Join the Big Red Bus team online at 1.30pm every week day for songs & stories and to share our best stay at home activities, as we experiment with going online.
Our first story Peace at Last, read by Annie, follows poor old Daddy Bear and his nocturnal adventure trying to get some sleep in the noisest house in the world!
Find us by clicking this link https://zoom.us/j/541010432 at 1.30pm on Wednesday 18 March- please log on promptly, so we can all say hi before we start the story!
Big Red Bus Club is a volunteer led family wellbeing centre. We are a dynamic local charity in a period of consilidation after sucessfull 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.
This oppourtunity has opened up due to the relocation overseas of the exsisting postholder, who will be available remotely to whoever becomes part of the team.
For a PDF of the Job description click here>>
Everyday afternoon from 12.30pm – 3pm weekdays during school term time children who are under five can bring their adults along and play all afternoon for free.
Our team of volunteers put on fun creative activities, messy play, stories and so much more in our purpose built fun venue in Charlton Park. As parents ourselves we know sometimes every family needs to get out of the house, wear the kids out before bed, meet and make friends and be part of a wider community.
No need to book, just drop in.
You know you have those days when you get home and just don't want to stand in front of the cooker for the whole night. Well I had one of those nights last night.Read more
Help us cut food waste
Working with Fareshare the Big Red Bus Club will be helping to redistribute surplus food. Deliveries are Tuesday and Thursday, families can help ensure they help cut down food waste by come along and just taking whatever surplus items provided by our local Tesco Stores.
We know cooking can be tough, especially when your exhausted, on this blog you can share your hints, tips and recipes so you can help other families in the same situation. Just email Tara on firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook with your words and images and we will post it up! Here's our last blog to give some ideas, find out more>>
When you are ready for the next step there are some great family friendly ESOL providers in and near Charlton. Here are just a few Entry Level 1 ESOL providers, Alex and Iryna will be happy to help you contact them.
In Greenwich Entry Level 1 ESOL classes are provided free.
Robert Owen and Pound Park Children Centres Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am its only £2 for a creche, where they will love after your under children under five years old while you learn.
At Brookhill Childrens Centre there is no creche. The course is free and is on Mondays 1pm-3pm to find out more>>>
Alex has kindly provided some online links to help practice English
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.