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Bike Give Away

We were recently donated £200 from Abbey Life Assurance Company. This sum of money was used to buy two bikes for two of our residents. We wanted to acknowledge the great achievements some of our residents have recently demonstrated. After much deliberation we decided on two which we felt deserved the bikes the most – but it was very tough on deciding since there were so many deserving candidates. We would love to be able to give away more prizes to many deserving residents!!

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We were thrilled to give away the bikes at our Open Day on September 10. It was a great way to formally congratulate the two residents who were so grateful and proud of themselves. The bikes were presented to the residents by a LOCAL REALITY TV star, Carl Owen, who was in the BBC show ‘Invasion of the Job Snatchers’. Carl then took the two lucky winners for a bike ride from Bournemouth Pier all the way to Poole and back! For full details on the press coverage please click here.

Finally we would like to thank ‘On Yer Bike‘ Charminster for donating the bikes, and Ian Govier our Chair Trustee for donating two bicycle repairs kits, should our residents have any mishaps!

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Summer BBQ

P&G have kindly paid for the food at our resident’s summer BBQ in August. We held the BBQ in the garden of St John’s Lodge and invited all residents from all our properties to come. About 30 residents turned up and enjoyed the lovely atmosphere – not to mention the food too!

It really means a lot to us to be able to take the time to enjoy such occasions. It’s nice to enjoy the company of our residents outside the office aside from the usual ‘formal’ advice and guidance service.

Tucking in!

Tucking in!

Thank you once again P&G for making this happen, you have really been a tremendous help to our cause this year!

P&G Funds Dad’s Diary Project

We are pleased to announce that P&G (Procter & Gamble) Community Matters Committee has donated £300 towards our Dad’s Diary project.

The donation will go towards funding a trip for our clients and their children. The outdoor trip will enable the parents and their children to bond in a fun, engaging environment at Farmer Palmer’s Fun Park in Poole. They will have a fantastic day spending time together, enjoying the activities and meeting the Park’s animals.

The Dad’s Diary project is an excellent opportunity for parents who live in our accommodation to rekindle their relationships with their estranged children.  Having faced hardships in the past, the incentive to reunite with their families helps them improve their life circumstances and personal development.

The parents are provided with group meetings and support. This includes discussions where they can share parental issues and experiences. It enables them to improve themselves and become role models to their children. 

We are all incredibly grateful for the support of the P&G Community Matters Committee and for the positive experiences their contribution will make.