Princes Centre News!

Published: 14 October 2019

The trustees have been able to have a good look around the reconstructed/refurbished Lower Hall area of the Centre and are delighted with all the extra space that has been created and the high quality of the work. Plastering, painting and preparation of the floor have taken place. The kitchen fittings are now installed and it is mainly finishing touches that are still outstanding, along with the exterior porch, which will be erected as soon as the new door has been delivered. Some of the staff are coming in at the end of October to help with bringing back all the equipment that has been stored in the new shed, cleaning and arranging the new furniture. We are sure that the clients will be amazed at the difference when they return to that area. We are planning for them to be back in there by November. Carol, one of our staff is arranging some new and exciting sessions for their return. Recent trips include a pub visit to celebrate a client’s birthday, 10 pin bowling, a lunch at the Honeybee and their outdoor bowls. Cooking lessons for some of the younger clients at Quarrenden Adult Learning Centre in Aylesbury have recommenced, and the hugely popular pottery sessions have restarted.

Our upstairs clients will be pleased to have their hall returned to its full size once the two temporary rooms have been dismantled. Irene will be organising some external activities for them. She is planning Silver Screen showings at the cinema, museums, garden centres and pub visits for those who would like to take part. In response to requests, a few of the older clients will be enjoying a trip to RAF Halton later this month.


Our wonderful Jinglers Choir will be performing at the ‘Sing it Out’ Charity Concert later this month, supporting the Military Wives Choir and stars from the West End at Chalfont St Peter. We are very proud of them and wish them the best of luck!

We would like to gratefully acknowledge recent donations from St Mary’s Church, the Bartle Family Charitable Trust, the Freemasons Misbourne Lodge, the Risborough Rugby Club, Princes Risborough and Ilmer Churches, Windsor Lodge and, most specially, to a very generous anonymous donor.  We also wish to acknowledge the continuing support from a number of local people for which we are very thankful.

It is not too late for any of our supporters to attend the presentation of The Queen’s Award which is taking place here on Friday 15th November at 10.30 for 11 am. If you would like to come, please ring the number below so that we can ensure we cater for everyone.

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If you would like to book the hall or support the work of the Princes Centre in any way, please contact our manager, Kim Challinor on 01844 345105.