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CEO’s Blog – Dec 2021

Dear Friends, It has definitely been quite a year of change and adaptation.  We have all experienced the same trends on a local and national scale that are out there internationally – including covid, climate change, equality and diversity awareness, political ups and downs, impacts of population, conflict, migrants, and increased urban and industrial [...]

CEO’s Blog – July 2021

Dear Friends, We have the smell of freedom in our nostrils at the moment as the 19th of July looms as a date for lifting our Covid restrictions. I wonder what this will mean for us all - but sense we will all adapt in different ways -some of us revelling and partying, others [...]

CEO’s Blog – Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day to our Friends, Funders and Supporters, The guillemots fly over my head in two directions, reminiscent of a busy avian airport. Some fly so low over my head, as they come across the waves, that their wing-beats drum in my ears and I imagine the wind from their wings tickling my [...]

CEO’s Blog – March 2021

Dear Friends, Funders and Supporters, As I write, the office is alive with staff and outdoor therapists all streaming back in from their various programmes in the woods and fields surrounding our office.  Those stuck indoors welcome the smell of woodsmoke that follows them around, as if hinting of the outdoors and the experiences [...]

Imbewu Scotland: Four Students raise an incredible £3000

Recently a team of four students from Pitlochry High School entered the Youth Philanthropy Initiative in a bid to win funding for our Scottish based Imbewu programme. Rebecca, Mati, Oliver and Dan worked together for over 6 weeks putting together a presentation about why they thought Imbewu was an important programme, the impact it [...]

2019-06-21T17:12:16+00:00June 21st, 2019|Foundation News, Wilderness Blog|0 Comments

CEO’s Blog – February 2018

Dear Friends, We are getting glimmers of sun every now and again in the midst of snow, frost and really cold weather. Seasons are so important in terms of making sense of the world – as they ebb and flow – with regularity and purpose. They can be quite reassuring and can serve as an [...]

2018-04-05T14:43:44+00:00February 9th, 2018|Foundation News, Wilderness Blog|0 Comments

Wilderness scholarship presented to young rural career hopefuls at Scottish Parliament

On Tuesday 23 January, a group of young people attended a special reception at the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh to be presented with scholarships of up to £1,000 by the charity Wilderness Foundation UK. Four teenage graduates applied for the David Eckersley Scholarship Award, which provides funding to further their careers in the rural [...]

2018-04-05T15:02:29+00:00January 26th, 2018|Foundation News, Imbewu Scotland|0 Comments

Applications now being invited for TurnAround 2018

Our next TurnAround programme will begin in March and we are looking for the next group of young people who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives

2018-04-05T15:23:44+00:00January 9th, 2018|Foundation News, TurnAround Essex|Comments Off on Applications now being invited for TurnAround 2018

Year in Review: A letter from our CEO, Jo Roberts

Dear Friends, As this year comes to an end and a new one begins, it does offer us a time to reflect backwards and plan forwards. Each first day of a New Year offers an opportunity to start things fresh, make sincere commitments to do more of the good things and leave behind the behaviours [...]

2018-09-26T09:46:40+00:00December 20th, 2017|Foundation News, Wilderness Blog|0 Comments

Year in Review: Chatham Green Project

A look back at the achievements of the Chatham Green Project team over the past twelve months Educational Delivery The Chatham Green Project was very busy with school delivery in 2017, with a big outreach delivery at the start of the year. Our Outreach delivery is based around important environmental days of the year, such [...]

2018-09-26T09:46:40+00:00December 20th, 2017|Chatham Green Project, Foundation News|0 Comments

Year in Review: Wilderness Therapy

Jo Roberts delivered wilderness therapy training course for 12 therapists from Poland and the Czech Republic in the Natura 2000 protected mountain region of SE Poland bordering on the Ukraine and Slovakia. The area is made up of mixed woodland and ancient beech forest with exciting biodiversity including wolves, bison and wild boar. Carrying all [...]

2018-09-26T09:46:40+00:00December 19th, 2017|Foundation News, Wilderness Therapy|0 Comments

Half-term Wilderness Explorers Camps 2018

Wilderness Explorers Day Camps Our popular Wilderness Explorers camps are based across our whole 40-acre site and include forest play, shelter building, camp fires, nature investigations and free play. Explorers camps are run by our Forest School leader and suit children aged 5-10 yrs. Places limited, don't miss out! Dates Monday 12th Feb, Wed 14th [...]

2018-09-26T09:46:41+00:00December 18th, 2017|Chatham Green Project, Events, Foundation News|0 Comments
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