Larchfield Community

Multiple First Aiders Ready to Help

Three stand-alone sessions of basic first aid training are being provided to 34 community members and day placements. The training is being delivered by Jo Pollard from the British Red Cross. Two of the sessions have already taken place on the 15th and 20th of March with the last group due to receive their training on the 11th of April.

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Financial Boost for Larchfield Craft

Once again the generosity of the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation has provided a welcome financial boost to Larchfield Community. Last year the monies received bought sporting equipment and this year the money will be used to buy items needed by the Craft Workshop. The Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation gifts money to 50 local organisations with the public being given the opportunity to vote for their favourite. Larchfield came in 15th place and received a wonderful £1000. Paul, Dean and Nigel went along to Middlesbrough Football Club to receive the cheque on behalf of Larchfield.

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Retirement Homes for Larchfield Chickens

Many thanks to Paul, a community member who has let us know about 21 of the older chickens in the garden who have stopped laying eggs. With the help of Sarah from the office these lucky ladies are all being rehomed with a happy retirement to look forward to. Paul is pictured holding one of the chickens.

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Visitors from the Special Olympics

On the 21st of February, twenty Community Members and Day Placements gave a warm welcome to Andrew Newton, Chair of Special Olympics North Yorkshire, and Jody Ivel from England Netball. The Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability and has more than 4.9million athletes in 172 countries. Andrew and Jody had come to tell us about the Special Olympics and how we, as a Camphill Community could get involved.

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Winter Work in the Larchfield Garden

While the ground is sleeping and restoring itself for the new planting season there are still many jobs that need to be done in the garden; many of these are to do with getting ready for spring while some have the happy result of keeping the team warm and cosy in the tea room!

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