Centre picks up 
a dignity award


The Princes Centre has picked up the Community Award for Dignity and Respect from Bucks County Council for the second year running.

The day centre took the award for its high standard of service and care.

And Tom Winkworth, one of its volunteers, received also received a Citizen’s Award, in large part for his tremendous efforts in supporting the Princes Centre.

Refurbishment work on the centre is set to take place in the summer, including new windows and insulation. Next on the list is a new heating system to ensure that the buildings are warm enough for clients in the winter.

A spokesman for the centre said: “With the recent warmer weather the clients have been able to enjoy being outside, some sitting under the parasols with cool drinks and cake, socialising with others, whilst watching others playing ball games. If the generous people who contributed to the garden furniture and the volunteers who tended to the garden could see the pleasure it gives the clients, it would warm their hearts.”

The Fundraising Committee is now working towards a polo event, which will be held on Sunday June 28, from 1pm to 4pm at the Lacey Green Polo Club. Tickets cost £5, if purchased in advance, and £6 on the day at the gate.

There will be opportunity to view many of the special ponies used for this sport and watch some matches. There will be an ice cream van and a raffle will be held, with the chance to win a two-hour polo experience.