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September 2019

 

Jenny, a volunteer at the centre completed the Windsor Half Marathon and raised £240 for us.

Well done Jenny and thank you so much 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 

FREE: 

MUSICAL AND CREATIVE THERAPY WORKSHOP FOR ALL.

STARTS 11AM

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

As a recent volunteer, I wrote this poem to express some feelings I have for the farm.

 

Down on the Farm

 

Hidden away, very close to BA Terminal 5 you will find the Heathrow Special Needs Centre, 

here all of creation. nature and animals comes alive

whilst passengers rush from terminals, lounges and gates

the gentle life and rythmn of the farm awaits

passengers shop, and drink coffee, luggage on wheels, and passports to hand meanwhile some volunteers enter reception, sign in, and look at the wipe - board, to discover what jobs need doing - and are inviting

we soon pass the stable with the sign warning 'animals may bite'

jobs to be done on a daily basis, large and small, mundane and skilled, and if the farm manager Susan's not around, just check the board for a job that needs to be filled

when I first arrived a couple of winters ago, of course all farm life was new,

I was given the task of emptying the large 'duck-pond' with buckets, and refilling with a water-hose OH! and indeed that murky smell of stale - dirty water, really got up my nose! I've also met some fine human's young and not so young whilst going about the farm.

and been amunsed by the free range chickens and roosters who roam freely, all around the barn.

everyone has a favourite of course, and for me it's the two pigs that steal the show, real characters, and so feisty and clever, i'm still a bit scared of the fine riding horses and dont get too close to their tether

and so dear reader, it's about time for me to sign off, i'm glad I discovered the farm, and having benefitted from mixing with god's creatures, large and small

so farewell for now, the centre has such a peaceful and pleasant charm, yes indeed, there's no place, quite like The Heathrow Special Needs Centre.

 

Written by John Holman

September 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2019

THE HEATHROW OPERATION, SAFETY AND ASSURANCE TEAM SPENT A DAY AT THE CENTRE 29TH AUGUST AND DID MUCH PAINTING AND GARDENING.  THEIR WORK HELPS TO KEEP THE CENTRE SMART AND WELCOMING FOR OUR VISITORS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

 

                               

 

 

                             

 

JUNE 2019

 

DIMENSIONS DATA HELPING TO MAKE THE CENTRE LOOK SMART

 

 

 

 

MAY 2019

 

CHRIS OWENS FUNDRAISED NEARLY £500 FOR US BY COMPLETING THE STAINES 10K RUN 

 

 

 

APRIL 2019

 

OUR FRIENDS AT SALES FORCE SPENT A LOT OF TIME PAINTING AND TIDYING UP 

 

 

 

APRIL 2019

 

BALFOUR BEATTY DONATED A LOT OF EASTER EGGS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

 

 

October 2018

Firmenech did much painting and tidying up

 

 

 

 

September 2018

Our friends from Sales Force came back for some much needed gardening and painting. Many thanks for all your hard work

 

                      

 

June 2018

Our friends at Sales Force came back again for much needed gardening and some smart painting around the Plough Garden. Many thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

Our friends at Sales Force came again in June and painted a lot of fencing and making the Centre look smart.

Many thanks

 

 

 

 

 

May 2018

 

Our friends from Sales Force spent the day working on much needed jobs. 

Many thanks for your wonderful support

 

 

                                                                                  

 

 

 

April 2018

 

Our friends at Dimensions Data have upgraded our internet and wifi throughout the site to a high professional standard. We could not have afforded this much needed work and their wonderful help and support is gratefully appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2017

Our Users Christmas Party was a great success. Everyone received a present from Santa who also performed magic tricks. Garfield & the Mayor Of Hillingdon ensured all had a good time with lunch provided by The Heathrow Sheraton Hotel.

 

         

 

   

              

 

October 2017

Our friends at SAP spent the day sorting the muck heap and painting the raised boardwalk to the

Nature Area. Many thanks for your great work

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

Sarfraz completed the London Marathon and fundraised £870 for the Centre.

Many thanks to Sarfraz and also to Viva Xpress Logistics (UK) Ltd for their support

 

 

 

Open Day 19th September 2017

Some pictures of a great event on a sunny day. The Mayor of Hllingdon presented certificates of merit and The Heathrow Sheraton Hotel provided a buffet lunch. 

 

              

 

           

 

 

September 2017

 

Our friends at Heathrow Airport Ltd have transformed the Memory Garden

 

 

           

 

 

July 2017

 

Tommy, one of our volunteers has been fundraising and raised £62.00 for the Centre.

Well done Tommy

 

                                                                                                                        

 

July 2017

Thank you Ashford Rotary Club for your £100 donation

                                                                                      

                                                                                         

 

May 2017

Our friends at UPS have donated £695 to to help towards the costs of our not for profit

Cedar Tea Room.

Managed by Yvonne and her family who have made Cedar Tea Room a special place for our disadvantaged users and visitors.  See more pictures and info on the Cedar Tea Room page. 

 

                                                                                                               

 

 

Meet our new turkeys, Rosemary & Thyme, friends for Borage (Boris).

Both birds were kindly donated by Copas Traditional Turkeys at Cookham.

                                                       

 

 

                                                    Some of our friends at Sainsbury's

                                                                                

 

                                             Collection at Sainsbury's Easter 2017: Many thanks Bernie and Yvonne

                                                                          

 

 

                                                                             SOME OF OUR SUPPORTERS

                                   

                                            The Butterflies Group                                                                 The DHL team

                                       

                                           Etihad Airways                                                                               Centrica

                                         

                                                               Inner Wheel of Walton on Thames

 

 

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