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Torbay families invited to get out into the great outdoors

24 August 2017

Bay families are being invited to get active outside and learn new green skills thanks to a funding award from Sanctuary Housing.


At Woodend Project in Watcombe, local residents can build up their bush craft abilities through outdoor art, den building and cooking safely outside. Budding gardeners can work on a green space, while there are also high intensity activities including zip wires, and assault courses available.

Free sessions from 9 September

The free sessions – which take place on the first Saturday of each month from 9 September 10am until 2pm – offer something to everyone who enjoys getting out into the great outdoors.

“A fantastic facility”

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Lynne Roberts, commented: “The Woodend Project is a fantastic facility offering some exciting outdoor pursuits. We hope that our funding will encourage even more people to come along, build up their health and fitness and learn new skills.”

“Get out and about”

Sophie Hickey from the Woodend Project added: “The activity days have been going really well, and I would encourage Torbay residents to get out and about and come and join us!”

Alongside Sanctuary’s funding, the Woodend Project also secured a £4,000 award from Tesco and Groundwork’s Bags of Help initiative earlier this year. The scheme offers grants to community groups and projects in regions across the UK with money generated from the five pence carrier bag charge.

Local young people or families who would like to come along to the environmental activity days can just turn up on the day, weather permitting, at the Woodend Project, Mincent Hill, Torquay, TQ2 8DE.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities. 


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