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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.

By adrians, Aug 5 2017 08:33AM

As is widely known, the Carlsberg depot on Spalding Road recently closed as a result of a change in company distribution policies. We have enjoyed a close relationship with the depot staff over the past few years in connection with their charitable activities, most notably with their annual Christmas food collection. As a result of the closure, the company has donated the surplus office furniture from the depot to local charitable and voluntary organisations and has asked us to handle the disposal on their behalf. If you know of any local voluntary organsation having a requirement for used, but servicable, furniture please contact us to arrange a viewing.



By adrians, Jul 23 2017 10:40AM

Based in the idyllic grounds of the Abbey Lawn, Bourne & District Lawn Tennis Club is a well established and thriving club with a growing membership. We were recently pleased to assist themwith a grant of £5,400.00 to refurbish the surfaces of their hard tennis courts. Our Chairman, Kay Henderson is pictured at the recent official handover of our cheque to the club's Chairman, Keith Wallace. Kay said, "It is with great pleasure that I hand this cheque over on behalf of the Trust which will enable to the club to continue their great work with the young people all year round".



By adrians, Jul 10 2017 02:28PM

The closure of the Carlsberg Distribution Depot in Bourne last Friday provided an unexpected opportunity for local charities and good causes to benefit from the donation of the surplus office furniture. Debbie Yates, operations manager at the Depot said, “We had instructions from our Northampton Head Office to say that the furniture in the Depot could be donated to local charities and other good causes after closure. We have worked for a number of years with The Len Pick Trust, a local charity for the benefit of the townspeople of Bourne, to distribute our annual Christmas Collection and other projects so it was only natural to turn to them and they have been very pleased to manage the project on our behalf.

Adrian Smith, Len Pick Trust Manager said, “Naturally, like many others in the town, we are very sad to see the Depot close, particularly in our case after our close relationship with the staff over a number of years on various community projects. The gift of the furniture is really appreciated. We have already been able to find homes for much of it, with allocations to such projects as the exciting Town Hall Community project, Bourne Arts & Community Trust, and the local Scouts organisation. We will shortly be placing on our website a catalogue of the remaining furniture on the Trust Website and any voluntary organisations in the town who need furniture such as filing cabinets and desks should contact us.

The Len Pick Trust would particularly like to thank Carlsberg Staff, Bourne Town Council Staff members and other volunteers for their help in moving the furniture”.