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Bourne Valley Day Centre

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Jenny and Florrie cutting the cake for the Day Centre's 29th Birthday Party

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Enjoying the Birthday Party

Bourne Valley Day Centre

The Methodist Hall, Winterbourne Dauntsey
Every Friday 10am to 3pm

Future Events

Fri 9th Mar. 11am Service with David Marke
1.30pm Crafts with Freddie

Fri 16th Mar. 1pm Visit by car to Wilton Garden Centre, with a Cream Tea. Guests will be taken home from the Garden Centre.

Fri 23rd Mar. 1.45pm "Wildlife on my Doorstep". A slide show and talk from Wildlife Photographer, Brian Pettit

Fri 30th Mar at 10am TABLE SALE.
1.45pm Entertainment from the Earls String Quartet.

Day Centre News

MARCH 2012 REPORT, from Pam Hall,

2011 finished with an extremely busy and fun December.
Everyone had a great time on the coach outing for Christmas Shopping to Haskins and Hobbycraft, near Bournemouth. We also enjoyed our visit to Winterbourne Earls Primary School who very kindly invite us twice a year to watch the Children perform. To Miss Jenny Purchase, Head Teacher, all the Staff and Children we would like to say a huge Thank You. It is so good to see the different generations enjoying a fun time together.

We had our annual Christmas Lunch at the Black Horse Inn at Hurdcott, and the following week we received a visit from Father Christmas and a lovely party. All in all, a very good end to the year.

The fun continues into 2012, we have already enjoyed a visit by a local Ceilidh Band and also Mr John Glenn our local MP came to lunch and stayed to chat with the Guests.

We’ve had fun:

  • doing Quizes,
  • playing musical bingo,
  • craft afternoon
  • making scrumptious truffles, and
  • we have also been out to lunch at the Hampton Inn.
  • On the 20th January we held a special afternoon for Margaret Miles who has been attending the Day Centre both as Helper and now a Guest for 23 years. She enjoyed receiving a gift and flowers, and then we all enjoyed Birthday Cake and tea, this was to celebrate Margaret’s 90th Birthday. It was a good way to thank Margaret for all her help and support she has given over the years.

    We always fit in at least once a month a short Church Service, this year so far Rev. Peter Ostli-East and Mrs. Brenda Curtis have both given their time to us, these Services are much appreciated by our Guests as some are unable to get to Church regularly.

    Our future programme is looking extremely exciting and busy, as well as the usual outings etc. This year we will be celebrating our wonderful Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as well as supporting the 2012 Olympics. This will be achieved with a special tea party and our own "Sports" Day!

    Our numbers are a little down at the moment so we have room for more Guests to join us and enjoy this very sociable Day Centre. Don’t be lonely or feel left out, come and give us a try, for a small amount each week, we offer you transport to and from the Day Centre, as well as a two course lunch (provided by Ross and Kim at the Black Horse Inn, Hurdcott).

    Thank you to all the people, (you know who you are). You make all of the above happen, the Day Centre could not exist without you!

    If you think you would enjoy joining us or would like to know more, please give me a ring.

    Pam Hall, Organiser

    Extracts from the ANNUAL REPORT
    01 MARCH 2008 TO 28 FEBRUARY 2009

    The Bourne Valley Day Centre was set up in 1981 to offer companionship and help to elderly residents of the Bourne Valley who either live alone or with members of their family, in line with Social Services policy to keep people in their own homes for as long as possible. Subsequently this has been extended to former members who have moved into residential homes or sheltered housing within reasonable travelling distance of the Centre, usually Salisbury, and to individuals referred by Wiltshire County Council Social Services Department.

    The Day Centre meets every Friday in the Methodist Church Hall in Winterbourne Dauntsey. Geographically, guests come from the Bourne Valley between Cholderton and Ford, served by the A338 North East of Salisbury and those former residents who have moved to Salisbury . Help is provided by a band of people living in the community who assist on a rota basis. Meals are supplied by 'Farm Cottage Foods', and are delivered to the door in bulk containers. An annual grant comes from Wiltshire County Council Social Services Department, without which the Centre could not operate. There are growing links with 'Age Concern Salisbury' through Field Officer Pippa Webster.

    The Day Centre is contactable during sessions through a mobile phone, No 07980 966082.

    The Chairperson - Gordon Geddie reports:
    I can start my report in no more fitting way than by thanking Pam Hall, our Organiser, who has continued to run the Day Centre with great efficiency , good humour and unstoppable energy. She is never fazed, no matter what situation arises. I also thank all Trustees in their various responsibilities and volunteer helpers and drivers for their loyalty and hard work without which the Day Centre could not run. This has been an interesting and active year that has seen the number of guests increase; the Day Centre represented at the International Day of Older People event in the City Hall in October 2008 and a number of trustees and helpers attending various courses.

    The Organiser - Pam Hall reports:
    I'm delighted to report this year that the Day Centre has really gone from strength to strength. After reporting last year how low the numbers were, this year is the complete opposite with numbers now standing at 21.

    All areas are running smoothly, our meals provided by Farm Cottage Foods are a huge success with no one minding paying that little bit extra for them. We all consider we are getting good value for the amount paid.

    I would like to encourage some more people to become helpers as some weeks now with a higher number of Guests attending we are a little thin on the ground.

    Our entertainment remains at its usual high standard, thanks to Maureen's continued dedication and the variety is much enjoyed by the Guests. Gordon Geddie, Hilary Geddie, Sylvia Harvey and I all attended a new First Aid Course in January , as some of our previously taken course certificates had expired. This ensures that there is always a Trained First Aid person in attendance on a Friday.

    The Day Centre this year is really thriving and so at this point I would like to thank the Committee, Helpers and Drivers because without them the Day Centre would not be such a happy place to be on a Friday.

    Transport Co- ordinator - Terry Hall reports:
    We still have to juggle our few drivers but we have coped well during the year. Outings we arranged during the year were as follows:

  • April 2008 Coach trip to Burley for Cream Teas
  • June 2008 Coach trip to Bournemouth, lunch at Harry Ramsden's and then a ride on the land train to Boscombe Pier
  • Sep 2008 Golden Acres for a cream tea
  • Nov 2008 Coach Trip to Basingstoke for Christmas Shopping, number of guests well down, I think it is too much for some them so they decided not to attempt it
  • Dec 2008 Drivers took the guests to the Black Horse for a most enjoyable Christmas Lunch
  • It was a varied and enjoyable year

    If you are interested in any of the above and would like to come along and meet us do give me a ring.

    Pam Hall – Organiser
    Telephone No. 01980 611681


    Could you spare a few hours on a Friday once a month?

    To continue giving our guests at the Day Centre a sociable day out on Friday of each week – we are in need of:

  • more volunteers to help out in the Hall, and
  • we are also in need of more Drivers
  • Do you think you could do either of these very worthwhile jobs for just a few hours each month, if so we would love to hear from you.

    I’m sorry there is no salary but only the feeling of being able to help someone who perhaps is only able to go out this once during the week.

    Please give this some thought and if you can help please contact me.

    Pam Hall – Organiser
    Telephone No. 01980 611681