This month’s FWW headlines…

If you go down to the woods today…

SMILE Lone Parent Family project visit Project Manna

SMILE teamed up with Project Manna on their launch day for a day of outdoor pursuits including feeding sheep, making bug hotels, raft-making, BBQ lunch and slacklining.

Families worked in teams to design and construct bug hotels and rafts using salvaged woodland material.  The ‘boys loved being outdoors and building stuff, and want to do more’ said one Mum.  One 10 year old said he rarely did one thing for very long however had really enjoyed the day at Project Manna and was looking forward to going back saying ‘its fun here’!

 


We’re all going on a summer holiday…

 

FOCUS Carers and Volunteers Beach Day

”Today was better than a holiday’ announced one very happy carer – Brenda has not had a holiday for about 20 years, however came to Faithworks’ FOCUS Beach Day on 14 August.  The day included a BBQ, a terrifying quiz with brain-teasers such as ‘What has more teeth – a shark, crocodile or slug?!’, plenty of chatter and even a dressing up photo booth!

We were joined in the afternoon by some of our amazing volunteers for a delicious BBQ, despite the rain shower, and a surprise birthday cake for Moggie’s 95th birthday.  Moggie is determined to live to 100 so she will receive a birthday card from the Queen!  Which just goes to show the incredible strength and resilience demonstrated by our carers.  We love holding ‘Red Letter Days’ like our Beach Day to provide a little respite and tranquility amongst the challenges of everyday caring duties.