After months of planning layouts, managing contractors, securing funding and all the other hard work which goes on behind the scenes when undertaking a major refurbishment, I am so happy to be able to share the news that we are very close to completing phase one of our newest development - The Woodlands in Crowthorne.
Tomorrow we will bid farewell to our offices in Tanners Yard in Bagshot. We have been pleased to be able to support families from our Bagshot base with advice, guidance and emotional support over the past six years.
It is now time to move into new premises which we can call our own, which are being adapted to meet the needs of the many families who will access vital support in tailored to address their own unique situation. Be it for activities, family events, financial guidance, wellbeing, sibling support or simply a cup of tea and a chat with one of our outreach workers, our families can be sure they will receive a very warm welcome.
As of next week, the team from Tanners Yard will be based in The Woodlands – making it an administrative hub from which we will run all our back office functions such as fundraising, communications, marketing and accounts.
Our first official scheduled family activities will begin in August, although we hope to be welcoming families much sooner than that on an informal basis.
This is an exciting new chapter in this, the Trust’s 15th year, and I know that our founder, Sebastian, will be so proud of what has been achieved in his name, in the knowledge that even more families facing an uncertain future have somewhere to turn, and not have to face life alone.
I look forward to sharing further developments with you as we continue with our five year transformation programme.