News and Updates
ROTHERFIELD ST MARTIN
IS RECRUITING FOR A
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Chairman to lead St Martin (RSM) into its next chapter.
RSM is an award-winning Charity that prevents isolation and loneliness in older people. The charity has grown from a small village operation to a nationally local charity.
For more information contact the office for a Job Description or find online at www.rotherfieldstmartin.org.uk
How to apply
Email a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, with a current cv and two references to email@example.com
or submit a hard copy to:
St Martin, RSM Centre, Memorial Institute, North St, Rotherfield, East Sussex, TN6 3LX
In both cases marked for the attention of Rachael Wood, CEO
Closing date for applications Friday 17th February 2017 at 5.00pm.
Rotherfield St Martin is working with Mayfield and Five Ashes Community Initiative to set up a new project to support older people in Mayfield and Five Ashes.
For more information about the role they are advertising, go to Recruitment
‘After 15 years, I have decided to hang up my RSM cloak! I am so grateful to everyone in Rotherfield and beyond for supporting the charity and me in particular. RSM would never have succeeded if wasn’t for the belief, trust and amazing generosity of spirit of the people of Rotherfield. I am amazed at how the charity has grown and very proud that we have been able to support other villages to set up similar projects. I step down immensely proud of all that has been achieved and excited about what RSM will achieve in the future.’
For a the full announcement, see below:
BUILDING A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY - 24TH OCTOBER AND DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CHURCH SERVICES 25TH OCTOBER
Join us for a great line up of speakers on 24th October. This conference is suitable for anyone who has been affected by Dementia or who is interested in learning more about it. Please see poster below.
RSM has been shortlisted for a very high profile Third Sector Award, under the category 'Small Charity, Big Achiever'. The Third Sector Awards are one of the charity sector's most high profile awards and we are very honoured to have been included on such a strong shortlist. Winners will be announced at a dinner ceremony on 24th September.
For details of the awards, visit www.thirdsectorexcellenceawards.com
On Tuesday Jo was invited up the Speakers House at the House of Commons to celebrate the first anniversary of Dementia Friendly Parliament, hosted by Mr Speaker, The Rt Hon John Bercow MP. She went up with our District Councillor, Phil Dixon and got to meet Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health. A fantastic opportunity to spread the word of RSM!
Keeping active is essential for many elderly people and it can be even more difficult once mobility becomes an issue. Each week we take a group of our members to Crowborough Leisure Centre for fitness classes with instructors Janet and Sue.
Here's members Danny and Ken working on their upper body strength with some weights.
Jo Evans, Founder and Charity Manager, and Andy Miller, Chair are off on their way to London. Can you guess where they're going? (Clue: they might bump into Black Rod)
And here are Andy and Jo outside their destination! They're off to a reception at the House of Lords. RSM has been nominated for a special award....
And here is Jo casually hanging out on the roof terrace at the House of Lords...
We are completely delighted to announce that Rotherfield St Martin has been nominated as the East Sussex Public Health Hero! We are one of 23 nominees from different counties across the UK. (Here's the certificate that Jo and Andy received at the House of Lords today.)
Here we are with Jane Ellison MP Minister for Public Health collecting our award.
This week, Richard Evans came to talk to us about his Race to Rio - as part of the Clipper Round the world Yacht race. It was a really inspirational talk especially as he used the trip to raise money for research into prostate cancer.