To celebrate BMC turning 35 last month, activities took place across the organisation to celebrate! In-light of the COVID-19 restrictions, these celebrations may have differed slightly from those planed however nothing stopped young people and staff celebrating BMC’s 35th Anniversary!
Young people and staff at a home in Shrewsbury were very busy throughout the month of July, completing a 35 years, 350 mile challenge. Collectively as a team, they ran, walked and cycled 350 miles throughout the month (staff members and young people included).
A young person completed a 35km bike ride after saving for a new bike during lockdown. This was the perfect opportunity to test out his new wheels and he had a fantastic time. What a brilliant achievement!
As part of celebrations at another home in Shrewsbury, a member of the care team, John led the home to victory in running 35 miles around their field. When asked about the challenge, John’s response was “Well, that’s only 9 more than a marathon and I survived that”!! John was joined by young people and the care team sporting fancy dress for as many laps as they can each manage to cheer and spur him on! If that wasn’t energetic enough, the home also held a scavenger hunt, played party games and other ’35 challenges’ on the day and finished off the celebrations with a tasty BBQ too!
As well as the fantastic, energetic celebrations, some homes took the more traditional approach, holding 35-themed parties with lots of party food and games!
Employees from across the organisation also took part in a ‘Big 35 Quiz’, with questions courtesy of the CEO, which people said was the hardest quiz they had ever attempted! The quiz raised money for BMC’s chosen charity, Hope House, an amazing charity which supports and cares for seriously ill children and their families.
These are just some of the fantastic ways young people and staff celebrated the anniversary from around the organisation. Whatever the activities your team and young people took part in, we hope you had a fantastic time celebrating BMC’s 35th Anniversary!