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Jamies Farm Visit

CEO Ceetah Grieves enjoyed a lovely visit to Jamie's Farm, Lewes, recently. The farm provides a unique space for young people offering residential stays built around their unique blend of Farming, Family and Therapy that acts as a catalyst for change. It was great to catch up with the team and see the farm looking glorious at this time of year.

New Equipment for Raising Futures

Fantastic to hear from Raising Futures this week that funding provided to support the students across their three Seed of Hope vocational centres has provided the Kariti Seed of Hope Centre with new hairdressing and beauty therapy equipment, much to the delight of the students on the course.

Young Chefs on the Farm

Trustee Adrian Carver had a fantastic day joining the young chef's from Heron's Dale School as they took part in one of the Fonthill Foundation funded 'Chef on the Farm' days at Plumpton College organised by Table Talk Foundation as part of their schools programme. It was great to see one of our SEND supported school groups having a wonderful time and accessing learning opportunities outside the classroom.

Delighted to be part of Raising Future’s centre opening

We were thrilled to have been part of the opening celebrations for Raising Futures' amazing new vocational centre in Nairobi. Fonthill's CEO Ceetah Grieves, along with trustees Maggie Lloyd and Adrian Carver, joined the Raising Futures Kenya team for this very special event, and were delighted to unveil a plaque to Fonthill's very own classroom!

Revisiting Heri Junior and Lizpal Schools in Kenya

We previously supported two junior schools in Kenya, Heri Junior School and Lizpal School.  So it was lovely to take the opportunity to revisit them whilst on our recent partner trip to Nairobi.  Both schools were delighted to welcome us, and it was lovely to join in with some of the classroom learning and lunch

Trustees Visit Kangweni Business Centre on recent trip to Kenya

On their recent trip to Kenya for the opening of the new Raising Futures Seed of Hope Vocational Centre, our CEO and Trustees took time to visit Raising Futures’ other centres, including this one, the Kangweni Business Centre in Kitui, and the Kariti Centre in Murang’a.

Trustees Visit Hindleap Warren Outdoor Education Centre

Our CEO Ceetah Grieves, and Chair of Trustees, Vicky Henley, recently visited Hindleap Warren outdoor activity centre to find out more about their long-term plans for the centre, as well as visiting one of our Fonthill funded school residential groups who were staying.

Networking at the Quilter Cheviot Christmas Gathering

We enjoyed meeting and networking with many other charities at the Quilter Cheviot Christmas drinks event this week. It was a lovely festive evening, with the added bonus of winning a delightful Fortnum & Mason's Christmas Hamper in the raffle!

Christmas at the castle with The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Trustees had a lovely evening celebrating ‘Christmas at the Castle’ with our project partners The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.  This fundraising event for the Sussex based wildlife conservation charity was the perfect way to start the festive season.

South Downs National Park Trust Apprentice Ranger Programme

We were thrilled to meet Sophie Ritson, SDNPT’s Fundraising Development Manager, and Holly Whitehouse one of their apprentice ranger trainees to hear all about this programme that we are supporting.

Fonthill strategy away day at Plumpton College

It was a real pleasure to hold our 2023 away day at the super AgriFood Centre at Plumpton College, West Sussex.  The venue provided the perfect facilities for a productive day developing our forward strategy and agreeing our 2023-24 Business Plan.

Plot 22 – 24 hour BioBlitz bonanza

It was exciting to join Plot 22 during one of their 24hr BioBlitz events being delivered as part of their Fonthill 10 year Anniversary Grant.  Trustees had fun seeing the overnight bug traps being set and local young people and their families getting involved in the event.

CEO & Trustees visit Audio Active

CEO Ceetah Grieves and Trustee Adrian Carver were delighted to visit Brighton based music charity, Audio Active, recently to find out more about their fantastic work with young people.

Thank you Steve!

We were sad to say goodbye to Steve Wilkins this summer.  Steve has been a valued member of the Trustee team since 2018.  We thank him for all his support and wish him the very best as he heads off to spend more time on his other gardening and outdoor activities.

Trustees get lost in the Worthing Travel Guide

At their recent meeting the Fonthill Trustees enjoyed reading The Worthing Travel Guide written and produced by The Laurels Primary School, Worthing, in conjunction with creative writing Charity Little Green Pig.