Looking for something fun to do this Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May 2016? Come see us and the Crafty Craft Race in Newbury
The next Crafty Craft race is happening this Bank Holiday Monday. The race takes place along 5 miles of the Kennet & Avon Canal from Kintbury to Newbury. Craft start times are from 0830.
The finishing line is in Newbury alongside the Victoria Park. You can find out more about this event on the organiser's website.
Throughout the day (10:30am to 4:30pm) Victoria Park in Newbury, Berkshire is the focal point for the fun, with amusements, rides, food outlets and a wide range of attractions to suit all ages. Plus, we'll be there with a Bric-A-Brac stall, raising money and awareness for Young People And Children First.
We'd love to see you there, so please spread the word and do come over to our stand and say hello. It's looking to be a great day out for everyone!
Have a lovely rest of your weekend.
Our Young People are soon to be taught the tricks of the trade at Michelin star restaurant Woodspeen in Newbury, Berkshire
Cooking fresh and healthy meals is a vital life skill for independent living and is a core part of our development programme that our young people undertake as they transition from foster care to adults. John Campbell, who opened the WoodSpeen restaurant located in Speen, Newbury, in 2014, will be providing our young people with two cookery sessions. This will give them an amazing opportunity to learn from a top chef! We are so grateful to John for giving such valuable time to support us and our Young People are really looking forward to meeting you, and learning from you, in May.
You can read more about this here in Newbury Today online.
Also a very big thank you to all of our supporters, especially KPMG, who have helped us to fund a new kitchen so that our young people have a pleasant environment to practice and use their new skills.
Patsy and John Stone, founding members of Young People and Children First have recently celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary and they got one extra special gift and surprise in the post - a personnel signed photo from Bear Grylls who mentions our charity. Thanks Bear for making our day :)
Our young people have begun work preparing the allotment for planting this years' produce.... and it's looking really good, but we'd love your input.
With the help of Lorraine, our Operations Manager, the young people headed to the allotment the other day to start weeding and digging so to prepare the ground for this years produce. As you can see from the photos below, they're doing a great job as it's looking really tidy and weed free - for the time being! Our charity allotment is a great way for our young people to learn how to work as a team as well as learn to be a little self-sufficient.
The big question now is, what shall we plant this year and when? Any budding gardeners out there fancy sharing your top tips with our young people for how they get the most out of their allotment with minimum input? What's the best soil preparation? What are the "in" things to plant this year? And perhaps what is best to plant when, for all year round produce?
Come and inspire our young people and share your thoughts and advice, they'll love it! And to be honest, we'll all learn a bit along the way too I'm sure :)
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