1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR CAMPFIRE & CONVERSATION FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
Campfire & Conversation for people living with dementia and their carers celebrated it's first birthday this week! We saw regulars & past attendees join us for the festivities at Whalley Abbey, where we enjoyed pass the parcel, a nursery rhyme quiz, pin the tale on the donkey and jelly & cream alongside a birthday cake.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the past year and long may it continue!
Our current group are currently voting on a new name for our outdoor sessions... so keep your eyes peeled for the winner
PROUD TO BE PART OF BRAND NEW FESTIVAL ...
A brand new festival has been announced to replace the fabulous Cloudspotting festival at Gisburn Forest.
From July Seekout Festival will debut this year with a mix of fabulous music, arts and wellbeing activities set in the wonderful Gisburn Forest.
We are proud to say we have been asked to be part of this once again and we hope to see you in the pines hanging around in our hammocks or enjoying one of our fabulous activities for you and your family.
Grab your tickets now by following the link to The Grands website.
NEW FOR 2023
December 16th, 2022
We are excited to announce that we will be starting a new group at Haworth Art Gallery, Hollins Lane, Accrington.
This free adult session will run with you in mind... and will run both inside & out.
Contact us for more information or turn up at one of our sessions.
PRE LAUNCH EVENT WILL BRING NEW SESSIONS TO PENWORTHAM IN SPRING 2023
12th December 2022
A very successful pre launch event at Guardian of Nature's allotment in Penwortham.
We've had lots of engagement and look forward to working in the community in Spring once major works have been completed on the allotment.
SUCCESSFUL FUNDING BID SEES NEW SESSION STARTING AT WHALLEY ABBEY
December 12, 2022
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2022
7th October 2022
Join us on World Mental Health Day 2022 at Howard Street Community Centre, Howard Street, Burnley for a taste of Campfire & Conversation which will be starting on Thursday 20th October at the Burnley site.
This taster session is totally free and you don't need to book, come and chat to us and the others to find out more.
FURTHER FUNDING RECEIVED AFTER SUCCESS OF PILOT SCHEME
16th August 2022
Following the success of the pilot scheme, Campfire & Conversation for people living with Dementia & their carers, we are excited to announce that we have been awarded funding from Ribble Valley District Nurses Association to continue the project for another 10 weeks.
MORE DONATIONS RECEIVED
We are excited to announce that we have successfully received another donation of outdoor clothing from Rohan's Gift Your Gear. These will be distributed between our current projects for our participants and volunteers to use when attending our sessions.
For more information about 'Gift Your gear' follow the link --->
PILOT PROJECT LAUNCH IS A HUGE SUCESS
This week saw us launch our new campfire & conversation for people living with dementia and their carers at Whalley Abbey in conjunction with Ribble Valley Crossroads Care www.crossroadscareribblevalley.co.uk
Our first session saw lots of people venture into the Peace garden and laughter and tales were heard.
Funded by Ribble Valley Dementia Action Alliance, the aim of the group is to provide a safe space outdoors in a beautiful space, with opportunity to meet new people, try new things, reminisce about times gone by and be treat to tasty treats around the campfire.
WE'VE JOINED INSTAGRAM... SHOW US SOME LOVE THIS VALENTINES DAY
14th February 2022
It's Valentines day 2022... and we've joined Instagram :)
We'd love you to share the love with us and follow us.
NEW OUTDOOR GROUP IN BURNLEY IS TURNING BLUE MONDAY GREEN
17th January 2022
Tackling blue Monday by turning it green... that was the aim of the launch session of the new group meeting at Ightenhill Park in Burnley. With support from the Friends of Ightenhill Park, the first session of Campfire & Conversation was a great success.
WE'VE BEEN NOMINATED
9th January, 2022
Wow... now that's a great email to brighten the weekend!
We've been nominated for the Ribble Valley Business Awards 2022.
Thankyou to whoever nominated us, and let's keep our fingers crossed :)
NEW MEMBER OF THE BOARD!
19th July 2021
A warm welcome to our newest Member of the Board, Sue. A long time supporter and friend of Outdoors 4 All Together, Sue is looking forward to seeing you around the campfire soon.
WE'RE BACK... CAMPFIRE & CONVERSATION - HYNDBURN
4th January 2021
Following the latest guidelines, we are excited to announce that Campfire & Conversation is back at Bowley Scout Camp. Meeting outdoors every Wednesday between 9-10 at Bowley, we welcome you to take an hour of nature with us! Talk, walk, sit... its up to you, just don't be alone. Contact us for more information or to secure your place.
Places are limited due to restrictions, please visit bookwhen.com/outdoors4all or call Glen on 07876 570460
'YOU CHOOSE' SESSIONS @ BILLINGTON FUNDED BY SPORTS ENGLAND
January 1st, 2021
New and exciting adult outdoor support sessions, led by you and facilitated by us!
'You choose' are a series of covid secure, outdoor support sessions, funded by Sport England! Meeting fortnightly on a Friday, outside at Ebenezers in Billington, these sessions are here to help combat loneliness & isolation and aim to boost mental & physical health & wellbeing.
Activities include our campfire & conversation as well as opportunities for self led walks, nature id and more. Activities will vary dependant on groups interests.
These sessions are FREE but booking is essential. Call Steve on 07814464872 for more information and to secure your place or visit bookwhen.com/outdoors4all
GIFT YOUR GEAR DONATION TO HELP KEEP US OUTSIDE THIS WINTER
We are excited to announce that we have successfully received another donation of outdoor clothing from Gift Your Gear. These have been distributed between our current projects for our participants and volunteers to use when attending our sessions.
For more information about 'Gift Your gear' follow the link --->
A HUGE WELCOME TO THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE BOARD!
If there's a campfire, you'll find him there! A huge welcome to Glen Fendall, who has joined us on the CIC board of directors!
Glen has a wealth of knowledge and a passion for helping people enjoy their time outdoors. Usually armed with the latest gadgets and a box of ingredients, Glen will always look after you.
A very welcome addition to our fabulous CIC team.
DARK SKIES FRIENDLY BUSINESS TRAINING
7th May 2020
Anna, Joanne & Steve, along with Deb & Josh have completed their Dark Skies Awareness Training through Forest of Bowland ANOB & Discover Bowland.
CAMPFIRE & CONVERSATION - VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE
Due to the recent restrictions, we have moved Campfire & Conversation online. You can still stare at the fire and interact via the comments section but we are running a live stream via our delivery partners facebook page ( Outdoors 4 All ) every Wednesday Morning from 9.30 - 10.30 am. Be sure to drop by, if you have access to facebook and say hello :) Stay safe everybody :) Keep your eyes peeled for further online sessions including Campfire & Conversation via Zoom.
ON HOLD DUE TO COVID - 19
We have currently suspended this meetup... we will announce when we are heading back into the woods once restrictions are lifted
WORKING TOWARDS BEING DEMENTIA FRIENDLY
This week Anna & Steve, along with some other members of our team, took part in Dementia Awareness training. It was a great insight and we are looking forward to moving forward with this and being mindful in future projects.
FRIENDS RESILIENCE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS...
June 9, 2019
We are delighted to announce that we are now working in partnership with the Australian creators of the Friends Resilience programmes. Very shortly we will able to offer training and development but we are also developing an exciting new product with Friends Resilience.
Watch this space for further details.....