Yesterday evening saw the brave souls of Billericay Round Table tackle the high ropes of the Fellowship Afloat centre in Tollesbury. After an evening of trying to be Chris Bonnington, it was over to the ever present BBQ for laughs and eats. Thanks to the great staff at the FACTS sailing centre.
For more information on the centre, please see www.fact.org.uk
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So it has been confirmed that Round Table members really can't play cricket !
It was a good funny evening though. Every member of both teams had to have a bowl and every member had a bat. Even our resident American had a go ! Would you believe it......it was a draw .
The "sport" was followed by a BBQ and drink and a few laughs at our attempt to recreate the Ashes atmosphere.
SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) is a registered charity that helps Essex families with children and young people who have any special need and disability. They approached Billericay Round Table and we were happy to be able to help by donating £4,190 to help buy four new iPad Air devices for children and young people to use plus an additional two devices for SNAP staff to offer support, advice and information to parents and carers attending their specialist centre in Essex.
The new iPads will allow twice as many children to use the IT suite. The different applications and software that the group also funded to use on the iPads and computers will help to enhance the development of sensory, communication, motor and social play skills.
Part of the donation will also go towards the creation of a new sector on the website aimed at giving families access to the content contained in the charities specialist library without the need to physically visit the centre. This will help parents’ access information allowing them to make confident choices on issues they are experiencing, leading to improved parenting skills.
Billericay Round Table visited the centre to see the impact of the donation for themselves.
Mid July saw Round Table visit the Hanningfield Sailability Project to pass the lines over on the two specialised sailing dinghy's that have been purchased and donated from the proceeds of the annual Fireworks display.
These vessels and designed for stability and safety and will last for many years to come for the disabled people of Essex to come and enjoy at no cost.
The Sailing Project raised some of the cost themselves and then Billericay Round Table finished the fund raising by donating £11500 to the final cost of the boats.
Piuctured here are Past Chairman Dave Howell (left) and current Chairman, Seb Roberts.