Social Enterprise Blog 24/09/19

24/09/19 |

News, The Walled Garden

The Brothers of Charity Services have various Social Enterprises for adults with learning disabilities; services are designed to support people to develop skills with confidence in a supportive working environment whilst offering services in the local community.

The social enterprises carryout lots of great, fun activities for the people we support and the local communities to get involved with. Here you will be able to find out what each of the enterprises have been up to.

The Walled Garden

Over the summer the team at The Walled Garden have been growing grapes in their very own vine house, which are now ripe and ready to sell at just £1 a bunch. Pop in and get yours now; we are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm.

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Have you seen any hedgehogs recently? Our team at The Walled Garden are helping a lady in the local area to carry out a survey to find out the hedgehog population in Leyland; the boxes will be set in place around the social enterprise. We will keep you updated on how many of our spiky friends appear!

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Click here to view The Walled Gardens Facebook page.


Our team at Roccoco have been busy decorating Victoria sponge cupcakes recently. Pop in and see what delicious treats you can find! Our social enterprise in Leyland is open weekdays, 9:30am to 3:30pm.

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Andrew and Damian, two of our amazing team members at Roccoco, have been learning some new techniques this week; how to prepare and cook fruit! The fruit was kindly given to our social enterprise by FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria. They both did a great job and can’t wait to put these new skills to good use!

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Click here to view Roccoco’s Facebook page.

Crafty Uniforms

From everybody at Crafty Uniforms, they would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has kindly donated throughout August. Every donation is greatly appreciated; where would be without all their amazing customers?

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Crafty Uniforms have been inundated with lovely customers popping in to get those extra uniform pieces and many families have been able to completely kit out their children for school, saving a small fortune! With prices starting from just 50p for shirts and polo shirts, you really are bound to find a few bargains.

Pop in this week and see what you can find, Crafty Uniforms is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

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Crafty Uniforms have their Christmas stock in place for all crafters who are already preparing cards for the holiday season! They have a whole range of Christmas craft materials such as festive embellishments, gold and silver ribbon, rubber stamps and so much more. Craft items start as little as 20p, so if you’re starting to plan your Christmas craft projects, pop in to our social enterprise and see what you can find!

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Thanks to the large amount of kind donations the team at Crafty Uniforms have received recently. They now have a display full of beads and other jewellery items. As we know many of their customers love making jewellery, so come along to Crafty Uniforms to grab a bargain or 2!

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Last week, the Crafty Uniforms team supported one of their fabulous team members, Lucy, to create a Get Well Soon card for her friend who is unfortunately in hospital. We’re sure you would agree she’s done a lovely job and it will certainly put a smile on her friend’s face!

Our social enterprise in Chorley has everything you need to create personalised cards for any occasion! Pop in and see what you can find, they’re open weekdays, 9am to 4pm.

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Click here to view Crafty Uniforms Facebook page.