Archive

  • Community Mission in Maldon

    As we live through a time of austerity and benefits cuts see a hole in provision for vital services, there are all those questions such as; why is there suffering and hardship in the world and where is the Church? My journey of Faith took me me off on a year long journey of discovery last year. Not off to far flung lands far from home, no it was a year long course called The TLS ‘Developing Community Experiences Course.

  • Pioneers - Actively helping to protect Vulnerable Adults

    Pioneers - Actively helping to protect Vulnerable Adults

    There are many changes going on in our community what with austerity cutbacks, Changes to the the ways benefits i.e. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) are going to be paid. Then there are fears over these benefit interviews that claimants are having to attend. Helpers and carers are reporting to us that Pioneers’ may struggle with many of the changes we are all being faced with.

  • Summer Scheme 2013

    Summer Scheme 2013

    The Pioneers have just enjoyed their ‘Summer Scheme’. The weather kind to us and all outings were well attended.

    Outing 1 – Mon 22nd July – Sea-side trip to Walton on the Naze

    Outing 2 – Tuesday 30th July was our annual BBQ & games afternoon, hosted by Peter & Val Garrett at their house. Shame about the weather but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the Pioneers or the helpers who all had a good time. As usual Pioneers took part in the sponsored swim in the pool. Well done for helping to raise much needed funds for Pioneers!

  • Plant Sale

    Plant Sale

    Maldon Pioneers couldn’t survive without the support of the general public here in Maldon, Essex. We are blessed with volunteers who attend outings, but just as important are those individuals who give up their valuable time to help fund raise for much needed funds to keep the organisation going. Every year around this time Peter Garrett runs the annual Maldon Pioneers’ Plant Sale.

  • Butlins Holiday 2013

    Butlins Holiday 2013

    The Maldon Pioneer’s 2013 holiday to Butlins – Minehead is over for another year, returning back to a warm welcome by those who had turned out to wave us all back to Maldon.

  • Making a difference

    Making a difference

    It’s so true, I don’t think people realise the impact one can make on peoples’ lives, when to you it may not have seemed much, but for the Maldon Pioneers on Wednesday 17th April the Plume Year 13 ‘sports leaders’ students made a huge difference.

  • 'Keep Safe' Makes Essex Chronicle page 2

    'Keep Safe' Makes Essex Chronicle page 2

    The Launch of the ‘Keep Safe’ scheme at the Plume School made page 2 of the Essex Chronicle this week. This fun evening MCd by Brian Collen was attended by over 20 Maldon Pioneers who enjoyed an evening learning about the scheme and explored some of the typical scenarios which may confront Pioneers while out and about in Maldon.

  • Safe place for our teenagers to 'chill'

    Safe place for our teenagers to 'chill'

    The Bar’n‘bus has been active for some time now and although its been cold it is becoming a popular safe and supervised place to socialise with friends on Friday evenings. The Bar’N‘bus is a safe haven for young people to come and chat and play games on Friday evenings. Its a converted double decker bus which is maned by a team of enthusiastic volunteers from the Christian Churches in Maldon.

  • LAUNCH - Safe Places to take refuge in Maldon

    LAUNCH - Safe Places to take refuge in Maldon

    Well this evening was the Launch of the ‘Keep Safe’ scheme at the Plume School. This fun evening MCd by Brian was attended by over 20 Maldon Pioneers who enjoyed an evening learning about the scheme and explored some of the typical scenarios which may confront Pioneers while out and about in Maldon….

  • I'm Only Joking!

    The I’m Only Joking Anti Bullying drams workshop campaign is something that has been developed by Katharine Washbrook – Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services as part of Be-safer. Remember…’ even though you may say “I’m only Joking” ‘Its only funny if everyone is laughing’?