Take a look at our upcoming events and challenges and let us know if you'd like to join us or take part.

The 2024 TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday 21st April.

We are delighted to have five marathon runners running the iconic London route this year.

If you would like to support their fundraising, please click on their link below, pledge an amount and send them your message of support:

Adrian Ackred          https://www.justgiving.com/page/adrian-ackred-1693757573550

Andrew Barnes        https://2024tcslondonmarathon.enthuse.com/pf/andrew-barnes

Angela James          https://www.justgiving.com/page/angela-james-1696073073514

Mark Butcher           https://www.justgiving.com/page/mark-renee-marek-londonmarathon2024

Renée Butcher         https://www.justgiving.com/page/mark-renee-marek-londonmarathon2024

Do you already have a place?

If you are lucky enough to have secured a place through the race organisers’ ballot, we’d love you to join 'Team BCCS'. We only have a limited amount of guaranteed places available, so we really appreciate any sponsorship money raised by people who have already secured their own places.

For further information, please email Damian who will be happy to help.

Our previous Marathon runners are our best ambassadors - here's what they have to say about being part of the event for BCCS:

'The London Marathon was one of the best days of my life; 26.2 miles of deafening support from the crowd as you pass Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and, at last, Buckingham Palace is something I’ll never forget.

It was an honour to do my bit for a charity like bccs and help them continue to provide such amazing support to a large number of children in the local community.

Trust me, being part of the amazing atmosphere on the streets of London for that day makes all those training runs in the cold worthwhile.

I would strongly urge anyone even considering running the London Marathon to go for it. Just make sure you’ve got yourself some comfortable trainers and your name on your bright yellow BCCS vest for the big day; the crowd will do the rest of the work for you!'

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a very special Anniversary Afternoon Tea which will be held in the beautiful ballroom at the exclusive Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend-on-Sea on Tuesday 23rd April 2024. 

Guests are kindly invited to arrive for 1pm to be greeted and seated in good time for tea between 1.30 and 3.30pm

We are very pleased to announce that Bishop Alan, our President, will be attending as our guest of honour.

ANNIVERSARY AFTERNOON TEA

A luxurious selection of finger sandwiches

Seasonal pastries and delicacies

Homemade plain and fruit scones accompanied by jam and clotted cream

A selection of speciality teas or coffees

Cost £34.00 per person

Tickets can be purchased by using our secure payment form here.

The deadline for booking and confirming numbers to the Roslin is Monday 8th April at 5pm, so we would encourage you to purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  

If you have any special dietary requirements or you are coming with friends, please contact Julie by email or call her on 07912 277413 so that we can note your requirements or seat you together. Guests will be seated at tables of 12.  

For SAT NAV purposes, the full address of the hotel is: The Roslin Beach Hotel, Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3BG

Parking: There is some parking available at the hotel and in some adjacent side roads, as well as paid parking on the esplanade itself.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Anniversary Afternoon Tea.

 

Are you a thrill-seeker looking for a challenge and wanting to do something worthwhile for charity?

Why not take part in the annual Harlow Water Tower Abseil, organised by the Harlow Tye Rotary Club, on Saturday 18th May 2024 and experience the thrill of descending down the 110 feet tall water tower while raising vital funds to support children's mental health and wellbeing!

The entry fee is £35, which is paid to the Harlow Tye Rotary Club, while any fundraising is donated directly to BCCS.

  • To register, please visit the Harlow Tye Rotary Club official event page here
  • Next, let us know you are planning to fundraise for BCCS by emailing us here
  • If you are collecting digital donations, click the FUNDRAISE FOR US button on our Just Giving page here 
  • If you are collecting actual donations, you can use our Sponsorship Form here to keep track. 
  • When you have collected all your sponsorship money, please send us a cheque to BCCS, 133 High Street, Billericay CM12 9AB along with your form, or transfer your funds to us using on-line banking to: Account Name: Brentwood Catholic Childrens Society Account Number: 31094130 Sort Code: 40 13 22 Reference: Harlow Tower Abseil.
  • Once you have completed your challenge, we will be delighted to confirm your total fundraising amount and to send you your BCCS 40th Anniversary Challenge Certificate! 

Good luck and happy abseiling!

We are delighted to be hosting our annual Ascot Ladies' Luncheon on Friday 21st June 2024 at the Rayleigh Golf & Country Club, Hullbridge.

We look forward to seeing old friends - and to welcoming some new ladies - to our ever-popular luncheon once again.

As always, ladies are encouraged to dust off their best hats or fascinators and enter the spirit of a day at the races!

Tickets are £35 for a delicious two-course luncheon with tea and coffee, served in the luxurious surroundings of a private room overlooking the golf course at this exclusive club.

We are asking ladies to arrive at 12pm for a 12.30 lunch service so there will be plenty of time to enjoy lunch and take part in our fun racing sweepstake before the school-run.

If you haven't been to one of our Ladies' Lunches before, why not join us this year - we would love to have you with us!

Please help us to make this event a great success by inviting friends and family to join and make up a table with you.

Email Libby to reserve your tickets and we look forward to seeing you in June!

To pay for your tickets directly, simply transfer your ticket money using your on-line banking with the reference Ascot Ladies' Lunch plus your name:

Account Name: Brentwood Catholic Childrens Society

Account Number: 31094130

Sort Code: 40 13 22

If you would like to send a cheque for your ticket, please make it payable to 'BCCS' and send to us at 133 High Street, Billericay, CM12 9AB using the reference Ascot Ladies' Lunch.

We will confirm receipt of your payment and ask you to notify us if you have any dietary requirements.

Looking forward to seeing our lovely guests again on the day!