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Community Fundraising News
We are so very grateful to all our supporters who have either made monetary donations or made our recent fundraising events possible through helping with gifts for our raffles and tombola stalls, volunteering at an event, of running their own.
BOSP could not do what it does without you!
Pride of Essex Awards
It was a huge honour for BOSP to win the 'Teams of Pride' category at the Pride of Essex Awards. It was a very unexpected and emotional moment. Huge thanks to all of our staff, volunteers and fundraisers, who make what we do possible enabling us to help so many Essex families.
Fundraiser for BOSP in memory of Lily
Huge thanks to the lovely Grace Lampard for organising a wonderful evening of song, dance and laughter in memory of Lily who loved attending BOSP.
The night was a wonderful success raising nearly £4,000 for BOSP!
19th October 2019 Bicester Shopping Trip
Thanks to everyone who came on the BOSP Shopping Trip to Bicester. It was a very successful day judging by the amount of shopping bags! We had lots of fun while raising some funds along the way. Looking forward to next years!
Global Make Some Noise Day 11th October at Basildon Eastgate Centre
Thank you to everyone who came to support us at our BOSP Tombolla stall and thank you to The Basildon Eastgate Centre for looking after us - our stall raised over £400!
Basildon Health and Wellbeing Partnership's Public Health Grant Scheme
Many thanks to Basildon Council for this local grant scheme and their support.
28th September 2019 - Sparkling Lunch Harry’s Bar
Thank you to everyone who came to another very successful Sparkling Lunch, we had great fun while enjoying a lovely two course meal and a glass of fizz. We raised an amazing £707.60. Looking forward to next year's which will be held on the 26th September 2020.
St John's School
A massive thank you to the staff and children at St John's School for all their fundraising efforts and presenting BOSP with a wonderful cheque for £3,939.24 as their charity of the year.
Fay's Posh Frocks Afternoon Tea
Thank you so much to regular supporter Fay for holding another of her renowned Posh frock and cake afternoons in the grounds of her home in aid of BOSP, raising a fab £277.
West & Coe
Huge thanks to the wonderful family run business West & Coe for choosing to support BOSP this year with a cheque for £500, raised at their annual Charity Golf day. A big thank you on behalf of all our families.
Billericay Fun Walk - 8th September
Thank you to our wonderful Sponsored Walkers at the Billericay Fun Walk on Sunday. Also big thanks to our lovely volunteers who helped on our Tombola and to all our supporters who visited the stall, it was a really lovely event. We raised over £1000 - our best yet at this event!
Co-op Stock Road
Huge thank you to Mark, and all the staff and customers at the Co-Op, Stock Road, Billericay who have just presented us with a further £600, making the total raised for BOSP, a wonderful £1600.
Rotary Club of Billericay Town
A big thank you to the team for choosing BOSP as their Charity of the Year. We really appreciate your support.
Ford Credit Europe
Big thanks to the wonderful staff at Ford Credit Europe for their donation of £894, which was raised at their recent Charity Golf Day. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Rotary Club of Billericay
Thank you so much to the Rotary Club of Billericay for choosing BOSP to receive £500 from the Soapbox Derby.
Billericay School - Keller House - Charity of the Year for 2019,20 & 21
Massive thanks to the pupils and staff who voted for BOSP to be their Charity of the year for the next 3 years!
Huge thanks to our friends at SorCon UK who raised a wonderful £600 for BOSP at their SorCon 12 gaming event. We so appreciate the local support, without which we would struggle to operate.
Brentwood Strawberry Fair
Thank you to our volunteers who helped run our Tombola Stall and to all our supporters at the Brentwood Strawberry Fair on Saturday 15th June. It was a really lovely event, lots of fun and we raised a fab £364, well done!
LLoyds Bank Foundation
Huge thanks to Frances and the Enhance Programme team of the LLoyds Bank Foundation who funded our new Lamplight database! We join the modern world - so important for small charities such as BOSP to be given the opportunity to work smarter instead of always harder!
Seb & Katie's Wedding
Feeling blessed - Big thanks to BOSP's lovely friends who celebrated their recent wedding. Seb and Katie kindly requested donations to BOSP in lieu of gifts and raised an amazing £1,190 for us.
