We have started a new project called GROW, where our guys can learn how to grow organic fruit and vegetables under the experienced and watchful eye of our new greenkeeper David McKelvie (pictured here). We have two poly-tunnels and are currently clearing an area for the orchard, where we will grow fruits and flowers for the garden.
As part of this project David will oversee some landscaping and garden work in the community where our guys can learn the different skills involved in this area, that they can use in future employment. Watch this space for more info and pictures as we develop GROW further.
Graduation Service 2017
We held our Graduation service in Woodhill Evangelical Church on Friday 1st September. This was a great evening with approximately 300 guests consisting of family members, sponsors and supporters.
It was a great opportunity to review the events of the past year and give the audience an insight of what goes on at The Haven.
Ten residents received a certificate for completion of The Haven teachings, eight for completion of The Haven programme and two for completion of the Scholarship programme.
Three Peaks' 24 hour Challenge
For the last 3 months David, Kyle, Anthony and I had been training for the 3 Peaks’ Challenge by climbing a mountain almost every week.
The training took us all over Scotland and let us see some truly breathtaking scenery; it also gave us a new hobby which hopefully we can keep up after the challenge itself.
The 13th finally arrived and it was time to see if all the training had paid off. We set off from The Haven at 11.am on the Sunday morning and arrived at Fort William in plenty of time to have a coffee and a walk around.