The Business Networking Show
The Business Networking Show is very pleased to announce that Home-Start Bridgwater is their nominated charity.
The show will see businesses from all over the country meet at Wolvehampton Racecourse on Friday 19th September for a spectacular day of networking, fabulous speakers, speed networking and most of all lots of business! It’s a show that has grown from a local idea and gone national! In fact it now has 16 different partners from across the country.
One of the partner organisations for the show, 4Networking, actually started in Bridgwater in 2006, since then it has grown at a dramatic rate and now holds over 5000 meetings a year, with two meeting still regularly taking place in Bridgwater, one at the King Sedgemoor Inn at the Express Park and the other at the new White Willows at Junction 24 - so Bridgwater really does hold a special place in the heart of the network.
The show hopes to raise as much money as possible for Homestart Bridgwater to help them to continue the wonderful work that they do supporting families in the area. To do that we want to get as many people as possible to exhibit and attend the show, so if you are on twitter why not help to promote the show by joining in, follow @TBNShow #TBNS2014 and tweet about the show and Homestart Bridgwater, every additional penny raised will help to make a difference to a family in the area!
National Volunteers Week High Tea
On Friday 6th June 2014 we celebrated National Volunteers week in style with high tea at Victoria Park Community Centre.
All of our hard working home visiting volunteers and Trustees were treated to tea and cake to thank them for their work over the year.
Sponsored Dog Walk
For Home-Start Bridgwater Area
(though you don’t have to bring a dog)
On Saturday 12th July starting at Crowcombe Park Gate at 11 am
Stunningly beautiful walk along the top of the Quantocks, and down to Triscombe, for sandwiches at the Blue Ball, £3 per person
Circular route, approx 6 miles
Sponsor form and map available from
Tina Hamilton (Chair)
Home-Start Bridgwater Area
9 Stradling Close
Short Story Prize Results!
On Saturday 12th April Rose Tremain, herself the winner of numerous literary awards, came all the way from Norfolk to the Bridgwater Arts Centre to announce the three winning authors in the Home-Start Bridgwater Competition for 2014.
The First Prize went to Julian Holt of Garstang in Lancashire. His story, entitled ‘James Joyce at Speech Day’, Ms. Tremain commented, showed “a true, poetic, writerly sensibility and a real understanding of how language works”. Sadly, Mr. Holt is seriously ill in hospital and was unable to attend the prize-giving. His £500 prize, generously donated by Nigel White of Key Financial Solutions of Weston super Mare, has been posted to his family. We all wish him a good and speedy recovery.
The Short Story Prize 2014 Short List
The following is the short list of ten stories which has now been sent to Rose Tremain for her final adjudication:
- A Back Lie
- The Other Side
- James Joyce at Speech Day
- Telling the Bees
- Little Blue
- The Good Fight
- The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth
- Second Thoughts
Many congratulations to all writers of the above; we do hope that as many of you as possible will be able to come to the prize-giving on April 12th and meet Rose Tremain in person.