Our awards and testimonials
At Burnham Resilience we never miss a chance to celebrate our team and dedicated volunteers. Read our success stories here.
Press and other articles
Burnham Resilience is a volunteer lead, volunteer run charity. Everything we do is only possible with the help of our volunteers. Below are some of the many projects we have run, along with the recognition that our volunteers have received including articles and coverage in the Maidenhead Advertiser, BBC Three Counties Radio, Hiya Bucks and Buckinghamshire Council’s #ProudofBucks blog.
Read about the donation of £500 from the residents of Nashdom here
Read the #ProudofBucks article by clicking here.
Read Hiya Bucks article by clicking here.
Read our Round and About article (p.18) by clicking here.
Sage Innovation Award
Sage is the UK’s largest technology company and the only technology company that is part of the FTSE 100. Sage is also at the forefront of innovation, with a focus on removing technology barriers so that the UK’s small and mid-sized entities (SMEs) can focus on what they do best. The Sage Foundation is one of a number of initiatives operated by Sage and is committed to building sustainable social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in our local communities.
A recent Sage Foundation initiative was to encourage Sage employees and the not-for-profit organisations they partner with to share how they have used innovative technical solutions to support their local communities. Burnham Resilience was a joint winner for the use of combined technologies to reach all residents. The award recognised that in addition to newer technologies such as social media and WhatsApp, Burnham Resilience utilised traditional methods such as a website and printed paper leaflets that were delivered to every household. The award also recognised our focus on strengthening communities for long term resilience rather than tackling the effects of Covid-19 lockdown in the short-term. For instance, we have helped to encourage micro-communities to be established by neighbours helping neighbours to relieve the effects. Burnham Resilience has also documented and shared the value of communities coming together to support one-another. Further, at Burnham Resilience we have long-term plans to reflect on this difficult time through the creation of a Labyrinth in Burnham.
“I would like to offer my thanks for the packs you sent us. The parents were so happy to receive them! It was lovely to be able to give our children something to keep them entertained in lock down and we have seen lots of arts and crafts going on.” – Tanya Morris, Headteacher of St Peters CofE School
Cake drop off thanks
“Good Morning, I would like to send a huge thank you to all of the team involved in baking cakes for our school. It is a welcome treat during these difficult times. Our staff really appreciate the gesture.”
– Jacqueline Laver, headteacher of Priory School (Foundation)
Help with essential items
“I just thought it was about time to say a huge THANK YOU to you and all your team to help people like me. I am a disabled 75 year old who lives alone. […] I have heard from others like me who have been able to survive thanks to people like you. So THANK YOU one and all. X X” – Local resident
Cake drop off thanks
“On behalf of all staff at Burnham Grammar School I would like to say a huge thank you for all the delicious cakes that were dropped off to the school on Friday.” – Burnham Grammar School
“Chuffed with my amazing activity bag..everything from a pencil to a pot noodle!! I’m so grateful for the pack and done some colouring, I’ve always enjoyed that” – Feedback received from one of our volunteers by a resident.
Burnham Health Centre medical equipment
Burnham Health Centre have passed on their sincere thanks to all of the Burnham Resilience for the medical equipment. Dr.Simon Daily said that it will make a huge difference. Burnham Resilience bought 10 braun digital thermometers, 10 omron blood pressure monitors and 10 omron blood oxygen saturation monitors, plus one large blood pressure cuff for the doctor’s surgery. Dr Jamil confirmed there are 10 patients who live in the civic parish of Burnham who would benefit from receiving this equipment so that the GPs can remotely monitor their health.
Buddy Up Scheme
A success story from Burnham’s very own buddy up scheme has already been reported back with two participants who were paired up with each other asking how the programmes coordinator did such a good job at matching them. The two ladies have spoken to each other and found they have plenty in common and are now looking forward to their weekly chats to break the boredom they are experiencing. These phone calls consist of talking about their hobbies, their families, books and TV programmes they enjoy but talking to someone new about all of these things opens up so many more conversations for the participants.
Can we help you?
If you have received support from Burnham Resilience and would like to give your testimonial, nominate us for an award or feel that there is a project we could be involved in, please do not hesitate to contact us. See below for areas we are interested in.
Direct help to the community
Burnham Resilience's priority is to provide long-term relief for the community. We are particularly interested in projects that help support local buisnesses.
We have collaborated with Burnham Health Centre to provide direct support to residents health.
We have provided support to schools across Burnham with cake drop-offs for hardworking staff alongside providing funding for necessary school equipment.