Come and help us at summer camp
Popular Lighthouse makes plea for volunteers
MORE than 2,000 children have signed up for a holiday camp, prompting organisers to call for more volunteers.
Lighthouse is a Christian holiday club run across Bucks, with bases including Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Cressex, Hazlemere, and Great Missenden and is run by volunteers.
The children take part in workshops with drama, film, craft, sport and other activities.
This year the club is being run from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1, with Fresh Café, a youth programme, on Tuesday to Thursday evenings.
So far 2,179 children have applied to come to Lighthouse with the group having to turn some away due to needing more volunteers.
Chair of trustees Rev Cassa Messervy said: “It has just grown and grown, we set it up hoping people would come along and now it is flourishing.
“We had the first one last year in Beaconsfield, though Lighthouse had already been running in the other towns, and this year we’ve seen hundreds of children want to come along.
“The more volunteers we have the more children we can take on so more are always welcome, even if not this year then years to come.” The first Lighthouse was set up in Great Missenden in 1988 to bring together the various holiday clubs they were running in the holidays.
Twenty five years later the Churches Together in Beaconsfield decided to work together to set up the first Lighthouse Beaconsfield with the support of Lighthouse Hazlemere. She added: “The first year was an incredible success with more than 280 children and more than 200 volunteers from the churches and community, including lots of teenagers.
“We hope this year will be just as good, which I’m sure it will. We could always do with more volunteers so if people get in touch if they are interested.”
The Beaconsfield School, the Round Table and the scouts have all supported the club.
Visit www.lighthouseadmin.org or www.lighthousemissenden.org.uk. Tweet Lighthouse_Ad or @FreshCafe UK.
Turn to page 24 for the start of our four-page what’s on guide during the summer holidays.
LAST YEAR: Hundreds turned up to take part in the Lighthouse summer club activities