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By adrians, Feb 18 2018 09:54AM

The Butterfield Centre Mini Bus is integral to the service that the Centre provides to the elderly within the town with Clients being transported daily to and from their homes to the Centre.The Trust was therefore happy when approached by the Centre to pay for the refurbishment of the bus andalso provide a replacement bus whilst the bus was being refurbished so that the service would continue seamlessly.

Pictured is the newly repainted bus as it passed our offices at Granby Court on its first journey since refurbishment.

By adrians, Feb 7 2018 09:23AM

The speaker for the 2018 Len Pick Memorial Evening held on the 31st January was renowned Polar Explorer and Environmentalist, Pen Hadow, who enthralled a capacity audience as he described his experiences during his solo unaided walk to the North Pole in 2003.

Pen is a dedicated environmentalist and last year joined a team to record just how much the polar ice cap is receding. He explained the nature of some of the threats that the area is facing consequent upon this reduction, such as the opening of trans polar shipping routes thus enabling large ships to travel through International Waters previously denied to them. There are also the added threats of future mineral and hydro carbon extraction coupled with commercial fishing interests seeking new fishing grounds.

Chair of the Len Pen Pick Trust, Kay Henderson, said following the event, “Once again, the evening was a resounding success. It was extremely interesting to hear, not only of Pen’s adventures, but also of his concerns for the future of this frigid wilderness and the knock-on effect on the global eco-system.”

The event is organised annually by the Len Pick Trust to commemorate the late Mr Len Pick who, in his Will, left the residue of his estate to the Trust which bears his name, and how it carries out his wishes by providing grant aid and support for community projects that benefit the people of Bourne. This year the event also showcased the work of LIVES First Responders in the town with volunteers on hand to demonstrate the valuable work that they undertake in the town.


Pictured below is Pen Hadow with Trust Chair Kay Henderson and Trustee Ranna Patel


By adrians, Dec 30 2017 10:21AM

Just a quick reminder that tickets for the 2018 Memorial Evening with Pen Hadow will be on sale from our offices at 5 Granby Court from 9.00am on Saturday 6th January 2018 at £5.00 per ticket.

By adrians, Nov 1 2017 10:58AM


The speaker for the 2018 Len Pick Memorial Evening to be held on the 31st January next will be Pen Hadow, renowned Polar Explorer and Environmentalist. Pen will talk on his experiences of polar exploration including his unaided walk to the North Pole and a later walk across Antarctica to the South Pole. He is one of the most respected keynote speakers in the world on climate change and global sustainability and has recently returned from a further expedition measuring th extent of the Polar ice cap.

Tickets for the event which will take place at Bourne Corn Exchange will be available from 9.00am Saturday 6th January at The Len Pick Trust Office, 5 Granby Court, Hereward Street Bourne.

The event is organised annually by the Len Pick Trust to commemorate the late Mr Len Pick who, in his Will, left the residue of his estate to the Trust which bears his name and which provides grant aid and support for community projects that benefit the people of Bourne.


By adrians, Sep 18 2017 10:34AM

Following well known BBC One Show's Mike Dilger whistle stop visit to Bourne last January, when he gave brief talks to the three primary schools in Bourne on his work as a TV environment and ecological reporter, we were pleased to facilitate a return visit, this time, over two days. Not only did he give his talks to the three primary schools, but this time he was also able to visit the Willoughby School and talk to all their pupils on his love of nature aand the countryside. Mike really is an inspirational speaker and the children listened to his every word with rapt attention, particularly when he accompanied them around all the school grounds on a 'Bug Hunt'!


Not only that, he was also invited to open new library facilities at the Bourne Abbey Primary and Elsea Park Academies and also open the new music room at Bourne Westfield Primary. Afterwards Mike said " I really have enjoyed my two days in Bourne, the schools and the pupils are fantastic. The only problem was that they wouldn't let me go!"


Len Pick Chair, Kay Henderson, said, "It was really great to have Mike in Bourne again, he really gelled with the children and it was a real bonus that the weather was kind and he was able to take them outside aand show them the diversty of nature on their own doorstep as it were.