The Forest of Avon Trust’s work for adults with learning disabilities has just received a big boost following a recent donation by Redcliffe Homes.
Established in 2008 the charity is entirely funded through sponsorship, donations, the Friend’s scheme, grants, fees and legacies. Their ethos is to deliver the huge benefits of trees & woodlands to as many people as possible in Bristol & Avon. They work with schools and community groups to increase access to nature for disadvantaged people.
The donation by Redcliffe Homes will enable the Trust to provide a 6 week ‘woodland wellbeing’ programme to enable young adults with a range of physical and learning needs to visit a local woodland to learn about the woodland environment and acquire new skills. The project includes sensory activities, environmental arts and crafts, and wildlife discovery and identification. The sessions will benefit participants’ physical and mental health, reduce isolation and help improve the local environment.
Jon Clark, Executive Director of the Trust said:
‘We are extremely grateful for the support of Redcliffe Homes, as quite simply this is allowing us to run a ‘woodland wellbeing’ programme which will make a big difference to those involved, the woodland environment and the wider community. It’s great to have partners such as this, as they allow us to meet the demand for our services.’
Photograph: left to right. Nicola Ramsden (Health & Wellbeing Officer at Forest of Avon Trust), Mandy Parker (Marketing & Sales Co-ordinator at Redcliffe Homes), Jon Clark (Executive Director at Forest of Avon Trust)