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Ferring Focus Fourth Edition

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Fourth Edition Ferring Focus Welcome to the final edition of the Ferring Focus for 2022 2022 has been a busy year here at Ferring Country Centre just like everywhere else the year has been much more of a normal year with us being able to reintroduce some of our pre pandemic activities such as the Summer Event and the Christmas Disco It has been really wonderful to see so much activity at the Centre we have also been able to introduce some new activities outside of our normal hours Film club and Dinner Club have been popular additions I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for such a good year the Customers we support make every day a joy to come to work seeing the tasks and projects they undertake is always such a pleasure to see Highlights of 2022 include the Woodwork workshop the allotment project keeping lancing lovely and the many craft based projects completed The Scarecrows were amazing Our staff team are focused and committed to the work we do across the organisation and are a key factor in our ongoing success my thanks to you all for your excellent work throughout 2022 and I look forward to seeing what 2023 has in store for FCC Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Hannah Tombs CEO Page 2 Fourth Edition Ferring Focus Sports News Ferring Funders and Friends Petanque Rassasay and Bushy join forces to raise funds Margaret Evans has been coming to Ferring Country Centre for many years to teach our Day Service Customers all about Petanque Recently she devised a skills test used by the England Petanque and adapted it to suit our needs and cut it into bite sized pieces Some skills were added and some which wouldn t be needed were omitted 4 people took and passed the new White practical which means they can play a good game but now need to know more about the rules of the game 13 passed the White Award 1 person took a course which enables her to look after a small group and 2 more are lining up to do the same course On Thursday 24th November the sun came out as if to shine a welcome for two special visitors Anya Clayton from Rassasy Farm Shop and Deli and Richard Bush a local artist came to present a cheque for 405 to Ferring Country Centre Richard or Bushy as he prefers to be known has made a range of greeting cards produced from his artwork and Anya has kindly been selling them in her shop with all proceeds going to Ferring Country Centre GWCA donation helps to keep new go kart project on track We were enormously grateful to learn that GWCA Solicitors had chosen Ferring Country Centre as their focus charity and were delighted to welcome Malcolm Dickson to the Centre on 22nd November Green Wright Chalton Annis also known as GWCA solicitors have been holding many events to raise the money which so far has reached 7 300 initially they were aiming to raise 5 000 but now they are motivated to increase their target to 10 000 On 14th December a team came to play us from Clymping Petanque Club They brought 7 players so we had 2 doubles matches and a triples match It started off Clymping versus Ferring but then changed into mixed teams GWCA have chosen to put the money towards a new go kart track which is being planned to open in Dales Farm next Summer Margaret commented with pride that The Ferring group had really upped their game and that she was very impressed It was a lovely afternoon with hard fought sporting matches and lots of fun and laughter On 30th November Sue Curtain presented a cheque on behalf of Cissbury Lodge The 500 raised will go into the general fund Sue has been a volunteer at the Centre for a few years Page 3

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Fourth Edition Ferring Focus Focus on Woodwork Workshop On Friday 22nd October 2021 Joe Marler a popular professional rugby player officially opened the new Wood Workshop at Ferring Country Centre The building was sponsored by the charity Wooden Spoon Ferring Focus Fourth Edition 2022 In May 2022 lessons started for Day Service Customers run by James Bacon Day Service and woodwork coordinator and volunteer Julian Smith Christmas 2022 We are proud and excited to be selling products made by our Day Service Customers in our Wood Workshop The profits made from the sale of these items will go straight back into buying wood and resources for the workshop The workshop provides Day Service Customers with the opportunity to learn new skills and create which in turn increases self esteem and sense of purpose They are already planning items ready for Valentine s Day so keep an eye out in the shop for new stock Day Service Christmas Disco A tree mendous time was had by all at the annual Christmas Disco on 14th December Festive outfits sparkles and Christmas jumpers filled the Ranger s Caf creating a happy buzzing atmosphere Delicious hot chips were enjoyed by the twinkling light of the Christmas tree Dates for your Diary There will be no Day Service clubs in January They will all resume in February Sunday 26th February FCC Rangers first football match against Worthing FC Inclusive Blue 2pm kick off at Worthing Leisure Centre Page 4 Dave Hunt was the DJ for the event playing favourite Christmas tunes for over sixty Day Service Customers who attended Many spectacular dance moves were displayed on the dance floor and everybody had a brrrrr illiant time celebrating together The next event will be the Friday 23rd December for last day parties pantos and presents Page 1