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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!
Western Road Fish and Chips shop, Billericay
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 £236.40 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!
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.
Huge thanks to our supporters and friends at Bennetts for their lovely donation to BOSP. We're so grateful for the support.
Fisher Jones Greenwood Foundation kindly presented BOSP with a cheque for £500 towards our core running costs for which we are truly grateful.
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.
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 raised £117 for BOSP via a collection tin and for raising £450 at their quiz night in February. 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.
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).