Larchfield Community

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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Learn to Lead Regional Forum Hosted by Larchfield Community

On Thursday, 11th May the Larchfield Learn to Lead Team welcomed their counterparts from Croft and Botton communities for the North East Regional Forum.  Shortly before the 10.30am start the Larchfield Team gathered in the hall to help set out the chairs and refreshments, have a last minute practice of their presentation and pose for a team photograph.

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