Monthly Archive October 2018

ByRichard Corby

CVS Uttlesford Halloween Charity Quiz Night

Join CVS Uttlesford for our first charity quiz night, in aid of our work with the local community.

CVS Uttlesford is a charity at the heart of our community. We work with local people, groups and charities to make Uttlesford a more connected, better place to live.

Admission is £10 per person which includes a hot supper (choice of either meat or vegan option – to be pre-booked – choose the appropriate ticket when signing up).

  • Come on your own and join a team, or make up a team of up to 8 people and book together for a table.

  • 6 rounds general knowledge and two specialist rounds plus bonus game

  • Raffle

  • Cash bar

  • Supper included in admission price

(Fancy Dress Optional)

Join us for a fun evening in support of our community.


Fri 26 October 2018

19:00 – 22:00 BST

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Rowena Davey Centre

Chequers Lane



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ByRichard Corby

CVS Uttlesford AGM 2018

You are cordially invited to our AGM on Friday 16th November 2018 starting at 10 a.m.

Our guest speaker this year will be Debra Allcock. Debra has been CEO of DSC since 2001 and believes that charities are the best vehicle for people to come together to make the world a better place. DSC is the largest provider of information and services about anything to do with leading and running your charity, and campaigns on issues they think are important to the charitable sector. Debra is author of “Tought at the Top” -a guide for CEO’s in our sector, “The Pleasure and Pain” – how to work with people in our sector and the soon to be published “Murder in Management”. All proceeds from these books go to charity.

We will also be delighted to have of our Patron the Rt. Hon Kemi Badenoch, MP for Saffron Walden joining us on the occasion of our AGM.


Fri 16 November 2018

10:00 – 12:30 GMT

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King Edward VI Almshouses

Abbey Lane

Saffron Walden

CB10 1DE

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ByRichard Corby

World Mental Health Day 2018


CVS Uttlesford is one of a number of charities and services coming together today to recognise World Mental Health Day 2018.

At a packed event hosted at the Uttlesford Community Hub today, organised and hosted by Mind in West Essex, CVS Uttlesford team members took part in a pledge ceremony aimed to bring an end to mental health discrimination.

Time to Change is a growing movement of people who are changing how we all think and act about mental health problems.    The message coming out of the event today is “Ask twice!”  If people around you – friends, family, colleagues – neighbours – are acting different then ask them if they are ok.  Most people will respond “I’m fine”.   So ask twice.  The second time you are more likely to get the true answer.  We need to make it ok to say “I’m not ok”.

For more information on Time to Change and World Mental Health Day 2018 visit: