• What a difference a year makes …

    Posted on 17 November 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re only able to run sessions for our Addington students at the moment, so here’s a flashback to a year ago, when everyone was busy doing an Autumn tidy-up in the garden. We’re looking forward to working together again soon, but in the meantime, we hope everyone is looking after themselves, getting out and enjoying […]

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  • Ridgeline sessions stopping temporarily

    Posted on 6 November 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    The Ridgeline trustees have taken the decision to stop sessions temporarily.  This is because very few of our existing clients are able to attend.  We look forward to welcoming people back in January.  In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe, and that, by following the rules, we can all help stop the spread of […]

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  • We’ve restarted sessions

    Posted on 19 October 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    After lots of careful planning and some changes to our setup, we were delighted to restart sessions with our client gardeners last Monday.  Everyone was glad to be back and got straight down to work.  Our dedicated team of volunteers have kept the garden in good shape during lockdown, but there is plenty to keep […]

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  • Guitar hero Marc breaks his record!

    Posted on 28 September 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Local Ridgeline supporter Marc Bartsch has broken his own record fundraising for us.  As well as entertaining visitors to our harvest fetes for the last couple of years, last year, he turned it into a guitar-a-thon and raised an amazing £2,100 for us. This year, he increased the tempo, hosted a virtual harvest fete for […]

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  • Ridgeline are Cultivation Street prize winners!

    Posted on 25 September 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re proud to announce we won third place in the Cultivation Street Gardens for Better Health competition.  Cultivation Street is a campaign founded by Chartered Horticultralist and broadcaster David Domoney, to help people to grow and garden together. Ridgeline’s Hannah Pritchard, who entered us, explains, “The award is for inspiring community gardening projects and people […]

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  • Another chance to watch our harvest fete 2020 – and radio catch up

    Posted on 15 September 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our first ever virtual harvest fete was broadcast live on Youtube last Sunday 13th September 2020, and was a fantastic event – wonderful guitar-playing and hosting from our resident musician Marc Bartsch (not so sure about the jokes!).  And we raised over £2,000 – thank you everyone for your generosity! If you missed it, don’t […]

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  • Vote for Ridgeline!

    Posted on 8 September 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’ve entered Cultivation Street’s Gro Your Best competition, and have been shortlisted!  We stand a chance of winning £500.  Now we need your vote – click on this link to go to their website and please vote for us. Thanks!  

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  • What Ridgeline does – in a nutshell

    Posted on 7 September 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We hope you enjoy this one minute video explaining how ridgeline could help you or someone you know.

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  • Ridgeline Trust’s Virtual Harvest Fete, featuring Guitar-a-thon

    Posted on 4 September 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    An opportunity to enjoy Ridgeline’s beautiful garden and support our work in improving mental and physical wellbeing.  We’re not able to organise our usual much-loved harvest fete this year, but you can still support our invaluable work. where?  https://youtu.be/Adh1Cku0zt4 when? 2pm on Sunday 13th September 2020 – and if you can’t make it, don’t worry, […]

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  • How Ridgeline and other local organisations can improve health and wellbeing

    Posted on 1 September 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Ridgeline Trust is part of the Reading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network (RGfHWN). From 1st September the network is staging a week-long campaign to highlight how the services of its 12 members can improve wellbeing. The campaign comes at a time of concern among NHS mental health commissioners that there is likely to be […]

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