Fresh Fields Enterprises enjoyed a day of sunshine for their annual Open Day on Sunday 24th August. Fresh fields is a Burnley Charity that supports adults with Learning Disabilities, mainly through gardening and Horticulture and also through re-cycling and woodwork.
Friends and families visiting on Sunday got the chance to see first hand some of the work they achieve. A mystery Tombola, BBQ and an egg and spoon race were just some of the stalls, along with wet sponge stocks for staff and volunteers. Home grown Veg were on sale as well as planters and bird boxes made by the Service Users. There was even an Ice-Bucket challenge completed.
Families, friends and carers visited Freshfields site, on Cemetery Lane, from 11am through to 3pm. Manager Gail Harvey-Clapham said “This is one of the best days of the year for us; it gives us the chance to show off what we achieve. We see our students each week but don’t always see their family. Today when they arrive with their family it’s like meeting up with old friends, we’re a big extended family.”
Not only does Fresh fields have a garden team, but they take donated items such as bicycles, furniture, clothing and white goods and try to up-cycle them into wanted items. Gail said “We’re extremely lucky to be located in Burnley, the people here are very supportive of what we try to achieve” Anyone wishing to donate items should contact the centre Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm.