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Torbay families to get a breath of fresh air

11 September 2015
Youngsters taking part in activities at Woodend.

Bay families are set to get back to nature at thriving outdoor project Woodend, supported by Sanctuary Housing.

Exciting outdoor project

The activity centre has allotments and play zones, giving local residents of all ages the opportunity to get active and learn how to grow healthy food working with dedicated staff. Also on offer are arts and crafts, woodland trails and the chance to develop bushcraft skills.

Sanctuary funding

Thanks to funding from Sanctuary, the project is now open on the first Saturday of every month for Torbay residents to go along and enjoy. A further £1,000 donation from the leading housing provider also paid for a series of open days this summer, raising the profile of the four-acre facility.

Lynne Roberts, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Torbay, said: “There’s something available at the Woodend Project for residents of all ages, whether it’s developing new skills, meeting neighbours or just having fun.

“It’s great that we have been able to offer support to such a worthwhile community-led initiative.”

Sophie Hickey from Woodend Project added: “There’s so much for people to get involved in and I’d encourage all Bay residents to come along! The support and funding from Sanctuary’s local team has been instrumental in setting up these Saturday activity sessions, meaning we are now able to reach even more community members.”

Come along

All residents and visitors are welcome at the free Woodend Project activity days on the first Saturday of every month 10am-2pm, under eights must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call Sophie Hickey on 07713 453861.

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