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The Hummingbird Centre
Grange Courtyard
Station Road
Launton
Bicester
OX26 5DX

Tel: 01869 244 244
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August 2016

OLIVIA'S STORY ......

August for The Hummingbird Centre's been all about the children of Bicester and the surrounding villages and what they have been doing when raising funds for The Hummingbird Centre.

Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting Olivia Holton who on Friday 26th August 2016, will be cycling a 20 mile route from Preston Bissett around Bicester and finishing at The Hummingbird Centre raising money on our behalf.

An amazing young lady - a great inspiration to us all.

Olivia's set herself a target of £1000 should you wish to donate please click on the following link:-
Good luck Olivia we look forward to seeing you cross the finishing line at The Hummingbird Centre

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/oliviaholton1

 

Cancer Support Centre opens its doors to children for family day
 / Naomi Herring, Reporter covering Bicester.


 CANCER support centre has opened its doors to children for the first time this summer.

Mechelle Harris has been running The Hummingbird Cancer Support and Therapy Centre in Launton, near Bicester, for two years for those affected by cancer either themselves or through loved ones.

Two years in demand is higher than ever and has meant expanding opening hours and now welcoming children.

Every Wednesday through August the centre in Station Road will host a day of activities for youngsters affected by cancer.


Owner Mechelle Harris said: "We realise the importance they play in supporting a loved one, albeit Mum, Dad, Sister, Brother, or Grandparents so we have decided to open the Peacock Room to the children providing a variety of activities each week."

The centre has been a lifeline for many families throughout Bicester and its surrounding villages and has become a highly supported charity in the town.

This summer it had one of its busiest days ever in June welcoming nearly 100 people visiting in just one day.

Children had a taste of the fun and laughter that many people associate with the support centre on Wednesday, August 10, as activity sessions were hosted for the youngsters from 11am to 3pm.

Activities included crafts, games and gardening for the children and making spinners with volunteers Vicky Bond, Fiona Wastie and Rachael Baker-Searle making spinners with kids.

Volunteer Fiona Wastie said: "All the helpers who I call my Hummingbirds are so very special and give their time up freely, which is priceless, so I just cannot wait now to go and share laughter, which is something you forget to do, and tears.

"But that is ok as you are not judged and you only speak if you want to, you can have beauty treatments, play games, craft making and lots more.

"I could not be without this wonderful centre as it came into my life halfway through my journey and it has helped me so much.

"And the free cuddles are priceless."

The family days are open to children aged between eight to 13 who have been affected by cancer.

They are being hosted from 11am every Wednesday in August and children will need to head along with a packed lunch as sessions run until 3pm.

Whilst the children play in the Peacock Room or in the garden parents are able to relax in the main building.

For more information contact the centre on 01869 244244.



The full article can be found at:

http://www.bicesteradvertiser.net/news/14682521.Cancer_Support_Centre_opens_its_doors_to_children_for_family_day/

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