TAB Talks- New videos featuring Sarah Brinkley and Sam Long here
Skydivers raise money for TAB
Ten of our more intrepid supporters, led by Lisa Sainsbury, recently jumped out of a plane for their first skydive. They raised over £1400 for TAB and we are very grateful to them. Paul Blair, one of the team reports “It was great and showed me there is more to life than doing old behaviours. It was a surreal moment at first, door open of the plane getting ready to jump, heart beating like mad but once I jumped what a BUZZZ. I can say the best thing I have done in my life “
Not content with the skydive several of this team are attempting an ice-cold swim in Hinksey Lake on New Year’s Eve, 4 of them swimming a mile in water of 5-7 degrees with no wetsuits. Another 4 will be completing a mile as a relay. They are raising money jointly for TAB and another local charity the Didcot Boxing Academy.
Thank you and good luck from the TAB team
TAB's Open Day- 25th September
Supporters of TAB had the opportunity to look round our new premises during our recent Open Day. Representatives from The Big Lottery Community Fund; BBC Children in Need as well as local councillors and people from the local community were there to talk to staff, volunteers and trustees about the work TAB is doing amongst young people in the area. The new "Hard to Reach" initiative was explained along with our counselling work and the Healthy Lifestyles programme
All the visitors were entered into a free raffle for a hamper supplied by the Abingdon branch of Waitrose. The Vice Chair of the Trustees, Hilary Daffern is seen drawing the winning ticket which went to local Abingdon resident and stalwart TAB supporter Sandy Lovatt.
Chris Bryan (left) said that this had been a great opportunity for people to see how TAB works and to meet some of our staff and volunteers. "These new premises in the heart of Abingdon allow us to see more young people than ever before in purpose built surroundings. It has exceeded our expectations."
The Coventry Building Society own the premises and has set up a 10 year lease with TAB. The refurbishment cost £120,000 which was paid by donations from charitable trusts, local businesses and personal gifts.