Celebrating our success

August 04 2017

OUR two main events this month have been the Bristol to Bordeaux bike ride and our Celebration Evening and Party.

OUR two main events this month have been the Bristol to Bordeaux bike ride and our Celebration Evening and Party.

The annual bike ride, which raises money for PROPS, took place over four days in early July. Seventy riders, including four students who attend PROPS, set off from Temple Meads and cycled either the Classic Route of 300 miles, or the Extreme of 500 miles, to Bordeaux.

All PROPS staff and students really enjoyed following their progress on social media and hearing about it afterwards.

There has been a huge amount of backing in the form of sponsorship, donations and a support team of 25 people. This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we are all hugely grateful for all the effort put in. The sponsorship page is still open for our four students. If you would like to donate, please visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/4students. 

Bristol to Bordeaux 2018 will be the 10-year anniversary of the bike ride. To mark the occasion, there is an additional challenge of a third cycle route – the Epic, which will be 700 miles. We are excited to announce that the entire ride is already full, and preparations are under way for next July.

For more information, please visit www.bristol2bordeaux.org/ or follow on www.facebook.com/bristol2bordeaux/ or www.instagram.com/bristol_2_bordeaux

PROPS held our annual celebration of achievement, which attracted record numbers and we had to bring in extra seats. The Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Lesley Alexander, attended to award certificates of achievement to PROPS students. Staff also received Fun Certificates of achievement, which had been awarded by our students. Staff awards varied from Biggest Chatterbox to Disco Diva! 

The Bristol Umbrella Singers choir performed four of their biggest hits, and all the audience joined in. There was lots of laughter and a few teary eyes. 

The evening was a perfect opportunity to thank all our partners and supporters, many of whom are within the local Fishponds community – we couldn’t do it without you all.

To find out about PROPS , visit www.propsbristol.org, email info@propsbristol.co.uk or call 0117 965 35 14.