Kenilworth Ladies Circle Supports Entrust!

Kenilworth Ladies Circle Supports Entrust!

We are delighted that Kenilworth Ladies Circle have adopted us as their chosen beneficiary for this year!

Lynne received this message from the lovely Eleanor following her visit to the meet the group in early May ….

“The girls were really inspired by your talk and I had lots of people come back to me with fundraising ideas. One lady has submitted an application to our local Waitrose for Entrust/ourselves to have a ‘green token’ section. I’ll let you know if we get chosen!”

We’ll be delighted to share news of this generous support on our Fundraising Page, keep visiting the site to celebrate updates with us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toddler Blog May 2019

Toddler Blog May 2019

Thank you so much for reading about our Toddler Group we love sharing our news!

Cooking Banana Bread
We do love our cooking sessions. Liz from the Cookery Kitchen is just wonderful and now having the use of the Cooker, the evocative smells emanating from the kitchen are very exciting for the children. They took home some fabulous Banana bread, good enough to be on sale at Biblios!  It is also a really good sharing activity with parents and children working together.

Dancing and Singing
We all know children embrace movement whole heartedly without the inhibitions which maturity sometimes brings so we were all fully engaged with Nikki from Dandy Development when she led the session for us with music, songs and dancing. Dandy runs classes in the area so check them out if you are interested.   As the weather becomes warmer we are exploring how we can use the outdoor space but of course safety is of paramount importance because it is not at ground level and backs directly onto the car park. Therefore we are thinking of acquriring extendable barriers which can be packed easily away after use – any ideas would be very welcome, thank you in advance.  

Exciting Visitors
We were so pleased to welcome a baby lamb and a baby goat to Toddlers what a lovely surprise thanks to Nicola and her son Patrick who so loved being ‘the teacher’ showing others what to do. Feeding, stroking, being up close and personal was a great experience for everyone, thank you so much. 

‘Shed’ Addendum
We are always looking at ways to improve and make our sessions a seamless experience, I know that everyone appreciates all the work that goes on behind the scenes. We often talk of a family commitment to Toddlers and were grateful when Judi’s husband offered to add some substantial hooks to the shed so we could hand some of the lighter things thus giving more accessibility to the other toys which is always a challenge.  A great job Geoff, thank you. Plus we were able to have a further ‘sort out’ and were very happy with the results. We hope to purchase a small plastic storage unit to house our sit and ride toys. 

Finally
Reg has been our Toddler Volunteer for many years now, making the tea and coffee, clearing up, chatting to families and generally being a pleasure to have around. He is always ready to lend a hand. The children and parents like him a lot !!!! We want to send him our good wishes for a speedy recovery as he has been unwell and hospitalised recently. We have spoken briefly to Reg and he appreciated all our get well cards and we hope to see him back soon even if it is just for a visit and we can wait on him for a change!   Here he is with little George clowning around. We miss you Reg. 

Come and join us – If you want to join us at the Toddler Group then Lynne, Selina, Suzi, Judi and Reg look forward to welcoming you come on round the kettle’s on. We are based at the Scout Hut, High Street, Harbury, CV33 9HW and meet at 9.30am saying bye bye at 11.15.Thinking of coming along or need more information please do ring Lynne on 01926 612748 or email lynnebarton@btinternet.com

Fabulous Footie Club!

Fabulous Footie Club!

For 2019 we’re delighted to announce a collaboration with Sky Blues in the Community, the official charity arm of Coventry City Football Club. They actively seek to contribute to local, regional, and national priorities, using the football club to positively impact on a range of agendas such as physical activity, health and well-being, community safety, community cohesion, employment and skills. And what joy, we’re establishing an all ability Football Team at the Sports Centre, St Nicholas Park, Warwick. Personnel from Sky Blues in the Community will be responsible for coaching the team and we’re getting our team of ‘volunteer’ coaches in place!. We are sure this will lead to other good things happening with the club.  #HappyFootball

Email lynnebarton@entrustcarepartnership.org.uk for more information or download the leaflet here 

