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Musical Creations 

 

Clark is enjoying playing the keybord this afternoon, it has been lovely listening to his musical creations!

Fundraising!

 

We are honoured and very lucky to have Liam Roberts running the Cheltenam Half Marathon with 2 friends, Chris Smith and Joe Ballinger. They are all running the Half Marathon for their chosen charities, Liam is running to raise money for all of us here at Haven Day Cantre in memory of Barbara, his Auntie. Barbara was a much loved character where ever she went, she always had a smile on her face and we are so pleased that we were able to contribute to being one of the reasons why Barbras smile was always so bright. We want to give a huge thanks to Liam and his friends for their amazing act of kindness. The race date is Sunday 1st October and we are overwhelmed following Liams fundraising page, should you wish to share Liams story, donate or leave an encouraging comment to cheer Liam and his friends on please follow the link https://www.youcaring.com/havendaycentre-892558 

Again many thanks to Liam and his friends and everyone who is taking part to raise money for charities. 


 
Singing

Here we can see a few members enjoying singing! They take it in turns to pick out songs from the hymn books, their voices are full of energy and enthusiasm, its great! 

Busy busy busy!

David has been working hard, he's on his 5th jigsaw! As soon as he finishes one he wants to crack on and start another! He certainly likes to keep himself busy!

Finished!

This is how our vegetable patch looks once the lloyds bank team finished, it looks great! We cant wait until next year to grow lots of vegetabes in each of the corners, it will be so much easier now for everyone! Thank You!

Peter working hard

Peter has been doing an excellent job packing lots of cards, he takes great pride in his work!

Up-cycled pallets turned into fence!

These guys really had a challenge, they have done an excellent job making this fence from old pallets! Thanks guys!! 

The hard work was worth it!

Everyone got stuck in all the different gardening tasks, here this gentleman is cutting back the bushes so that they can make a new fence!

The hard work was worth it!

All the hard work was worth it, look how beautiful the garden is now! Clean, sharp, tidy, and weed free, a great space to relax in!

We couldnt find you...  

A fantastic job has been done in our garden weeding, there was a lot of it to do! Llyods Bank got stuck in, we nearly couldnt find some of llyods bank hiding in the bushes doing yet again a fantastic job!

Computer Whizz  

Jamie has been busy on the computer! He is a computer whizz! Maybe he can teach me a few computer tricks! 

Our 'new' kitchen  

The Lloyds bank crew have been so busy! Thank you for all your hard work! Its Ace!

Our 'new' kitchen  

Lloyds bank have been back again! Today they have been painting our kitchen, we've gone for blue walls and grey tiles, its looks brilliant and has a new lease of life! Thank you!

Artistic Creations 

Edith here has been keeping herself busy on the rainy days we have had lately. Edith has made lots of colourful pictures by scrunching up tissue paper and sticking it down, her artisitc creations brighten up the place!

Lloyds Bank have been back!

On the same day these hard working chaps began laying patio slabs to make our vegetable patch in our garden more accessibe for those who are less mobile. Thank you guys! These guys even worked through the rain!

Lloyds Bank have been back!

What a fantastic start! We cannot thank enough all the Lloyds Bank volunteers for all the hard work that they have put into the garden. This group of lovely ladies began weeding and rebarking the ground. Great start, Thank you!

Washing the tables
Ruth has been working hard, first Ruth baked some chocolte chip fairy cakes and then Ruth helped us tiidy up and wash the tables, she's done a fabulous job! thank you Ruth!
Squash
Not the sport, the Vegetable! Another great spot in our garden! we have some healthy looking squash plants in our garden! Yum Yum! 
Frog!
Look! We spotted a frog in our pond, he looks pretty big! Maybe he is one of the frogs we hatched from the frog spawn we fished out at the begining of the year! Great news, we want to encourage more wildlife in our garden! 
Summer BBQ
Another snap of our summer BBQ,the live entertainment. Thank you to everyone involved in making this day so much fun!
Summer BBQ
Olive here smiling away for the camera at our summer BBQ, Olive said she really enjoyed the scones after the other BBQ food! What a celebration!
Group Photo
Cheeeeeese! We all posed on the front deck of the boat in the sun, the views were beautiful and we all had another lovely day!
Great work Nicky!
Nicky done a great job steering the boat on another Willow Trust Boat Trip, we didnt crash into the bank, Nicky steered us in a straight line! 
Relaxing on the train
After looking around the station and eating our lunch we all enjoyed the beautiful views from the train. 
Train Trip
Another train trip at Bitton, the sun was lovely and Peter really enjoyed his ice cream, it was lovely to hear Peter talk about his train sets he has and that he was a member of Avon Railway too!
Another wonderful Willow Trust Boat Trip
This year we took small groups of members on the Willow Trust Boat Trip instead of us all going at once. Our members had lovely days socialising with other groups of adults with disabilities from lots of different places. Thanks for another year of brilliant boat trips Willow Trust!
Fabric Painting
Steve here has been busy trying a new craft, fabric painting. Steve painted a lovely pillow case which he gave to someone he lives with for his birthday, what a lovely gesture! 
Mobile shop
Its great that Tina and others have been getting involved in our mobile shop. We encourage different members to take the shop round, serve other members, handle money, giving back change and entering it in to the till. Good work everyone!
Visit to the Zoo (Summer 2017)
A group of us had a lovely day at the zoo! In the picture we are in the gorrilla enclosure. It was amazing, there was a glass ceiling and we could see the gorrillas  walking above us. We even seen a baby gorrilla holding on to its mothers back! 
A big thanks to Lloyds bank (Summer 2017)
We want to give a big thanks to Lloyds bank who have again come to visit us and help us maintain ur wondeful garden! Everyone worked so hard and the results are fantastic! THANK YOU to everyone involved, we all really appreciate it!

