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Butterfly Cycle to Paris!
Over the previous bank holiday weekend, Anne, Eric and Ben from Butterfly, undertook the mammoth task of cycling from Bath to Paris. On the morning of Saturday 27th May 2017, the team met up with 27 other cyclists at Odd Down cycle circuit, to begin their ride in aid of local Bath charity, Sporting Family Change. Sporting Family Change are a charity who use the power of sport and physical activity to mentor young people, find them jobs and bring families together.
After many physical and emotional highs and lows and 240 miles of cycling, they reached the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday 30th May 2017. Everyone on the trip made it all the way and arrived at the same time! A massive congratulation to all involved, especially to our Butterflies, past and present, who, for some, conquered the biggest physical challenge they've ever faced!
If you'd like to sponsor their amazing effort, you can by visiting www.localgiving.org/fundraising/annebiketoparis.
In the last couple of months, Butterfly have been forging links with Bath Spa University to offer employment opportunities for their students. We are delighted to announce that Grace has joined the team on a part time basis - working alongside her studies. Grace is a first year psychology student at Bath Spa and is experiencing working in care for the first time. She has brought such energy and enthusiasm to the team and we are so pleased to have her on board.
If you are looking for employment alongside your studies, like Grace, contact us or visit the career opportunities page.
Well done Anne............
On 23rd April 2016 Anne Pelling (company director and Registered Manager) took to the skies and did a 15000 FT tandem skydive. Having been given the skydive as a birthday present by her children, Ben and Hannah Wicks, she decided to lead the company's fundraising efforts by being sponsored to do the jump. Anne has so far raised £1048.00 for Butterfly's charity of the year, Dorothy House Hospice which is in Winsley near Bath. The team are planning future fund raising events in their bid to reach their target of £2000.00 for the local charity. Thank you to all who have sponsored Anne so far.
Well done to all our team............
We constantly strive to improve our standards and provide our team with a good environment to work in. We are pleased to announce we have been awarded ......
Thank you to all involved.
Michele takes on the challenge of Operations Manager....
To ensure that Butterfly can meet the growing demands of the increasing business in both Wiltshire and Bath, Michele Bodman has now been promoted to Operations Manager.
Michele brings to the team a vast wealth of management skills enabling Butterfly to grow and develop......
"Good luck Michele, we are so pleased to have you on-board". (Eric Pelling Director)
New HR / Training Manager joins the Team at Butterfly....
Butterfly are pleased to introduce you to the our new Training and HR Manager who joined the team in January. Mrs Michele Bodman.
Michele has a vast wealth of experience within the Social Care Sector as both a Manager and Trainer and will be a valuable asset to Butterfly.
October 2014 - Afternoon Tea
On Saturday 18th October Butterfly held an Afternoon Tea Party for their clients and their client’s guests.
To ensure that the afternoon was both enjoyable and entertaining performances were provided by the Band of RAF Air Cadets (Bath) and a magic show with Mr Paul Macleavy.
Scones (jam and cream), Sandwiches and cakes and beverages of choice were the order of the day.
February 2014 – Afternoon Tea Party
On Saturday 1st February Butterfly held an Afternoon Tea Party for their clients and their client’s guests. To ensure that the afternoon was both enjoyable and entertaining the services of the Spa Entertainers and the Weston Townswomen's Guild were used. The show consisted of songs, sketches and even a touch of magic.
The Weston Townswomen's Guild provided the audience with a pantomime "Aladdin"
The refreshments comprised of a selection of sandwiches, scones, cream and jam, with cakes to finish.
The event took place at the Weston Free Church (Moravian) Weston, Bath.
21 September 2013 – Butterfly Afternoon Tea Party
Butterfly held a tea party for their clients and guests in Weston Village, Bath. Around 50 guests attended and were treated to an afternoon of entertainment provided by the Band of RAF Air Cadets (Bath), the Spa Entertainers and Mr Kelvin Thomas. Scones (jam and cream), Sandwiches and cakes (home made by Anne) and beverages of choice were the order of the day.
July 2013 – Care Quality Commission Inspection
Butterfly are pleased to have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in both Bath and Wiltshire.
These inspections by the regulatory body highlight that we at Butterfly meet the highest standards of quality and safety for our clients.
The full reports are available from our home page or directly from the CQC website.
January 2013 - Butterfly ‘Put on the Ritz’
Butterfly ‘Put on the Ritz’ at their New Year Afternoon tea party which was held on Saturday 26th January 2013. Anne and Eric Pelling (Directors) were thrilled that over 40 clients and their guests were able to accept their invitation to chase away the winter blues with an afternoon of entertainment and a traditional afternoon tea. Entertainment was provided by the Spa Entertainers to which Anne and Eric belong. During the interval clients were treated to a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, jam and clotted cream and a variety of homemade cakes courtesy of Anne. Staff willingly volunteered to help with transport for those who required it making the whole event a most enjoyable treat for staff and clients alike.
It is hoped that this will become an annual event with the possibility that a summer party may also be in the offing.
To assist the Care Manager three Senior Carers have been appointed as of the 1st September. Nicola, Sophie and Paula as part of their growing roles will help the management team with assessments and reviews for clients along with staff spot-checks and supervisions.
Anne and Eric Pelling (Directors) have been awarded their certificates for their BSc (Hons) degrees in Health and Social Care Management at Bath Spa University’s graduation ceremony. Anne and Eric have used the experience to develop their knowledge of leadership and management within social care and to apply it to improve the quality of services provided by the company.