On Saturday 19 September Livability Holton Lee will be holding a Community Fair with a whole host of local organisations, arts and crafts producers will gather together to showcase the great community in which the project is located.

The day will be an opportunity to welcome friends, supporters and visitors from around the area to hear more about what’s on offer and the plans for the future at Livability Holton Lee.

The Community Fair will open from 1-5pm. A range of activities and experiences are planned, throughout the afternoon, including

  • Teddy Bear Challenge
  • climbing wall
  • birds of prey display
  • local crafts and produce
  • tractor rides, horse and carriage rides
  • wood-turning and wool spinning demonstrations
  • music from Corfe Mullen Ukelele band
  • AIM Community arts project
  • Didgeridoo workshop and refreshments.

The day will close with a Celebration of Life service run by the Connect group of local churches at 5pm in Faith House.

Serving the local community for over 25 years, Livability Holton Lee merged with Livability last year and is developing an exciting service offering for the future, including the creation of a spinal rehabilitation centre and a community café.

Livability Holton Lee’s Community Fair will be hosted by a variety of staff and volunteers at the centre that take part popular ‘Flourish Programme’. The project uses the expansive gardens and grounds at Livability Holton Lee to provide a range of environmental and wellbeing therapy. Volunteers take part in horticulture, conservation, woodworking, garden maintenance and landscaping, as well as selling produce from the work.

Visitors are invited to discover opportunities for personal growth through access to creative activities and connecting with nature set in 350 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. With a specialism in disability care and mental health, the centre runs a diverse programme designed to benefit the whole person – promoting physical, mental, spiritual and social wellbeing.

New Centre Manager Neil Stevens said:

‘Creating ways to support community life and wellbeing is at the heart of Livability Holton Lee. We are delighted to be developing exciting new plans for wellbeing discovery.

‘We are really looking forward to welcoming local friends and supporters from the area to our community day.

‘We encourage people to come and explore this beautiful heathland, spend time in nature, enjoy an activity and find out more about our plans for the future.’

Image provided by Neil Turner

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