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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that came along to our Family Fun Day, for joining in, for helping us raise money to go back into community centre activities!

A massive thank you to all of our volunteers who ran stalls, organised, collected, and were just all brilliant stars!!!

See you same time next year? 

Annual Family Fun Day
Can you believe it's time for our Annual Family Fun day again, already?! Join us Sunday 6th August 11am-3pm for a day full of free and low-cost activities, games, competitions and quizzes! There's everything from a children's disco to adults darts, colouring to kurling, hook-a-duck to giant jenga - so many things to do! We also have entertainment from the Hayling Pluckers and UVG. There will be hot dogs, and icecream van, pimms, and of course the home-made cake stall! 

The tombola is looking, well, massive, and the raffle will be drawn at 2.30pm! I'd really like to win though, so don't feel you have to enter that haha!

We'd love to see you all, 11am-3pm on the 6th August!

Bingo and Quiz Night
Are ya feeling lucky?! Are you ready to win CASH PRIZES?! Come along to our adult's only bingo and quiz night. Teams of 4-6 people with all bingo books and quiz entry included for £10 per person. Doors and bar open from 7pm, ready for a 7.30pm eyes down. Tickets in advance only from the office, or from office@bedhamptoncommunity.org

60s and 70s Party Night
It's time for our next adults only party night, this time with a 60s and 70s theme! Come in fancy dress or dressed to party! Tickets are 50% sold now so remember to book them sooner rather than later. £7 in advance only, bar and doors open at 7.30pm-11pm. Pop in and see us, or buy from office@bedhamptoncommunity.org

AGM

It's that time of year again! Our AGM for 2021 (how confusing is that!) is on 23rd February at 2pm in the main hall. It won't be the most fun you've ever had, but there is free tea and coffee.

Members have voting rights, and we will be voting in trustees Philippa Gray, Jenn Leadbetter, Grainne Rason and Sandra Howells. 

All details are in the poster, come and join us.

Wool and Craft Sale

Join us in the foyer on 1st March for Rita's Wool and Craft Sale. All money raised will go towards our project in the lounge to get the seating recovered. Rita always has fabulous bargains and lots of variety of things for sale so come along to browse between 10am and 1pm.

Chocolate Egg Fundraiser

Havant Rotary Club have very kindly donated us a GIANT chocolate Easter egg to help us fundraise for the lounge upgrade project! To be in with your chance of winning, pay £2 to add your name to a square. On the 5th April (just in time for Easter) we will pick one of the 100 squares using a random number generator to get our winner!
The squares and the egg are in the office, so pop in and see us!

Trustees

We've welcomed two new Trustees this year in Sandra and Grainne, who both have a particular focus on our community contribution and events. Sadly we will be saying goodbye to Charlie at the end of March, which will leave us with an all-female power team of Trustees!
Would you like to join the team? (All genders welcome!) We're particularly looking for people with skills in fundraising or safeguarding, but if you have a passion for making a difference in your local community and you're familiar with what we do and offer, come and chat to us.

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Closure to respect HM Queen Elizabeth II

The centre will be closed on Monday 19th September in respect of HM Queen Elizabeth II funeral. Classes and activities will reopen on Tuesday 20th September.

 

We are hiring
Weekend Book-keeping Assistant

Bedhampton Community Centre CIO is a thriving, busy and welcoming centre with activities and classes taking place every day of the week.

With a small staff group and trustees, you would be made to feel part of the team and become part of the community.

Our Weekend Book-keeping Assistant role is based solely at Bedhampton Community Centre, Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break. There may be occasional flexibility on times needed, but this would be no earlier than 8am or later than 6pm. We have a secure office, we use QuickBooks and full training would be provided with on-going support.

Your role would be:

- To open and close the centre, be a welcoming face, show customers around and provide a point of office contact during weekend bookings.

- To record and prepare cash ready for banking.

- To input petty cash slips into our accounting system.

- To match incoming and outgoing payments to their invoices.

- To do any other office and administrative tasks as needed including taking bookings and enquiries.

The ideal candidate will have the following Qualifications and Skills:

- Fantastic attention to detail (accuracy skills will be assessed during the interview).

- Be confident and happy working alone.

- Have provable trustworthiness and reliability.

- Be willing to learn, or ideally have prior experience with, an online accounting system.

- Have proficient and confident use of Microsoft Office on a Windows operating system.

- Have a proficient and confident use of numeracy and literacy.

- Have experience working with a wide range of people within a community.

Salary and Benefits:

- Salary is £9.90 per hour/£8,237 per year for 16 hours per week (8 hours on Saturday and 8 hours on Sunday).

- Holiday is 11 days per year, plus Christmas and Easter.

- We are a dog-friendly office.

- We have on-site free parking, and free tea/coffee/squash.

To apply for this role, please write a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the job. You may also attach a CV if you think it will help your application.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 2nd September, interviews will be held on Tuesday 6th September. Please apply to caroline.setford@bedhamptoncommunity.org

Come and Potter

Every Friday our gardening group Daisy Chain meet up for a potter, a chat and a cuppa, and they're always open to new people joining them! If you love to potter but don't have a garden, or would just like to come and garden with company, come and join us between 9.30am and 12pmish every Friday. If you have your own tools and gloves that's a bonus, but not essential. There's plenty of high pruning if you can't get on your knees. For more information, pop in on a Friday morning, or email denise.clarke@bedhamptoncommunity.org

 

Rainbow Trail Week

Ahhh I'm so excited for the summer holidays! If you'd like a low-cost activity for all the family, come and join our Rainbow Trail Week from Monday 22nd-Friday 26th August. For £3 per map, you follow the clues to take you around Bedhampton to find the wooden rainbows. Once you've found all ten of the rainbows, you fill in your entry form, bring it back and you might win a prize! Do it all in one day (it takes around 2 hours) or split it up to last the week. Maps are on sale from the 1st August, but the rainbows won't be in place until the 22nd!

Family Fun Day

Put the 26th August in your diaries, it's our Family Fun Day from 10am-2pm! Full of free and low-cost activites, games, competitions and sales, there is something for everyone! There will be refreshments to buy too, and a big toy sale. As always, all money raised from this event will go back into the community centre. If you fancy coming, we've got free tickets to pick up in the foyer, just to give us a clue on how many people will come along and how many refreshments to buy!

90s and 00s Party

It's happening! 27th August, 7.30pm-11pm - Get your girl power ready, your A1 moves, because Backstreets Back (alright!) and we're ready to paaaartaaaaaay! 

Our always popular adults only party nights are back with a 90s and 00s (or is it naughties?!) night. Come in fancy dress or dress to impress, we'll have the photo booth wall ready and the drink of the night will be 90s and 00s themed! 

Tickets must be bought in advance, are £7 and are available from the office, or on office@bedhamptoncommunity.org

Bake Off - Cakes and Pies Round

Are you ready for the Great Bedhampton Bake Off - Cakes and Pies round? Come and join us Saturday 3rd September 10am-1pm. All ages, levels and abilities welcome, we have plenty of prizes! We're looking for cakes of all types and sweet and savoury pies for this round. All entries are £5, and your application needs to be into the office by Friday 27th August. 

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