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Friday Focus Newsletter – 1 October 2021



As we move into October there is a very Autumnal feel around and the opportunity for us to create and plan some exciting activities over the next couple of months.

We are preparing some Half Term activities and Spooky Halloween fun…… more details will go out over the next week

We Need To Hear From You

Thank you to those who have sent messages about what you would like to see and do over the next few months, we could do with some more responses. 

We are looking to schedule some FREE activities for Adults over the Autumn, what would you like to see added to our programme.  Drop us a message with:
What you’d like to do?
When you’d like to do it, daytime or evening?

Be Active

Bike Bus Trip

The next Bike Bus trip will be on 17 October, Plymouth – Yelverton along the Plym Valley trail. 
Finer details and booking is yet to be made available, however, if you would like to be on this trip, please get in contact TODAY to join the list for booking.

Join the Bike Bus Booking List


Free slacklining starts Wednesday 22 September 6-7pm in Victoria Park Buckfastleigh. Turn up and give it a try.

Cold Water Swimming every Sunday – who’s up for the challenge?!

Cold water swimming continues every Sunday 9.30-10.30. £5 per person.
Water is expected to be around 19 degrees this week, with temperatures gradually dipping as the weeks go by. We have been as low as 4 degrees!
This is the perfect way to start enjoying the benefits of cold water immersion. Acclimatise week on week, with trained and experienced lifeguards on hand and warm drinks after your swim. No booking required

Walking for Softies

A gentle walk around our lovely town, great for anyone who wishes to get active and share a Walk and a Talk.
Meet up at the Be Buckfastleigh, Living Room, Fore Street, Buckfastleigh at 12:30 and be back for 13:30.
5 places available – book your place today for next week, using the link below, so we know who’s coming – Sara will be leading the group.
*subject to short notice cancellation due to weather.

Walking for Softies

Be Well

Share Shed Information Event

Be Buckfastleigh will be hosting a collaboration with The Share Shed on 20th October in the afternoon.  
Pop in to find out how Share Shed works and see the amazing things available to borrow.  
More details will be in next week’s letter.

In the mean time, if you need anything this weekend, here are the times and locations.

New Time And Location Where You Can Borrow Useful Items At A Low Cost

From this week onwards, “The Share Shed – A Library of Things” will be parking its van full of useful items for your DIY project, event or adventure at the Woodholme Victoria Car Park, every Saturday, from 10am to 12.30pm. 
If you’re in need of a carpet cleaner, a sander, pressure washer, gazebo, or a chocolate fountain, then check out to see the 350+ items this not-for-profit project offers. You can become a member online by filling in a form, and making a contribution between £5 and £50 towards your annual membership. You’ll be able to reserve items straight away. 

NHS Healthy Start

If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 4 you may get free vouchers or payments every 4 weeks to spend on things like Food & Milk. 
At the link below, you will find out about eligibility and how to apply.

NHS Healthy Start

Feedback and Fundraising

As a Community Interest Company “CIC”, Be Buckfastleigh works with the people of Buckfastleigh and surrounding areas to create a range of activities and services which connect people to each other, their community and to nature and the environment.
So that we can continue to deliver theses projects, we rely totally on fundraising efforts, from large Lottery bids down to local fundraising events.
To back up our bids, your feedback on any of our activities and projects is very welcome and forms part of our bid writing process.

If you would like to support us you can, we do not make a charge for our services, and never want anyone to feel obliged to make a payment to join in what we do. However, if you wish to make a donation towards the cost of future activities you can drop something into us at the Living Room or use BACS transfer to:

Be Buckfastleigh,
Account 99412764,
Sort Code 60-04-23

with the reference “donation”.

All donations will be used to pay for more activities over Autumn and Winter.

That’s it for this week.  Have a safe weekend!
  Be Buckfastleigh

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