Accuro Out LoudJul 28, 2021
Episode 32: My first visit to the Holiday Scheme
Communications Officer Katie shares her thoughts about her visit to an end of Summer party on the Holiday Scheme.
Episode 31: Talking Confidence with Mel Byron
This month we have a special guest host — Trainer, Comedian and Writer, Mel Byron. Mel sits down with Accuro staff Amy, Luisa and Katie to talk about their comfort zones and confidence with public speaking, and offers invaluable advice and tips on how to overcome this very real fear shared by so many.
Episode 30: STRIDE Graduation, Harlow 2023
On Saturday 24th June, our STRIDE members in Harlow graduated in a beautiful ceremony held at The Gibberd Garden. Members looked back at all the memories they have made over the last six months and spoke to staff about their highlights and what the programme is all about. Hear from some of the graduates, a parent of one of the members, and Senior Support Worker at STRIDE, Luisa. Congratulations STRIDE Class of 2023 from everyone at Accuro!
Episode 29: Exotic Explorers on the Holiday Scheme
Communications officer Katie chats to Puri, Director of Exotic Explorers, an award-winning mobile zoo and animal education company based in Essex. Exotic Explorers have visited Accuro members twice on the holiday scheme and Puri fills us in on all the experiences they offer and how the sessions were received by members — it makes a very interesting listen!
Episode 28: Autism Acceptance Month
In this episode, we are celebrating April and Autism Acceptance Month. Hear from Clare, a parent of Joe who attends our Cool Connections Club in Harlow. Listen to their experience of Autism as a family and Joe's time with Accuro.
Episode 27: International Women's Day
Communications Officer, Katie, visited Loughton Youth Group on 7th March to speak to female members and Club Co-ordinator Luisa about International Women's Day (8th March). They discuss the importance of the day and the inspirational female figures in their lives.
Episode 26: Working with charities – HNE Media
Episode 25: The year ahead at Accuro
Katie from Accuro catches up with Club Coordinators Natalie, Kerry, and Rhiannon and Fundraising Manager Sue about the exciting things coming up in 2023.
Episode 24: Volunteering your skills – Event marketing
Episode 23: Let's Talk About The 19-25s Friendship Scheme
In today's episode, Chloe and Meghan talk about the 19-25s Friendship Scheme and we hear from members who attend the club too.
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Episode 22: Co-Op and the Community
In this episode of Accuro Out Loud, Fundraising Manager Sue Fishpool chats to Bonnie Beverley-Stone, Member Pioneer at the Co Op. They are joined by Lucy Hammond, Club Coordinator at Accuro's Under 19s groups in Uttlesford.
They chat about how the Co Op's Community Fund benefits local charities across the UK and how you can get involved!
For more information, visit: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/59192
Episode 21: Welcome to Cool Connections
In this short but sweet episode of Accuro Out Loud, Cool Connections Club Coordinator Maria Flynn introduces us to the club. This is followed by some clips from members at Cool Connections, who tell us about their Accuro experience.
Episode 20: Circus Skills, Magic and lots of laughs with The Flying Seagull Project
In this episode, Chloe is joined by Rockstar Andy from The Flying Seagull Project at our Jubilee Celebration Event in Saffron Walden on 26th June 2022.
We talk all about the project and how it can benefit charities and organisations to work together. Stay tuned for the comedy stylings of some of our Under 19s Club members, who took to the stage at this event to tell their own brilliant jokes. Enjoy!
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Episode 19: Join the Team! A chat about our Saturday Play Club and opportunities at Accuro.
In this episode of Accuro Out Loud, we're excited to introduce a new episode host! Please welcome TJ, our lovely HR manager.
TJ is joined by Saturday Play Club Coordinator Lesley and they chat all things Play Club, Staff Vacancies and working at Accuro. We also hear from several members of Play Club Staff, who tell us what they love about working here and why you should join us!
Episode 18: Under 19s Club Takeover!
This month's episode of Accuro Out Loud is a very special one indeed! Communications Officer Chloe and Under 19s Club Coordinator Lucy chat about the club and what makes it so special. This is followed by a 'club takeover'! Under 19s Member Ruby takes on the role of Podcast host, interviewing the staff and her friends, talking all things Accuro.
