BOSP Brighter Opportunities through Supported Play
Community Fundraising News
We are so very grateful to all our supporters who have made the recent fundraising events possible; from donating gifts for our raffles and tombola stalls, to volunteering at an event, to running your own. We could not do what we do without you!
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.
W H Smith
Thank you to W H Smith's for donating £100 towards the cost of our Playworkers.
Billericay Lawn Tennis Association
Big thanks to the members of Billericay Lawn Tennis Club who have been collecting coins for BOSP, raising £117. We couldn't survive without our local community support, so thank you.
Howdens Joinery, Rayleigh
Huge thank you to all the team in Rayleigh for kindly supporting BOSP. Customers were able to take away chocolate bars in return for a donation to BOSP, when they visited the store leading up to Christmas. They put up a wonderful display telling customers what we do and raised a fantastic £232.18.
St Peter's Church - Brentwood
A big thank you to St Peter's for nominating BOSP as their chosen charity. Their donation 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!
Christmas Chocolate Log Fundraiser
Huge thanks to Tiffani and team for all of their wonderful baking in aid of BOSP - What a bunch of BOSP Stars they are!
Richlee Motor Company, Billericay
Huge thank you to the stars at local family run business, Richlee Motor Company in Billericay, for their hog roast/BBQ all in aid of BOSP, at the Christmas Market. We received so many comments on the beautiful showroom, lovely staff and the wonderful food that was enjoyed by so many. To top it all, a huge £1396.43 was raised! Thank you to everyone at the showroom who worked so hard to make it a lovely day and to the community who put in our buckets on the day.
Tesco's bags of Help Scheme
Thanks to our supporters voting in local stores, BOSP was awarded £2000 from Tesco's Bag of help Scheme, enabling us to take youngsters out and about in the community; learning important communication and life skills, having fun with peers, whilst providing families with much needed respite. Thank you for your help everyone.
Rotary Club of Brentwood
Big thank you to the Rotary Club of Brentwood for their superb efforts at their charity quiz in aid of BOSP. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening and a wonderful £600 was raised
Lions Club of Billericay
Thank you to our friends at the Lions Club of Billericay for kindly buying BOSP replacement walkie talkies for our sessions. They are essential for the safety of all of our attendees and staff, so thank you!
Amsterdam Marathon - October 2017
Huge thanks to Martin who ran the Amsterdam Marathon in aid of BOSP - what an achievement whilst raising over £1500 for BOSP!
Big thank you to our friends at BTFC (Billericay Town Football Club) for kindly donating £500 towards our overheads! It is very much appreciated!
Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower
Huge thanks to our friends at the Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower for their support towards our trampolining club. We will now be able to continue this inclusive club into 2018!
Posh Frocks & Wellies!
Big thank you to Fay and husband Alan for kindly putting on another Annual Posh Frocks event in aid of BOSP. Luckily the weather was good and the wellies weren't needed, with everyone's feet remaining dry. We so appreciate our friends putting on events in aid of BOSP. We really couldn't do what we do without you!
Ford Credit Europe
Huge thanks once again to all of the staff at Ford Credit Europe for raising a wonderful £2,056.13 at their Charity Golf Day in aid of BOSP, and what a gloriously sunny day it was!
Many thanks to Justine at Walkers Associates who voted for BOSP in the staff charity draw - it was such a lovely surprise to receive your cheque for £250!
Sparkling Lunch - September
What a fantastic afternoon we all had at Harry's Bar in Billericay on Saturday 9th. great food, service and laughs a plenty!
50 ladies enjoyed a two course meal and a glass or two of Prosecco whilst raising a fantastic £797 for BOSP. A big thank you to everyone who donated towards our raffle, including Harry's Bar itself, Michaela Health & Beauty, Pasha restaurant and Waitrose. It was so good, we have planned another for 2018!
Beardwell Construction, Grays, Essex
Big thank you to Bill Wilkinson and Beardwell Construction for thinking of BOSP and for sending over £200 towards our services - it is much appreciated by all of us here.
Saturday 1st July - Inflatable 5km Obstacle Run
Big shout out to BOSP's Bouncers, Helen, Viv, Karen and Jodie for completing the 5Km Inflatable obstacle course. Thank you also to our supporters as the team raised just under £1000.
Comstat Office Supplies, Basildon
Thank you to Paul, Alison and team for supporting BOSP and for raising £500 - fantastic
Charity Music Quiz
Thank you to everyone who submitted their answers to the BOSP cryptic music quiz. For those feeling the frustration, please download the answers below! Our winner with every answer correct is Vikki, Wickford. Thank you to everyone who took part!
Copies are still available from The BOSP Office for just £1 if you still fancy the challenge. (Please note that the competition however closed on 1st June 2017 and we are no longer accepting entries).
Family Fun Day - Basildon Holiday Inn
Huge thanks to staff at our local Halifax branches and to the Basildon Holiday Inn for organising such a great inclusive family event, from stall to Super Heroes, Bouncy Castle and a BBQ!
Billericay Fun Walk -May 2017
Thank you for helping to run our tombola stall or for walking the walk. It was a smashing day that everyone could take part in - thank you! Thanks you also to The Bonus Pot for the additional donation - it is much appreciated!
Bas Fest - May 2017
It was great to be part of this charity day in Basildon Town Centre - thank you to the Rotary Club of Basildon Concord for organising the event
Fay's Inclusive Middle Eastern Dance Show, in aid of BOSP
Year after Year, it just gets better with a fantastic line up of dancers and music. Thank you Fay and to all the ladies for their hard work.
Billericay Round Table - March 2017
Huge thanks once again to our wonderful supporters at the Billericay Round Table for generously donating the proceeds from their March Ladies Ball to us here at BOSP.
Afternoon Tea – 25th March 2017
What a great afternoon was had by all, with lovely food and service from Bar Zero. We managed to raise just under £500 and this was further matched by £229 by Santander – our huge thanks to everyone who attended. We had a number of people on the waiting list for this event, so please book early for our Sparkling Lunch on September 9th to avoid disappointment.
Brentwood Half Marathon - March 2017
A big thank you to Miranda who chose to run the Brentwood Half Marathon for BOSP, such a fantastic amount of money raised!
Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon - March 2017
Thank you Mark for choosing to support BOSP and for all your training!
Billericay Community Cinema
A huge shout out and thank you to the Billericay Community Cinema for kindly putting together a fundraising campaign to help replace the money BOSP had to pay out when our mini-bus windscreen was smashed by vandals. The community came together and raised £147 in a matter of hours and turned what was a very upsetting incident into a really positive outcome.