with very low prices and we suggest a maximum of £1 (this will purchase a can of pop, packet of crisps, chocolate bar and pack of jelly sweets) and there will be free squash throughout the evening.
 We are also looking for volunteers to help out so if you have a spare some time on a Wednesday evening feel free to come along and have a chat to the staff. 

Thursday 19/04/18 -
Mums and Tots at 10.00 to 11.20 in West Camp Community Centre (Back Port-a-cabin) for ages 0 to school age and includes organised activities, snack time, story time, singing and free play. Cost £1 and includes refreshments for parent or carer. Open to all families and dependants of Service and Civilian personnel working at MOD St Athan. There is an alternative entrance at the back of the community centre that can be used if the main hall is being used.

Friday 20/04/18 -
Breast Feeding Support Group at 10.30 to 12.30 in West Camp Community Centre (Not run by Welfare)

Other News
The Military wives choir have started in Cardiff and they have their first meet and greet to celebrate its launch. This will be held on Tuesday 17th April at 19.00 in 203 Welsh field hospital in Llandaff, Cardiff. More details are on the poster attached.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Changes to Applications for Entry to the UK process


Notice from SO1 Engagement Armed Forces Covenant Team:

I am delighted to notify you that on 19 Mar 2018, following extensive MOD, Service Family Federation and Service charity consultation with the Home Office, a new on-line service for Foreign & Commonwealth Armed Forces personnel and their family members seeking entry to the UK was launched by Visa4UK, replacing the previous application process and paper form. As a result of this change, applicants will no longer have to pay the health surcharge and then submit a request for reimbursement.

This has replaced the previous application process and paper form. All new applicants should now submit their applications via Visa4UK https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/Account/login using the following options on the drop down menu :

Reason for visit: Settlement
Visa type: HM Forces
Visa sub type: (choose the correct category)

The new process applies to those applying for entry to the UK under the following routes, set out in Appendix Armed Forces of the Immigration Rules: 

Military Wives Choir Are Coming to Cardiff