We say a fond farewell to our Project Manager today. Margaret has worked so hard over the last 3 years, helping us get the charity to where it is today.
We want to say a massive thank you to you Margaret for all you have done for us, we will miss you and wish you the very best x
Thanks to our supporters and volunteers, our Young People were able to enjoy a day out at Go Ape in Bracknell. Unfortunately a couple lost their nerve on the ropes, but most had lots of fun. It's great for our Young People to have the opportunity to experience fun and new things like this. We are so grateful for public donations and the time our volunteers give that make days like this possible. Thanks to all and a very special thanks to the Army for the use of their mini bus and our volunteer, Lawrence for driving it.
If you would like to make a donation to help us do more things like this please visit our donation page here. Thanks in advance, for any size of donations, it really does all help and we are very grateful.
Our young people are really in need of a kitchen re-fit so it can be a pleasant environment to learn how to cook. Are you able to make a donation to help us raise enough funds?
We use Find-me-a-Grant, run by the Greenham Common Trust, wherever we can for donations to help fund something specific like this. It's a great way of making donations go further, as Greenham Common Trust match the donations, in effect doubling the amount we receive. Plus, if you're a UK tax payer they'll collect Gift Aid for us, meaning we don't have to do the extra admin ourselves. So a £80 donation through Find-me-a-grant actually gives us an amazing £180!
If you'd like to help, simple click the image below.
Thank you so much for any donation you can spare, we really do appreciate it.
The results come out on June 2nd, the Queens official Birthday, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. We are however very proud to have been nominated again and give a massive thank you to all of our volunteers who make this nomination possible.
In recognition of us being nominated for this prestigious award, we've been invited to a reception with the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, Mr James Puxley. This will be held on the 18 March and we'll be presented with a certificate so watch this space for an update next month.
Karen has been a volunteer with us since the beginning of 2015, initially supporting with social activities for the young people and later the Outcomes star life skills package.
Karen is a manager at Waitrose in Newbury and thanks to their Golden Jubilee Trust scheme has been seconded to work for us for 6 months. We’re ever so grateful to have Karen come onboard. Thank you Karen. Thank you Waitrose.
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