Come and join in the fun at our annual open day on the Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 7 May, 11am to 4pm!
This year the Jarman Centre is celebrating its 30th birthday with a new challenge badge which we are launching at the Family Fun Day.
The challenge sheet, activities and badge cost £4 per person.
If you’d like to come and join in the activities, without working towards a badge, the cost is £2 per child.
Archery is extra and costs £3 per person.
We will also be serving light refreshments and the souvenir shop will be open.
Otherwise in this year (during term) there are only three weekends in September, one in October and the very last one in November still available. So if you are thinking of coming, check the Availability section and book soon!
Matching one-time donations by up to £10 and monthly donations up to £10 a month for the first 3 months.
Thanks to the Office for Civil Society, the total match fund for this year’s Grow Your Tenner is £345,000! This means the Jarman Centre will have the chance to benefit from up to £2,500 of match funding: £1,000 from one-time donations and £1,500 from Direct Debits.
Grow Your Tenner has raised over £5 million for local charities and community groups across the UK over the last five years. This year they are matching one-time donations made to Localgiving members (that includes the Jarman Centre) by up to £10 and regular monthly donationsbyup to £10 a month for the first three months.
Regular donations are hugely important for small local charities such as the Jarman Centre – helping us to stabilise our finances and plan for the future. That’s why this year Localgiving are encouraging more people to set up a Direct Debit to a cause they care about.
At the recent Spring Lunch we shared some history with the Friends. Explore some fascinating facts about what came before Girlguiding at 119 Duchess Drive. The land was part of horseracing history in Newmarket.
Photo: extract from painting of Cheveley mansion c.1703, by Jan Siberechts
We have joined with nine other activity centres – each venue is unique and independently run by either Scouting or Girlguiding. Accommodation ranges from basic camping to a fully-catered break with everything in-between and a huge variety of outdoor activities suitable for all ages.
We put the extra into extra-curricular experiences! Explore our comprehensive website for what the Jarman Centre can offer.
Each centre is offering discounts of up to 10% to schools who register with us at the Education Show 2016.
Our project to install Slacklines at the Jarman Centre was accepted for the Aviva Community Fund competition. Thank you to all who voted for us, but we didn’t make it through to the shortlist. However, we are in with a chance for £500 in a draw at the end of June. Additionally our profile on the Aviva website has brought us some new volunteers who are currently planning a team-building day.
Slacklining is akin to tight-rope walking but uses a line only some inches above the ground. It is enormous fun to do, and develops balance and core strength. The line is stretchy and bounces like a long and narrow trampoline; it is flat so that feet do not turn over like on a rope, which makes it easier for beginners to master simple moves. As users become more confident an impressive range of feats can be achieved. Because the line is close to the ground, the activity can be supervised by group leaders without the need for qualified instructors.
We shall continue fundraising to install Slacklines at the Jarman Centre! Make a difference and donate now, online or by cheque in the post.