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  1. The Google Bus is coming to the Farm on Richards Road S2 3DT!! 11am - 5pm Thursday 19th October Get on board the digital bus. Brush up on your digital computer skills or learn brand new ones. Workshops 11:00 - 12:00 - Social Media Strategy 13:00 - 15:00 - First Steps Online 15:00 - 16:00 - Stay Safe Online in partnership with Which? There are also one on one training sessions which are 30 mins long & tailored to your needs. NO NEED TO BOOK!! Just drop in and see one of the advisors. ALL FREE. For more information contact Sarah on s.hardy@heeleyfarm.org.uk or 0114 2580482
  2. Halloween @Heeley City Farm Prepare to be Scared! Tuesday 31st October 6pm - 8pm FREE ADMISSION Spooky Farm Walks & Scary Stories Ghoulish Games & Fearsome Facepainting Monstrous Marshmellows & Hellfire Forge Fiendish Food Pumpkin Carving in the Energy Centre Zombieland & Gruesome Graveyard Lots to do including prizes for best Halloween Costume and best Pumpkin Lantern. There will be a a small charge for activities & food to raise funds for the animals at the Farm. Suitable for under 12s All children MUST be supervised by an adult. For more information contact Sarah s.hardy@heeleyfarm.org.uk or 0144 2580482
  3. Adults with learning difficulties and disabilities pay for training at the Farm. This could be woodworking, animal care, gardening, food growing, crafts, maintenance or cafe training. Lots of organisations do this - Burton Street, Green Estate, Freeman College to name but 3. They are given training and are supervised by staff who have to be paid, the animals have to be paid for, food, bedding, housing and vets fees etc, equipment, insurance, etc The only part of the Heeley Festival that the Farm is/was responsible for is the part on the Farm. The rest was organised by Heeley Development Trust, Anns Grove School, Heeley Church and various pubs.
  4. Hi chazndave We have a weekly social cafe at Heeley City Farm if you are anywhere near there (although we get people travelling from further afield to attend). People come to socialise from around 6pm on Tuesdays in the farm cafe and a cheap healthy meal is served at about 7/7.30pm. They have different activities happening before the food is served and many of the people who attend are in a similar position to yourself. Everyone is lovely and you are more than welcome to come and try it out. We also have a craft group on Wednesday afternoons 1 - 3. This is free but a donations for materials are helpful. We do tea/coffee etc for a few pence. And there is also a out of tune choir I believe which has just started up - it's just for fun and is for people who enjoy singing but can't sing! This is on a Wednesday evenings again in the cafe. If you ever fancied learning how to garden the farm also has several projects around food growing which are free to help with and all the equipment is provided. If you fancy any of these ring 0114 2580482 for a chat about them Hope you find something to do x
  5. Heeley City Farm is holding a new carers group, the first of its kind in Sheffield, for people who care for people with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). The monthly group will consist of chat, meeting people and talks from professionals to help you learn about FTD in an informal setting with like minded individuals. Set up with the help of neurologists from universities and hospitals and working with the Cerebral Functional Unit in Salford, the leading FTD unit in the UK, this carers meeting can provide relevant and up-to-date information and practical knowledge on FTD. It will be run by Lee and Andrew Pearse who cared for their mother, diagnosed with FTD, for over a decade. They found that going to a carers group created a vital life line, eased their sense of isolation and lessened the feelings of being overwhelmed by the unknown. In response to these experiences, Lee and Andrew have created a similar, supportive group that is more accessible for FTD carers in Sheffield. Held in the Community Classroom by the Peacock Enclosure For more information please contact the Farm on 0114 2580482 or email info@heeleyfarm.org.uk Fronto-Temporal Dementia was formally known as Pick's Disease.
  6. We're on for this morning! Lots of stuff hope to see you there
  7. First of the year - held in Anns Road Community Centre. Have a rummage for a bargain and help to raise some money for the Farm too so we can feed our animals and continue with our projects in the community. 50p admission Women's, Men's and Kids clothes Bric a Brac Books Toys Household Items Held in Ann's Road Community Centre across the road as this has more space for rummaging! We are ok for donations of items at the moment - thank you If you can't attend it would be ace if you could just let everyone know it's happening!!! Please ring 0114 250 5113 for more info - if the event is cancelled we will endeavour to let people know as soon as possible, your patience is really appreciated. WANTED - volunteers to help run the sales please. If you can spare 4 hours on a Saturday once every so often please get in touch. Setting up help is especially appreciated. The sales themselves are manic but fun!!
