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National Volunteers Week
Amanda Maylin | 14th June 2022
Each year there is a National Volunteers week from 1st -7th June. If you volunteer with us and you missed one of our thank you posts on social media last week – please take this as an additional thank you for all your amazing support!Shirley & Jean, two of our amazing volunteers at Whitwell Steam FairPhase really could not work so effectively wRead more
Recycling for Phase - all change here!!
Amanda Maylin | 23rd March 2022
I feel that as a community we are massively indebted to Deolinda (pictured above) and Michael Eltringham. Deolinda was involved in developing the CTH idea of gifting Hitchin town with the services of a faith schools worker, which led to the creation of Phase in 2002. So, when Michael and Deolinda got their local parish involved in raising funds forRead more
One Step at a Time...
Amanda Maylin | 8th June 2021
This month (June 2021) Phase are challenging everyone to join us in carrying our virtual Olympic torch from Hitchin (where we work) to Tokyo! It's all part of getting ready for our Hitchin Home Olympics taking place 2nd-16th July... We are asking people to log any steps / distance they walk, run, cycle or swim as we slowly go on this journey togethRead more
Having time off… The importance of rest!
Amanda Maylin | 11th April 2021
This is one those subjects that is much easier to talk about than to do – well it is for me!I am a keen runner and triathlete – though I can’t do triathlons at the moment due to lockdown. However, in the past I have run Edinburgh Marathon and done a half Ironman. For both of these I needed:complex training plansa diet regime to follow (enough carbsRead more
Our Amazing Fundraisers!
Amanda Maylin | 9th November 2020
Three of our wonderful fundraisers tell us a little bit about themselves and why they decided to do some fund raising for Phase…Ellie Scott - going the distance…Can you tell me a little about yourself?I am currently a secondary school music teacher, working in Hitchin. I spent more than 10 years as a youngster singing as a chorister in my church chRead more
Volunteers - We love you!
Amanda Maylin | 5th June 2020
In a small to medium sized charity such as Phase, the help and support of our volunteers is crucial. Phase thrives because of the wonderful work that they do, and it is noticeable that this is felt at all levels and in all areas of the organisation!1st - 7th June is National Volunteers Week and as there are so many volunteers (around 50 at the lastRead more
Amanda Maylin | 25th May 2020
Do you find that sometimes you have rigid thoughts in your head that you can’t seem to change, even if you really want to? I’ve been wondering about that recently…Whilst on holiday in February this year I found an interesting article by Lee Griggs about riding a Backwards Brain Bike (ie where turning the handles has the opposite effect on the steerRead more
Tales of the unexpected
Amanda Maylin | 22nd November 2019
Recently I was telling someone about the work that I do at Phase as the Office Manager – the 5 areas that I cover (Office Admin / Finances / HR / Supporters / Communications) and what that entails for each area. But, as I thought about this a bit more it became apparent that actually much of the work that I do is unplanned and occurs due to the uneRead more
How have you got on?
Amanda Maylin | 28th September 2019
At a recent On Your Mark’s workshop run by Phase with Year 6 students we asked students to show, on a spectrum of extremely excited to extremely worried, how they were feeling about starting at Secondary school next year. I was talking to the students who were extremely excited. Asking one girl why she was so excited, she replied “I always see theRead more