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What a great laugh! Comedy Night goes down a storm!

What a great laugh! Comedy Night goes down a storm!

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the Family Care Trust’s first comedy night at Knowle Village Hall. The evening was a great success! We raised over £2000 towards our 25th anniversary target of £250,000. Thank you to Virgin Active, Flash Climbing Centre and Enzo Hair Salon (Knowle) for donating great raffle prizes and Knowle Village Hall for the perfect venue. Not forgetting compère Matt Gupwell and all the hilarious…
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Open day success at Newlands Bishop Farm

Open day success at Newlands Bishop Farm

Thank you to everyone that came to Newlands Bishop Farm open day today! It was a bit soggy but it was so fantastic to see everyone enjoying the scarecrows, opening the sensory garden with the team from Cadent (who helped get this project started!) cutting the ribbon on the new tractor with Eversfield School whose fundraising enabled us to purchase the tractor, and of course being able to show the mayor of Solihull…
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JLR bash though the farms to do list!

JLR bash though the farms to do list!

Over the last three weeks we have been very lucky to have been joined by several teams from Jaguar Landrover who have tackled a wide variety of jobs all over the farm. Post bashing in the horses field was top of the list and the teams ensured that over 100 posts were bashed into the ground by hand all around the field ready for the field to be used throughout the winter.…
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Chernobyl Children’s Project (CCP) visit Newlands Bishop Farm

Chernobyl Children’s Project (CCP) visit Newlands Bishop Farm

Newlands Bishop Farm welcomed teenagers from the Chernobyl Childrens Project to the farm for an afternoon of fun, food and animals! To read the full article please follow the link here https://solihullobserver.co.uk/news/farm-in-solihull-borough-welcomes-teenagers-from-chernobyl-in-cancer-remission/?fbclid=IwAR1ikuephYqfS0QxV4YEFwBhjfPfzRDenwyz5mnkZHLNWur67hhfk_axkHc
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Team Family Care Trust taking on Birmingham half marathon 2019

Team Family Care Trust taking on Birmingham half marathon 2019

Here’s the Family Care Trust team taking on the Birmingham half marathon on 13th October. Its a huge challenge and we really appreciate the time it takes to train for an event like this 💪🏻 The event has interviewed the team to see how their preparation is going which you can read here If you would like to sponsor the team no matter how much please follow the link here 💪🏻 its for…
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Thank you to all who supported our vintage tea party

Thank you to all who supported our vintage tea party

A massive thank you to everyone who supported the vintage tea party held in the tipis at Newlands Bishop Farm. The event raised a huge £920 which will go towards the Blanning Welfare Fund. A huge thank you to all of the following for their generous raffle donations - Theo Georgio Knowle - 3 hair vouchers Mr Carlton - Champagne Newlands Bishop Farm - hanging baskets Four Ashes Adventure Golf - voucher…
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Postcode Community Trust and Sport England grants secure sport activities at the farm and blanning centre

Postcode Community Trust and Sport England grants secure sport activities at the farm and blanning centre

The farm has received £22,900 to go towards funding sport activities for the project workers. These grants have ensured that the project workers attending the farm have access to a wide range of activities including tennis, climbing and cricket. Having access to sport helps promote healthy lifestyles as well as the positive effect sport can have on mental health and above all having fun! We cannot thank the Postcode Community Trust and…
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Blanning cake sale a huge success!

Blanning cake sale a huge success!

What a fantastic turn out to The Blanning Cake Sale! A grand total of £620.00  was raised towards the Welfare fund which helps fund Entertainment and trips out for all service users. Once again thank you for all your support, we really appreciate it!      
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Family Care Trust is celebrating its 25th Anniversary!

Family Care Trust is celebrating its 25th Anniversary!

