Working Age Group visit the Mayor's Chamber
Our Working Age Group spent a fantastic afternoon at Aylesbury Town Council yesterday, in the company of the Mayor of Aylesbury, Tom Hunter-Watts, Deputy Mayor, Mark Willis and PA to the Mayor at Aylesbury Town Council, Sue Carpenter. All were wonderful hosts, and we were encouraged to handle various pieces, including the Ceremonial Mace, Olympic Torches, and Chain of Office. There was even the opportunity to dress as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, which was great fun. We all had a brilliant time, and we would like to say a big thank you to you all for a fascinating and entertaining afternoon.
Our visit to Henry Moore Foundation
On Friday 6th July 20 members set off on a trip to visit the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire. The day started with a tour around his house where we learnt more about him and how he came to be a famous sculptor. After lunch we then were given a guided tour around his studios and also got the chance to feel and learn more about his sculptures. We were lucky that it was a lovely day and everyone had a a fantastic time. "My wife and I enjoyed the day very much indeed and learned a great deal about an art form which we had not previously taken a great deal of notice." Thank you to the staff at the foundation who gave us a lovely welcome and were very helpful during the course of the day.
BucksVision welcomes the Mayors of Aylesbury and Milton Keynes
We were delighted to welcome both the Mayor and Mayoress of Milton Keynes, David and Susan Hopkins, and the Mayor of Aylesbury, Tom Hunter-Watts, on separate visits to our resource centre this month. The visits offered BucksVision a chance to inform the different Mayors about the work we do and to show them some of the gadgets that are available to our members.
You can read more about the Mayor of Aylesbury's visit on the Mix 96 website.
Volunteer Quiz Night and Celebration - 7th June
Our Volunteers' Week ended with a fantastic celebratory evening at the Gateway Conference Centre in Aylesbury. With our very special guest Gillian Wright we held a fantastic quiz night and celebrated the hard work all of our volunteers do.
Five teams competed on the night with names ranging from Aylesbury Mob, Bucks Fizzers and Diamonds. Gill acted as our brilliant quizmaster as were tested across six rounds of questions, including a great music round put together by staff member Lisa. After we had tackled three rounds of the quiz we took a moment to recognise our volunteers by presenting outstanding service awards for volunteers who have given BucksVision 15 years and over of service. We also presented special Members Choice Awards
and a Divisional Award.
Everyone had a fantastic time and the competition was tight with only 3 points between first and second but the Diamonds came away successful with a total of 52!
A big thank you to Gillian Wright for attending the evening and being quizmaster and also to our Vice Chair Ian Laing who very kindly put together the quiz for us.
And once again thank you to all our fantastic volunteers; we wouldn't be able to support our members without you.
Volunteers' Week 1st-7th June
Volunteers Week is a chance to say thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers for their support and hard work. We are holding a celebration evening on Wednesday 7th June to celebrate and honour our volunteers. We have asked for members to nominate volunteers they feel deserve special recognitition and we have had a great response; some of the best quotes are below. At the evening we will also be recognising a total of 51 volunteers who have given 15+ years of service which shows how dedicated our volunteers are.
"A team of friendly helpful people who always make everyone welcome."
"Nothing is too much trouble. She is a very hard working volunteer."
"Doesn't matter what activity we do they are all so kind and willing to help, they are a brilliant bunch."