Burnham Grammar School Christmas Party

This week we joined forces with our local secondary school, Burnham Grammar, for a Christmas Party to remember!  We had people from all walks of life; members of our groups and other local community groups, past group members, our staff and school staff, the school children, volunteers, you name it!

With over 90 people on the guest list we came together in the school hall for an afternoon of festive fun and being together.  It was a fabulous event and encouraged groups and people who wouldn't normally meet to spend some time together and mix & mingle.  As you can see, most people dressed for the occasion.  Hats from crackers, festive jumpers, earrings you name it! You looked lovely everyone.

We were treated to Christmas music on the piano, from a very talented student, upon our arrival and throughout the afternoon.  Two super talented dancers put on a performance after lunch for us and we had a quiz and sang some carols too.

At the end of the afternoon the school gave out decorated boxes to everyone who attended, filled with goodies!  They had been collecting for weeks and each box contained things like chocolates, smellies, socks - even a mini bottle of champagne or other luxuries! The guests who had been for the first time were just amazed and so touched.  It really makes a difference to those who don't have a lot at Christmas time.

The school children and staff worked hard to prepare, entertain and tidy up, we thank them for being our fabulous hosts each year.  It was lovely to see three generations mixing together for the afternoon. (See the News Blog for more pictures).

Carers Summer Lunch Trip

In July we took the Carers Support Group to Hicknaham Farm.  The farm is in North Burnham and boasts extensive grounds and a converted barn, complete with animals such as a peacock walking round beautifully!

We know that the Carers Group love to have these trips organised and it is definitely a special treat to have some time for themselves.

We have been here for our Carers Support Group outings before and the group love the traditional home cooked food that Judy, the owner, provides.  We had tasty sausages, potatoes and lots of veg and gravy, followed by bread pudding & custard.

If you would like any more information on our Carers Support Group, please click here.

Movers & Shakers Anniversary Trip

In July we took the Movers & Shakers group to Claydon House, a National Trust building in Aylesbury Vale.  It is a beautiful house with stunning gardens and we were lucky enough to get guided tours where we found out all about the history of the building and family who lived there.

After our trip we went to Canaletto, an Italian restaurant and the ladies got to experience some authentic Italian cooking.  We had perfect weather which was great to see the house, grounds and lovely setting of the restaurant in the sunshine.

For more information on Claydon House please click here to visit the website.

Burnham Marathon Challenge

For the past two years we have set up the Burnham Marathon Challenge.

The marathon course is 26.5miles, but of course not everyone has to do that far or actually run it! Some people decided to jog, some walked and some combined both. We kept a count of how far everybody went and added it all up see how many marathons in total distance the people of Burnham had completed. There was a fab turnout and the community supported this event well. We even had our very own trustee, Dr Daily taking part! Talk about modelling with positive behaviour.

This is a picture of Dr Daily with his father, another of our trustees.

20th Anniversary Dinner Dance

We recently celebrated 20 years of BHPT! What an achievement. We descended upon Burnham Park Hall and hired 2 local singing groups, The Swing Set & The Garfunkels, and had a black tie Tea Dance and sit down meal. The event was open to everyone in the local community; staff, employees, partner agencies, service users and family. We sent out tickets and had a fabulous turnout - 120 people attended. A fabulous night was had by all!