At Bown Design & Build we take an active role in charity and community work, having established life long relationships along the way.
Since it first opened its doors in 2001, The Mulberry Centre has grown and adapted its services to meet the needs of the people we aim to serve. As people are living longer with a cancer diagnosis, we recognise that their needs may change over time. It is not just the physical manifestation of the disease, but the emotional and practical impacts that we are able to respond to.
We aim to deliver a range of information and support services to all people affected by a diagnosis of cancer: to the cancer patient, friends and family, carers and those bereaved by cancer. Services include complementary and relaxation therapies, ongoing one to one support on a drop-in basis, counselling sessions and support groups, plus a wide range of workshops. The combination of information, support, self-management and relaxation helps people feel in control; it helps them to make the right decisions to manage both the physical and mental trauma of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
We are proud members of our local community of Chiswick, Bedford Park and surrounding areas. Over the last few years we have really enjoyed being involved with various festivals and events.
Sponsoring events isn’t just an opportunity to assist charities and people financially, it’s more than that for us.
They are great events to go to and enjoy, book festivals, discussion evenings, fairs and fetes.
We also put on a charity concert once a year at St.Michaels and All Angels church in Bedford park. We arrange the very best local musicians in classical, Jazz and Pop, along with some light comedy too. “Love Music” has become a real highlight in the local calendar, something we are immensely proud of.
In summer we often finding ourselves utilising our vans and staff to help set up the Green Days festival. It’s a great help to the people involved, people whom have become great friends to us.
This is where we feel part of the community, friendships that make us feel at home in our area of work.
By giving face to such events we enjoy the opportunity for people to talk to us about our work and involvement, it’s also nice to see our clients outside in a more casual environment.
We love our community, we love building relationships and even the odd extension too!