Train trip! (Summer 2017)
We have been very lucky and have been on some fabulous new outings this year, including going to Bitton for a ride on the train. We had singing, dancing and icecream on the carraige followed by a packed lunch. In total we visited 3 times this year, everyone who went seemed to love it, we shall hopefully be visiting again next year!

Home skills 
Stephen has really embraced doing the washing, every morning when he's in, he comes to find a member of staff and asks to put the washing on! He's become an expert! Thanks Stephen!

 

Home skills 
We have been encouraging different members to try washing up and take part in different activities that develop and maintian important skills to increase their indepencence at home. Lorraine has gotten stuck in with the washing up and thoroughly enjoys it! Great work Lorraine and everyone else who has been giving it a go!

 

Polly Parrot: January 2017
It has been great to see everyone in the new year, we couldnt wait to get stuck into lots of crafts, Paul has done a marvellous job making this parrot! The colours bring the parrot to life, squaaaawk squaaawk! Polly parrot Polly parrot! 
Good job Paul! 

 

Christmas Dinner 2016
Jackie and Denise cooked Christmas dinner here at Haven, twice, it was hard work but worth it as it was delicious! Thank you Jackie and Denise and everyone who pitched in, and not just with their fork to pinch the last extra pig in blanket!! 

 

St Brendans Christmas Party: December 2016
We were invited to St Brendans for their Christmas party where the students looked after us with some tea, coffee, sandwiches and cake and some beautiful singing and some great dance routines. Ruth and Tina really loved dancing and singing to the festive music!

 

Christmas Shopping: December 2016
We had a marvellous time at the garden centre, every member had the opportunity to go Christmas shopping with our support at the garden centre. The beautiful sensory displays were relaxing to see and we all enjoyed a beverage and piece of cake! The real reindeer at the garden centre was amazing to see, they were so friendly! 

 

Shoebox Appeal
This year we were a drop off/collection point for the shoe box appeal. As well as making our own shoeboxes for different people, everyone else’s shoe boxes were delivered to us so that the shoe box appeal could collect them all at once, our garage was filled with shoe boxes! We were happy to help and want to thank everyone who donated different items for us to pack into shoe boxes. 

 

Pumpkin Pies: October 2016

Some of our members love baking and have made all sorts of fantastic cakes. In addition to the favourite chocolate cakes and flapjacks that are often made we added a new recipie to the collection. Pumpkin Pies!! 

Using home grown pumpkins the members were able to make delicious pies that Clifford tasted and said they were "Good!"

While they waited for the pies to cook in the oven the members got stuck in with washing and drying up the used bowls and utensils.

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Our members

Celebrating our 30th Anniversary with the Lord Mayor of Bristol

Our members are the most important part of Haven Day Centre. We're so blessed to have with us so many wonderful people from all across Bristol. ...

The brilliant thing about our members is that we can always rely on them to make us smile. We have an interesting variety of people from all walks of life, and while some of us may have mobility limitations and or learning (teaching) requirements, we can together all bring our sparkling personalities, a dazzling array of amazing abilities and skills, and our exceptional talents, we believe that we are all gifted with. ...

We know that every member of Haven Day Centre, in their own individual roles, is really an essential, significant and valued part of what we do. We're here for one another and we help each other! Our members have genuine concern for all, and we all welcome new people who might like to join us as well. Please contact us, if you are interested!

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