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    Rowing the Litter Boat

    We had our fourth event, the first event of 2020, on the 25 January in the River Brent at Quainton Street Open Space. The volunteers arrived with two options of work, either litter picking or riparian vegetation management. When the event started, we though there wouldn’t be enough litter for Read more [...]

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    50 care packs for oncology patients

    On 19 February 2020, 50 care packs for ladies will be donated to the Oncology department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Many of the items have been very kindly funded by donations from #Greggs4Good. The items in the packs include a puzzle book, notebook, mints, chocolate, playing cards, hot chocolate, Read more [...]

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    100 overnight emergency care packs for A&E

    On 18 February, 100 emergency overnight care packs will be donated to A&E at Addenbrookes Hospital containing items largely funded by #Greggs4Good! There are 50 packs for men and 50 for women. Items include puzzle book, pen, notebook, mints, comb, toiletries, sweets, chocolate, playing cards, dental kit, tissues and an Read more [...]

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    Shiny new gift cards!

    500 new gift cards, all updated with our new logo and social media details, are ready to be added to our care packs for cancer patients. All thanks to #Greggs4Good!  

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    Valentine’s Tanga!

    Love was in the air at Tanga Club this week, with loads of Valentine’s themed art and craft activities, gifts for the children to keep and a laid back, chilled out atmosphere. Greggs were obviously feeling the love as well judging by the amount of bakes, cakes and doughnuts we Read more [...]

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    A smile tells a thousand memories

    We have a special bond and friendship with a group of people who visit us from outside of our area just because they love our company and what we try to provide for those who would otherwise be sat at home on their own or taking their duties as a Read more [...]

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    Volunteer Blog

    Fresh from our Orchard Planting Day last Saturday, we’ve been inspecting the trees for any signs of damage or uprooting from Storm Ciara. All are fine but we now have our fingers crossed for Storm Dennis. Our greenhouse is likely to take another hit. Poly-carbonate panels aren’t great in the Read more [...]

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    Our first year

    Looking at our progress, and learning curve as we approach, and review our first year running. We are often visited by partner organisations, and have had a steady attendance at all of our brunch clubs. Since November 2019, we have provided 37 volunteering opportunities at this event alone, and the Read more [...]

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    All round support!

    Go-Woman! Alliance CIC (GOAL), a social enterprise develops and delivers projects in the heart of the community to meet the needs of the community. GOAL is supported by amazing number of women from the community that are committed to providing a safe place for women to unleash their potential. Through Read more [...]

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    how important is raising awareness for domestic abuse?

    Background The Saleem Foundation was founded in 2017, and will support charities and voluntary organisations across Birmingham & Black Country who undertake charitable work in the fields of health, disability, financial hardship or other, and will also support individuals and their families who are disadvantaged by their youth, age, ill-health, Read more [...]

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    Welcome to Tanga Club!

    15th November 2019 – we opened the doors to Tanga officially to the public. We wanted to give our children an opportunity to socialise and thrive in a fun but calm atmosphere which was fully inclusive. To be honest we didn’t think many would come along…how wrong we were! What Read more [...]

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    A soup celebration day – Nov 2019

    All pupils get an opportunity to harvest their school grown vegetables, wash, peel and chop them before making them into two delicious soups. This wonderful event is shared with family and friends who have been invited into school to join their children. During the day, they produce a collaborative piece Read more [...]

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    A pizza celebration day – Oct 2019

    We partnered with Popty Pizza to deliver one of the most exciting days at school …ever! Every child and teacher had the opportunity to hear about the project and join us for a celebration day where pupils bake pizzas outdoors in a wood fired oven using fresh vegetable toppings grown Read more [...]

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    Field Trip to the Farm – July 2019

    The weather was incredible during July and the opportunity to visit the fields at Cae Tan has been a highlight of the programme, providing pupils with rich experiences including a walk through a tomato forest, tasting fresh produce, meandering through the stunning Gower countryside, picking strawberries, drinking fresh herbal tea, Read more [...]

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    Pollination – June 2019

    This month we have been considering the importance of pollinating insects, particularly bees. By playing our fun pollination game, pupils considered the threats and consequences of a declining bees species and how sustainable farm practices can help. We reflected on our personal responsibility for the environment by reading The Lorax Read more [...]

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    MARY YACOOB SCHEMA FEB 20

    Artist Mary Yacoob ran a sunprint workshop for 10 lucky Play Street children at the Five Years/Mutton Fist Press. We learnt what “blueprint” photography is, how light sensitive paper works and saw an amazing old printing press in action. Check out Mary’s amazing work http://www.fiveyears.org.uk/archive2/pages/272/Schema_Mary_Yacoob/272.html

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    Festive holidays

    Well!!! it has been a good few busy months here at kennishead community hall. We were so busy over the festive holidays, our Monday club had a terrific day out at the theater to see Pinocchio. The exercise class broke up for the festive holidays with a wee lunch at Read more [...]

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    Winsford Gardens Raised Beds

    #Greggs4Good funding project update (2020 photo competition.) In 2016, we received a grant from the Greggs Foundation network for the renovation and rebuilding of our raised vegetable and herb beds by replacing rotting timbers with more substantial and durable wooden sleepers. The old raised beds had been created in 2011, Read more [...]

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    New Year, New Start!