Episode 17: STRIDE Members Graduate!
'STRIDE' Harlow Members have graduated! The first 6-Month Life Skills Programme came to a close this week, with members celebrating their achievements at a graduation party. In this bonus episode, we hear from our members and their families about what STRIDE meant to them.
We are so proud of our first EVER group of STRIDE Graduates and we can't wait to launch the next 6-month programme in Uttlesford.
A huge thank you to the staff, volunteers, supporters and funders, in particular The National Lottery Community Fund, that made STRIDE possible and of course, to our members and their families for helping to make the first STRIDE programme such a joy and a success.
Episode 16: The Power of Laughter - Comedy for Charity
Sue is joined by Comedians Mel Byron and Luke Poulton and Events Manager Jess from Season's Bar Woodford to talk all things Comedy in the lead up to our Charity Comedy Night in Woodford, Friday 29th April.
Grab your tickets at: accuro.org.uk/events
A huge thank you to our guests;
Jess at Seasons Bar
Episode 15: Challenge Yourself
In this episode of Accuro Out Loud, Communications Officer Chloe chats to supporter Mark Stevens. Chloe and Mark both ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon last year for Accuro and in this episode, they talk about their different experiences of the race, running for charity and how taking on a charity challenge can provide the motivation you need to meet your goals.
Register your interest in Ride London Essex100: https://www.accuro.org.uk/event/ridelondon-essex-100-ride-for-accuro/
Episode 14: Let's Talk Networking - The important and impact of making connections.
In this episode of Accuro Out Loud, Fundraising Manager Sue Fishpool chats with Ruth Rood and Lesley Reeves on the subject of Networking. Ruth first visited a WIBN group in the Spring of 2007 and liked what she saw so much, she is now the franchise owner at six groups in the Women in Business Network. Lesley is Director and Principal Consultant at SLR Wealth Services Ltd, specialising in Property Investment. Lesley has been networking for more than 11 years starting at Ruth’s WIBN in Wanstead in October 2010. They discuss why networking is important and the benefits it can have for you and your business or organisation.
Episode 13: In Conversation with Jon O'Shea from Haslers Accountants - Family Tax Planning and The Haslers Foundation
In this episode Sue chats to Jon O’Shea, Chairman and Senior Tax Partner at Hasslers Accountants who are based in Loughton and offer a complete financial service throughout Essex and North East London.
Support Jon’s 351 day London Marathon Challenge https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the351milemarathon
Episode 12: Let's Talk About STRIDE
In this month's episode of Accuro Out Loud, we chat with Coordinator of Adult Services, Kerry about our Young Adult Life Skills Programme, 'STRIDE' and with STRIDE member Rebecca and her Mum Lesley about their Accuro journey.
STRIDE, along with our other Adult Services are kindly supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.
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Episode 11: All about Make a Will Month
Listen to our Facebook Live recording all about the importance of making a Will.
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Episode 10: What's on in September?
Sue and Chloe chat about what's on at Accuro in September.
Dog Walk: https://www.accuro.org.uk/event/dogwalk/
Pistons at the Park: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pistons-at-the-park-tickets-167449153927?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Episode 9: Living my best life with a Disability
A chat about visible and non-visible disabilities with Elodie and Eden.
Fundraising Manager Sue and Communications Officer Chloe are joined by Author, Speaker and Creativity Coach, Eden Gruger and Accuro Office Volunteer Elodie Gibby in this discussion about disability and what it means to 'live your best life'.
Eden Gruger lives just outside London with her two funny dogs, and one funny husband. When she isn't writing collections of modern fiction, or working with other women to fulfil their dreams of becoming an author through her coaching and mentoring programme Out of Your Head and Onto The Page, you'll find her in her garden
Visit Eden's website here: www.edengrugerwriter.online
Support Eden and Sue in the #Accuro50: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SETAccuro50
Elodie Gibby, former student at Harlow College, began volunteering at Accuro in May 2021. Elodie has been completing tasks including writing for Accuro's website, admin and filing tasks and helping out with social media tasks, bringing an insightful and youthful perspective.
