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Our Sell-Out Quiz Night is Back!

Join us for an evening of friendly competition and delicious food! Round up your team and join in the fun to help support our vulnerable children and families. Only £15 per Ticket Delicious 2 Course Supper courtesy of COOK Cash Bar …

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Together we reached our £30,000 Big Give Target!

WE DID IT!  Together we rasied an incredible £30,451 for The Big Give 2019’s Christmas Challenge Campaign. Thank you to every single one of you for generously donating to Dandelion Time! Your support really will make such a difference by …

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On top of the World

Julian’s Kilimanjaro Challenge Dandelion Time supporter Julian Davies, being a parent himself, found he was so moved by our work here at Dandelion Time that he set himself the arduous challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. After months of training he …

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Why Dandelion Time joined the Global Climate Strike

Nurture our Nature, it’s our children’s future Last Friday, Dandelion Time joined millions of people from all around the world for what’s being called the biggest climate strike in history. The movement was inspired by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager, …

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Bridgepoint Football Tournament

What a win – win! On a fresh, sunny September afternoon in Shepherds Bush 200 professionals left behind their trading floors, markets and city law firms to participate in the inaugural Bridgepoint Charity Football Tournament. It was a very special …

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Families share their experiences

Dandelion Time’s Impact Throughout 2019, we have contacted families leaving the service to see how they are getting on, and to ask them about their experiences at Dandelion Time.  We asked them what impact the service has had on them …

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Small Charity Big Impact Award

Dandelion Time wins Award! This year, Small Charity Week celebrated their 10th Anniversary of the Big Impact Award.  Dandelion Time has been announced as winner of the National FSI Small Charity Big Impact Award! Small Charity Week is a campaign …

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Marathon Madness

April was Marathon Madness month for Dandelion Time.  With enthusiastic, energetic supporters donning the green Dandelion Time vest to run in both the Brighton and London Marathons. We were delighted to see such enthusiasm by our runners who signed up …

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Children and Young Peoples Mental Health

Keynote speech ‘Making Connections”  by Dr Caroline Jessel, Dandelion Time Founder & Chair Open Forum Event 12.2.2019 #CAMHSOFE I do hope that this talk will help you to think differently about childrens mental health and perhaps make some small changes …

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National Conference on Children's Mental Health Services

On 12 February, a group from Dandelion Time attended a national conference in London looking at how to improve mental health services for children and young people. We had been invited by Open Forum Events who were keen for the …

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Recognition as Kent Environment Strategy Champion

On a wet and windy night, Dandelion Time were invited to the noble baronial hall at Broome Park, once the home of Lord Kitchener, to receive an award from the Kent Environment Champions Group.   We were delighted to see the …

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Big Give Christmas Challenge Success!

We would like to thank you all for your support over the week of the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2018. Our campaign began on Wednesday 27 November, and we were very lucky to be able to share one family’s experience …

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Why I started Dandelion Time

by Dr Caroline Jessel, Chair of Dandelion Time I was a busy practicing GP in 2001, and one sunny May morning decided to ride my bike through bluebell woods as a great way to destress.  As I rode I reflected …

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Park Life Heroes

An amazing team of runners took part in the London Royal Park’s Marathon this month.  Wearing the Dandelion Time green, our Park Life Heroes took the route past some of the capital’s famous landmarks.  On closed roads and four of London’s eight …

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Taking applications for new 2019 Course

We are proud to announce our new course will start in January 2019.  We are currently taking applications for this Certificated course in Nature, Crafts and Family Systems. The course will run for 8 blocks, over 3 days each. As …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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April Marathons

This month has been another first for Dandelion Time and it’s supporters. We had a team of 9 runners at the Brighton Marathon: thank you Toby, Stella, Claire, Carola, Paul, Julie, Joe, Simon and Felix. This team was followed a …

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