Latest News from the Princes Centre

Published: 14 September 2022

As part of the 10th Anniversary Celebrations staff were rewarded for their hard work and commitment to the centre and dedication to the welfare of our clients with a day at the Royal Windsor Races. The food, racing, facilities, trips to the owner’s ring, and start and finish line made it a great day.

Our clients have also been enjoying themselves with various activities. Staff are always looking to find new ways of helping the clients to enjoy their time at the Centres whilst benefitting physically and mentally. Various groups have been involved with cardio drumming, walking to the library or shopping locally with a coffee break, interacting with toddlers and forming friendships with them, carpet bowls, a ‘Healthy Living Group’ making fruit kebabs [and tasting them], pottery, karaoke, painting designs on coasters, Love to Move exercises, woodworking, as well as many other regular activities. Staff are trying to organise a trip to the seaside for a small group of clients that live alone and don’t get the opportunity to go out.

Cardio drumming A pottery car Karaoke Painting coasters

Craft work Litter picking Board games Woodwork

The trustees will be planning a number of future projects at their next Trustees’ meeting. There has unfortunately been a delay with the installation of the solar panels in the Princes Risborough Centre due to the panels not arriving in the country in time. However, an electrician will be working at the centre to replace lots of lighting fixtures with LED which are more environmentally friendly and quotations are awaited to insulate the area above the main hall ceiling. We are still waiting [patiently] for the installation of new curtains in the hall which have been funded by a very generous donor. There are a number of projects in the pipeline for the Bourne End Centre. The bathroom there has been converted to a wet room, window frames have been painted by two of our trustees, and there is new signage at the front of the building.

New signage at Bourne End The latest minibus to join our fleet

We have purchased a 7 seater used mini bus, which has a manual ramp which will not let us down as sometimes occurs with the other minibus. It is taxed and has to be sign written and will be available when the regular vehicles are out of action for servicing etc and will enable extra outings to be offered to the clients. We are therefore looking for relief drivers for both centres who hold a D1 to drive it and for relief escorts as we may undertake more client transport. If you know of anyone who may enjoy this role, please get them to contact Kim for the Risborough Centre or Mags for the Bourne End Centre.

If you would like to learn more about what we can offer to you or your loved one and book a free taster session, please contact Kim on 01844 345105 or Mags at Bourne End on 01628 527024.

Maggie Wooster Keyte