Providing grant aid and support for community projects that benefit the people of Bourne



By taffybach, Jul 4 2018 06:34PM

We have been pleased to extend our support this year for Bourne in Bloom with the sponsorship of planters at all entrances to the town. Judging was today and let’s hope the judges were as impressed as we are with the colourful displays!

By taffybach, Jul 4 2018 06:33PM

No, there not really tuneless!

Bourne Tuneless Choir was formed in 2016 and now attracts over eighty members. The aim of the choir is to offer an opportunity to anybody who loves to sing but lacking in the ability, practice or confidence to do so. The organisation believes that everyone has the right to sing whatever their voice and the right to enjoy the physical, social and emotional benefits of singing in a choir.

The Trust was approached to assist their development with the provision of a portable amplifier and wireless microphone. The choir are being increasingly requested to perform at local events and the trustees were pleased to be able to help. Our Chair, Gerry Burrows together with other members of the trust was delighted to attend at a recent rehearsal held at Bourne Abbey Church to present the equipment. Pictured below with Gerry and Sally Fox of the Trust is Linda Gunthorp and Kenneth Ring of the choir together with some of their members. Afterwards Linda said, “The purchase of the amplifier for us by the trust is a tremendous boost and enable us better quality music backing and sound when we are performing at outside venues”

By adrians, Jun 13 2018 03:08PM

Following the prolonged `Beast from the East`, we have been basking here in Bourne in the sunshine and thought that we would like to share with you some photos which show that summer is really here. The first photo shows some of the hordes of Ladybirds which have suddenly appeared in the sensory flower bed here at our office at Granby Court to feast on awhite fly infestation. the other photos show how our wild flower area at Meadow Drove is suddenly becoming a blaze of colour and is attracting a wide variety of insect life.

As you will see from our Owl Blog, the first chick from a clutch of four eggs has been hatched and we now anxiously await news that the other three remaining eggs have hatched.

Enjoy the summer!

By adrians, May 22 2018 03:39PM

Bourne Salvation Army Community Church would like to invite you along to a Cookery Course Taster session on Monday 18th June from 1pm till 3pm at The Salvation Army Hall in Manning Road If you are interested in coming along to see what it's all about they would love to see you. There will be a sign up sheet available on the 18th if you wish to commit to the full 6 week course. This course has been sponsored by the Len Pick Trust as part of its community welfare programme.

If you sign up for this free cookery course, Jack will teach you how to make tailored recipes and meals to be taken home to eat afterwards.Give it a go - No previous experience neccessary!!

By adrians, May 9 2018 08:36AM

We have been pleased to further extend our provision of Defibrillators in the town with the provision of a new publicly accessible machine in South Street outside the Darby & Joan Hall. PIctured below is Trust Chair, Gerry Burrows handing over the machine to Mary Holmes, Chair of the Darby & Joan Club.

Nigel Adams, senior trainer for LIVES (Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service) then held a training session for attendees. In a medical emergency, every minute counts in getting that vital first medical support to the patient as quickly as possible. Those first golden minutes can make all the difference to a patient’s life. That’s why the 700+ volunteers give up their spare time to respond to 999 medical emergencies, in their communities, right across greater Lincolnshire. Responders’ actions save lives; they get there fast to deliver that vital immediate care to their neighbours in those critical first moments before handing over to the ambulance service.

We were pleased earlier this year to provide a grant of £5,000.00 which was used to purchase equipment and supplies for the Bourne Volunteers to enable them to carry out their work in our community.