News & Events
A huge well done to Caroline Jones, our Grants Coordinator at Orchard Trust for winning an award at the GCPA Care Awards 2018.
We are in the process of building a small encounter area where visitors can mingle with our smaller animals. These include Rabbits, Guinea pigs, fancy chickens and Indian Runner ducks. Today the encounter barn went up!
Sunshine, music and games! We had a fantastic day at our Summer Fair on 22 July. It was gloriously hot and we had great performances from the bands - Which Ones Gerry, Toby Hayward and Lydbrook Training Band.
Cathy, Kate and Kayleigh completed their sky dive and have raised £1,130.00 for the Orchard Trust. A big thank you to everyone who donated and of course to Cathy, Kate and Kayleigh for jumping out of the plane!
Residents from a local care home visited the Orchard Trust activity park and smallholding site. They tried out the park equipment and met some of the animals. It is fantastic to see a range of people using the activity park and getting so much out of it. We welcome anyone to come and visit the site and use the equipment, we just ask that you please call Phill or George on 01594 861359 to let them know you are coming.
Last week the Trust was delighted to host visitors from Thessalonika in Greece. The students and teachers were on a co-visit with the National Star College in Cheltenham with the purpose of seeing how people with learning disabilities were integrated into wider society in the UK. The visitors were able to experience how we carried this out at the Stowfield Day Services through community based activities.
A HUGE thank you to the helping hands team Two Rivers Housing who came and volunteered for the day at Orchard Trust Day Centre & Smallholding. The team helped out by weeding and planting up all the tubs, drilling drainage holes in all the barrel tubs, planting the hanging baskets with bedding plants, planting potatoes and feeding all the livestock and collecting the eggs.