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BOSP Brighter Opportunities through Supported Play

2018 Community Fundraising News

We are so very grateful to all our supporters who have either made monetary donations or made our recent fundraising events possible through helping with gifts for our raffles and tombola stalls, volunteering at an event, of running their own.  

BOSP could not do what it does without you!

Billericay Christmas Market - £647 raised

Huge thanks to our 14 volunteers who helped man the stall from 9am to 6pm.  A big thank you also to everybody who donated items to our stall.

The Savings Guru Ltd - Raffle for BOSP

Thanks @SavingsGuruUK for running a raffle in aid of BOSP at the Billericay Christmas Market

Bennetts Funeral Directors Ltd - Charity of the Year

We have received an amazing £2,500 this year, enabling us to update our marketing banners and make our Christmas Parties and Clubs really special. 

Billericay and Shenfield Jeweller auctions car for BOSP

Billericay and Shenfield Jeweller Russell Lord will be auctioning this miniature version of the 1976 Mk2 Ford Escort, built from silver, gold and diamonds in 2019.  Russell's labour of love has been 25 years in the making and has attracted lots of interest from car enthusiasts. The model was recently displayed at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

BOSP are so pleased to be one of Russell's four chosen charities who will benefit from the sale.  We here at BOSP definitely consider Russell to be a real diamond!

Kilimanjaro climb! 

Congratulations to Taleisha from Willmott Dixon Interiors for making it to the summit of Kilimanjaro in just 5 days, along with BOSP's Travelling Star and raising a wonderful £475 for BOSP.

Willmott Dixon Interiors London - Construction Rocks 

Big thanks to Enrique and the team at Willmott Dixon Interiors who took part in 'Construction Rocks', raising a wonderful £5981.25 for BOSP and winning the award for the band who raised the most money for Charity on the night.

St John's School Billericay 

Huge thanks to all of the children, young people and staff at St John's School Billericay for choosing BOSP as their Charity of the Year for 2018/19.  We very much look forward to working with you.

Humphrey & Scace 

Huge thanks for their donation of a Mirror Will with Vulnerable Persons Trust to our Charity Ball silent auction.

Billericay Art Trail Secret Postcard Event raises a wonderful £400 for BOSP

BOSP's Chair Joe Lane rows for BOSP once again! 

Huge thanks to Joe and crew for rowing 21.6 miles in Thames Great River Race' to help build awareness and raise money for the BOSP Charity. Just under £400 was raised. You can still support Joe and team at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoeLane1

1st September 2018 - Billericay Round Table's Big Day Out!

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Billericay Round Table, over 100 BOSP children and parents were treated to a day at Chessington World of Adventures.  We had two coaches full of excited families! 

2nd September 2018 - Billericay Fun Walk

BOSP were again at this great family fundraiser.  Thank you to our wonderful sponsored walkers and helpers on our stall and for the Bonus Pot from the Fun Walk Team.

15th September 2018 - Sparkling Lunch Harry’s Bar, Billericay

Another very successful Sparkling Lunch, lots of fun was had while enjoying a lovely two course meal and a glass of fizz.  We raised an amazing £1,000.  Thank you to everyone that attended - we are looking forward to next year's which will be held on the 21st September 2019.  

Sponsored Head Shave raises £3,717.50 for BOSP

A huge well-done and thank you to George for bravely shaving off his hair in aid of BOSP. Thank you also to the lovely staff at Vogel Hair in Brentwood for making the event so special. If you would still like to show your support to George, please visit his page at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CatherineCoale

Billericay Lawn Tennis Club

Another £193 has been raised by the members bringing the total raised for BOSP to £860.  We are most grateful for the Clubs's support.

The Smile Centre, Rayleigh

Have kindly donated a Teeth Whitening Voucher worth £395 to BOSP which we can use in raffle or prize Draw.

Bennett's Funerals

Huge thanks to Jane and her team at Bennetts for kindly purchasing 3 much needed banners for BOSP to use at events. They look great!

Mayflower High School, Billericay

A big shout out and thanks to all of the staff, pupils and parents who supported the recent 6th Form Raffle which raised a fantastic £695.88 for BOSP!

