Two novice cyclists joined Emma Mason and Susie Goss joined veteran Big Red Bike Club cyclists Steve Tull, Jay Masand and Annie and Matt Drewry to undertake our gruelling annual 100k bike ride in aid of the Big Red Bus Club.
Although the amount is still to be counted cyclists have raised at least £2000 this year, with the novice cyclist doing an amazing job of training throughout the year to get ready for the big day. Emma Mason said;
"This charity challenge has been great in terms of raising money for a great cause, building cycling distance, fitness and fun. I've laughed so much and enjoyed exploring picturesque parts of London while getting fitter. A win, win for the Big Red Bus Club and me".
Riders who set off nine hours earlier and had spent just over seven hours in the saddle were greeted by volunteers and their families who welcomed the cyclists home to handmade banners and a well deserved burger. A huge thanks to Sue Christensen the support car driver, Helen O'kelly for the endless supply of brownies and Aum, Cat and Carl who organised an amazing volunteer BBQ.
A great day had by all.
Play Plus had a holiday over the summer but now it is back. Play Plus is a SEND music and arts group, which is funded by Children In Need.
Families are welcome with children under the age of 5 with or without a diagnosis. So come along and chat with a member of the team to see how we can best support you all.
We are open on Mondays (term time only) 10am - 12noon.
Volunteer BBQ party 2018
The party for thank you a lovely volunteers who don't necessarily have time but they have a HEART to helping at The Big Red Bus Club.
The party is on 29th September start at 3pm. Same day with the Bike ride. Another group of a amazing riders who volunteer to cycling 100k to raise money for our club which they will start in the early morning and plan to return and join us at the party.
Winners of the children categories of this years Great Charlton Cake Off have been in touch to let us know what they spent their book tokens prizes on. Oscar Masand (Under 7yrs) informs us that he has purchased a Sea Creature Encyclopedia over the summer holidays and Isaac Drewry (7-11 yrs) has brought Omnibus 4 of the Asterix series.
They would both like to thank everyone at the Big Red Bus Club and the Clandestine Cake Club (supported by the Friends of Charlton Park) for making this year so amazing.
The Big Red Bus Service update
The fun is beginning, half term holidays have started and yes The Big Red Bus will be closed between 28th May to 1st June 2018.
We will be back on Monday 4th June for the "Gardening Week" during Stay and Play sessions 12.30 - 3 pm
We will have a lot of activities for little ones who love messy play in the garden.
And we will be closed again all day on Tuesday 5th June 2018 for volunteers training.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
We are all excited to announce that the Baby Blues Choir stay and play will launch on Friday 15th June 2018 - with the oppourtunity to meet the team for coffee and cake on Friday 8th June 10am -12pm.
The Baby Blues Choir is a ground breaking musical experience working and by Royal Greenwich Borough Council and our lovely Large and Legging it team runners.
Tara Massand the Baby Blues Choir Wellbeing Coordinator said
"Big Red Bus Club , is run and lead by mums and we know by experience how important it is to support each other. The Baby Blues Choir is a fun and uplifting way to make friends, learn a new skill and access our team of post natal professionals all with your children by your side."
Big Red Bus Club is a volunteer led family wellbeing centre. We are a dynamic local charity in a period of significant growth. Since becoming a charity in December 2016, we have started new projects and successfully diversified funding streams to underpin our future as an organisation.
The overall role of the treasurer is to maintain an overview of the BRBC financial affairs, ensure its financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are established and maintained. We are looking for an individual with financial experience and the experience to support our ambition and growth plans.
For a PDF of the Job description click here>>
We are really proud of our volunteers, we are an amazing team that work together to support local families. We are having a week of activities so that if your interested in taking the plunge and volunteering with us you can get some more information, have a chat and get to know us.
As a volunteer you will get support, training and a programme of activities so that you are empowered to succeed - we include our families because we all have families.
Please do drop by and find out more.