The Porch Project is working with DanceEast on a Hadleigh Town Dance Project. Starting Tuesday 20th at our drop-in session and running for 6 weeks.
The Porch Project continues to go from strength to strength and on the evening of Wednesday 24th January our new premises in Hadleigh were officially declared open by The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Clare, Countess of Euston.
Our second Installment of Horizons was kindly held at The Lindsey Rose, we were also joined by Stacey Bunn from IBS who will be running money management sessions in conjunction with the Horizons Programme, we started the session by introducing the young people and Staff to one another as well as splitting the young people into two groups.
So, The First Horizons session was a hit!
First off, we need to say a huge thank you to Jim and the staff over at Jim Lawrence for the warm welcome and the hugely engaging guided tour it was a really good experience for the young people as well as Zach and Ben, we had a total of ten young people from both Hadleigh and Great Cornard which was a really great turnout.
13 hardy survivors tackled the final challenge of our 6 month survival skills programme. Along with 5 Porch Project staff members these brave young people headed over to Mersea Island on the 24th and 25th of October to use their newly learned survival skills to camp wild for one night under the stars.
On 26th September Ben & Judith went along to the opening of Hadleigh Hall Nursing Home to receive a cheque in support of the Project.
We are extreemly grateful to Nordson Dage for supporting the Project with a grant for £2,400 to get our Horizons Programme up and running.
On August 8th & 9th the Porch Project were fortunate enough to be able to take seven young people to France on a two-day WW1 Battlefield Tour. This was made available to us by Mark Brennan and the Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project, www.hadleighww1.com . What a wonderful opportunity for local young people to witness first-hand the great sacrifice and bravery of their local forefathers.
On July 28th the Porch Project were very pleased to welcome Tim Passmore, the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner our temporary offices in Corks Lane.
Here at the Porch Project we are now able to offer and deliver an INCREDIBLE programme to our young people.
Please join us on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 7pm at our offices, 28a High Street, Hadleigh.
Many thanks to Hadleigh Hair Lounge for hosting the sixth session of our Horizons programme.
A big thank you to the ladies at Jim Lawrence who raised £134 for the Project.