News

01 Apr

A day in the life......Jenny Vertigan

Jenny's a Wokshop Lead at YPWD and has kindly taken time out to be the 'A day in the life' feature for this edition of the e-newsletter.

Could you tell us how you first became aware of the charity, what brought that about and how you came to work for the charity?

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01 Apr

Some guidance from our friends at Dementia UK

In this completely unique situation we are completely aware that you may need to talk to someone.  The team at YPWD are available for you and so are many other people as well including our friends from Dementia UK. 

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01 Apr

The Padworth Diary

YPWD were offered the opportunity for the shared use of a building and a half acre of grounds at the Old Rectory in Padworth. Our vision was to use the grounds and the building as a multifunctional venue, allowing us to provide a range of activities during the year.  There was a good deal of preparation required, and with the help of the Old Rectory's owner Brian (whom was using the grounds as a place to store plants from a garden centre that he’d purchased) we sorted and removed the plants that we couldn't rescue then levelled the ground.   We were able to secure a little funding and this allowed us to purchase two sheds (one for storage and one for workshop activities), and a poly tunnel which, again with the help of Brian and his team, they put down hard standing which gave us the chance to put up the tunnel on a levelled and appropriate base, making it safe and secure.

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