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Can you help?

Do you have…

·        A passion for improving the lives of children?

·        A drive to support the community you live in?

·        Experience of secondary school education?

·        Free time during the day, Monday to Friday?

·        Experience of leading teams?

 

If the answer to some of these questions is “yes”, then we would like to talk to you!

Princes Risborough Secondary School has a relatively new team of Governors who are a friendly bunch with some fantastic skills. We provide a vitally important role as “critical friend”, supporting and challenging the school to provide the best for all the children in its care. To do the best we can we need more like minded people who have the time and energy to help improve the life chances of our local children.

If you feel that you would be interested in contributing to our team please email ChairofGovernors@princesrisborough.bucks.sch.uk.


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Spring Newsletter from Princes Risborough School

Latest news from our secondary school, another bumper edition full of great stories!

To download a copy, please click here


News from the Princes Centre

 

We have had some very positive comments about the recent extension to the car park at the front of the buildings. There has recently been a smaller project to create a covered area in the rear garden for clients who wish to take a breather outside when it may be wet. We were very grateful for help from some volunteers from Marks and Spencer who supplied and applied the felt to the roofing of it.

Our next project is the refurbishment of the kitchen area due to start in the middle of September which will include the laying of a new floor, new cupboards and the replacement of some of the older appliances. The recent replacement of a leaking drainage pipe now means that all the problems of damp in the kitchen have been solved. 

Another project in the offing is one being sponsored by the Risborough Rotary Club and involves some landscaping of an unused external area and the construction of a shed for the use by the Centre as well as one for their use for storage of equipment.

Some clients were taken to see the recent Flower Festival at St Dunstan’s Church. Some others have been to Thame Market, or to Peterley Manor Farm to pick strawberries. Four of the staff have kindly volunteered to take a group of clients for a day trip to Southend later this month.

The trustees are still looking for looking for volunteers with particular skills. We would like to be able to contact someone on occasions to do minor repairs around the centre or for cutting shrubs once or twice a year. We are also looking to recruit another trustee preferably with experience of fund-raising, particularly national and regional grant applications and major gift fund-raising.

We are extremely grateful to St Dunstan’s PCC, Risborough Rotary Club, the Carrington Foundation, and Banjovi Revival and the Black Dog Bands for their recent donations, and also to other individuals who have recently donated. Some staff represented the Princes Centre at the Bisley Shoot which was held recently and organised by one of our patrons. It raised £2,300 for the Centre. 

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’ 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

 

 

Making a difference

Thank you to local resident Cath Campbell who again managed to bring together over 20 volunteers again over the weekend as part of the Spring litter pick project.  Plenty of rubbish collected from the Phoenix Trail this time.  
 

Cream Tea Charity Event

Cream Tea in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, Saturday 28th July at St Mary's Parish Church Hall.