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BOPH Christmas Grotto 2015

Want the family to be filled with excitement? Bring your kids to BOPH’s Christmas Grotto at Garden World, Canvey Island! Santa will be there to see children and give out presents! The cost to see Santa is £2.50 per child and all proceeds got to BOPH (Business Opportunities for the […]

BOPH Christmas Fayre 2015

Starting to get into the Christmas spirit? If not, there’s no need to worry! BOPH (Business Opportunities for the Physically Handicapped) are hosting a Christmas Fayre fit for the whole family to enjoy this year on 15th November 12-4 pm. The event will consist of many attractions that children and adults […]

Essex 100 Bike Ride: John & Martin Cycle for BOPH

John Harding and Martin Maher competed in the Essex 100 bike ride in June this year and raised a whopping £480 for BOPH! John and Martin are good friends and keen athletes, competing in runs and marathons as well as bike rides for charity. About the Essex 100 Bike Ride The bike […]

Joan Honoured with MBE

BOPH founder Joan Lythgoe has received an MBE for her charity work in the community. We are so proud of Joan and appreciate her for all she has done since opening BOPH in 1995, 20 years ago. Over 20 years ago Joan had a conversation with Princess Anne, who was in […]

Cream Tea 19th August

Cream Tea is a traditional British light meal taken in the afternoon. It comprises of tea, with a combination of scones, clotted cream and jams. Traditionally it is said Cream Tea comes from Devon and Cornwall but is enjoyed all over Britain. Everyone has their preference, some say one scone is traditional whereas […]

BOPH Summer Sale – 26th July

Come to our 20th Anniversary Summer Sale on 26th July here at BOPH! Celebrating 20 Years of BOPH Come along to the BOPH Summer Sale for a fun filled day of raffles, tombola and of course a bit of retail therapy! We will have such things as candles, jewellery, beauty treatments and more […]

BOPH 20th Anniversary Open Day – 10th July

The charity BOPH was founded in 1995 by Joan and her late husband. Their granddaughter had suffered vaccine damage as a baby that had left her disabled and when she left full time education, Joan’s family soon became aware that there was a complete lack of work opportunities for young adults […]

Cloe’s Colourthon

Cloe Clifford used to volunteer at BOPH and now she’s taking part in the Colourthon! Cloe is doing the Southend Moonlight Half Marathon and is looking to raise £200 for BOPH. The Moonlight Colourthon is on 4th-5th July so donate today! Read on for Cloe’s story. Cloe’s Story I am taking […]

Clairvoyant Night – 15th April 2015

We are hosting yet another great Clairvoyant Night on the 15th April. Hosted by Chris Drew it is set to be a great event. Tickets are only £5 and are available by phone on 01268 515794 or at our Charity Shop in the Knightswick Centre. All the proceed will go […]

Clairvoyant Evening – 19th June 2014

Grace Kennedy & Brad King gave a evening of their time to do a evening of Clairvoyance in aid of BOPH, once again it was a great turn out and lots of people got some lovely readings. Thank you to everyone.