The Live 45s providing a great soundtrack to the first Tea and Tunes event at the Beaufort Centre.
Centre updates, Events, Fundraising, Uncategorized, Volunteering

Tea & Tunes Review

The Tea & Tunes event last weekend (26th August 2017) was the first of it’s type and if the feedback is anything to go by, it won’t be the last with comments like:

This was a lovely trip down memory lane!

Will this be a regular event?

A selection of 40’s, 50’s and 60’s Music was provided free of charge by The Live 45’s and was very well received.  There was a lot of singing along and there was even dancing in the aisles!

A wonderful selection of cakes and biscuits were provided free of charge by our local Co-op on Cranleigh Road as part of their community fund.

Thank you Cranleigh Road Coop for the delicious donations for Tea and Tunes at the Beaufort Centre.
Thank you Cranleigh Road Coop for the delicious donations for Tea and Tunes at the Beaufort Centre.

A massive thank you to all those that donated time, food, music and manpower to make it happen and to all those who attended, making it such an enjoyable afternoon.

A total of £50 in donations was raised which will continue to help
the centre moving forward.

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Events, Fundraising, Volunteering

Fundraising event help needed

We are looking for people to help at two of our fundraising car boot sales events each per year. Nothing more.

The Car Boot Sales are held on the third Sunday of every month and all the staff at the events are volunteers. This means every penny generated goes back to the Centre, aside from advertising costs such as printing flyers. We are currently raising funds to make improvements to the Centre, reinstate the kitchen facilities and run events to meet the needs of the local community.

At each car boot sale, we have received fantastic positive feedback from the local community and it’s clear people want it to keep going. But we can only continue to run them long term if we find a few lovely people willing to provide some practical support. We know Sunday mornings aren’t everyone’s cup of tea so we are only asking for two days a year of your time from each volunteer.

Please drop us a line using the form below if you can help. We would love to hear from you.

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Helpers needed

Hi there,

I’m Emma, I’m a local business owner and parent, and I’m on the Committee at the Beaufort Community Centre. I got involved late last year when Lynn, the interim Centre Manager, said they needed a parents’ representative. Since then I’ve fallen in love with the place and now I’m here to see if anyone else is up for the challenge of helping us achieve our goals.

We have big, big dreams for the Centre that will make it a real hub for the community if we can achieve them. We want to get the kitchen up and running providing meals for the isolated and vulnerable, we want to host community events like BBQs, Halloween parties, barn dances and shows, reach out to the local youth population with graffiti competitions, a youth club and sports, and create a welcoming space that belongs to everyone.

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Emma Page: Beaufort Centre Committee member, business owner, local resident and parent

To get started, the Centre needs a lot of TLC, which is why we started the new Car Boot Sales. We need to do a lot of fundraising to make essential repairs, so we want to host other fundraising events, such as a Halloween party or summer BBQ. But we need people to do that. We need everything from event planners, gardeners and decorators, to plumbers, electricians and carpenters as well as people to show sellers where to park at the Car Boot Sales or put flyers through letter boxes. At the moment, honestly, it’s me, my mum, Margaret (another Committee member) and the staff members giving up their weekends to make it happen.

If you love Southbourne as much as I do, I’m hoping you’re up for the challenge and the opportunity to give something back to the community by helping the Beaufort Community Centre become even better.

Finally, I appreciate how valuable your time is, I really do, which is why the Centre won’t waste it. Drop us a line using the contact form below and let us know what time and/or skills you can offer us, then our volunteer coordinator will do their best to make sure your help is used wisely. You could make all the difference to a lot of people.

Thank you in advance,

Emma x