Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win

raffle

Alternatives is running lots of fundraising raffles this coming quarter.

We are running a condom raffle with Stamford College (the winner gets a month’s supply of condoms).

Plus our Clothes and Equipment Library is running a raffle for a chance to win a free sitting with Shutterbox photography.

We are really excited about our new FUNdraising ideas!!!

Pop in to the centre to buy a square

25/03/2016

Big thanks to record-breaking volunteers

swish team

This first quarter has been a record breaking month for our lovely volunteers who gave more of their time than ever before. Our volunteers contributed 232 hours in January and February alone.

We have many dedicated volunteers working hard in all different areas of Alternatives:

  • Three specialist clothes and equipment advisors
  • Three fully trained Journey advisors supporting clients through baby loss
  • Three FPA trained unintended pregnancy advisors
  • Six volunteers trained in C-card, chlamydia testing and pregnancy testing
  • Five education volunteers attending schools presenting sex and relationships education programmes.

Without the work of these generous people Alternatives could not continue to do the work its doing in our community!

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

Due to the dedication of our volunteers we are able to offer our services are free of charge.

If you would like to support the work of Alternatives please consider becoming a ‘Friend of Alternatives’.

 

25/03/2016

New SRE training course with FPA and City College Peterborough

FPA logo

Alternatives ASET are launching a new training course in conjunction with City College Peterborough.

We will be recruiting new volunteers and presenters to the centre and are offering training in FPA’s ‘Delivering Sex Education in the Classrooms’ course as well as Lincolnshire C-card training and Safeguarding training with NSPCC. We have been awarded incredibly generous funding from City College Peterborough in order to run these new courses.

Once all of our candidates are trained they will be part of the ASET relaunch for academic year 2016/17 and will assist ASET in spreading Sex and Relationship Education across our local community. They will be ready to take on lots of projects across the schools and colleges and age groups ranging from Year 5 to Higher Education.

We are extremely proud to be able to deliver quality presenters in this field.

If you would be interested in joining our new and exciting team please contact Laura on 01780 765853 or email office@alternativesstamford.co.uk

There are 8 course dates spread throughout April-September and we will cover any travel costs. All presentations are during school hours and term time. We are looking for volunteers who have time to offer and a passion for sex and relationship education in the classroom.

 

25/03/2016

Become a Friend of Alternatives

Alternatives logo

 

We are excited to launch our new initiative: “Friends of Alternatives”

You can become a Friend and sponsor us for as little as £1 a month as a standing order (minimum 12 months).

You’ll know that you are supporting local women and their families through the difficult times around pregancy, miscarriage, abortion and stillbirth, and helping to fund essential sex and relationships eduction for local students.

You will also receive

  • a welcome  pack
  • key ring/trolley token
  • car sticker
  • quarterly newsletter

Interested?

Call us on 01780 765853

Email us: office@alternativesstamford.co.uk

Drop into the office (near Stamford Hospital)

 

 

25/03/2016

Record-breaking August and September for Alternatives

Record breaking months for Alternatives

 

Alternatives has had a record-breaking two months in August and September.

We’ve had lots of local people come to talk to us about contraception, STIs, unintended pregnancy, stillbirth and post-abortion. (more…)

29/09/2015

Alternatives talks to more than 100 students about sexual health

Sexual Health Week

Educating local teenagers about sexual health is an important part of Alternatives Stamford work, and we have built up a strong relationship with New College Stamford, helping to spread the word about our support services for young people around contraception and unintended pregnancy. (more…)

29/09/2015

Kate Kemp, Alternatives Centre Manager Q&A

Kate Kemp

Kate Kemp joined Alternatives as full-time manager in April 2012, and has grown the number of advisors and the education programme in schools and colleges.  Her interest in education and counselling was established early in her career, as I discovered when I caught up with her to find out more about her plans for Alternatives. (more…)

23/09/2015

Excellent feedback on first few Y6 presentations in local schools

ASET foetus

The Alternatives Education team has had excellent feedback from children and teachers for its first few Y6 presentations on Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and Protective Behaviours (PB) to four local schools.

Nine schools in total have signed up for the programme, and five more will be visited before the end of the academic year.

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24/06/2015

Steering Alternatives to a sustainable future – Q&A with Steve Marsh, Treasurer

Steve Marsh

 

Steve Marsh, treasurer of Alternatives, races a Caterham in his spare time.  So he’s pretty skilled at looking ahead, planning the best route, dealing with pressure and getting to the finish line fast.  As a passionate fundraiser for good causes, a smart financial professional and an effective organiser, he’s a fabulous asset to a small charity like Alternatives.  We caught up with him on a rare day at home to find out more about his role at Alternatives – and the financial challenges it faces.

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08/06/2015

Nine schools sign up for new ASET Year 6 programme

Alternatives Education Y6 Pupil Pack

ASET is the Alternatives Stamford Education Team – and our mission is to provide carefully designed, age-relevant sex and relationships education to students at local schools and colleges.

We’ve launched two new programmes as well as continuing with ongoing relationships…

(more…)

03/06/2015
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