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August Newsletter

Crocus Fest a Big Success!

A massive thank you to everyone who turned up to "Crocus-Fest" to celebrate the services 40th birthday!

The mile-stone is a huge achievement for the service and the party was well attended with faces old and new returning to Crocus Fields.

The staff team worked tirelessly to put the event on with music, games, food and festivities for all. Special thanks must go to Ella and Lucy for organising the festival itself but

also to our two cooks Sally and Sheila who cooked all the food for the party! Sheila also created the beautiful Crocus Fields cake below.

As well as celebrating our longevity, the party was a chance for us to officially open "The John Imms Sensory Pod". This of course would not have been possible without the funding of Wooden Spoon -The Children's Charity of Rugby or the Aiming HIgh Short breaks Capital Fund money. Thank you again to everyone who donated and raised money for this cause. It is greatly appreciated. We are currently in the process of designing a booking system for local community groups and schools to use the pod during the day. More information on this will follow in due course.

Bye Bye Andy Hodkin

As some of you will be aware Andy Hodkin is leaving on his travels and for the next nine months he will be gallivanting around India and South East Asia. His temporary replacement (Dan Berridge) has joined the team until then and you will no doubt start seeing him at Crocus Fields whenever you visit. If you would like to know a bit more about Dan you can see his new one page plan here.

On behalf of everyone at Crocus Fields we would like to wish Andy a fantastic time.

PGL Holiday!

For the fourth year running Crocus Fields visited PGL in Lincolnshire for an onward bound holiday encompassing high ropes, archery, raft building, rifle shooting, leap of faith and aero-ball! A massive thank you goes out to Tim, Emma, Emma and Ashley for taking the group of 7 young people. They all had a fantastic time!

National Citizenship Service

A huge thank you must go out to the National Citizenship Service who raised over £330 for the Crocus Fields children's fund!

A group of 16-18 year olds organised a pub quiz, ran fun, runs, sold cakes at the railway station and organised a raffle.

This money was warmly received in August and will be a great help when organising trips away for the young people next year.

The children's fund was set up by a group of parents in the late 1980's and has allowed Crocus Fields to organise trips and activities (and buy specialized equipment) that we would not otherwise be able to do. A large sum of money from the children's fund was used to purchase the sensory pod and we are in the process of raising up capital for it once more. We are hoping to re-register this as a charity by the end of the financial year and would be grateful for any support you can offer with this process.



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