La Leche is a regular user of 40 Degreez supporting mums with breastfeeding. They have wanted to help 40 Degreez for a while to show their appreciation of the space & decided the carpet was the ideal project, they donated £1000 towards the cost of the new carpet. It is so much appreciated when hire groups give us feedback & help to improve the environment that will benefit everyone that uses 40 Degreez.
AdaptDementia have added another session to their support at 40 Degreez, starting at 2.30pm. For more information contact Mary on 07751903252 or email Mary Jordan: email@example.com
40 Degreez has entered the Scarecrow & Harvest Festival being held at St Thomas on the Bourne. The festival is running from Friday 23 – Sunday 30 September. Our young people made a Hungry Caterpillar scarecrow with Sarah, unfortunately our scarecrow won’t be able to be fully seen as the stakes wouldn’t go into the ground & a stand had to be used. However we are hoping to use him within the Garden Project where he can be seen fully in all his glory.
Welcome to the Quilting group. Iwan & Liselle met with Otto to discuss how 40 Degreez could help the local Ukrainian families, the result – using the main hall & kitchen. 40 Degreez is extremely pleased in supporting this group, it is not only a quilting group but a time where Ukrainian families who are living in the local area can come together to socialise & support each other. The first session today, was arranged within a very short timescale. When asked how it went, Otto replied ‘Much better than I thought it would. Those who attended loved the set up of cooking together and socialising.’ It was so much so that during the following week, it was decided they wanted to use the hall on a weekly basis as opposed to the original every other week. We hope that your numbers continue to grow.
Back after the summer break, the Women’s Self Defence class starting 7.10pm for the 5 week programme. For more info contact Karyn on Karyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
At the beginning of the Summer, small bedding plants were planted round the minion. Just look at them now, despite the hot sun, with the hard work keeping them watered by the staff & we think other users of 40 Degreez – thank you! They have flourished beautifully & will no doubt go into the Autumn. Homebase very kindly donated the plants for our Gardening Project, which has given everyone some colour to enjoy during the glorious Summer months.
During the Gardening Project this week, they sowed seeds for herbs & got the vegetable planter ready to sow more vegetables that will be used during the Health Hub, when teaching the young people cooking skills. A great way of upcycling using the bottles as planters. The project looks at ways that items can be reused.
As the Summer draws to an end, the Gardening Project made the most of the light evening tonight. During the Health Hub, Sarah worked with young people & did some planting of baskets & hanging buckets decorated during other sessions for a splash of Autumnal & Winter colour. If gardening isn’t their thing, they are still getting involved in the project by adding their own personal stamp on the items used within the garden. or helping to build planters.
It’s that time of year again & this year we are able to host an in person AGM. We welcome the Mayor of Waverley Borough Council, the Mayor of Farnham Town Council along with the presidents of the Farnham Lions & Farnham Rotary & all the supporters of 40 Degreez. We’d like to extend our thanks to Stephen Pritchard who for many years now has examined our accounts, this year was his last as he has now retired. If anyone would like to help us going forward on this annual examination, please get in contact.
Earlier in the year, we had a problem with the weather & water ingression into the main hall. Everyone who used the hall had to put up with the carpet drying out & the not so pleasant aroma that came with it. Their patience while this matter was dealt with was warming. The carpet needed replacing & we have now finally been able to get this done today. Thank you to World Wide Carpet for your help & advice in choosing the carpet & arranging for it to be laid. It looks amazing.