This year the trust will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary with 25 events taking place to raise money over the next year. The focus of the events will be to raise awareness of the trust throughout Solihull and to raise money for future projects the trust has in place at the same time! Keep an eye out for these events taking place across the trust on our Facebook page
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Newlands Bishop Farm Spring Sales Day 17th May 11-3

Newlands Bishop Farm Spring Sales Day 17th May 11-3

The farm will be having its very popular spring sales day again this year on 17th May 11am until 3pm. There will be a variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets and small crafts on sale. There will also be farm jams and chutneys available in Berrys Cafe. Tea, coffee and cake will be available in the cafe as well as a a daily special lunch. We look forward to seeing you there!…
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Joint Book Launch of Kate Swaffer and Dr Shibley Rahman

  A joint Book Launch of Kate Swaffer and Dr Shibley Rahman was held on Saturday 11th July at the Arlington Centre in Camden, London. "I felt so privileged to have been invited on behalf of the Family Care Trust to attend the joint book launch event in London. The room was full of people who I highly respect and admire" said Caroline Millichamp.   ‘Living Better with Dementia – Good Practice and…
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Thank You to John Lewis for their very generous donation

A donation has been awarded from the John Lewis Divisional Community Investment Committee for £3000. The donation is to be used towards our Opportunity Centre and Short Stay Refurbishment project starting the project off by redecorating the Croftbrook memory room and the reception area. This will be a wonderful kick-start for our project. Many thanks to Sara Breen the John Lewis - Solihull Community Liaison Coordinator for all of her help and support throughout the whole nomination process. We are…
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Croftbrook Opportunity Centre Ascot Race Day

We held a Royal Ascot race day at our Croftbrook Opportunity day centre making hats for all of our clients with all of our staff participating and  dressing up for the occasion. There were 8 races for everyone to bet on with prizes of chocolates for the winning bets. There were also champagne & strawberries as an afternoon treat for the special occasion. Everyone had a fantastic day.  
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Friday Drop-In day trip to the Black Country Living Museum

The Friday Drop-In members and some of the people from Dassett Road enjoyed a wonderful trip back in time, when they visited the Black Country Living Museum on Friday 5th June, on what was probably the warmest day of the year so far. Attendees enjoyed taking in all of the historic splendour of the site by visiting the old time shops and attractions, enjoying traditional fish and chips for lunch along with…
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A Charity Partnership with Lyons Davidson Solicitors – Solihull

We are so thrilled and grateful to have been selected by Lyons Davidson Solicitors - Solihull to be their chosen charity for 2015. We are looking forward to working closely together in partnership to raise vital funds for the Family Care Trust and have lots of fun together while sharing our knowledge and skills together. We thank Lyons Davidson Solicitors - Solihull so much for their support. This is such a wonderful start to our fundraising in…
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A Charity partnership with Bumble the Bus.

Lizzie and Nigel Allister the proud owners of a 1962 VW Split Screen Bus, ‘Bumble the Bus’, which is hired for weddings, afternoon tea, events and photo booths are continuing for a second year to support the Family Care Trust as one of their chosen charities of 2015. We are looking forward to working together again with Lizzie, Nigel and Bumble the bus in 2015 on lots of fun fundraising activities. We…
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Princes Trust Solihull College Community Project

We are very lucky as the Family Care Trust charity to have been selected to be part of the Princes Trust Solihull College Community project scheme with a project to redecorate a room at our Blanning Opportunity Day Centre in Bentley Heath, Solihull to be set up as a 'Reminiscence' room for our clients. The Princes Trust at Solihull College run a team programme of 12 weeks which is for young people aged 16-25.…
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Christmas Shopping Trip

Members of the Friday Drop-In group and Ladies from Dassett Road enjoyed a fabulous day out on Friday 21st November, when they went Christmas shopping to the Merry Hill Centre in Dudley. Many of the 40+ people that went on the trip had never visited Merry Hill before and everyone said what a wonderful day they had. As well as crossing off a few items from their wish lists, attendees enjoyed the…
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The Trust Craft Group

The Family Care Trust Craft Group has been set up as a result of a number of very generous donations of crafting equipment and with the kind support of volunteers giving up their time to make crafts and cards which will be on sale to raise funds for the Family care Trust.
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