Waitrose Community Matters
Thanks you to all our freinds in Billericay who kindly voted for BOSP via Waitrose's green Token Scheme. BOSP were awarded £660 as a result!
Essex Community Foundation
BOSP received a grant from the Diana Tinson Fund via ECF, for which we are truely grateful.
Posh Paws Basildon
Thanks you so much to Posh Paws who donated some fabulous Disney & Pixar soft toys to BOSP.
Easter Egg donations from Willmott Dixon Interiors & Noble Recruiting
Many thanks to Willmott Dixon Interiors and Noble Recruiting who kindly donated Easter Eggs, they were very much appreciated at our Easter Holiday Clubs.
Hornchurch Round Table
Huge thanks to Hornchurch Round Table who have donated £1,000 towards our new BOSP Tots Project.
Diana Tinson Fund
Thank you so much to the Diana Tinson Fund who awarded BOSP a very generous grant for £9,987 via Essex Commuity Foundation.
Charity Afternoon Tea
Thank you to everyone who came to our Charity Afternoon Tea on Saturday at De Rougemont Manor. It was such a lovely event and we raised nearly £600! Thank you so much for your continued support ladies.
The Rotary Club of Brentwood a` Becket
Thanks very much to The Rotary Club of Brentwood a` Becket for their wonderful donation to BOSP to cover the running costs of our mini bus for the next 12 months.
Billericay Community Cinema
Huge thanks to the Community Cinema based at the Library in Billericay for the viewing of Zootropolis for our families. It was such a lovely family outing and everyone had a really great time.
London Southend Airport
We are very grateful to the London Southend Airport Community Team who are supporting BOSP's 'Making Autistic Sense' project.
Coach & Horses Pub Billericay
Thank you so much to our friends at the lovely Coach and Horses Pub in Billericay who kindly chose BOSP to receive a £400 donation as part of their Charity Fund distribution. We couldn't survive without the generosity of the community, so thank you again.
Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower
Huge thanks for supporting BOSP's Group Music Therapy project!
Aswan Middle Eastern Fundraiser
Big thanks for the continued support from our friends at Aswan Dance who kindly put on a middle eastern dance show in aid of BOSP, raising a wonderful £800.
Oakfield Primary School
Thank you so much to Oakfield Primary School who raised a fabulous £628.26 for BOSP when they held a collection at the end of each of their Christmas Production performances.
Fay's Middle Eastern Inclusive Dancing
Thanks to Fay and her lovely team of dancers for raising £457.97 for BOSP at their wonderful Middle Eastern Dance Show.
Thank you so much to the Billericay and Brentwood branches of Argos who collected new toys from their lovely customers under the Christmas Toy Appeal. BOSP's children were absolutely thrilled to receive them.
Big thanks to the generous staff at Brewin Dolphin who kindly donated £164 raised at a raffle, to BOSP.
Richlee Motors Billericay
BOSP has just received a cheque for a wonderful £2,000 from Richlee Motors. They kindly put on a charity hog roast with donations to BOSP and then topped it up themselves to the £2,000. A huge thank you to Lee, Richard and Team for their generosity and very kind support.
Rotary Club of Brentwood Quiz Night
Thanks very much to the Rotary Club of Brentwood for hosting a brilliant quiz night in aid of BOSP. We raised £550 on the night, big thanks to our quizzers and the Rotarians.
Carol Singing at BTFC
Huge thanks to the Billericay Street pastors and friends who came out in support of BOSP by singing at the last match before Christmas - what a lovely time we had. Thanks to the supporters who donated a wonderful £177.47.
Willmott Dixon Interiors
Wow, we were so overwhelmed by the generosity of staff at Willmott Dixon Interiors who delivered presents for the children attending BOSP's clubs leading up to Christmas - the children and families were delighted!
Terry Jarvis & The Cross Keys Pub
Thank you so much to Terry Jarvis and the Cross Keys Pub who held a big fundraising event in aid of BOSP which included bucket collections and a Charity Auction. Thank you also to the following companies - Capital Property Maintenance Ltd, S&B Property Maintenance Ltd, Eco Landscapes Ltd, Cressing Maintenance Ltd and Woodward Building Services Ltd that supported the event.
