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Sainsbury's Local Charity of trhe Year

We have been shortlisted for Sainsbury's Devizes local charity of the year. You can vote instore go up by the post office and see the community board or go online, type in Devizes and vote for us, very much appreciated of course you can also vote in other stores for their area charities.  https://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/

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Charity status & thanks to Fiat Lux Lodge

IMG0683 Thanks to the good work we do with young peoples education and wellbeing we now have been awarded our charity status and our Registered Charity Number is  1177801. Of course it does not automatically mean we will get funding so fundraising & donations are a big part of o ur project. Thanks to Max Phesse and the Fiat Lux Lodge for their kind donation of £153.50.

If you can help in any way then please get in touch or visit our wanted page

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Caenhill Countryside Centre calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

tescoCaenhill Countryside Centre is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Caenhill Countryside Centre (caenhillcc) is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Caenhillc is a Rural Learning Centre where young people can learn where their food comes from.

We work with communities to bring agriculture and horticulture to children and young people with courses and hands on experiences.

Our project is dedicated to help young people & vulnerable groups with education & wellbeing on a farm.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout May and June. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £43 million to more than 10,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for May and June. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Local Stores

BROOK RD TROWBRDG EXP   BA14 9DL        Express
FROME EXPRESS   BA11 2TU        Express
LEIGH PK WESTBURY EXP   BA13 3SD        Express
MELKSHAM EXP    SN12 6TA        Express
TROWBRDG FROME RD EXP   BA14 0DT        Express
Trowbridge      BA14 7AQ.       Extra
WARMINSTER EXPRESS      BA12 8EE        Express
WESTBURY FORE ST EXP    BA13 3AY        Express

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tescIMG0351o.com/bagsofhelp1-IMG5630

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Young farmers group

IMG0031Our young farmers group is now on a Sunday morning and Thursday evening

For children between the ages of 8-13. Parents welcome at the first visit.

Sessions  Sunday's 9.30am - 12.00pm
Thursday's 6pm - 8pm

A chance to learn about farming and help look after animals.

Its advised to bring boots, gloves outdoor clothing and a snack.
£5 per child

Limited numbers

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Earn credits to become a chick or even a ccc farmer

There are many ways to support the project which helps young people with learning and welbeing this can be by volunteering, donating animal feed or building materials, fundraising and foraging.  So this year 2018 you have a chance to earn credits called, eggs, seeds & pallets to get rewarded with badges. For example 1hr volunteering gives you one virtual egg.  Collect 25 you get your chick badge. Donate a bag of animal feed and get 10 virtual seeds. Collect 50 to get your calf badge. Bare with me while this develops and watch the video to learn a little bit more. Its the start of an idea *smile*

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A cold Sunday December morning

A chance to hear what its like on the farm early morning as the animals wake up & feeding starts. Just press play.

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Your farm visit a video guide

We welcome farm visit but please let us know before you come we work with some vulnerable groups so its important for us to know of your visit.  Also please respect our guidelines this video will help *smile*

 

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Student raises money for 20 rescue hens

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Well done to our star student Paige who raised money via our volunteers to take in 20 rescue hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust. Paige had help to build a large enclosure with pallets donated by Sydenhams of Devizes. Other students Sophie, Owen & Olivia helped with the enclosure and making sure all was good for their arrival last Saturday.Thanks to some TLC the hens are laying a few eggs & enjoying some much needed sunshine. Paige hopes to take in more rescue hens, if you can help raise funds for more hens pleased get in touch or donated via our PayPal on the left or contact British Hen Welfare Trust to adopt your own rescue hens via their website > http://www.bhwt.org.uk/ *smile*

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Evening with Devizes Fantasy Radio

It was great to welcome Phil & Mark from Devizes fantasy radio to the farm who hosted their 7-9pm evening show live  at the farm. It was a chance to talk to our volunteers and animals. With Cuthbert our goose being one of the animal stars.  Looking forward to a return visit next year. http://www.fantasyradio.co.uk
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Time for a tool bar

We are very grateful to everyone who have donated tools to the projects and we are always looking for more for our students to use. Today as it was a blustery and wet day the team started building a tool bar in the middle of the barn. We can now find our wheel barrows, forks, shovels and brushes.  Our students also worked on levelling the floor in the stable where we do our craft. Of course if you have tools you can donated please let us know *smile*

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Corrugated metal sheets wanted

Great to have local support from so many people and organisations. Our project is built on donations of old, used or not wanted materials. From this our students make something out of nothing, amazing what can be achieved by using pallet wood and other donated materials. Sydnehams & Headlights of Devizes give us pallets and the students strip them down to make raised beds, gates and so much more. Of course what we can't use we burn in our wood burner.
At the moment we are looking for old corrugated metal sheets to build larger shelters for our goats who certainly do not like the rain.goats need a larger sheltergoats need a larger shelter

The start of a pallet fence built by our Saturday team.

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