On the 21st September, The Hut held an open day to invite professionals in mental health to see what The Hut was all about. We had talks from Trustees, Members and even an appearance from the Lord and Lady Mayor as well as the Guildmaster of the Freemen. The turnout to the event was great and there were few seats left unfilled
The talks from each of the Trustees were met with great response, everyone was clapped off of stage and the crowd looked to be following every word that was said and even getting emotional over some of the things the speakers had to say.
There was a quick crafts session where the Members and volunteers showed the crowd a craft activity- making decorated clocks which were then given out as awards to our special visitors.
All in all, everyone had a wonderful time and we’ve already heard back from several people who attended the event with their thoughts and proposals. The event was a great step forward for The Hut and it was a really emotional experience to hear each speaker go through what makes The Hut special to them, in both who they are and what they do.
Below is a gallery with a selection of images throughout the event:
My volunteering at The Hut was the leading job on my CV and I believe I would not have even been given the chance to attend the interview without having my time at The Hut as part of my key experiences. Even though I have only been volunteering for a short period of time, I have really really enjoyed every single second. I wanted to say a massive thank you for giving me a chance and welcoming me into your organisation with open arms. Both yourself and Jonny made me feel like a regular from my first session and I really appreciated that, and it only made me enjoy my experience volunteering for The Hut more and more with each session. In truth one of the hardest things about accepting the job was knowing that I wouldn’t be able to come to The Hut anymore and be a part of all the wonderful things you do, I will miss yourself, Jonny, and everyone at The Hut greatly, I will especially miss all the Wednesday game-day regulars who I have built an overwhelming rapport with over the past four months. My hope is that once I move offices to York I can pop in during the week for small periods of time to check in and stay connected with the incredible work going on at The Hut. Once again, thank you. I definitely would not be writing this email without having my experience volunteering at The Hut, it has been an short but integral part of my journey and I will always look back on it fondly.
We wish Jack all the best and we will miss him very much – Emma, Project Manager
We have 2 amazing fundraiser at The Hut and we are grateful for all they do and the support they have shown us in raising money for us.
From everyone at The Hut thank you Emmy and Beryl for all you do.
Dates for your diaries:
TAKE & DONATE PRE-LOVED CLOTHES SALE – THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 10am to 5pm SALE AT: LONGHOUSE, POTTERGATE, HELMSLEY. WE WILL RECEIVE CLOTHES, SHOES, BAGS, JEWELLERY etc. at LONGHOUSE, POTTERGATE HELMSLEY (01439 770877)
It was our trip today in ‘My Journey’ it was decided upon a trip on the river and a picnic in Museum Gardens. There was planning, budgeting and a ‘healthy picnic’ all skills we have developed this term. Although the sun wasn’t shining the weather was ok and we all had so much fun it didn’t matter!
A thank you to City Cruises York for giving us discount and helping us budget and for a very enjoyable cruise along the river.
Well done to all our members who attend ‘My Journey’ and a big thank you to Becca and Georgie too!
The weather might be a little miserable outside, that didn’t dampen our gardening group, we finished off part 1 of our gardening project outside. A big thank you from everyone at Deans Garden Centre for the donation of plants – they look fab and thank you to Rod Drake for getting us the tyres that the members have decorated.
In a few weeks we will see lots of colour outside, pop over and have a look we’d love to see you!
We had a very special visitor pop in and see us on Friday the 24th he was surprising Cheryl Pratt from The Graver a care home situated not far from The Hut. The Gravers residents often attend sessions at The Hut and thought it would be lovely to ask Peter Andre to come and see what we did.
He made the day of one members in particular who attends our service and she had been a big fan of his for so long, he was a real gentleman and posed for photos, spoke to all the members and staff and we are extremely grateful for him doing that.
Congratulations to Cheryl on your surprise and thank you for sharing him with The Hut.
Thank you Peter for being so nice, you will always be welcome to come back and see us!