In June we will have been providing day care services for 7 years. From our humble beginnings in 2012 we have expanded our clientele, introduced lots of new activities, and raised funds, much with the help of our local community, and have purchased and made lots of improvements to the premises, as well as extending the service to the residents of Bourne End. We will be celebrating our birthday on Sunday 2nd June from 12 – 2 pm and we would like anyone who has supported the centre in any way to come and join us for a Prosecco and Cake Party. If you would like to come, please ring on the number below so we know how many to cater for. There will be a very special announcement on that day.
The long-awaited major reconstruction and refurbishment of the Lower Hall area is finally underway. The contractor commenced the work at the end of April. The work will take many weeks and our clients are now coping very well with the changes made to their regular activity area. The trustees appreciate all the extra work from the staff who helped to pack the equipment and move all the furniture from the downstairs area ready for the contractor.
A Quiz night is planned for Friday 9th August to raise funds to purchase new furniture for the downstairs area once the work is completed.
Some of the younger more able clients are now enjoying weekly bowling sessions at Hazell’s Bowls Club in Aylesbury. This is a very nice way of socialising and keeping fit and we hope that these sessions will encourage them to continue in the future, thus widening their experiences and friendships.
An Easter Bonnet competition amongst the clients went very well with three of the younger clients producing the best bonnets. Some clients have enjoyed a visit to the Green Dragon Eco farm recently, and a trip to the seaside is now being planned for the older clients on 22nd June.
The trustees are very appreciative of a grant received from the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust / Ann Rylands Small Donation Programme and for all other donations received recently. There is now opportunity for you to support our work
with your blue tokens during May and June when you shop at Tescos as the size of the grant we will receive depends on which of the three organisations gets the most tokens.
If you would like to volunteer your help for any morning or afternoon for a few hours for a limited number of weeks, or if you would like to book a hall, please ring Kim, our manager, on 01844 345105.