    DOSTI Group starts 2020 with exciting new projects, including turning a hidden corner at Adderley Nursery into a ‘Secret Sanctuary’; building on Tesco Bags of Help’s, the ‘Secret Garden’. Watch this space! After a successful 2019’s amazing crop of tomatoes and vegetables, DOSTI ladies plan for 2020. DOSTI group provides a Read more [...]

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    Jumping into January

    Here at C@NE66 we are advocating healthy eating and physical exercise. In an attempt to support children and young people in achieving their daily 30 active minutes as outlined by the Government we are actively planning and incorporating sport into all our sessions. We understand that sort isn’t for everyone Read more [...]

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    Greening an alleyway from start to finish

    The area that we live and work in is one of the most deprived areas of Rochdale, consisting of private rented accommodation with a high turnover of occupants and the related problems that brings. We decided to tackle this particular alleyway as it had been a constant source of litter Read more [...]

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    Dads and kids having fun!

    Dads Rock playgroup in Granton, Edinburgh is a place where Dads and kids can come together and have some fun. Last Saturday we had great fun with balloons facilitated by our friends at the Judy Murray Foundation! Our playgroups are a place where men can learn from each other, build Read more [...]

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    Wreath making 2019

    Our wonderful parents/carers had an incredible time making some beautiful Christmas wreaths, thank you to the help of the lovely Karen Mangold who ran this session for us! Running programmes like this is a great way to give our deserving parents/ carers a little boost and some well deserved ‘me Read more [...]

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    Families Together for Sensory Fun

    Dyfodol Powys Futures have been running creative sensory sessions affiliated to the Touch Trust, in Newtown, Powys. Our sessions, for families with a disabled child or young person, are packed full of music, movement, light, colour and sound and we are delighted to have been able to start running them Read more [...]

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    The Coming Home Centre

    Welcome to our blog. We will let everyone know what is going on at The Coming Home Centre and hope that you will spread the word to help veterans from the Armed Forces. Our centre exists to help all veterans in the Glasgow Area.

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    A Hidden Gem along the River Brent

    Restoring Brent Rivers and Communities- Quainton St Open Space Event 13.11.19 Quainton Street Open Space is a hidden gem along the River Brent. The Open Space has an incredible potential to become an area for the community to celebrate and enjoy nature. Sadly, the site is very littered, ‘one of Read more [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Celebrating our Medicinal Forest Garden

    This year we will be celebrating 15 years of developing Holt Wood, in a transformation from a section of redundant conifer plantation to a thriving medicinal forest garden. Back in 2005 we planted according to a permaculture design, many layers incorporating a wide range of medicinal trees and shrubs. Some Read more [...]

  • Time to start growing – May

    Hello everyone, at each school we weeded and prepared the ground reading to start planting. Although some children are reluctant to get their hands dirty they all soon join in with this fun sensory experience. We planted lots of different vegetables such as green beans, potatoes, onions, herbs, wheat and Read more [...]

  • Creative Change Makers 2020

    ‘Creative Change Makers 2020’ conference, held in London on 5-8th Feb 2020. Built to inspire behaviour change, to enrol creative industries as well as leading educators – we are focused on embedding social and environmental impact into society, the world and education. The conference is the first of its kind to connect the best 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 [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens December 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens December 2019                                                                      An array of our cabbages. Update      We’ve had a great run up to Christmas and our gardening sessions have been relatively dry! There was a good harvest of cabbages with an assortment of different varieties and colours and thankfully 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 [...]

  • Preparing the Project – March 2019

    Hi everyone, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be starting this new endeavour. This month is all about preparing which, as you growers know, is one of the most important aspect of success. I have been warmly welcomed into the Cae Tan family and have met with Read more [...]

  • Community Award

    B.K.A. Karate had a wonderful evening in London at the Groundworks Awards the hosts were fantastic and it was the best night anyone could ask for, the amout of work involved in organizing such an event it was flawless and a night we will talk about for such a long Read more [...]

  • Egham Constellations – Our new equipment is here!

    We recently took delivery of the mobile hoist and changing table, purchased using the funding from Greggs Foundation and Heathrow Community Trust. The Egham Orbit pool, managed by Achieve Lifestyle, already provided us with one fully equipped disabled changing room. The additional portable equipment allows us to run a 2nd Read more [...]

  • Arts & crafts

    The amazing arts and crafts stall for all ages at every Play Street, the first Sunday of the month 11am-1pm.

  • 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 [...]

  • HOPE update Autumn 2019

    We have given out lots more pillows and the families we work with are very grateful. We received this letter from one of the children who attends the group:   “Thank you for the wonderful pillow you gave me it has been helping me sleep better and I hope it Read more [...]

  • Larry The Legend

    We have been visiting Larry at his home since June, as he was referred to us from The Carers Trust. He recently had a fall and lost all his confidence and his son cares for him, so he doesn’t leave his home. Larry  who is in his 70’s has lived Read more [...]

  • Parks in Mind

    Our autumn update. Lots of great opportunities to get out and about this autumn and early winter with Parks in Mind. Head to https://www.bournemouthparksfoundation.org.uk/our-projects/parks-in-mind/ for more details and our monthly programme of practical conservation, arts and wellbeing activities and events. Parks in Mind is a great chance to meet others, Read more [...]

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