News & Events

Winter Craft Fair

Posted by on 31 October 2018

craft fair poster

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GCPA award 2018

Posted by on 19 October 2018

A huge well done to Caroline Jones, our Grants Coordinator at Orchard Trust for winning an award at the GCPA Care Awards 2018.

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Encounter Barn

Posted by on 17 October 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!  

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GCPA Care Awards 2018

Posted by tb on 9 October 2018

GCPA Awards Logo 2018
We have been nominated for 3 awards at the GCPA Care Awards! Well done to Sally Skelton at Kimberley Drive for being nominated for Aspiring Leadership, Phill Hucks at the Day Centre for Innovation in Care, Caroline Jones in Grants and Fundraising for Outstanding Contribution and Orchard Trust (Steph Austin, Lorraine Gomery, Paige Alexander and Christopher Robins at Sevenoaks) for End of Life Care.
 
Good luck to all the nominees and we look forward to celebrating the achievements and successes of Gloucestershire Care providers on Thursday 18th October.

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Summer Fair 2018

Posted by on 7 August 2018

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.

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Skydive news!

Posted by tb on 3 July 2018

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!

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Visitors to the activity park

Posted by tb on 31 May 2018

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.

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Greek visit

Posted by tb on 15 May 2018

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.

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Helping Hands Two Rivers Volunteers

Posted by tb on 15 May 2018

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.

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