The Brooklands Centre




24 May 2021. Great news - provided everything goes to plan with the government's Roadmap out of Lockdown, the Centre will be fully re-opening as of Monday 28 June. Hooray!

This will include the use of our mini-buses but, please note that our Saturday Lunch Club won't start back until September.

In preparation for opening our doors again, we're currently giving the building a thorough deep clean and a general spruce up so that it's spick and span to welcome everyone back.

We'll also be organising refresher sessions for our fantastic team of volunteers on the new ways of doing things, as well as asking them about any concerns they might have regarding returning.

These sessions will take place during w/c 21 June. Letters will be going out and we're asking our volunteers to attend the Centre at their usual times during that week so that we can make sure that everyone knows how we'll be operating and how to keep everyone as safe as possible.

We've had quite a few requests to join us from people who've not previously attended the Centre. That's great and we're really looking forward to welcoming lots of new faces, but we ask that they wait a couple of weeks before starting with us so that we can get properly used to the new way of doing things.

There will be lots of changes - Hands, Face, Space - so we need to make sure that we're really ready to greet new people. It isn't going to be easy but it'll be great seeing everyone again and we can't wait to bring the Centre back to life!

Brooklands Easter egg surprises

2 April 2021.  Re-opening The Brooklands Centre is still a way off yet, so some of our volunteers decided to surprise the members of our three Day Clubs (many of whom live alone) with some Easter fun and sweet treats.

The team spent Good Friday touring the town in fancy dress delivering chocolate eggs, scones, jam and the Centre's April newsletter to nearly 40 members.

Seeing so many delighted faces was such a joy and made all the hard work worthwhile!

Many thanks to the bunnies and chicks involved - including Sandy and Sandra for organising and Jennifer for baking the scones. We hope you had a great day.

Have a lovely Easter, everyone. Hope to see you all soon!

More photos here.

Mini-buses promote our QAVS

2 March 2021. Having been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service last June our mini-buses have been decorated with the QAVS logo.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone again later in the year and getting the Centre back to its lively self as soon as possible.

What's more, our mini-buses are eager to get back into action!

In the meantime, stay safe!

More photos here.