LIGHTHOUSE COMMITTEE STATEMENT

 

            Lighthouse Thame and Villages has grown from strength to strength for the last 10 years. Having started in 2008 with 300 children and 280 helpers, this year it ran with 1,000 children and almost 500 helpers.  The fantastic volunteer team enabled it to grow - not just in numbers but in fun, creativity and many other ways too. The systems set up 10 years ago now need to be reviewed to make sure the success of Lighthouse continues into the future.

            Consequently, the Lighthouse Committee has identified the need to refresh various elements of Lighthouse, including how the week itself runs and its administration.  It is also time to set up new governance arrangements that meet the needs of a growing charity. This will involve a very significant amount of work, which needs to be the focus for the coming year. We have come to the difficult decision that we are unable to run Lighthouse in 2018 at the same time as making these essential changes. It will mean that our future has every opportunity to be even better, whilst continuing to be the safe and fun environment that it has always been.

            The Committee have consulted closely with key local church leaders who have given us their unanimous support. We have not made this decision lightly, and realise it may cause disappointment. But we hope everyone will understand that we need to allow our volunteer leadership team the space to refine, develop and restructure to build for the future.  We are so thankful for the hundreds of volunteers without whom Lighthouse would not be possible. We will be back in 2019 – and look forward to seeing you then for another fun week at Lighthouse.

For any enquiries please contact Ulrike Kibble, phone: 07549 534330, email: communications@lighthousethame.org.uk

 

The Lighthouse Thame & Villages Committee

 

 

 

 

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What is Lighthouse?

Lighthouse Thame & Villages is a week of activities for children and young people in Thame and the surrounding area that takes place in the summer holidays.

It is organised in a partnership of local churches and supported by hundreds of experienced volunteers.

Lighthouse provides an opportunity for children and young people to learn more about God’s amazing love for us all and understand what difference Jesus can make to our lives.

We aim to provide a safe, fun and enjoyable environment for everyone.

A special evening event for all young people at Lighthouse that are at T-Zone or a Helper under the age of 18. Click to find out more. Mini-Lighthouse experience for Parents and Toddlers under the age of 4. Click to find out more.
Is a special programme for any one in year 7 at school. There is lots of fun & they will learn how to become tomorrow's Lighthouse helpers and leaders. Click to find out more. For anyone that is over 55, would like to meet new people and have some fun. Click to find out more.