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Little Hearts need a big heart

Postby Jon Brunskill » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:35 pm

Hi everyone!

My name is Jon and i've recently been appointed as the Youth Development Officer for Little Hearts Matter, which is a charity for children with a CHD.
Basically some of our kids are starting to get into their late teens, and its my job to help them with the transition from childhood to adulthood, and from LHM to GUCH.
We've got an open day coming up on Sunday 2nd November, and i'm organising the young members agenda. I have a female with a CHD in her early 20s coming to speak to our adolescents about leaving home, higher education, making new friends, relationships, alcohol etc.
I was hoping to get a male in a similar age bracket. I've already met with Anne Crump and Paula Banda who both work for GUCH, and hope to make some really strong bonds with GUCH.
SO, if you are a male with a CHD aged between 19 and 26 (ish) and could come and talk (very casual and informal) with our young members i would be so grateful. We can cover expenses.

Please message me for more details, or call on 0121 455 8983.

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Postby superwoman » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:32 pm

Good Luck Jon

Cant help u but sure someone on this site will be filling to help u out.

Hope the event goes well

Best wishes

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Postby Jon Brunskill » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:04 pm

Thanks Gill,

ps, if anyone knows anyone that might fit who i'm looking for, but maybe know they aren'y online or don't com on very often, could you let them know?

Thanks again everyone.

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Postby vicki » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:00 pm

Hi Jon

This sounds really intresting. Do you have an email address I can contact you on? (not that I'm what you're looking for :roll: ) but I could pass on your details to someone.

Good luck

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Postby Scarlet » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:36 am

Hi Jon,

I've sent you a PM.

Where is the open day, I'm trying to see if I can fid someone for you.

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Postby Jon Brunskill » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:00 am

Cheers Charlie,

The open day is at a hotel in Burton Upon Trent, which is in Staffordshire, just south of Derby.

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Postby magnus » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:57 pm

Drat am 36 so not eligible to help ;-(

Would have to check with the wife aka the boss, (also a GUCH), re the dates, esp as it's out of town...........

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Postby Jon Brunskill » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:53 pm

FYI, my email address is jon@lhm.org.uk
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Postby Paul Polo Willgoss » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:03 pm

Jon,

I've talked to a fair few teenage GUCH groups, including helping lead the CHF outward bound course and session where I've done the whole teenager thing and then faced the parents:shock:

Suzie knows me well, and has seen me in action at CHF and BCS conferences, but never with the teens themselves.

But, unfortunately the date clashes with a trip to the peak district with the GUCH Walking Club, but if there's any background information or tips and tricks that I can pass on please get in touch.

Paul
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Postby Jon Brunskill » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:14 am

cheers paul
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