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.
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
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.
Please remember that
you can help us when you shop on-line with Amazon. On www.smile.amazon.co.uk
you can select the Princes Centre as the charity of your choice and every time
you shop there a small percentage of your purchase money will benefit the
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.