Lord Raglan Onion Festival 27 August 2018

The Lord Raglan in Staplehurst will again be hosting this fabulous annual event.  It’s a wonderful family day out, in the beautiful countryside, amongst the hop fields.

Each year, keen horticulturalists compete for the various challenges in the Onion  Competition, along with some very comical and clever entries.

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Transition Programme Camping Trip

We were delighted to join 10 of our families on a 2 day camping trip in July as part of our Transition Programme, which aims to help children in their last year of primary school prepare for the move to secondary school.  A group of 35 of us...
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Placement Programme

Each year we have a small provision for professionals to attend Dandelion Time as part of their training.  They join the therapeutic team in all aspects of our work with the children and families.  It gives them a first hand opportunity to learn more about families in our community.  We welcomed a...
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Cooking with Dandelion Time - Shortbread

We would like to share some of our recipes that are favourites with our children and families.  This is such a great activity for all ages and abilities – from finding and harvesting in our gardens, to prepping to the table and enjoying together.  The pictures are from this week’s...
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Steadline install Water Pipes

Last week, local contractors based at Detling Aerodrome, Steadline carried out really important work for us here. They have run more than 70m of water mains to make the barn area and mobile kitchen fully operational.  They also put in taps to supply the water...
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#doit4dandelion 2018 Challenges

So far this year, our supporters have been amazing with their #doit4dandelion challenges.  You have already seen about the amazing Marathon runners at Brighton and in London.

Stella Nalini has done it for Dandelion too.  She has walked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago, starting in the foothills of the...
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Grant News

We are delighted to receive a grant of £32,500 from Police and Crime Commissioner, Mathew Scott, as part of his pledge to enhance services for victims of crime and abuse. This funding has made an invaluable contribution towards delivering our unique therapeutic service for children affected by...
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Chris Packham endorses Dandelion Time

Dandelion Time is delighted to announce that our work is endorsed by celebrated naturalist and author Chris Packham.  Chris is renowned for his fantastic work for wildlife as seen on TV (Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Winterwatch and many others) but more recently  he has shared with the world his experience of...
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Michael Morpurgo is Dandelion Time’s Patron

Famous Children’s writer Michael Morpurgo joined Dandelion Time as a patron ‘I’d be honoured to support your important and wonderful work at Dandelion Time’ he declared.

Michael, who wrote War Horse runs a charity in Devon with his wife Clare. Their Charity operates working farms providing residential stay for city children....
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