  8. First Repair Cafe of the year and it's a Sewing Special! As well as all the usual repairs we'll have volunteers with sewing/alteration repair skills. Whether it's hems that need turning up or buttons which have popped off they will help you out. From 10 am till 4pm with the last admission being 3.30pm Got any other broken household items that need fixing but you don't know how? Or gifts that have come unstuck? Don't throw them away! We want to save them from the landfill. Bring it along to Repair Sheffield's Repair Cafe and volunteer fixers will take a look at it and see if they can work their magic on it. Small electrical items, shoes, scales, toys, tools and wooden furniture are just some of the items that can be brought along, and that have been successfully fixed at previous cafes. Fixers will show you how to mend and pass on valuable knowledge which will enable you to do things for yourself, or go in to a repair shop with enough know how to feel confident of getting the job done properly. In the Community Room by the pond at Heeley City Farm! This event is free but we gratefully welcome donations if people are able as the project has no funding. Please email sheffieldrepaircafe@gmail.com or ring 0114 250 5113 for more information. https://sheffieldrepaircafe.wordpress.com/
  9. Yeah it is like it but not quite. So we called it a Winter Fayre instead In other news TOUCAN UKE will be providing music for the day, festive and upbeat and there may be some dancing from the Farm staff, biblical rainstorms or not. There are inside stalls, inside activities for kids including candle rolling, robin and bauble making, face painting, glitter tattoos, Santa is inside and there is a covered waiting area, there's relaxing massage for grown ups, chill out in the tea room with mulled wine or a cup of tea and a homemade bun, lovely food in the cafe and the small animal house to stay dry in. There's loaaaads to do whatever the weather! And you can pick up your reserved Christmas Tree or buy a wreath made by the adults on supported learning. See you there!!! ---------- Post added 11-12-2015 at 00:33 ---------- And how could I forget!! The Common Thread Winter Clothing Exchange is in the Energy Centre. Swap your unloved woollies for new exciting stuff.
  10. Hi - I'm just waiting to hear if our usual henna lady is able to come - she said she would get back to me by the end of the day. If she can't make it you are very welcome to come ---------- Post added 08-12-2015 at 18:01 ---------- Hi - The lady can't attend - could you give me a ring please on 0114 2505113 tomorrow? Cheers
  11. Lots happening on site for a festive day out on the Farm! Richards Road stalls including deli food, Sunshine Pizza Company, sweet treats, hot sauces, pickles and Abundance chutneys and Derek's Secondhand books. Indoor stalls in the large double span Polytunnel – crafts, gifts and Farm tombolla Santa’s Grotto in the Garden Centre – see Santa tell him your Christmas wishes and get a surprise gift Common Thread Winter Clothing Exchange in the Energy Centre - bring clothes to swap and help to raise money for the Farm as well Handmade Christmas Wreaths to buy made by adults with learning difficulties and disabilities Rent-a-Christmas Tree - collect your reserved tree or select one in the Garden Centre Tea Shop – with mulled wine and mince pies Candle rolling activity for kids in the Stable Yard Classroom Felting and craft demonstrations from local makers Face painting Plus music in the Garden Centre from Toucan Ukulele and singers from Ann's Grove Seasonal snacks and meals in The Farm Kitchen FREE admission to the Farm BUT we are fundraising so there will be games and tombolas to take part in to help raise some money for our projects. We also still have a few pitches left inside and out if any craft or food sellers would be interested. Please ring 0114 2580482 for more info.
  12. Our next Repair Cafe at the Farm hosted by Repair Sheffield. If you have broken stuff at home that you need to fix bring it along and the volunteers fixers will have a go. This isn't just a fixing service though, oh no! They will show you how to mend it for yourself and pass on valuable knowledge will will enable you to do things for yourself or go to repair shops with enough know how to feel confident of getting the job done properly. ON NOW and goes on till 3pm - bring small household items, toasters, shoes etc There is no charge but if an item is successfully fixed a small donation towards costs would be welcome. All our fixers are volunteers and the project isn't funded. Ring 0114 2505113 please leave a message if there is no answer.and we will get back to as fast as we're able.
  13. NEW awesome craft and story time session for 18months to 5year olds Tuesdays 1.30 - 2.30 £3.50 per child Please contact Jo for more details and to book on 07821075819 - leave a message if there's no answer or text. Imaginative craft and play to take part in. Held in the community room by the peafowl enclosure. We can give you basic info at the Farm on 0114 2580482 but Jo has all the main answers! See above.
  14. Hi hope this is ok to put here please as I'm not sure which bit to put it on? We really, really need volunteers to help with certain events on the Farm. We would love to hold more jumble sales as people are very generous and donate lots of lovely things for us to sell to raise money. So much so we have to turn things down. However the stumbling point is helpers - we have had to cancel a couple due to a lack of standby volunteers when others can't attend or are off ill. This isn't really fair on people who come to support our jumbles and it's not good for us either, and it would be great if we could give our old faithful helpers a breather from having to do them all. If you'd be willing to help out occasionally on a Saturday (the dates are sent in advance to help you plan) usually from 10am till 3pm, and can help with setting out tables or items, taking money, being on the door, taking fliers to local shops etc and tidying up (which is usually quite fast as there is less at the end!) it would be a big big help. If you could volunteer for this occasionally or would just like more information or a chat that would be wonderful. Please ring 0114 2505113 to talk to our office staff Thank you!
  15. Have a rummage for a bargain and help to raise some money for the Farm too so we can feed our animals and continue with our projects in the community. 50p admission Women's, Men's and Kids clothes Bric a Brac Books Toys Household Items Held in Ann's Road Community Centre across the road as this has more space for rummaging! Ring 0114 2590482 option 5 for more information or email s.hardy@heeleyfarm.org.uk
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