We are honoured and very lucky to have Liam Roberts running the Cheltenam Half Marathon with 2 friends, Chris Smith and Joe Ballinger. They are all running the Half Marathon for their chosen charities, Liam is running to raise money for all of us here at Haven Day Cantre in memory of Barbara, his Auntie. Barbara was a much loved character where ever she went, she always had a smile on her face and we are so pleased that we were able to contribute to being one of the reasons why Barbras smile was always so bright. We want to give a huge thanks to Liam and his friends for their amazing act of kindness. The race date is Sunday 1st October and we are overwhelmed following Liams fundraising page, should you wish to share Liams story, donate or leave an encouraging comment to cheer Liam and his friends on please follow the link https://www.youcaring.com/havendaycentre-892558
Again many thanks to Liam and his friends and everyone who is taking part to raise money for charities.
Another wonderful Willow Trust Boat Trip This year we took small groups of members on the Willow Trust Boat Trip instead of us all going at once. Our members had lovely days socialising with other groups of adults with disabilities from lots of different places. Thanks for another year of brilliant boat trips Willow Trust!
Train trip! (Summer 2017) We have been very lucky and have been on some fabulous new outings this year, including going to Bitton for a ride on the train. We had singing, dancing and icecream on the carraige followed by a packed lunch. In total we visited 3 times this year, everyone who went seemed to love it, we shall hopefully be visiting again next year!
Home skills We have been encouraging different members to try washing up and take part in different activities that develop and maintian important skills to increase their indepencence at home. Lorraine has gotten stuck in with the washing up and thoroughly enjoys it! Great work Lorraine and everyone else who has been giving it a go!
St Brendans Christmas Party: December 2016 We were invited to St Brendans for their Christmas party where the students looked after us with some tea, coffee, sandwiches and cake and some beautiful singing and some great dance routines. Ruth and Tina really loved dancing and singing to the festive music!
Christmas Shopping: December 2016 We had a marvellous time at the garden centre, every member had the opportunity to go Christmas shopping with our support at the garden centre. The beautiful sensory displays were relaxing to see and we all enjoyed a beverage and piece of cake! The real reindeer at the garden centre was amazing to see, they were so friendly!
Shoebox Appeal This year we were a drop off/collection point for the shoe box appeal. As well as making our own shoeboxes for different people, everyone else’s shoe boxes were delivered to us so that the shoe box appeal could collect them all at once, our garage was filled with shoe boxes! We were happy to help and want to thank everyone who donated different items for us to pack into shoe boxes.
Pumpkin Pies: October 2016
Some of our members love baking and have made all sorts of fantastic cakes. In addition to the favourite chocolate cakes and flapjacks that are often made we added a new recipie to the collection. Pumpkin Pies!!
Using home grown pumpkins the members were able to make delicious pies that Clifford tasted and said they were "Good!"
While they waited for the pies to cook in the oven the members got stuck in with washing and drying up the used bowls and utensils.
Our members are the most important part of Haven Day Centre. We're so blessed to have with us so many wonderful people from all across Bristol. ...
The brilliant thing about our members is that we can always rely on them to make us smile. We have an interesting variety of people from all walks of life, and while some of us may have mobility limitations and or learning (teaching) requirements, we can together all bring our sparkling personalities, a dazzling array of amazing abilities and skills, and our exceptional talents, we believe that we are all gifted with. ...
We know that every member of Haven Day Centre, in their own individual roles, is really an essential, significant and valued part of what we do. We're here for one another and we help each other! Our members have genuine concern for all, and we all welcome new people who might like to join us as well. Please contact us, if you are interested!