Fay's Middle Eastern Inclusive Dancing

Thanks to Fay and her lovely team of dancers for raising £115.71 for BOSP.

Billericay Badminton & Book group

A big thank you to our friends at this local group for their kind collection in aid of BOSP.

Motor Cross Challenge

Thank you to regular supporter Aaron for kindly donating £150 as part of his motor cross challenge - superb!

Western Road Fish and Chips shop, Billericay

Thank you to Tim and all the customers of Billericay Fish & Chips for your kind donations in our pot - raising £72.73 for BOSP!

Donations in Lieu of 50th Birthday Presents

A big thank you to Lyndsay for requesting donations in place of birthday presents for her 50th birthday, raising a wonderful £311.40 for BOSP!

Goldmine Soul Event

Huge thanks to Simon and the team at The Goldmine Soul Event held at Orsett Hall in May who supported BOSP's bucket collection during the evening, raising £144.56.

Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower Satellite Club

Huge thanks to friends at this new Billericay Club for raising an unexpected wonderful £500 for BOSP at their first quiz night - what a success!

London Marathon

Fantastic result for first time marathon runner Mark who kindly ran for BOSP on Sunday and finished in 5.44 hours, raising just under £1300 - what a fantastic result!  It's not too late to still show your support for Mark by visiting his page at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkQuinlivan 

Fitness@ Pilates & Yoga Studio, Hutton

A big thank you to pilates and yoga instructor Debbie who kindly put on a fundraising afternoon tea for both BOSP and Mencap.  A big thank you to Debbie for all her hard work and everyone who came along to the event which raised a wonderful £220 for BOSP. 

Billericay Town Council and Billericay Baptist Church

Huge thank you to the congregation at the Billericay Annual Civic service organised by Billericay Town Council and hosted by Billericay Baptist Church. BOSP received £214.87 in donations on the day and had the opportunity to share the vital work we provide locally to nearly 600 people. A big thank you to all involved.

Billericay Round Table

Thanks to the huge support and funding from the Billericay Round Table, we are able to continue to deliver our vital 'Chill-Zone' club that takes place out & about in the community.  This club provides vital opportunities to learn new life and communication skills, including money handling, eating in a restaurant, road safety, travel training and decison making.  Thank you Round table for making this possible!

Billericay Wine Society

Thank to our friends at Billericay Wine Society for their continued support and kind donation of £60 towards BOSP services.

Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower

Big thanks to our great friends at Billericay Mayflower Rotary for their kind donation of £284 and continued support.

Cavaliers Luncheon Club

Thank you to our friends at The Chelmsford Cavaliers Club for their donation of £216.  It is much appreciated by us all here at BOSP.

Bennetts Funerals

Huge thanks to our supporters and friends at Bennetts for their lovely donation to BOSP.  We're so grateful for the support.

FJG Solicitors

Fisher Jones Greenwood Foundation kindly presented BOSP with a cheque for £500 towards our core running costs for which we are truly grateful.

Aswan Dance

Our thanks go to our friends at Aswan Dance for continuing to support us here. Their Hafla Middle Eastern Dance show raised a fantastic £609 for BOSP. 

SoRCon Society - Board Game Convention February 2018

Huge thanks to our friends at SoRCon for raising a fantastic £800 for BOSP at their Board Game convention in Basildon - visit their Facebook page to find out more about their gaming society

Rotary Club of Billericay

Thank you to our friends from Billericay Rotary for their kind cheque for £100.  It is much appreciated.

Brentwood Community Fund

Big thank you to the Brentwood Community Fund for supporting our out and about activities in Brentwood - here's looking forward to foot golf, trips to the Nuclear Bunker, Ski slope, Sanctuary and farm, cycling and crazy golf - what superb fun the children will have!

Joe Lane, BOSP Chairman

Joe took part in the Dry January campaign and raised a wonderful £361.25 for BOSP.  Thank you Joe for all of your hard work in supporting BOSP and raising our profile.  It is very much appreciated by us all.

Ford Credit Europe

Once again our supporters have done BOSP so very proud, in raising a further £658 from donating their last hour's pay of 2017. Thank you to everyone.