We’re recruiting: Peer Support Workers for Rotherham & Doncaster

Do you have lived experience of mental health difficulties around the time of having a baby?  We are seeking two new Perinatal Peer Support Workers to join our team, one focused on support in Rotherham and one on support in Doncaster.

This role will involve providing perinatal mental health peer support through offering structured one to one peer support as well as facilitation of Light Support Groups to ensure they run smoothly either virtually or in person (Covid-19 restrictions permitting).  As this role is peer support, you must have lived experience of mental health problems associated with pregnancy/childbirth, it is important that you feel well enough to be able to offer support to families who are struggling with such feelings now.  This role also involves working with and supervising volunteers to help us continue to offer dedicated services to women and their families, continuing to support each family effectively.

One of these posts is focused on Rotherham & the other on Doncaster although there will also be times when you are required to work across South Yorkshire as necessary to meet the needs of the charity.

Please see the Peer Support Worker Job Description & Person Specification for further details about these roles.

To apply please complete the application form and return it to [email protected] by Friday 23rd April 2021.

DEADLINE TODAY 5pm! We’re recruiting: Chief Executive

Are you a driven and engaging individual who can lead us to help others?

We are recruiting a new Chief Executive and we’d love to hear from you!

As Chief Executive you will be accountable for all operational activity, including staff management, volunteer engagement, quality and compliance and financial management. The role also has significant focus on development work to help the charity grow sustainably, which will include sourcing and securing relevant funding, raising awareness of Light, managing external relationships, whilst ensuring all funding contract obligations are met. You will work closely with the Trustees to develop the long-term growth strategy, set the annual budget and monitor progress against objectives.

Please see the Chief Executive Job Description and Person Specification for further details of this role.

To apply please complete the application form and return it to [email protected] by Friday 16th April 2021

The virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon – Run for Light!

The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 3 October, with a record 50,000 participants running on the streets of the capital, from Blackheath to The Mall.

On the same day, an additional 50,000 people will have the chance to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST, wherever they are on the planet – building on the success of the first-ever virtual London Marathon last year.

Together, these participants will make history by creating the world’s first 100,000-person marathon – would you like to be one of them?

We are very fortunate to have been allocated three charity places in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon. This means that runners can complete the distance here in Yorkshire – or wherever you choose – or even spread the run out across the day, using the London Marathon app to track the distance completed and time taken. If you’d like to take part in this unique challenge, while raising much-needed funds for Light Peer Support, please tell us a bit about yourself and why you’d like to run for Light by completing the form here!

We will get back to you by the end of March to confirm whether you have place, so good luck and thank you for your interest in this amazing challenge and in raising much needed funds for Light!

Light Xmas Quiz

Come along to our Christmas extravaganza!

Held at Regather and starting at 7pm with arrival drinks available from the bar with locally brewed ale, we will have a pub quiz, pies and a proper disco! All funds raised will go to Light and supporting the families of South Yorkshire. Please join us for a fun filled evening!

Tickets available here:

https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/893-have-a-light-christmas?fbclid=IwAR2seDN5Ul1aqg3E-6f2VlSyX6LOswxOd0IHPvf56gRJmI2J_ZtiutbEswM

Self care and support

We are so excited to be able to giving out these beautiful Lush pamper packs to our mums at group this week. We often talk about this importance of self-care and what we can do to look after ourselves – physically, mentally and emotionally. We really want to be able to help mums to do this as much as we can and so these donations from Lush in Sheffield are so gratefully received. They contain a massage bar, bath bomb and face mask all neatly packaged in a beautiful hair knot wrap.

If you are pregnant or have young children and are finding things tough, please do get in touch with us, we are here to support you.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came and who supported us with our birthday event last Saturday, we were overwhelmed with the amount of clothes and toys donated to us. We had a great raffle, much fun for the children and lots of tea and cake! Thanks again for all your support!

Light Birthday Celebration – Sat 30th June!

We are holding our 8th birthday celebrations at our Nearly New Children’s Clothes Sale on Saturday 30th June at St Thomas Philadelphia, Gilpin Street, S6 3BL

There will be loads to do for all the family including soft play for the children, lots of children’s clothes, books and toys for sale as well as refreshments and a great raffle. We are being joined by Weleda who will be offering free hand massages and there will be lots more too!

We would love as may people as possible to join us so tell your friends and family and come along!

 

London Marathon 2018 – Neil did it!

Here are some pictures of our fantastic supporter and amazing runner Neil who ran the London Marathon raising over £3,000 for Light.

It was the hottest marathon on record, yet Neil kept going through the pain still smiling despite needing some medical treatment at the end.

We want to thank Neil, his family and every single person who supported him and Light. You are all amazing and the money raised is going to make a real difference to the support we are able to offer mums and families across Sheffield and beyond – thank you!

Please Vote for Light

Please, please, please vote for us!!
Help us get to the finals of the Aviva Community Fund Awards. We need you to help us try to win funding to open a Light Family Counselling and Creche Centre to support more mums and their families across Sheffield.
By registering your details at the link below you will receive 10 votes to use to vote for the project of your choice – we would love you to give them to us!
https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/vot…/project/view/17-5745