Larchfield Community

Bag Packing Generosity

Ever since the date of the Celebration Ball was agreed and the venue booked, the three participating communities, Larchfield, Croft and Botton have held various fund-raising events to offset the cost of the tickets for community members and day placements. The most recent fundraiser was at the Tesco Extra Store in the Coulby Newham Parkway Centre - just a couple of miles away from Larchfield.

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Gathering Together for St John's Day

At Larchfield we celebrated St John's Day on the 23rd of June -  a day early so that those who attend as day placements could join in the fun. St John's Day marks mid-summer in the Christian calendar and coincides with the pagan celebration of the summer solstice and is a fitting land celebration as our main growing season gets underway. The weather was overcast but thankfully stayed dry for the bonfire.

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Pepsi the Shetland Pony

When Eileen Pieterse joined Larchfield Community last November as the new farm assistant she did not travel alone.  On the long journey with Eileen from the South West of England was Pepsi - a very small, 35inch high chestnut coloured Shetland Pony with a bushy mane and tail, little hooves and a velvety soft nose.

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Community Volunteering at Larchfield

KP Foods, which is based locally in Billingham, runs a project called the 'Community Hero Scheme' whereby each member of their workforce can have a paid day of leave to volunteer in the community. Larchfield was very pleased to welcome Kath Ward who spent her voluntary day working in the Bakery.

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