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2 August 2021

Positive Pathways volunteering team visits Tuppenny Barn!

On Tuesday 27th July, the Positive Pathways supported volunteering team made their way to Tuppenny Barn in Southbourne. Tuppenny Barn is an educational centre and registered charity that campaigns for healthy, sustainable food, farming and land use. The team last visited the centre in October 2019, so we were very keen to return!

Despite the gloomy clouds and less than ideal weather forecast, the volunteers got to work and were upbeat and cheerful. The team worked well together to achieve the tasks of the day, which included soft fruit picking, some weeding and path laying using wood chips.

Cath Bryant, Tuppenny Barn Centre Manager said, “We’re pleased that the team enjoyed their few hours here. We were really lucky to avoid the rain! There were 5.5kg of blackcurrants and raspberries picked which will be made into vinegars, jams or chutneys. Some weeding was undertaken by a few and paths were laid with woodchip, a great team effort.”

Thank you to the team at Tuppenny Barn for hosting our volunteers and providing delicious refreshments throughout the day – it was said that the plum crumble cake was ‘out of this world’! We very much look forward to being able to return very soon.

Positive Pathways is a Community First supported volunteering project that helps people with a wide range of barriers to volunteer as part of a team, helping to build confidence, provide a range of volunteering opportunities to build skills, offer training for personal development and social opportunities to reduce isolation, build communication skills and help people progress towards their goals.

For more information about the Positive Pathways programme, you can email us at positivepathways@cfirst.org.uk or visit our Facebook page. For information about Employee Volunteering or queries regarding volunteering, please contact Community First on 0300 500 8085 or email positivepathways@cfirst.org.uk.

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