Entries by Paul Luper

Mamma Mia! Abba night raises £500 for family project in Didcot

Families assisted by The Balsam Family Project said ‘thank you’ this week by organising an ‘Abba night’ to raisemore than £500 for the Didcot-based charity. Around 100 people attended the fundraiser at The Barn on November 9 – with the event arranged by a group of women grateful that Balsam had been willing to ‘take […]

‘Little Friends’ Group at Didcot Methodist Church

‘Little Friends’ is a welcoming group for babies & under 5’s with their mums, dads, carers….with crafts, toys, fun, Bible storytelling with songs and refreshments. All welcome and it’s free!  The dates for this term are 13th September, 11th Oct, 8th November and 13th December all 10.00-11.15am. Didcot Methodist Church Lounge, The Broadway (opposite Boots) […]

A Big Thank You to Aldi Didcot

Balsam would like to thank Aldi Didcot for their kind generosity.  They have donated to us 36 bottles of non – alcoholic mulled punch.  The punch will be heated and then made available for people at the Didcot Christmas Fair on Thursday.  I shall be writing to Mr. Charles Evans the area manager to thank […]

Balsam Update May 2016

Encouraging News! Early this year it became clear that Balsam needed an injection of finance if it was to remain viable. Thanks to the enormous generosity of all who have given financial support, we now have funds which mean we are secure for the next 12-15 months!  We are so grateful to our faithful friends and […]

Balsam Family Project Financial Challenge

What is the nature of the financial challenge facing Balsam Family Project? Balsam Family Project (BFP) relies entirely on donations from individuals, churches and businesses/organisations, almost all of them local. Although our original model was to work closely with social services and be paid by them for much of our work, this has not proved viable […]

March Update as promised

We promised to write to you again following our most recent Trustees meetings.  These took place on 7th and 14th of March. We have been overwhelmed by the words of support and encouragement and very generous giving to the Balsam Family Project.  This has been sufficient for the Trustees to have confidence in continuing to […]

Balsam Christmas Celebration

Balsam Family Project had its Christmas Celebration at Didcot Civic Hall last Saturday (10 December).  It went very well and was enjoyed by all.  A Big Thank You to all those who helped to make it a success.  Here are some pictures for you to look at.