Publicly funded NHS & social care services
Publicly funded NHS & social care services

Rake and Grow Garden Party

August 15, 2016

‘Rake Up and Grow’ held their Garden Party at Cleeve Court earlier this month.

The afternoon was a friendly informal introduction to the enriching activities carried out by members of the Rake Up and Grow Project. It has been running for almost 12 years and maintains real contracts, of in total up to 14 acres a week over 2 days . The mayor and his wife the mayoress attended, took a tour on the grounds and commented on how it had developed and the how the fruit trees had grown. Everyone was impressed by the knowledge skills and experience of the trainees who led them on the tours around the grounds viewing the meadow, orchard, and extent of the wildlife found.

The project develops skills working with people with different abilities and volunteers, even working alongside College courses to give broader and greater experience to the formal learning undertaken. It also works in a way that encourages the individual to value themselves, their group and their community.

20160722_125053The Service is offering a painting of Cleeve Court to the highest bidder.

Marco Cazzulini, an artist based in Bath and a support worker to one trainee at Rake Up and Grow is offering the painting. All funds raised from the sale will go to support the work of Rake Up and Grow. The painting, created in situ is a view of the wild meadows and fruit trees within Cleeve Court where the Service is based. The bid offer open for 2 months to the end of October in time to think about Christmas presents. We have had some bids already but wish to let people know that this is available until then.

Unframed, painted in acrylics, size 50cm wide x 60cm high.

Estimated gallery value: £480.00 (excl. VAT)
Minimum bid: £100.00

picture90Contact Sally Heselton for further information.