Autumn News 09

Although at the time we all imagine that we will not survive the summer holidays, once again we have managed it and the October half term is now looming.
It hardly seems possible that it is Autumn already – when we are still waiting for some summer weather!  Christmas cards are in the shops already and we must soon brace ourselves for some serious Christmas shopping.

Dad's 4 Dad's

Calling all Dad’s – we have set up a new Dad’s club,– run by Dads.   A great chance for Dad’s to get together and have a chat and make new friends – please join us  just turn up - every 3rd Wednesday evening of the month 7pm – 9pm


Saturday Club

Dates for the over 8’s Saturday club are listed below and run from 10am to 3pm.
Please telephone the office to book a place –
01452 725935

3rd  October                14th November               12th December
17th October                28th November                    


The Spring Centre Gold Bond Lottery is run in conjunction with Blackpool Football Club.  It is just £1 per week to be entered into the draw and you will get 7 chances each week to win one of over 300 cash prizes ranging from £2000 to £5.  We would love as many parents as possible to join or ask a family member or friend as the proceeds from the lottery are used as the basic running costs for the Centre and are much needed to keep the Centre up and running.
You could also become an agent for family, friends, work mates etc and earn commission on the money you collect and also on any winnings your members have.

For more information please ring Irene on 01452 725935


Friday, 4th December @ 7.30pm
Lots of items for sale
Handbags    watches    jewellery    accessories
Body shop products        Cards
Natural handmade soaps     Gift vinegars and oils
Plus lots more gifts

£2 entry per person to include glass of mulled wine and ticket for raffle

This should be a fantastic night, thanks to  Paula Willcox   who has organised everything
I hope lots of you can make it

October sees the launch of a new service for the Spring Centre

We are all very excited about the launch of our new day service for young adults up to 25 years old.

This service will be based upstairs (the company who rented the offices have now vacated) and will run on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday in conjunction with our services for children.

For the first year we will offer ten places per day and at the time of writing we have five young adults waiting to start.

Activities will include life skills such as shopping, cooking, gardening, computer and internet skills, photography, art and crafts, music and dance to name a few.

Many parents have been asking about services for when their children reached 18 and so we started looking into what was available.  The biggest shock to us was that suddenly, our children are thrown into the ‘adult world’ where their peers would be aged up to 65!  There is nothing available exclusively for young adults to bridge the harshness of transition into adult services.

Because of the successful services we already provide we were confident that we could do better - provide a service which was suitably ‘adult’ offering life skills, but which also would be fun, and delivered in a safe environment by caring staff.

If you or anyone you know is interested in this service please contact Jayne or Sarah – places will be limited and we already have lots of names for July 2010, But don’t worry Spring Centre children will be given priority.
Text Box: Just a reminder that coffee mornings are now Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 am and 12pm

01452 725935

We are desperately in need of games & puzzles that are in good condition and complete – please think of us when you are having a clear out many thanks

Just a reminder of who your parent Trustees are –

Steve Fisher
Sharon Morgan
Lorraine Jacoby
Kay Mitchell

Melissa Tiley-Waters is still offering her caravans at a reduced rate for Spring Centre families.
There is a lovely brand new 4 bed caravan at Devon Cliffs which is a large all action site, and for a quieter holiday Melissa can offer a caravan holiday at Burnham-on-Sea Holiday Village.  For details ring Melissa on 01452 531854 (answer machine) or visit

Don’t forget to visit our website – it is updated regularly thanks to Rob Spicer and you can find out all the details of current services & activities  -

And finally  . . . . . . . .

There is no getting away with it – Christmas is on its way, and we have to make plans.
We thought this year we would have Father Christmas visit us as usual and he will be at the Spring Centre on Tuesday 22nd December between 12 and 1.30pm.
For the older children (over 14) we are arranging a Christmas Disco for Saturday 19th December 6.30 – 9pm