Princes Centre News!

Published: 17 February 2020

Having achieved a wonderful new downstairs area for our younger clients we are now planning to do some smaller improvements to the upstairs hall so that our older clients also have the benefit of a high quality environment. This will involve re-carpeting the Peter Robinson Hall and other areas, freshening up the wooden floor and hopefully renewing the doors so that they match the ones downstairs, thus giving the whole area a facelift. We are still fundraising for this at present.

At our Bourne End Centre, we have now almost completed the renovation of the kitchen with a new floor and new cupboards and it looks much smarter. The work involved remedial work to the original piping which had caused leakage problems. Once we have installed another small sink unit for kitchen staff to wash their hands it will satisfy the annual obligatory inspection and hopefully get a 5 star rating. The staff vacancies have been filled and a new volunteer is helping with hand massages and manicures with her pat dog’s help, which the clients really enjoy.

In Risborough we have a Quiz Night on 6th March to raise funds for the Centre.  We would really appreciate as much support as possible.  Please consider asking friends and family to join you in a team. A Chilli and jacket potato supper is included, or a vegetable option is available, and tickets are only £10 per person.  Teams of up to 8 people can enter and all profit goes to our Centre. Please help make this event a success. Just phone Kim on the number below to book a table and place your meal order.

A small group of clients went out for a small trip recently and two groups of our elderly clients will be attending Holiday at Home at St Mary’s Church this month. We were able to support one of our elderly gentlemen to visit his wife’s grave and place flowers, something he use to do every day, but since he has become a lot less mobile, he was unable to do. He was so grateful. Staff are in the process of arranging a tea dance to take place in the summer and are arranging a market stall to sell products and hopefully raise some funds for this event.

A few dates for your diary: There will be a concert held in St Mary’s Church on Friday 20th March at 10.30 am in aid of the Princes Centre, and on Sunday 29th March there will be a Jinglers ‘Songs of Praise’ with a performance from our Jinglers at 3pm. Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 2nd April at 6pm and we hope that you will come along and also have the opportunity to view the wonderfully upgraded Lower Hall area.

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