Update September 2018
Charity Number 1151083
August has generally been a quiet month due to staff holidays and no new project work being undertaken. An assortment of activities with the clients has continued including various physical activities, mental activities, craftwork, and various games. Some clients have enjoyed local walks, and some have been taken out for a picnic. Others have enjoyed the garden. A group of young people have been from the National Citizen Service to socialise and entertain the clients and a local band has also been along to provide entertainment. One or two of our volunteers come occasionally to entertain the clients with their music.
It is now proposed to start the refurbishment of the kitchen on Friday the 21st September. If all goes to plan the work will take nearly 2 weeks and involves the stripping out of all the equipment over the weekend, so that the floor contractors will be able to lay a new floor [the inspection of our kitchen earlier this year highlighted the floor being a health and safety issue]. Then there will be new units installed along with a new sink and dishwasher. Tiling and redecorating will follow and then the rest of the equipment will be refitted. Plans have been made for alternative ways of preparing meals during the time while it is out of use and we are all looking forward to having a superb up-to-date facility when it is finished. We are extremely grateful to the resident who so generously made this project possible.
By the time you read this, some clients, along with volunteers and some trustees will have taken part in a sponsored walk to raise funds. This will also involve some singing and litter picking. We hope that we will have had plenty of support for this. Due to the problems that some of the clients have, the walk will not have been too strenuous, but the idea for this event was raised by one of them and we were pleased to encourage their participation. We will also be holding a Christmas raffle so if you have any unwanted gifts that you would like to donate to be used as a prize, please contact Kim.
Many thanks to the anonymous person who donated some money for client’s activities and to our other regular supporters.
We are looking for a cook to work at our Bourne End Centre. It is for 12 hours a week, working on a Monday for 4 hours, Tuesday 2 hours, Thursday 4 hours and Friday 2 hours. If anyone is interested or knows anyone living in that area who might be interested, please can you let Kim know.
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.