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    The Big Sunflower Project 2020

    Seed distribution for The Big Sunflower Project is now underway. 2020 is the tenth year of the project which raises awareness of the rare neuromuscular conditions known as centronuclear and myotubular myopathy by asking people to grow sunflowers and share the photos online. This year 300 packets of seeds containing Read more [...]

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    The Most Popular Cake Design

    We get asked for all sorts of different cakes from Peppa Pig through to Go Karting Rats but the most popular cake design we have been asked to do by far is unicorns.  This is one trend that doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of going away. For any Read more [...]

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    One Special Birthday

    We don’t often get to meet the children who we bake for but we do occasionally which makes it extra special. Southampton Mencap, who are one of our referrers, hold regular social clubs for the kids they work with on a Saturday and during school holidays and we often are Read more [...]

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    Our 100th Cake

    In December 2019 we celebrated hitting the milestone of the 100th cake referral we have received since May 2019 when we first started baking birthday cakes for children who live in the City of Southampton whose families are for reasons of financial hardship, illness or disability unable to provide their Read more [...]

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    Tex Goes Mobile

    We at Cultivate Cornwall and TeX ended the year on a real high. We took on a new recruit who`s main aim is to help us get mobile! As we grow as a company, a team and with activities we have found a big need from participants to have a Read more [...]

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    New Year, New Start!

    Do you have a new year’s resolution to keep fit? Why not attend one of Friendship at Home’s exercise classes? We offer dance sessions, kurling, tai chi and chair based exercise! We have found benefits from exercising include: Better Bone Density Reduce the risk of developing dementia More confidence More Read more [...]

  • Power of 10

    The power of people coming together is so fierce and powerful. Just that vibe alone knocks me off my feet no matter where the crowd is especially when it comes to supporting someone in need. Now that is activism. Imagine what 1 pound is able to do. We all give Read more [...]

  • Meeting Autism Voice Gave Me Relief- Josanne James

    My name is Josanne James. I’m a mother to a son (Delano McDonald) who was diagnosed with autism at age 4. Delano’s autism is accompanied by learning disabilities and dyspraxia. Against the advice of others, he has always remained in mainstream schools. With a statement of special education needs, he’s Read more [...]

  • Project Peru

    Just before the summer my school,  Glebe School, began a new collaborative project called Project Peru. I’m going to post a series of blogs on this project to add to the debate on teaching Global Goals in schools. The aim of our project is to develop strong, fun and meaningful Read more [...]

  • Selce launch our third share offer

    We (South East London Community Energy) have launched our third share offer. We are raising £260K  to install solar panels on four sites in SE London. See https://selce.org.uk/se-solar/invest/ Projected 3% return on investment Sites will generate 217,326kWh of clean green electricity and reduce CO2e by 80 metric tonnes annually £40,000 Read more [...]

  • Inspiring awe and wonder

    Inspiring awe and wonder through adaptive play equipment and ideas, for children with disabilities. Play is accessible for all at some level . The Toy library has a wealth of toys and specialist equipment to loan out to encourage fun interactions and aid development.

  • Keep Moving

    Since receiving the Greggs funding, we have increased our numbers from 9 to 31 members attending our classes each week.  This photo always makes me smile, as I know how much fun they have during the class. WAY TO GO GUYS!!!!

  • 50 care packs donated to cancer patients!

    Today Touch of Sparkle donated 50 more care packs to the oncology department! Thank you to everyone who helped and to our lovely sponsors #Greggs4Good, among others, whose generous grant funded many of the items in these packs – everything from puzzle books and playing cards to bedsocks, moisturiser, chapstick, chocolate, Read more [...]

  • Making Memories through Photography

    Todays group were amazing as always. Our group consisted of cares and those living with Dementia. This time we used older pictures of eachother and transferred then into black and white copies. During lunch sharing tea and cream scones we took the opportunoty to take photos of individuals to create Read more [...]

  • Making Group Memories

    Memories are the sole of conversation at our Bunting and Banter groups and craft sessions. BUT not everything is about crafting, thats just one of the visual end products. Our groups as so much more and they are fun, full of laughter and ofcourse making group memories to be shared Read more [...]