To read Elodie's blog posts, visit: www.accuro.org.uk/news
To support Elodie in her Try In July challenge, visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ElodieGibby
For more information about Accuro, visit: www.accuro.org.uk
Episode 8: Coming Soon at Accuro - A quick update on our new services for Young Adults
Chloe, Kerry, Rhiannon and Alison discuss Accuro's new services for Young Adults launching in September.
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Episode 7: Do Good Feel Good, Part 2: All About Volunteering
In this episode, Accuro's Communications and Community Fundraising Officer, Chloe is joined by Deputy Operations Manager and Holiday Scheme Coordinator, Rhiannon and Ellen, Volunteer at Loughton Youth Group. Join us as we chat all things Volunteering, why we do it and how you can do it too.
Episode 6: Accessibility and Inclusivity in the Workplace and Beyond
In this month's episode, Chloe chats with Esi Hardy, Founder, Owner and Managing Director of Celebrating Disability and David Swain, Head of Operations at Elysian and Trustee at Accuro, all about Accessibility and Inclusivity in the workplace and beyond.
Esi Hardy is a trainer, disability inclusion expert, public speaker podcaster and writer. Celebrating Disability provides professional, tangible support for businesses developing their workplace culture to be inclusive of disabled people. Esi also runs the disability inclusion community. An online membership community for organisations who are passionate about developing a culture of inclusion for disabled employees and customers.
As a disabled person, Esi uses her personal, lived experience as well as her professional background in the public and private sector to ensure advice given is tangible and realistic. As part of her work to advocate and champion equality for disabled people, Esi is a public speaker. Speaking at conferences and away days on the subject of disability inclusion and equality in every cornerstone of life.
Find out more information about Esi and her related businesses at celebratingdisability.co.uk and disabilityinclusioncommunity.com
David Swain is the Head of Operations at Elysian, a digital talent advisory business driving impactful solutions. Elysian is a niche recruitment firm working exclusively within the professional services sector. They represent the key players within the Management and Strategic Consulting sector, as well as a selection of thought-provoking boutique and specialist consulting firms. Between us, we offer 40 years of recruitment experience and share one clear goal: giving the best client & candidate journey throughout what can often be a time consuming and lengthy process. At Elysian, we deliver you the Management Consultants’ you need to deliver change successfully. If we can help with any business challenges or career development please feel free to call : + 44 (0) 203 960 1111 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 5: Cook Along With Luke
Sue Fishpool from Accuro is joined by Luke Fishpool of LF Fitness and Lifestyle, Accuro's official 'Cook Along' Chef! Fran and Sonia, who regularly join Luke's Cook Along sessions join us too to chat all things Cook Along, fundraising and virtual events.
Episode 4: Let's Get Creative! A discussion about expressing yourself through art.
Chloe from Accuro is joined by Darcy and Lucy, Staff members at the Charity and Gabrielle, owner of 'The Arthouse Oasis'. We chat all things art, mindfulness and discuss an exciting upcoming Drawing Workshop Fundraiser for total beginners.
Episode 3: Do Good, Feel Good - How Physical and Mental Health are linked.
Sue and Chloe from Accuro's Fundraising team talk all things fitness and well-being with Mike from MW Fitness and Santa Dash Challenger Fiona.
Episode 2: Staying Connected at Christmas: About the Adult Friendship Scheme
While Accuro’s Youth Clubs have been able to go ahead with Covid Safe measures in place, the Adult Friendship Scheme is still unable to meet under current government guidelines.
Club coordinator Kerry didn’t let that stop her though and she took to the road for some fun, festive doorstep visits!
Find out more about our Adult Friendship Scheme and how we've been staying connected throughout the year and at Christmas time in the second episode of Accuro Out Loud.
Episode 1 - My Happy Place: About Accuro - Supporting People with a Disability
In our first episode of Accuro Out Loud, we discuss what our services and activities mean to our members and how we support people with a disability in West Essex. Recorded from our interview with Tessa Hawes of Weekend Warmup, Switch Dunmow.