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Generous Support for Community Help Service

Rex Parker, Chair of CHS, accepted with pleasure a cheque for €8000 at the recent Christmas Cocktail held by the British Chamber and the Brussels British Community Association (BBCA). Thanks are due to the Duchess of Richmond Ball, BBCA and Britcham for this very welcome donation.

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A New Patron for Community Help Service

CHS is delighted that Alison Rose, the recently appointed  British Ambassador to Belgium has taken on the role of Patron to our organisation. Despite her busy life, with its wide-ranging responsibilities, she has already fulfilled one role on our behalf by acting as the introductory speaker at the CHS Burnout Conference in October.

As an EU specialist Alison is no stranger to Brussels, having previously spent four years here with the UK Permanent Representation to the European Union.  She has also worked in London and Paris and had a spell in the Cabinet Office, during the preparation for and running of the UK Presidency of the EU in 2005.

"Alison has not known us for long but has already shown a keen interest in and commitment to the work that we do, both on the Help Line and at our Mental Health Centre”. Rex Parker, Chair of the CHS Board.

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CHS Help Line: Spreading the Word

Brussels Public Transport – STIB/MIVB – carried banners recently advertising the Help Line throughout the metro network. Placed above the doors and windows of the carriages, the campaign ran for twenty eight days, from May 20, and highlighting the crisis, support and information service offered by the 24/7 telephone Help Line. It’s the first time that CHS has advertised in this way and thanks are due to Euroclear whose generous support has made such an initiative possible. The Help Line is looking for volunteers to join the team. Training course begins in October. For more information call the office on 02/647.67.80.

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A New Website for CHS

"We are delighted with our new look” says Rex Parker, chair of the CHS board. "We wanted a well designed, informative and easy to navigate site and that’s what we have achieved."

CHS would like to thank FTI Consulting for their sponsorship of the conception and project management of this new site and to PelicanDream for the design, build, maintenance and hosting of the site.

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