BNI Bourne a business networking group who meet at Double tree Hilton at junction 13 by Chieveley services every Thursday morning. This chapter support YPACF Charity. Patsy is invited to attend the chapter breakfast business meeting each week and is able to give a 60second presentation on the work of the charity. Every few weeks she has the opportunity to give a 10min presentation.
Last Thursday 17.1.19 Patsy roped her husband John in to act as a young person. Together they were able to give a power point demonstration on the Outcome Star to demonstrate how we help our young people move forward with their own lives.
On10 January Anthony Fleming had a meeting with Sebastian Court who is the Business Manager at Metro Bank in Newbury. We discussed how the bank could support YPACF and he agreed to support us with their initiative “Day to Amaze” which in a nutshell is:
The bank staff volunteer to support worthy causes with their time. For example, with painting a room or house. Accompanying us on outings. Gardening…. etc. Many of them would volunteer their own time, however the Day to Amaze scheme provides them with the option of claiming hours back from the bank.
Patsy, the founder of Young People and Children First charity, based in Newbury Berkshire, gives her New Year thanks and wishes to all our supporters.
Listen to what Patsy has to say to all those who support YPACP or you can read the transcript below.
The transcript of the video:
As it’s the start of the New Year 2019 my husband John and I as founders of this charity would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our supporters a very Happy, Health and Prosperous New Year, also to say a big heartfelt thank you to all of you who have given us money, time or even goods over the last year. We get no Government or Local Council funding so appreciate all of your kindness and generosity. Without all of you we just couldn’t continue do what we do. Once again a big thank you.
Our Founder, Elf Patsy really gets into the spirit of Christmas at this week's BNI networking meeting
Patsy the Elf at the front receiving Christmas shoe boxes filled with some wonderful Christmas gifts for our young people.
These lovely people are some of the Bourne BNI Business networking group.
This group meet for breakfast every Thursday morning and support the Elf, our Founder Patsy, and our young people.
A big thank you to everyone at Bourne BNI for their continued support and generosity, it really is appreciated.
Rachel, our CEO, received Christmas goodies from the Chair of the parents association of Pangbourne College this week. The generosity from local businesses really does go along way in making Christmas special for our resident young people.
Thanks again to everyone who continue to support us and help us to bring positive change to the lives of our young people.
Patsy Stone, co-founder, tells us all the story of the charity house Christmas cake from a few years ago. A lovely gesture that didn't quite go according to plan!
You can find the transcript of this video at the bottom of this blog post.
Want to help us make the Young People's Christmas Day meal super special this year?
A donation of a Christmas cake (bought or made!), Christmas Chocolate Log, mince pies or puddings of some sort, would be really lovely and go down very well across our two charity houses in Newbury Berkshire. All donations are very gratefully received and we thank you in advance for your generosity. Best wishes, Patsy x
Please find below the transcript of this video:
I thought I would share a story from Christmas a few years ago.
As some of you know we have a live in more mature person living with our Young People. We had just taken on a mature lady who’s CV said she could amongst everything else Cook! Apparently she was a good cook and cake baker. A real Mary Poppins! She requested that as a team building exercise she bake a Christmas cake with the Young People.
I purchased the ingredients and let her borrow my cake tin. When I called round I was greeted by very excited Young People. Come and look at our Christmas cake. As I entered the kitchen our new person announced. I hope its ok as I didn’t know how to work the oven! So I grilled it for 3hrs!
My heart sank to my boots. When I peered into the tin. It was more like a very flat burnt fruity pizza. They marzipan and iced this flat hard crust. Even decorated it!
I purchased them a shop cake as a backup just in case they couldn’t bite into the home made cake. After Christmas they were all very grateful for my cake gift to them.
Needless to say unfortunately there wasn’t much that this lady could do so we had to let her go.
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