Financial benefit has been calculated according to Social Profit Report June 2016 Value of regular voluntary time has been calculated using the VIVA – Volunteer Impact Assessment Toolkit, as created by Birbeck, University of London.
I first came to Pennine Lancashire Community Farm with Burnley College a couple of years ago and when I left I started volunteering here. I like all different things about coming here and thought I’d carry on coming, I learn all kind of skills like knitting, it helps me and it helps my confidence. It’s […]
In 2010, I along with a friend, volunteered for ‘Live Well, Get Well’ based on an allotment down at Hodge House. We planted in raised beds and normal allotment stuff. In 2013 it closed down but Nigel invited me to Garden-Able, still at Hodge House. I came along and have stayed ever since. My friend […]
I had been married for nineteen years, and with all such relationships we had a division of labour; I did the cooking, cleaning, picking the kids up from school, my wife took care of the bills. I’m dyslexic you see and I’d always struggled with reading the letters of the bills. Little did I realise […]
My name is Imad Ismail and I just want to share with you how Pennine Lancashire Community Farm has really changed me as a person. I joined the kid’s club as a timid 12-year-old, and if I hadn’t joined then I wouldn’t be as confident as I am today. The experience has shown me, has […]
“The joy of learning is as indispensable in study as breathing is to running.” – Simone Weil Learning has to be about fun, for tutor and student alike, something which is too often neglected in an age where economics and management targets increasingly dominate formal education. In May we ran a Lawnmower course, in partnership […]