Thursday 7th June
Gary Bricknell, Bricknell Wealth Management
Summary of the talk
As regular members may be aware, in April 2012, BBBC’s very own Gary Bricknell, along with some of his colleagues at St. James’s Place Wealth Management and a small climbing team, trekked to Everest base camp with the aim of raising £500,000 for the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
Gary and the team reached Base Camp on 12 April after three gruelling weeks and 120 miles, and have so far raised in excess of his £500,000 target.
Gary will be giving us an insight into his journey and showing some of the fantastic images he managed to take whilst battling the freezing cold and glaring white of the Himalayas. You may well spot some familiar logos making an appearance!
We hope you can join us in giving Gary a very warm welcome home!
Costs, Timings and Registration
Cost will be £12.50 on arrival, made payable to the venue.
7:00-7:15am Arrival and orange juice reception
7:25-7:30am Sit down for breakfast
8:00-8:10am Welcome and introduction of speaker
9:00-9:15am Wrap up/Finish
If you would like to attend this BBBC meeting, please complete the booking form.
Last Meeting – 5 April 2012
Paul Angus, Banbury sound
Paul joined Banbury Sound just over a year ago. His talk looked at some of the history of local radio, giving sound-bites of varying adverts and sponsorship opportunities available to businesses. His talk focussed on how a vibrant community focussed radio service can survive and then prosper in partnership with the business and wider population it seeks to serve.
Parents Talking Asperger’s
Parents Talking Asperger’s is a newly-formed support group for parents of children and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome living in or around Banbury. It’s main aim is to create a support forum enabling parents to share the highs and lows of living a life that’s wired rather differently to the perceived norm. It’s secondary aim is to seek the help of the Autism and educational community to promote awareness and positive life change for young ‘Aspergian’ people, their siblings and their parents. Founded by Karen Irvani, the mother of a 12-year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome almost three months’ ago, the group has so far attracted over 40 parents eager to share with like-minded families. Parents Talking Asperger’s is delighted to welcome Oxford University’s Head of Disability Advisory Services, Peter Quinn, to its first ever speaker event. Peter – and a key member of his SEN team – will be sharing the scope of services available for Asperger’s students not just at Oxford University but others in the county of Oxfordshire, and UK-wide; followed by a Q&A session. Attendance is completely free and light refreshments will be served. The event will be held at Bloxham Mill on Tuesday 19 June, from 6:30 – 8:30pm. To register your attendance, contact Karen Irvani (by 30 May please) on 01295 269455 or at email@example.com.
Rotary Club of Banbury
Paul Shea, of the Rotary Club of Banbury, is holding a Charity Garden Party in aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability. Paul hopes to raise money to refurbish the group’s 3 mini buses. The event will be held on Sunday 15 July at the Whately Hall Hotel in Banbury. Tickets cost £25 for adults and £12.50 for children. The event starts at 3:30pm with a buck’s fizz reception, followed by a pig roast and entertainment, before finishing at 8:30pm. Tickets can be purchased from Castle Flowers, the Whately Hall Hotel and Peepers Opticians. For more information, download the event flyer.
In order to raise extra funds for his charity Everest trek, Gary Bricknell has arranged a prestigious event at Blenheim Palace, with Sir Ranulph Fiennes as the guest speaker. The event will be a special breakfast at the Palace, with Sir Ranulph giving a presentation followed by a book signing for those wishing to purchase copies of Sir Ranulph’s book, and an optional tour of the Palace. The event will be held on Friday 22 June 2012. Timings are still being finalised, but are likely to be 7:30 – 9am for the breakfast and talk, with the book signing and tour afterwards. Gary is taking reservations for tables of 10 or individual tickets at a cost of £69 per head. Gary can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01295 276500. More details can be found on the event flyer.
Tony Baldry, MP
Mr Baldry would like to circulate details of a parliamentary briefing from HMRC concerning SMEs. The paper explains what the HMRC is doing to ensure small businesses receive the right support in completing their tax returns, and helping businesses to comply with their tax obligations. To read the full briefing, please download the paper.
Bloxham Mill, in association with B4 Magazine, Cloud 9 and Brethertons LLP, is holding a morning seminar on Thursday 10th May. The seminar will look at how the right IT strategy, legal structures and office environment can support your company growth and multiply your company’s productivity. The seminar starts at 9:00am and will finish at 11:30am. It will be held at Bloxham Mill Business Centre and there is no charge for attendance. For more information and registration, please visit the event flyer.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Banbury CAB is looking for three new trustees – a Vice chair, a trustee with experience of social enterprise and another trustee to lead ongoing fund-raising. They are also looking for a volunteer secretary to the Trustee Board. Trustees are required to give up one day a week and attend six meetings a year, which are held in the evenings. Those interested should contact the Bureau at 26 Cornhill, Banbury OX16 5NG, or at email@example.com. More information is available on the flyer.
Tadmarton Heath Golf Club
Tadmarton Heath Golf Club is holding a charity golf day in aid of Katharine House Hospice on Tuesday 19th June. Registration is from 7:30am, first tee off time is 8am. Prize giving will take place at 7pm. The cost for the event is £250 for a team of 4 golfers, plus a buffet meal and prizes to 6th place. There are also sponsorship opportunities, starting at £50 for a colour advert in the programme. There will also be a charity auction of promises being held throughout the day, so donations of services are gratefully received. For more information and booking, please download the event flyer.
The Warriner School
The WarrinerSchoolare hosting a programme entitled “Moon Mission 2012”. The Moon Mission project is designed to promote and raise the profile of Design and Technology, Engineering and Science within Primary schools as well as easing the transition for Warriner partnership school students. The course involves the students designing and building a Moon Buggy body, which they trial over a number of courses. The WarrinerSchoolis looking for help from local businesses. Opportunities include sponsorship of the buggy kits, sponsorship of prizes, sponsorship of individual events and sponsorship of toolkits for the schools. Benefits of getting involved are inclusion of your logo on the certificates that all students are presented with, mentioned of your company as supporting/sponsoring in the press release that goes to the local papers, and you have an open invite to the day, to endorse your sponsorship, and assist in the prize giving. For more information, or to get involved, contact Simon James, Head of Design and Technology at The Warriner School on 01295 720777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banbury Foyer, a local charity which aims to provide safe and well-maintained accommodation for 16 to 25 year old single homeless people, has set up a “Friends of the Banbury Foyer” Fund. The aim of the fund is to attract local businesses to contribute a small monthly amount to fund activities that residents would like to do. For more information, or to offer contributions, please contact Alistair Welford at email@example.com, or Maggie Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s Play is a Banbury based charity who provide after school & holiday activities for children with disabilities, some very severe, the project enables the children to have out of school activities and fun. The charity is holding a ball on Saturday 30th June at Banbury Rugby club in order to raise funds. The theme is Diamond, Gold and Silver for the Jubilee, and the dress code is Black Tie. The evening starts with a drinks reception at 7pm, followed by a 3-course meal and a live band and auction. Tickets cost £65 each, or £600 for a table of 10, and are available from Sainsbury’s customer service desk in Banbury, St Mary’s School on 01295 263594, or Jane Margieson at email@example.com or on 07974 305921.
Next Meeting – 7 June 2012
Rye Hill Golf Club Milcombe Banbury OX15 4RU Tel: 01295 721818 Website: www.ryehill.co.uk
Strathmore House, Waterperry Court, Middleton Road, Banbury, Oxon OX16 4QD
I look forward to seeing you on 7th June, if not before!