Thank You to Wolseley

On Friday of last week 23 fantastic volunteers gave up their time to come and help us out for the day.

In the space of just one day, a team of people from Wolseley came to The Phoenix Resource Centre where they transformed rooms and the outside area for us. The sensory room and snack bar are now both newly painted giving both rooms a fresh and welcoming feel.

What is more, they completely transformed our outside area. Hazel wood panels were put up along the length of the garden area making it completely safe for our families and their children. Raised beds and flower beds were completely rid of all their weeds and new plants were bought to put in place of the weeds! The whole area was pressure hosed and then new toys and play equipment were installed – all very generously purchased for us by Wolseley. The children now have their very own giant Connect4 and basketball hoop as well as a water tray for muddy and wet play!

Thank you very much to everyone who came along on the day and worked incredibly hard to make this all possible for us – we really do appreciate you giving up your valuable time and doing it all so cheerfully – it was a pleasure to have you around! Thank You!

Downe House Buskers

Girls from Downe House took to the streets of Newbury on Monday and were seen busking to the delights of shoppers in the town.

They were given a very warm welcome and managed to double the amount of money raised for us when compared with last year – donating a fantastic £470 to us. Downe House girls are regular volunteers for us at The Phoenix Resource Centre and are often found in the Art Room getting their hands dirty, providing us with wonderful much needed help. Thank you very much to everyone at Downe House who has continued to support us for many years we really do appreciate your help.