  • Blackwood Stroke Support Group @ Cardiff Bay

    Blackwood Stroke Support Group braved the wild weather reports and took to the water on board the Seren Party Boat for a trip around Cardiff Bay and up the Taff to the Principality Stadium last Wednesday. The forecast stormy conditions failed to materialise and the only thing rocking the boat Read more [...]

  • The children take over The Berry Maze

    The children take over the Berry Maze It’s been a year and a half since the Berry Maze was planted, in November 2017. It was the result of a one year campaign which has seen the community coming together, donating time, money and skills to make this wild dream a Read more [...]

  • We love the new equipment!

    Our funding from the Greggs Foundation has been spent on new physical activity equipment across three of our Hampshire clubs.  Our weekly clubs see older people come together and reminisce about sport, socialise and take part in physical activity games. The new equipment has brought more variety to the activities Read more [...]

  • Butterflies Transforming lives

    Our grant to develop friendship group for the bereaved is making a real difference to the lives of people of all ages who have lost loved ones either recently or over the years. We have seen the numbers increase and have now started weekly sessions rather than twice a month.

  • Craft at the Cowshed

    We are delighted to have launched our Craft at the Cowshed group in Wokingham and now have over 30 members who regularly attend. The group have been busy making some amazing items from recycled textiles as well as the referral bags we use on a daily basis for our clients. Read more [...]

  • Wolverton Community Orchard needs help!

    We need help all year round! Come along any Monday or Tuesday 10ish till 2ish and help us tidy the orchard. Sit and enjoy the wildlife, help us with some light weeding or planting, or we can even find you some more strenuous jobs if you’re interested! The site is Read more [...]

  • Back to reality…

    So, we’re back from sunny, glorious Eastbourne, and back to sunny and glorious Bracknell! It’s not even nearly as pleasant without the sea breeze. Since returning, we’ve had time to discuss our day out with our members, and wanted to share their comments with you. ‘B’:(who has only very recently Read more [...]

  • Thank you message

    Always so lovely to receive thank you messages from patients and know that the care packs made a little difference in brightening someone’s difficult day 🙂 #Greggs4Good

  • 2000th care pack milestone!!!

    Today Touch of Sparkle donated its 2000th care pack! 💜 To mark this special milestone, 50 care packs for boys and girls were donated to the Teenage Emergency Department at the hospital, providing overnight essentials, snacks and distractions for teenagers admitted to hospital in an emergency. A box of underwear and sanitary Read more [...]

  • Project update

    Project update: 17/07/19 Thanks to Gregg’s generous support, we have been able to provide another ten families with Sleep Safe Anti  Suffocation Pillows.  

  • TAP Filipino Elders Centre Stage!

    Although 10% of our membership originate from the Philippines we have not previously held a cultural celebratory event. So we very much welcomed an approach from a group of our Filipino elders asking if they could put together one. We were able to obtain generous sponsorship from British Land as Read more [...]

  • What a fabulous day!

    Well, we’ve had a fantastic day down in Eastbourne! We weren’t too lucky with the traffic, but once we got there the weather was glorious, hot and sunny, but a perfect breeze. Our members all made a beeline for coffee at one of the beachfront cafes, looking out at the Read more [...]

  • Not long now…

    We’re off to Eastbourne in the morning! The weather forecast looks good, we’ve all packed our suncream and hats, and we’re looking forward to fish and chips for lunch tomorrow. Everyone who has benefited from this has loved having something to look forward to – we know that the promise Read more [...]

  • Preparing for our 2000th care pack donation

    Our next donation will be our 2000th care pack! 💜 To mark this special milestone, we have been asked to provide care packs for teenagers at the hospital’s Emergency Department who are often admitted to hospital urgently and without any overnight essentials. So we aim to provide some basic hygiene items as Read more [...]

  • Thank you messages

    Amazing to receive such lovely thank you messages already following our donation of care packs yesterday 💜💜💜 #Greggs4Good  

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