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2014 Winter Fayre Fundraiser

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A big thank you to all those who helped organise and run the stalls for our fundraising event. We raised an incredible £2,800 through sales on the day. We would not be able to do it without the continued support from the Apuldram Centre volunteers and fundraising team. The Centre was a hive of activity including raffles, christmas carols, tombolas, stalls, wooden reindeers, Santa’s Groto, silent auction, christmas lights, hot dogs, mulled wine and mince pies plus much more.

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Apuldram Farewells to Pam + Rosie

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Two long serving Apuldram staff said tearful farewells to the Apuldram Centre last month. Both Pam Porter and Rosie Peskett enjoyed leaving parties at the Centre as a little thank you for all their hard work over the years. Fish n chips were the order of the day for trainees and staff as we surprised Pam Porter with a retirement party on her last day after 11 years service. On the 30th April 2014, the Apuldram Centre also said goodbye to Rosie Peskett with a BBQ and drinks wishing her well in the future. See pictures and more details below.

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New Potting Sheds Winter 2013

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Two extra potting sheds have been built at the Apuldram Centre for the Horticulture department. Their previous potting shed has been transformed into an arts and crafts room.

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Kitchen Refurbishment Complete

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Our kitchen has been fully refurbished! Come and have a look at our new open plan layout for our trainees. The shop is now stacked with fabulous cakes and an arrangement of other goodies, so please come on in and have some tea and cake.

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Sculpture Exhibition – Pallant House Gallery

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Apuldram trainees are having their sculptures exhibited at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester on Saturday 14th December. This is open to the general public and displays competition sculptures from the Apuldram Centre and other local organisations.

Please come and view Apuldram’s competition entries for the ‘Hope Sculpture competition award’ and show your support.

The exhibition is on from 12-4pm on Saturday 14th December

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John Lewis Donation

The Apuldram Centre John Lewis cheque

The Apuldram Centre have been given a generous donation from John Lewis in Chichester. General Manager Jane Kilby and trainees from the Apuldram Centre accepted a rather large cheque on behalf of the Centre.

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Freshly squeezed Apple Juice now available

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Apuldram are now producing our very own, freshly squeezed Apple Juice, available in our shop from today (£2.50 a bottle). Trainees have collected the apples and squeezed them using a special machine to make the juice. As you can see from the pictures below the trainees have thoroughly enjoyed being actively involved in the whole process from start to finish.

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Gully the Brighton FC Mascot Visits!

Gully visits the Apuldram Centre

Look who popped into say “Hi” to everybody at the Apuldram Centre this morning:  “Gully” Brighton and Hove Albion’s Football mascot.

 

Sailing Day

Sailing Day

A group from Apuldram went sailing to the Isle of wight at the beginning of June. The sun was beating down and we had perfect sailing conditions, staff and clients sailed in an 11 metre catamaran, named the Spirit of Scott Bader. Read More »

Cricket Coaching & Matches

Service users have been lucky enough to be provided cricket coaching at a number of venues including Pagham and Arundel Cricket clubs by local coach Ben Cook. The coaching sessions have helped improve their co-ordination, timing, accuracy and working as part of a team.

Furthermore, Apuldram have been playing against other Centres in a tournament at the home of Sussex cricket club. We have a very competitive bunch here at Apuldram, when we win everyone hears about it!