Monday, 21 November 2016

Going underground

Thanks to recent donations we have started to rebuild the tunnel system on our ropes course.  

Nick, Kerry and Toby have been getting stuck in taking out the old wooden structures and replacing them with concrete panels.  Not only will they last forever (well, almost) but they look great.  here's one - it is still a work in progress but you get the idea.


Look at that! Wait till there's a roof on top!  

The ropes course is all about getting involved, challenging yourself, supporting your team mates, going that extra mile.  Here's a few pictures.



Monday, 31 October 2016

ExxonMobil Fawley buys new buoyancy aids for QE2 Activity Centre

Contribution from ExxonMobil Fawley buys new buoyancy aids for QE2 Activity Centre

Earlier this year, the QE2 Activity Centre approached ExxonMobil Fawley for help in purchasing some new safety equipment for use on the water. A contribution was made, which has now been used to buy 10 bright red buoyancy aids.

Phil Oates, manager of the centre, said: “We are very grateful for the support from ExxonMobil at Fawley. The donation helps make sure that everyone taking part in water-based activities at QE2 Activity Centre has a safe and enjoyable experience.”

Alison Jones, Community Affairs Manager at ExxonMobil Fawley, said: “Safety is the number one priority for us at Fawley, so to be able to help keep people at QE2 Activity Centre safe on the water was something we were delighted to support. “

For more information about ExxonMobil at Fawley, visit Fawleyonline.org.uk. 
To find out more about the QE2 Activity Centre, visit qe2activitycentre.co.uk.


Service users of PIP, a London-based charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, try on the new buoyancy aids at the QE2 Activity Centre.


·        ExxonMobil at Fawley is the collective name given to Esso Petroleum Company Limited and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited which are part of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
·         The Fawley refinery is the largest in the UK. Approximately one in six cars in the UK operates on fuel produced at Fawley.
·         Exxon Mobil Corporation is the world’s leading publicly-traded petroleum and natural gas company.
·         Approximately 75,000 employees work for ExxonMobil across six continents with more than 1,000 employees working at Fawley.

·         Over the past six years, ExxonMobil has contributed in excess of £1m in community support.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

team Q - in the Brecon Beacons



 Team Q have spent the last few days in the Brecon Beacons, visiting Llangorse and Pen y Fan.  Looks like they had a great time!




 


climbing at Llangorse - these are quite a bit more impressive than QE2 Activity Centre's own walls! However on our walls Team Q have learned the skills they need to tackle more challenging climbs like this.  




 










If you would like to take part in activities at QE2 Activity Centre - whether as part of our day service, Indies sessions or Solo sessions just give us a call or email.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

indies timetable October - December 2016

Here you go, the new Indies programme, from October until Christmas.  Not sure what will be happening on Week 7?  What will be inside Kerry's Christmas Cracker? Who knows! You'll have to turn up to find out!





Week 1

October 3rd
Ropes course
Archery
Week 2

October 10th
Climbing
Motorboat
Week 3

October 17th
Motorboat
Orienteering
Week 4

October 24th
Canoe
Bushcraft
Week 5

October 31st
Motorboat
Ropes course
Week 6

November 7th
Stream walk
Archery
Week 7
November 14th
Prince of Wales birthday
Week 8
November 21st
Motorboat
Climbing
Week 9
November 28th
Canoeing
Motorboat
Week 10
December 5th
Motorboat
Archery
Week 11
December 12th
Kerry’s Christmas Kracker part 1
Week 12
December 19th
Kerry’s Christmas Kracker part 2

Monday, 1 August 2016

Zurich Challenge


Massive thanks to Legal & Compliance team from Zurich Insurance at Whiteley who took part in the Zurich Challenge at QE2 Activity Centre today!

Sean, Mark, Paddy, Claire, Beth, Stewart, Gemma, Nicky, Gabby, Emily, Sara and Chon did an amazing job transforming an area of our grounds into a picnic area with flowers, herbs, new benches, weird looking ducks and a ribbitting frog! It looks great and will be very popular with all our visitors.


Thanks guys!

Friday, 22 July 2016

Mims Davies MP - Vice Patron of QE2 Activity Centre appeal



Wednesday, 13 July, 2016
Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has become a Vice Patron at the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Activities Centre in Bursledon.
The centre, near to Manor Park Farm, opened in 1978 and has evolved over the years to provide day services, holidays and activity sessions for people of all ages with additional needs including learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities and sensory impairment.
Mims accepted the honour when she recently visited the centre to meet with staff and committee members to discuss how she can assist in raising the profile of the centre and identifying funding opportunities for their projects.   
QE2 is looking to complete its fund raising project for a wheelchair accessible boat as well as the replacement of the lodges, one of which is currently used as a day care facility. 
It also offers a wide range of activities including archery, which Mims took the opportunity to try, much to the amusement of those day care adults who were enjoying this sport. 
“Becoming vice-patron of such a wonderful local centre that does so much work to help people of all ages and abilities is a real privilege and I thank the committee for inviting me to do so,” said Mims.
“It offers so much variety and new experiences for all of those who attend either on a regular or occasional basis and I am very much looking forward to working with the dedicated staff and volunteers over the coming years.
“It was also a pleasure to meet everyone and enjoy tea and cake with the Green House day care group, and to try my hand at archery - although I won’t be giving up the day job.” 

Monday, 4 July 2016

Indies timetable July - September 2016



date
Activity 1
Activity 2
1
4th July
Motorboat

Canoe

2
11th July
Archery

Motorboat
3
18th July
Bushcraft
                    
4
25th July
Motorboat
Climbing

5
1st August
Canoe

Motorboat
6
8th August
Motorboat
Archery

7
15th August
Stream walk
Bring a change of clothes!

Motorboat
8
22nd August
Clay day

9
29th August
Bank Holiday
10
5th September
Motorboat
Zip wire

11
12th September
Climbing
Motorboat
12
19th September
Pirate day

13
26th September
Motorboat
Archery