Holbrooks Community Care Association is a registered charity so relies heavily on donations and grant funding. These donations usually come in the form of events and fundraisers with the annual Christmas party being the most noticeable but with other events like the Holbrooks festival being held in the past. The reason for the events is not just for the donations but mainly to bring the community closer together in celebration, to allow people to relax and have fun.
In the past the centre has organised events for families, youngsters and the elderly. It has been a tradition for an event to be held at Christmas, and we have had parties and even a pantomime at this festive time. Other events have included trips to the seaside at Southport, Weston Supermare and other locations like Chester. recently we’ve also held events in Holbrooks including bridging the divide which aimed at providing local residents with information from recycling to healthy living. Historically HCCA held events domestically including the Holbrooks festival on the Holbrooks park, and we are carrying on that tradition this Year.
Trip to Blackpool
The next community trip is to (drum roll please) Blackpool Illuminations!
Trip to London
Join HCCA on a trip to London on Monday 20th August, all proceeds will support the restoration of the Holbrooks Community Garden vandalised in June this year. The coach will leave from outside the Holbrooks Community Care Association Building on Holbrook Lane at 8am sharp, so please arrive by 7.45am. You can park your car, at your own risk, in the Unicorn Social Club car park whilst on the trip. The coach journey will take approximately 2 1/5 hours not including any comfort breaks. Once in London you will be dropped off by the House of Lords and escorted through security and into The Houses of Parliament, where you will be taken on a guided tour of both the House of Lords and the House of Commons. There will be an opportunity to view the Women in politics exhibition in Westminster Hall. The tour takes approximately 1 ¼ hour. After the tour you will have free time until 6pm, collection will be at the same location as the morning drop off, the coach will return home to arrive in Coventry at approximately 8.30pm. The total cost of the tickets are £16 per seat. We hope you can come! To book a ticket please contact us either by phone 02476 638681 or email us on email@example.com!
Summer Reading Challenge
The Holbrooks library and HCCA are hosting this years summer reading challenge Mischief Makers! Children up to the age off 11 can participate in the challenge and receive a prize at the medal ceremony. Children under 4 are encouraged to read a total of 6 picture books. The children should visit a total of 3 times to collect stickers and collect new books. Children aged 4-11 are asked to read 6 books and are encouraged to visit 3 times to collect stickers and 3 different prizes. This years challenge is based in Beano Town so feel free to wander down to HCCA and discover the wonders of Dennis the menace. We hope to see you soon!
5 Weeks of Fantasic Free Fun
HCCA and Holbrooks Library are hosting 5 weeks of Fantastic Free Fun for children every Thursday in August from 2-3pm. Please come along with your children and have fun!
Secret Garden planting day
This year the centre has received funding to create a secret garden out of the previously wasted space on the back of the centre. In doing so the centre has created a great community space accessible by everyone. As a way to open the garden up to the local community the centre hosted a planting day inviting people to come down to the centre and plant a flower to contribute to the building of the garden. The planting day was a success and the herb garden, allotment, fairy garden and hanging baskets were all completed with the help of local residents. It was great day and people of different ages turned up to be a part of this great event with children enjoying the mess of it the most.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny made a trip to HCCA over Easter and set up brilliant Easter egg hunt for the children. The days activities included a Easter bonnet parade Which had lots of brilliant entrees, before the main event of an egg hunt around the centre. The day was truly enjoyed by the children with every child leaving with a smile but more importantly for them an Easter egg.