It has been a fairly quiet month and, as is inevitable, clients numbers have been rather changeable with some in hospital or passing away and others coming for trial sessions or joining on a permanent basis. However, provision of a variety of activities remains constant such as pottery sessions, cookery sessions, games of all types, quizzes, bingo, entertainment, singing and much more.
A number of clients were recently taken to the free concert and coffee morning organised by St Mary’s Church as one of their Community Acts of Kindness for Lent and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is hoped that the band will visit the Centre and make a repeat performance.
St Patrick’s Day was celebrated with entertainment, and clients getting involved with dip-dyeing flowers, colouring competitions and a quiz. Some clients have also been busy decorating Easter Eggs which are at present hanging on the trees outside McColls.
Looking ahead, Lucy, the Community Champion from Tescos, who gives so much of her time for the Princes Centre, is soon going to start a little gardening group for those clients who would like to do things out in the garden once the weather improves. A visit to the Chinnor Railway is also being arranged.
Things are quiet on the project front although a kitchen design company recently came and gave some useful advice on planning the refurbishment of the kitchen. As the floor has to be replaced for hygiene purposes it has been decided to replace some of the old cupboards at the same time and to acquire an industrial dishwasher. This project should hopefully go ahead later this year.
The Parish of Bledlow with Saunderton and Horsenden recently held a Lent Lunch at the Holy Trinity Church in Bledlow and this resulted in a number of the attendees making donations for the Princes Centre for which we are very grateful.
Don’t forget that next Quiz night is arranged for Friday 27th April starting at 6.30 pm for 7 pm start. The cost will be £10 per person for the quiz, including a meal, and if you wish to join in with the bingo this is a little extra. Please ring Kim if you would like to come.
Unfortunately the ‘My Donate’ function on the web site is still out of action at present. However if you would like to make a donation towards our forthcoming refurbishment projects please send a cheque made out to the ‘Princes Risborough Centre Ltd’ and send it to Kim at the Princes Centre, Clifford Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 0DP. If you would like to book a hall or offer support in any way please ring Kim, our manager, on 01844 345105.
Maggie Wooster Keyte