2015 Short Story Competition
This year’s short story competition ended on February 1st with a grand total of 398 entries. Not only were there local and national entries but also many entries from a range of other countries including the USA, New Zealand, Bahrain, Greece and Romania to name but a few.
All stories have now been read by two experienced readers before being selected for the second round. After this, a long list will be drawn up with the final short list being sent to Tracy Chevalier for her final adjudication.
Prize-giving will take place at Bridgwater Arts Centre on Saturday April 25th; those writers included on the short list will be notified in advance of the prize-giving.
Home-Start Bridgwater Area would like to thank all those who entered the competition for their support in raising much appreciated funds for the charity.
Ho Ho Home-Start Family Christmas Party
In amongst the madness of December Home-Start families came from far and wide to join in the fun of the annual children’s Christmas party. With plenty of games and party food for the children, parents were able to spend a couple of hours relaxing (almost) and meeting other parents with shared experiences. The day was rounded off with a very special visitor coming to see us – the children were very excited to see Father Christmas and to receive an extra special early present each.
Home-Start Bridgwater Area are seeking Trustees
Come and be a part of the number one charity for children and families....
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the scheme’s vision, for leading the strategic direction,
for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, the performance and quality of the
scheme and for ensuring that it operates within the Home-Start Agreement. It is also
responsible for the scheme’s property, financial management and security, good governance,
the promotion of Home-Start and for employing staff. The Board’s job is to ensure that the
resources in the charity are used effectively to further the objects of Home-Start and for the
purpose for which they were given.
Victoria Park Bowling Club
Victoria Road, Bridgwater, TA6 7AD
Sunday 16th November 8PM
All proceeds go to Home-Start Bridgwater Area.
All enquiries to Jonet Middleton 07745 652748
We Went Wild at Greylake
On Wednesday 27th August we ‘Went Wild At Greylake’, the RSPB reserve on the Somerset levels – the weather was kind (as in it did not rain!!) and those who attended had a great time.
We had a total of 18 attend, 9 adults and 9 children.
The children enjoyed collecting items for their sticky boards and learning the names of different grasses and flowers. We discovered just how high the flood water went in the winter – certainly food for thought.
The 3 dads that came particularly enjoyed the pond dipping with their children.
The day was finished with a lovely picnic together and a very quiet trip back on the mini bus with some of the children falling asleep!