Just Imagine Music Festival 2019

Just Imagine Music Festival 2019

With only four weeks to go we’re delighted to support this year’s to this year’s Just Imagine Music Festival.
The event is for young people, adults with a disability or additional need and their families, friends, carers and takes place on Saturday 4th May, 3pm-9pm at Old Leamingtonians Rugby Club, Bericote Road, Leamington Spa.
There’ll be live music from a number of local bands, a silent disco and karaoke, interactive workshops, plus a quiet zone in a rainbow tepee, street food, cake and sweet stalls … plus, the club house bar will be open……
It’s all on an accessible site, we’ve arranged for a mobile disabled access toilet with a hoist to be on site.
Tickets for the festival are £5.00 each and available through emailing emma.justimagine@gmail.com
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Toddler Blog April 2019

Toddler Blog April 2019

Thank you so much for reading about our Toddler Group we love sharing our news!

Coffee Morning

On Saturday 23rd March we were responsible for running the Coffee Morning at All Saints Church in the Tom Hauley Room, 10 till 12 noon. We were blessed with lots of raffle prizes, 50 items in all, so it took some time to complete the draw! We also had a great array of cakes and bric a brac. It started out as a quiet affair but then we were joined by some of our Toddler families with their children and grandchildren who are always wonderfully lively and enjoy the space and the attention, so there was a real buzz about the place and we do love hosting it. We made a staggering £244.42p all for Toddler Group. It will be used to buy art and craft materials, refreshments and contribute towards our summer trip. It costs us over £1,600 per year to run the Group each Monday and as the subs have remained the same for years we do rely on fundraising and donations to keep going. Thank you so much to all those who came, contributed and supported us, it is really appreciated.

Community Involvement

We are delighted to welcome Judi Piper as our new additional Volunteer, I think many of you will know her from Biblios, we are very pleased to have her valuable experience, great to have a new team member.

Alison Hunt, another well know person in Harbury, came to read a story and sing songs with the children recently, it is fabulous to have such a diverse range of helpers and supporters, here she is captivating her audience. 

Here is a shout out, in the past Barbara has kindly collected large shells for us at least 10cm across, from Mark’s & Spencer’s I believe. We use them to plant mustard and cress which was so easy for little fingers, so if any one has any shells we would love to hear from you – we need about 20 for everyone to have a turn.

Other Activities   

We held our AGM in February during drink and biscuit time, this gives everyone time to have a say. We are pleased to report that we offered 38 sessions during 2018, 73 individual children came to the Group. We had some star attenders including Monty, George, Ila, Lucy and Olivia. Selina, our Treasurer and Lynne as the Chair agreed to retain these offices for a further year and this was unanimously applauded.  Thanks guys.

Our activity Calendar for 2019 is in full swing with thanks to Janice from Pu Tai Health & Wellbeing offering massage and other treatments to parents, Miss Laura from Love Ballet dancing the morning away which the children adore. Liz from The Cookery Kitchen will be joining us soon with lots of other visitors planned.

We’ve also made animal masks and sprinkled glitter on pine cones, decorated photo frames, made colourful printing, moulded our dough, made Valentine cards, Mother’s Day keys to your heart gifts, made clay pigs, bird feeders, played with trains, lego, cars, shops, and dinosaurs phew how busy are we!!!! 

Come and join us – If you want to join us at the Toddler Group then Lynne, Selina, Suzi, Judi and Reg look forward to welcoming you come on round the kettle’s on. We are based at the Scout Hut, High Street, Harbury, CV33 9HW and meet at 9.30am saying bye bye at 11.15.Thinking of coming along or need more information please do ring Lynne on 01926 612748 or email lynnebarton@btinternet.com

Fundraising Coffee Morning a Record Breaker!

Fundraising Coffee Morning a Record Breaker!

RECORD BREAKER had a fabulous morning yesterday with some fabulous Volunteers running the Coffee Morning @ All Saints Church, Harbury. We raised £244.42 to support our Toddler Group, this is a record breaker for a coffee morning, we have never raised this amount before!!!

A huge thank you to all the Toddler families who came, baked cakes, donated Raffle Prizes and generally supported the morning we really appreciate your great support. Much love xxx