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2017 TRAC Camp Booking Forms and Details now Online
Despite a dismal, damp November morning, the small army of TRAC volunteers still manage to arrive as usual to help with maintenance and the addition of new facilities for which we are very grateful and thanks to the recent downpours, our lake is filling back up at last!
Latest photo update from TRAC - The lake in Autumn, still grass to cut, new lighting in the Chill Out Zone, flooring going down for Coffee Bar area and the colourful Peace Garden.
Our Go Kart track gets ICE'D!
When we posted recently on Facebook for banners to place around our track, we were contacted by Mark McGillion from Intercontinental Exchange in Gloucester who offered to supply a team of volunteers for a day. The team came to TRAC last Tuesday and we're very grateful for all their hard work.
Mark McGillion, Andy Cowling, Alan Hastings, Daniel Brown,
Paul Richards, Clemens Orth, Yan Watkins, Jamie Wheaton
Intercontinental Exchange, North Warehouse, Gloucester Docks Ground Floor, Gloucester GL1 2FB. http://www.theice.com
Teen Camp Mountain bike ride and Pedal Go Karts
We've just had some video footage from Rhys Taylor of the Mountain bike ride and our Pedal Karts.
Fit for Celebration
Our Sports Barn has many uses from indoor games to archery sessions, more recently it hosted a Wedding Reception for Dave Clarke and Becci Highton. Approx 105 people were catered for with the tables and chairs supplied courtesy of Glebe Chapel and the bunting and lights supplied by family and friends. To enquire about availability of the TRAC Sports Barn please contact the Centre Manager John Ettle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Camp photos now uploaded
BBC Radio Gloucester at TRAC
Our recent Facebook appeal for banners to display round our Kart track attracted more than just a huge interest from local business - BBC Radio Gloucester picked up the story of our track and banners and sent a reporter down to interview the TRAC Chairman Mike Hencher - listen out for it on BBC Radio Gloucester.
Flight Night at TRAC Teens Camp
EDF Energy Volunteers build our Pedal Kart track
TRAC July work progress
Pedal kart track now prepared for volunteers from EDF to help complete next week and a great job by Michael who has finished plastering the 'Chill Out' zone and just putting the finishing touches to plastering the entrance hall.
TRAC Trustee Andy Blagden
Many of our TRAC supporters and friends will be aware of the circumstances of one of our Trustees Andy Blagden. We're happy to report that after 3 years Andy is now back home with his wife Charlotte and their 3 children Lauren, Katie and Nathan - full details HERE
Glebe Chapel Family Fun Day @ TRAC
Tom Roberts Adventure Centre has again hosted the Glebe Chapel Fun Day event. The weather was mainly kind for the day and an estimated 1500 - 2000 people attended.
The African Children's Choir - Music for Life
The Tom Roberts Adventure Centre was pleased to host 18 children aged 8 - 10 from Uganda, who are in the UK for 2 months performing at 30 venues. After performing at Gorsley Baptist Chapel they then had a couple of free days and stayed at TRAC before their next event at Malmesbury Abbey. Heidi Moen, theTour Leader said "The hospitality at TRAC has been phenomenal, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here".
Big Man Little Man Weekend
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The new roof goes on the Chapel Barn
Day 1 time-lapse of the Chapel Barn build.
Day 2 time-lapse of the Chapel Barn build.
Chapel Barn building now under way
In a little known, hidden corner of TRAC…..
there’s an area seldom seem by staff and visitors, but to the maintenance guys it’s a little gold mine of donated and reclaimed materials. In their latest project, kerb stones donated some time ago are being moved out to use improving and enlarging the main car park. TRAC are always pleased to receive donated materials either reclaimed, or left over from new builds or construction projects. Please contact our building supervisor Des Jackson if you think you can help.
The draw for the lovely blanket was drawn recently. Do's Knitters - Doreen Notley, Heather Stuart, Frances McClelland, Lindsey Kornik, Chris Smeaton and Gail Ebsworth are pleased to have raised £128 to be shared between charities Tom Roberts Adventure Centre and Cancer Research Uk.The new owners of their craft is Muriel Sinclair owner of the two knitted cushions and blanket and Daphne Prescott won the embroidered cushion. We hope they enjoy their winnings knowing that both charities will help people in very different ways.
Newent Community Archery Club
2 years ago, Mike Curtis approached the TRAC Trustees with a view to starting a Community Archery Club. Mike says “I approached John and the Trustees about having Archery at TRAC and we met and had discussions. My vision was to have a club that was more about Community building rather than being competitive, we had no idea how things would turn out, I have seen the vision come about much to my amazement, we are attracting families from grandparents to grandchildren and everyone in between”.
The club has now become so popular with around 26 people on a weekly basis, it’s outgrown the Barn used in the winter and discussions are under way to see what can be done, however in just a few weeks, with the lighter evenings and warmer nights the archers will be able to use the outside facilities at TRAC. If you are interested why not come along on a Tuesday night at 7pm and have a go, it’s just £2.00 per night for adults and £1.00 per night for children with refreshments at ‘half time’.