We are a group of women who meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in Pakefield Church Hall, beginning at 2.00pm, unless otherwise stated.
Our aims are:
* Promoting friendship, support and social activities for women in the local community
* Raising funds for our charitable causes.
All women are welcome (whether or not you are a wife !)
PAKEFIELD WIVES’ GROUP
Members couldn’t help but notice as they arrived for our last meeting of the spring/summer session, a table full of fresh vegetables, eggs and some unusual items, such as purple peppers, mauve, yellow and red tomatoes and much more. The person responsible or this display was Iris who had arrived to tell members about Clinks Care Farm which ….” Combines the care of the 143-acre farm in Norfolk with care of people, offering opportunities to help out in a therapeutic environment”.
Clinks Care Farm was set up by Iris and her husband as a social enterprise, with all profits being put back into the farm, to continue to care for vulnerable people and the community. It’s well known now that being in the outdoors has a positive effect on people suffering from anxiety, stress and for physical and mental problems. Here, there are opportunities to care for the many animals on the farm, gardening, conservation, picking vegetables for the veg boxes etc . Volunteers are also very welcome! The Barn Shop is open to the public and, as well as providing meat boxes, they also sell their farm products at local markets. More information on their website: www.clinkscarefarm.org.uk.
The farm has open days and an annual Ceilidh and promotes local school visits and college students on work experience or the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
Margaret H gave the votes of thanks for such an interesting talk and gave a donation towards this valuable scheme.
We meet again on the 28th September, church hall, 14.00 hours, when we will be enjoying a Harvest lunch. AT THIS MEETING, THERE IS A BRING AND BUY, RAISING MONEY FOR OUR CHARITY – CLINKS FARM CARE.