Project categories: Community engagement

Macmillan Coffee Mornings

For several years, the regular attendees of Bountagu’s Friday Coffee Mornings have dedicated a day to fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. Cakes and other goodies get baked, bought and donated, and then sold on, alongside a well-shaken donation bucket! It’s always a great day for anyone with a sweet tooth, as local people chat away, …

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Day Trips: Colchester Zoo

Bountagu sometimes organises and runs a day trip or activity during school half terms. In October 2019, more than 60 parents, carers and children joined us for a jolly old coach trip to Colchester Zoo. It was a really lovely day, with some great connections made between local people (and between them to Bountagu!) A …

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Bountagu Community Choir

Bountagu’s 50+ group often trial new projects to build on the coffee mornings, expand the activities offered and reach some more people. During 2019, one of these was a monthly community choir, held on Wednesday afternoons and designed to build more cross-generational connections. Bountagu Community Choir ran during 2019-20, welcoming all ages on the second …

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