The Clare Foundation sponsors The Princes Centre
The Princes Centre have a dedicated team which offers day support to older people with dementia or those who feel isolated and in need of friendship, as well as younger people with learning disabilities or who suffer from mental illness.
The Princes Centre approached The Clare Foundation as they were unable to actively fundraise themselves to contribute to the funding needed for the centre. The Clare Foundation are extremely happy to have been able to provide funding to support The Princes Centre to ensure they could provide a much needed activity space. The funding helped with membership fees, club shirts and bowls.. The clients showed their willingness to contribute in other ways by getting involved in voluntary litter picks in their town which gave them much satisfaction, especially when thanked by passing members of the public.
The clients were thrilled to hear that The Clare Foundation had gifted them with the sponsorship – here are some comments following their first outing:
“Its great, really good, they gave me flowers to take home for my mum. [His mother is recovering from an accident]” – Timmy
“This is great I’ve never played before, it was fun. Everyone was nice.” – Ifti
It’s good to be playing again, I really enjoy it; the club and people are great and I won. – Lorna
“It was great, I bowled really well, the club and people were really nice and I want to play more and get my own bowls.” – Andrew
“It was really good I loved it.” – Ann
” It was fab, they really looked after us. They gave me a sun hat and said I could keep it.” – Julia
The trustees of The Princes Centre would like to thank The Clare Foundation for their prompt and generous support.
David Lidington, The Clare Foundation Trustee and former Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain adds – “As a Risborough resident myself, I’ve talked to so many people over the years (clients and families) whose lives have been changed for the better by the Princes Centre. I’m delighted that The Clare Foundation has been able to help this new initiative get going and I’ll look forward to hearing about the Centre’s bowling successes.”
About the Princes Centre
The Princes Centre is a community-run day care centre based in Princes Risborough and the trustees and staff work extremely hard to ensure that their clients get maximum enjoyment from their attendance by providing a huge choice of activities benefiting their physical and mental health.
Age, physical and mental disabilities often have the effect of preventing people from having the opportunity to undertake certain activities due to their need for help in the form of transport, personal assistance, knowledge, finance etc and the trustees’ pride themselves on enabling the clients to achieve their desires.
A group had the opportunity to learn to play bowls last year and their happiness was a joy to perceive. They hoped this activity could be made a regular event and others were also keen to be included. As it had been very beneficial for them in many ways, helping with fitness, weight loss, motivation, socialisation, self-esteem and their general behaviour, The Princes Centre wanted to make it happen again at Broadway Bowls in Ashley Green.