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70's & 80's Charity Night

proceeds to St Peter's Hospice

Joel Prince Starlight Fund

On behalf of the Joel Prince Starlight Fund we are pleased to announce the total raised on Saturday was a whopping £2,757.50.

This exceeded our expectations and we are over the moon. It has tipped the grand total of Joel's Fund to date over £40,000. Our biggest heart-felt thanks goes to Catherine Tarrant and the Batch Team. You guys are truly amazing. It is worth knowing that every single person gave over and above, donating their time, effort, energy and love, to help the Christmas Toy Fair run smoothly.

It has been a pleasure working with you all. We are also very grateful to Santa for visiting at his busiest time of year and it was lovely to see adults also waiting to speak to him.

Thanks to Esther's Cafe for all their support and donation and for keeping everyone fed and watered with delicious food and cakes.

Surprise Baby Shower/Birthday Party

80's ~ 90's Birthday Party

Behind The Scenes

Fun In The Sun

 

Over 800 people enjoyed the Fun In The Sun event @ The Batch Community Centre on the first day of the summer break. There was something for all ages - Veritas Gymnastics, Live Music, Inflatables, Fair Rides, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Hook a Duck, Coconut Shy, BBQ, Car Boot and a variety of Stalls. Esthers Cafe and The Boot Bar kept us all fed and hydrated.

Fun was had by all.

Over 50's Club ~ Trip To Cotswolds Wildlife Park

 

 

 

 

November 2014 ~ Even though it was a bit cold a good day was had by all.

Community Funday

We would like to thank all listed below for helping us run a successful Funday.

 

  • Sarah and Sam ~ Community Learning
  • Police who brought their Riot Van
  • Youth Club ~ Sue brought her Drugs Awareness Kit
  • Mason ~ Sports Activities for the Children
  • Sam Fisher ~ Facepainting
  • Veritas Gymnastics promoting toddlers sessions soon to be running at The Batch
  • Judo ~ Taster sessions
  • Juice Community Project ~ supervised the Bouncy Castle & provided Crafts for the children
  • Harley, Mason & Demi ~ Easter Egg Hunt which unfortunately had to be moved inside due to rain
  • Toni's Craft Stall ~ a young mum of 4 who designs all her own Toadstools & Frames
  • The Childrens Centre
  • Esther's Cafe who provided excellent food for all
  • Cllr Erica Williams (BICSA Trustee) donated a very large Easter Egg and 3 runner up prizes ~ The main prize was won by Jackie
  • Cadbury Heath Library
  • Plus anybody else we have forgot to mention

There were lots of winners that day with all eggs provided by Juice & BICSA

 

ALL DONATIONS RECEIVED ON THE DAY WILL GO TO OUR OVER 50'S CLUB.

Hair Donated to Charity ~ The Little Princess Trust

 

 

Harley Tarrant one of our volunteers donated her hair to charity

 

THE LITTLE PRINCESS TRUST

 

Here's what she had to say:

Decided that I would cut my hair for the Little Princess's Trust which is an amazing charity that provides children with wigs who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

I didn't just do this because I lost my grandad from cancer but also because I have a younger sibling and also younger nieces and nephews which is also the reason I did it.

If me cutting my hair can put a smile on a childs face then I'd do it in a heartbeat....... I had to watch my grandad suffer,

I won't see a child.

I didn't do it for praise but I hope I've made my grandad proud as I know how much it killed him to walk past the childrens ward in the Haematology and Oncology Unit. Doing something he would have done if he

was here. I would like to THANK all atThe Batch for their donations.

Digital IT at The Batch

 

Digital IT

 

Digital IT is running here at The Batch

every Friday 10am ~ 1pm.

 

Mark had never been on a computer when he first came to us. He started doing Digital IT a few months ago and has now completed all of the modules with Certificates to prove it.

Mark said he enjoys learning at The Batch, its a relaxed enviroment where

he can work and learn at his own pace. He now has the confidence to use a computer and enjoys searching for articles and pictures about fairgrounds and rides.

There's no stopping him now!

 

 

Job Club, Digital IT & Nothing Is Impossible @ The Batch

 

Job Club runs every Tuesday 10am - 1pm.

We have had a good turnover of people attending

for help with the Universal Jobmatch site, email set up and CV's.

Some come just to use the facilities as they do not have internet access or the required equipment at home, some arrive with no computer skills or knowledge.

We also teach basic computer skills to those who require it, enabling them to use the computer to do their jobsearch. Kingswood Job Centre advertise our Digital IT & Job Club as well as refer jobseekers to us for assistance.

Digital IT runs here Tuesdays alongside Job Club, this is an online course teaching computer basics, learning the mouse and keyboard onto safety online.

This proved to be very successful, loads of certificates were and still are awarded for completed modules.

Fridays we have 'Nothing Is Impossible' 10am - 1pm, this is a newly funded group where support is offered to those who need that little bit more - personal one to one support. If you need assistance or guidance please contact Jackie @ The Batch.

There are no limits if we can't help we can signpost you onto someone who can.

Banjo Island Community and Sports Association is

registered as a UK Online Access Centre.

 

 

 

Charity No:1137767