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Southend Time Bank, based at SAVS,  is holding a drop-in event this Saturday 25th July, between 12–2 pm at SAVS, 29 – 31 Alexandra Street.   This is a fantastic opportunity to come along, grab a coffee and a cake, and find out more about the Time Bank. 

You will be able to join on the day, just bring along the details of two character referees who have known you for a year and are not related to you. The Time bank is  an exciting new way to give or receive help in your community.  Members offer their time and skills to each other, using time as a unit of credit. It’s free to become a member of the Time Bank and it’s open to anyone, over 18, regardless of  ability, skills or situation.

Southend Time Bank recently initiated its first exchange when Dan Brent accompanied Dawn Carter on one of her regular check-ups at the eye clinic.  Dawn recently became a member of the new Time Bank, and at her interview, asked if it would be possible for someone to accompany her to her appointment, as this is one of the many services available from members of the Time Bank.

The Triple T's youth clubs which are run by Turning Tides were recently given the opportunity to watch the Southend United VS. Wycombe Wanderers match at the Roots Hall stadium in Southend. 

Southend's Lions club provided tickets for 11 lucky children to attend the match which drew 2 all on Saturday 7th March. The children also enjoyed a hotdog on the day and each received a Southend United mug signed by manager Phil Brown. 

The children were left speechless when manager Phil Brown turned up at one of the club venues in Grange Gardens to present them with their tickets which were in recognition of their continuous good behaviour and attendance at the clubs.  

We have received £5,000 to fund the work of our Supported Volunteering Project, which assists people who may have mental health in to volunteering.  The Supported Volunteering Project gives one to one support to increase confidence and self worth in Southend-on-Sea.

The £5,000 grant was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Turning Tides Triple T's recently received a boost from Sainsbury's Southend.  Last summer Sainsbury’s chose SAVS as their annual charity to support for the year.

As part of the support they offer, Sainsbury’s have donated a range of resources and goodies to the Triple T clubs that operate in the disadvantaged areas of central Southend. This includes DVDs, drinks and cups, sweets, pens and pencils and much more.

Hayley Duff Triple T Team Leader said “We are really grateful for the continued generosity  from Sainsbury’s and the unexpected donation made today, will go a long way in assisting us to make sure the clubs are well resourced for the children.”