CAD Poster smallDue to unforseen circumstances unfortunately I am having to cancel the quiz night at Shendish Manor Hotel this Thursday (8th March).  We are hoping to rearrange the quiz for May/June time and I do hope you will still be able to come along with your quiz team then. 


If you are desperate for a quiz in the meantime, Community Action Dacorum will be having their quiz at Shendish on Thursday 22nd March and I have attached the details for you.  If you would like to go to that please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Again, apologies about the late notice.

employability days smallOver the past 4 years we have seen 1600 pupils go through our Employability Days with over 1,000 hours volunteered.  Now in our 5th year Connect Dacorum is again running the Employability Skills programme in 2018. Can you help out?

This is a half day session whereby volunteers from businesses and charities help a small group of students (8-10 in each group) go through an interactive morning of CV writing, application forms and interview techniques. The day starts at 8.30am and finishes at 1.30pm.

The dates are:

Thursday 3rd May at Longdean School

Tuesday 26th June at Hemel Hempstead School

Monday 16th July at Kings Langley School

We need YOU.   Everyone of us has experience of writing CVs and going for interviews, so I would be grateful if you could get the word around your organisations and let me know if you have any volunteers.  I am looking for around 15 people for each day.   

Last year the facilitators came from a wide variety of backgrounds and businesses, all willing to give up their time to help shape the future generation and pass on valuable advice. 

“Really enjoyable day spent with the students at Longdean School – very bright futures ahead.” Said Olivia Tunnell from UK Power Reserve.

Jeanette Squire from Squires Estates was equally positive about the event “I have just spent a positive morning teaching CV and interview skills to pupils at Longdean School, an experience I found to be very rewarding as they felt and appeared a lot more confident at the end of the sessions.”

The pupils also completed a feedback sheet at the end of the day with all of them of them saying that it was helpful.  One wrote “I have found about interviews and a variety of skills needed”.  Another said “I will apply the communication skills that I have developed.”

If you know of anyone who would be interested, please do let me know.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Invite smallOur first networking of 2018 is being hosted by The South Hill Centre on Cemetery Road in Hemel Hempstead between 8am and 10am on Wednesday 21st February 2018.  Parking is in the Water Gardens pay and display car park which is a short walk. 

Do This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view reserve your place. Look forward to seeing you there.

dec newsletter front smallPlease find attached a copy of our latest newsletter.  Highlights are:

Christmas Lunch at Aubrey Park Hotel

October's Networking Lunch

Marketing / Sponsorship opportunity

Dragons Apprentice Update

Employability Days

picOur Christmas Lunch this year is being held at Aubrey Park Hotel on Friday 1st December from 12 noon to 3pm.  This is our opportunity to celebrate the great support which local businesses give to Dacorum charities.  It is attended by our 2 MP's, 3 Mayors and this year our guest speaker will be Andy Alderson, CEO of Vanarama. 

The lunch is sponsored by Aubrey Park Hotel, B&M Care, UK Power Reserve, NGK, SA Law and Maylands Business Centre. 

It would be great to see you all there to celebrate a great year for our community.  With usually between 130 and 150 guests this is a lunch not to be missed.