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St. James Place Foundation

We would to thank Jonathan McCombe of KMC Wealth Management who presented Little Orchids with a cheque on behalf of St. James Place Foundation to contribute towards the cost of a sessional worker. We are really grateful to St. James Place Foundation for kindly awarding us this funding.

 

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Sainsbury's Local Charity of the Year

Little Orchids is absolutely delighted with receiving our cheque from Sainsbury's as charity of the year 2016/2017. We received an astonishing £11, 410. We would like to thank all the staff at Sainsbury's, Parents who supported us throughout the year and the local community who voted for us ans supported us throughout the year.

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Volunteer Day 2017

Volunteer Day Celebrations on Friday 02nd June 2017

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Progressive Building Society Donation

We would like to thank Progressive Building Society for their kind donation of £1,000 to the centre and Paul McConway who put our name forward. It is very much appreciated and will go towards the day to day running costs of the centre.

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Open Night May 2017

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A big thank you to everyone who helped to make open night a great success. A special thank you to Greg who shared his personal story of his journey with his child at Little Orchids. A big thank you also to Kellie, Paula and Denise who lead the Parent support group and came along to meet the new parents. We had a great turn out on the night.

 

Walk Away Your Worries Campaign

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Staff at Little Orchids on a lunch time walk as part of the Walk Away Your Worries’ Campaign which launched on Monday 1st May.

Reflexology

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Ellen Hastings, a qualified instructor on reflexology, kindly came to the centre to deliver a fun workshop on reflexology for parents and children with additional needs to learn how to use a gentle non-invasive complementary therapy on the pressure points on the hands and feet. These techniques produce great effects to produce calmness, aid sleep and a natural solution to health concerns.

Carers Suppoprt

Little Orchids set up an information stall at the Carers Support, Carer and staff information event on 23rd February.fair

Donation

What a surprise visit, Debbie Sheehan visited the centre on 20/12/2016 to present Maura with a cheque for an amazing £2,500. This money was raised by her daughter Rachel Sheehan who is originally from the city but now lives in San Francisco with her little son who was diagnosed with Beckwith Wiederman Syndrome and Autism. At Easter this year Rachel, her son, family and friends did a sponsored walk to raise awareness and funds. We thank you so much for thinking of us as we rely on fundraising for the day to day running of the centre and to purchase resources required.

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Open Consultation

We held open consultation  on Thursday 08th December 6.00 – 8.00pm and open day on Friday 09th December 9.00 – 1.00pm. 

We asked everyone to come along and give their views on the need of this service. We really appreciated all the Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Professionals who dropped in to fill out petals to complete our orchid.consultation 7consultation 10

Baby Massage

Staff at Little Orchids have just completed a 4 week Baby Massage training with Parents in the Centre in November 2016 as part of gaining their qualification to receive their professional Diploma in Baby Massage. Staff plan to run the Baby Massage course again after Christmas for other Parents.baby massage 4

Parent Information Night

We had a brilliant Information night at the centre on 05th December 2016. Thank you to all who came and for giving up your time we hope that each of you gained valuable information to help or guide you. Thank you to all the services that came and displayed what they did and gave parents a wide variety of what is available to them and their families. Thank you so much. We had Action for children, Select kids, Cedar foundation, Artspace, Talking to our babies, Northstar, Rhonda Reilly , Sense, Rinka, and Carers support thank you all again. Xx

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Sainsburys Active Kids

Daniel and Edel presenting us with resources donated from Sainsbury's Active Kids as part of being their local charity of the yearsainsburys presentation

Parent Fundraiser

We would like to thank Lorraine and Juile Long who kindly held a coffee morning raising an amazing £335.40 for the centre.julie cheque

Therapeutic Care Presentation by Colby Pearce

Colby Pearce, Principal Clinical Psychologist at Secure Start, gave a presesentation on Therapeutic to the staff at Little Orchids on 07th October 2016

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Volunteer Celebration

Our Volunteer celebration on Friday 03rd June was a great success and enjoyed by all. Helen McDonnell, Life Coach, gave a great Inspirational talk and the food from Cafe Zest was fabulous.

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