News & Events

Corporate Volunteering help

Posted by TB on 31 August 2016

Yesterday Orchard Trust residential and short break home in Ruardean was visited by 4 members of staff from Lloyds Banking Group.

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The Orchard Trust Chicken Flock grows

Posted by TB on 30 August 2016

Orchard Trust have had chickens for some while but there were never enough eggs to meet the demand from our customers.  At the end of 2016 we secured a generous donation from a Herefordshire company with a connection to one of our Trustees and we decided to significantly increase our flock.

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Summer Club

Posted by TB on 3 August 2016

An exciting summer club provision for children aged 6-11yrs at the Orchard Trust.

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Sunny Summer Fair (phew!)

Posted by TB on 15 July 2016

Orchard Trust had its annual Summer Fair last weekend and it was a great success!  The sun was shining (as opposed to last year!) and we had a huge variety of entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy.

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Green Fingers

Posted by TB on 28 June 2016

Orchard Trust has been busy with green fingered gardeners so far this summer (when the sun comes out!)

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Safeguarding Adults Foundation Level 2 training

Posted by TB on 28 June 2016

We are delighted to be able to offer GSAB Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Foundation Level 2 training at a £20.00 reduction per person (conditions apply) for a limited period only.

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Successful Funding from Tesco

Posted by TB on 23 June 2016

Orchard Trust applied for funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme and we were successful and were awarded £8K!!.
We were shortlisted from all the applicants and made the final 3.  Shoppers in Tesco who bought a carrier bag in store were given a token to put in one of 3 boxes. At the end of the period the tokens were counted and used to decide who would win either 10K, 8K or 6K. Our project (the redevelopment of the access paths around the Learning Centre and the smallholding) had the second highest total and hence the £8K grant.
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Orchard Trust were invited to a celebration event in the store to thank everyone for taking part.

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Cafe Flashmob

Posted by tb dg on 23 June 2016

We had a very exciting addition to the Orchard Trust cafe last week. Along with the beautifully made cheese scones and strawberry meringue, visitors were also treated  to a song sung by the students in the form of a flash mob, 

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Learning Disabilities Awareness Week

Posted by on 21 June 2016

Learning Disabilities Awareness Week 20th - 26th June

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