VISIT TO PEOPLE & GARDENS
Wadebridge Rotary Cub members visit this project, previously supported by the club
A small group of us [Nick & Jane Pickles, their daughter (Debbie) and her husband (Steve - these are his photos), grandchildren Abigail and William; Ceri Goodfellow, Keith Snelling and Tracey & Graham Renwick] went to People & Gardens and were treated to a delightful trip around the People & Gardens set up in Watering Lane Nurseries, St Austell on Tuesday 19 July - courtesy of their founder, Ken Radford.
People and Gardens was established in 1997 to assist people with learning disabilities and mental health issues to develop work and social skills to enable them to take control over their own lives. People and Gardens was set up to enable people with learning disabilities or emotional impairments to be able to develop as individuals and to have equality of choice and opportunity in the workplace. The founders of People and Gardens understand through their own experiences, that we should all work together to break down barriers, to educate and to support each other to make the world a better place for everyone.
We started with a coffee and a chat from Ken to introduce us to his domain - he was full of stories to illustrate his vision and experiences over the years and made sure we not only got the chance to admire the work being undertaken but also to chat with his team as they beavered away on the vegetables and other plants, some of which you can see in the accompanying photos - courtesy of Steve - Nick & Jane's son-in-law.
We all left better informed and admiring of the extraordinary work being undertaken by this C.I.C. (Community Interest Company). Ken would be delighted to visit the Club at some stage and hopefully this can be arranged soon.
As Ken returned to his endeavours, we departed for The Rashleigh Arms for a light(ish) lunch and good-humoured conversation. Thanks to Nick for making all the arrangements for us; it was a really good morning.
A mini bus for Wadebridge
Concern Wadebridge now has a specially adapted mini bus for wheelchair users without a vehicle.details
Cycle Ride to Conquer Polio
Wadebridge Rotary Club holds a static cycle ride to combat Poliodetails
STREET COLLECTION FOR GRENFELL TOWER FIRE VICTIMS
Result of Wadebridge Rotary Club's street collectiondetails
ROTARY TEA PARTY
Wadebridge Rotary Club holds a tea party in aid of the 'End Polio' campaign plus a free blood pressure check.details
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Wadebridge Rotary Club hosts a meeting with local community organisationsdetails
THE COVE MACMILLAN SUPPORT CENTRE
Wadebridge Rotary Club supports the project with a Â£3000 donation from Wheels 2015details
LOAVES AND FISHES COMMUNITY CAFE
Wadebridge Rotary Club enables more equipment to be purchaseddetails
Wadebridge Club's Success at Quiz
Members of Wadebridge Rotary Club come first at the Annual Quiz Night to raise funds for the Wadebridge Hospice.details
Friends of Bodmin Hospital
Wadebridge Rotary Club donates Â£2500 to the Friends of Bodmin Hospitaldetails
ROTARY PRESENTATION TO NCI
Wadebridge Rotary Club supports the local National Coastwatch Institution.details
Rotary Rides to the Rescue!
Wadebridge Rotary Club enables riders from local RDA group to attend their National Championshipsdetails
Rotary Supports Riding for the Disabled
Wadebridge Rotary Club donation towards the upkeep of a horsedetails
Charity Contributions from 84 Charing Cross Road
Wadebridge Rotary Club benefits from play sponsorshipdetails
Presentation to local Riding for the Disabled Group
Wadebridge Rotary Club makes donation to Riding for the Disabled Groupdetails
Wadebridge Club Helps Charity Cyclists
Mwembers of Wadebridge Rotary Club support a Rotary Charity Cycle Ridedetails
Fines Raise Money for Charity
Wadebridge Rotary Club members "behaviour" raises fines for Help For Heroesdetails
Significant Achievement Award
Wadebridge Rotary Club receives a Rotary International Award for work with Dementia Support Groups.details
Wadebridge Rotarians help to plant snowdrops at Pencarrow House for 2013 Snowdrop Sunday.details
Presentation to Marine Conservation Group
Wadebridge Rotary Club donates to Polzeath Marine Conservation Groupdetails