Basildon Council and Towngate Theatre
Huge thank you to Basildon Council & Towngate Theatre for the 40 free tickets for BOSP families to see the Snow White Panto. What a wonderful time everyone had with mince pies, a visit from Santa too!
Cavaliers Luncheon Club
Thank you so much to the Cavaliers for the kind donation of the proceeds from their Christmas raffle.
Brentwood Rotary CA & Brentwood Theatre
A big thank you to Brentwood Rotary CA and Brentwood Theatre for the free tickets for BOSP families to see the King Arthur Panto with refreshments, ice-creams and presents thrown in - what a treat!
Les Muskateers Golf Society
Thank you to all the members of the Les Muskateers Golf Society who have been busy raising money for BOSP and kindly presented us with a cheque for £1600!
Co Op Stock Road
Our massive thanks to Mark and team Co-op Stock Road, and all their customers who have raised a fantastic £1,000 for BOSP. We are so grateful to have been chosen as your Charity for 2018!
Ford Motor Company Dunton
Big thanks to the chaps from Ford Motor Company, Dunton who helped us with phase 1 of our office move - what hard working stars they were! This has meant more vital funds can be spent directly on BOSP services.
Billericay Christmas Market - £647 raised
Huge thanks to our 14 volunteers who helped man the stall from 9am to 6pm. A big thank you also to everybody who donated items to our stall.
The Savings Guru Ltd - Raffle for BOSP
Thanks @SavingsGuruUK for running a raffle in aid of BOSP at the Billericay Christmas Market
Bennetts Funeral Directors Ltd - Charity of the Year
We have received an amazing £2,500 this year, enabling us to update our marketing banners and make our Christmas Parties and Clubs really special.
Dean & Lyndsay Gibson
Thank you very much to Dean & Lyndsay who raised a brilliant £600 for BOSP at their very successful Beer & Boogie Night!
Lord of London, Jeweller Billericay
Billericay and Shenfield Jeweller Russell Lord kindly donated £900 to BOSP which was raised when he showcased his hand built miniature 1976 Mk2 Ford Escort, built from silver, gold and diamonds in 2019 at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Russell's labour of love has been 25 years in the making and has attracted lots of interest from car enthusiasts.
BOSP are so pleased to be one of Russell's four chosen charities.
Congratulations to Taleisha from Willmott Dixon Interiors for making it to the summit of Kilimanjaro in just 5 days, along with BOSP's Travelling Star and raising a wonderful £475 for BOSP.
Willmott Dixon Interiors London - Construction Rocks
Big thanks to Enrique and the team at Willmott Dixon Interiors who took part in 'Construction Rocks', raising a wonderful £5981.25 for BOSP and winning the award for the band who raised the most money for Charity on the night.
Humphrey & Scace
Huge thanks for their donation of a Mirror Will with Vulnerable Persons Trust to our Charity Ball silent auction.
Billericay Art Trail Secret Postcard Event raises a wonderful £400 for BOSP
BOSP's Chair Joe Lane rows for BOSP once again!
Huge thanks to Joe and crew for rowing 21.6 miles in Thames Great River Race' to help build awareness and raise money for the BOSP Charity. Just under £400 was raised. You can still support Joe and team at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoeLane1
1st September 2018 - Billericay Round Table's Big Day Out!
Thanks to the generosity and support of the Billericay Round Table, over 100 BOSP children and parents were treated to a day at Chessington World of Adventures. We had two coaches full of excited families!
Sponsored Head Shave raises £3,717.50 for BOSP
A huge well-done and thank you to George for bravely shaving off his hair in aid of BOSP. Thank you also to the lovely staff at Vogel Hair in Brentwood for making the event so special.
The Smile Centre, Rayleigh
Have kindly donated a Teeth Whitening Voucher worth £395 to BOSP which we can use in raffle or prize Draw.
Huge thanks to Jane and her team at Bennetts for kindly purchasing 3 much needed banners for BOSP to use at events. They look great!
Mayflower High School, Billericay
A big shout out and thanks to all of the staff, pupils and parents who supported the recent 6th Form Raffle which raised a fantastic £695.88 for BOSP!.
Billericay Badminton & Book group
A big thank you to our friends at this local group for their kind collection in aid of BOSP.
Motor Cross Challenge
Thank you to regular supporter Aaron for kindly donating £150 as part of his motor cross challenge - superb!