Volunteers' Week is a brilliant chance to celebrate and thank our fantastic volunteers for the contribution they make.
Jane Gillis, Ventures and Falcons volunteer
Jane is a consultant at Bristol Schools Connection. She is also a Ventures and Falcons volunteer. Jane explains how leading on a Falcon looks for her this year.
This year we are VERY sad that we are unable to run our planned Falcon holiday in July. Instead we are making sure that our leaders are fully recruited and ready to go when restrictions lift - so that we can do something in person with the Falcon children that we work with e.g. some Falcon days or a weekend away later in the year. We really hope and pray that this can happen in 2020.
Meanwhile we are going to send a FALCON IN A BOX to every child that came on our Falcon holiday last year. The vision of these boxes is to bring something of the joy and blessing of the Falcon holidays into their homes! The boxes will be filled with things that link to last year's holiday: Recipes and ingredients for two cakes and a cake tin from our cook, some arts and craft resources, a couple of games, a book mark with the main themes from last year, a book which we read to them that had a brilliant spiritual meaning, and some fun treats for all the family to enjoy for a night (e.g. pizza, popcorn and some sweets).
There will also be a postcard that will have a link to a YouTube channel for our Falcon - with a special video message from our team (made during lockdown), and lots of other videos that we watched last year on the holiday e.g. Bible stories and music videos.
We hope and pray that God will use the boxes to shine his light, love and joy into these young lives and their families lives.
Jonathan Stanbrook volunteers at Holy Trinity Leicester, a CPAS patronage church. He explains how he's using his skills as a graphic designer to help the church at this time.
Mike Hood, a Falcon leader, shares why he's volunteered for Falcons since he was a teenager.