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Phoenix News

We went to Darwin Nursery because they were having an apple day. On Tuesday 18th October a group of co-workers from Phoenix drove to the nursery for the morning.

What is Darwin Farm?

Darwin Farm is a workplace for adults with learning disabilities and mental health challenges just outside Cambridge. They keep animals and grow plants.

There is an orchard where they grow lots of different sorts of apples, which people could try on apple day. The animals include goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits and hares, ducks and chickens.

I liked watching the goats, Noeleen loved the pigs.

About Apple Day

It was a beautiful, bright and warm autumn day. There were different activities including a treasure hunt, quiz, apple pressing and tasting, and buggy rides.

My favourite bit was the treasure hunt, where you had to go around the farm and collect six stickers.

There was a cake stall where all the cakes used apples as one of the ingredients including apple cake, crumble cake, apple loaf, apple pie and flap jacks. I had an apple muffin.

Some of the Phoenix crew played ping pong. Just as we were leaving an Elvis impersonator arrived, which was my friend’s favourite part.

A grand day out.

Everyone enjoyed themselves, I recommend it as a day out and I hope to go again next year.


Thanks to Kodie for putting together our first co-worker blog article, we hope this will be the start of many more!

Dear friends and supporters of Phoenix

Please scroll down to see how you can order a tree from us. The trees are sized within a range, so if you have a specific size in mind, we recommend erring on the side of caution and potentially order the next height up to that which you are considering. We are also delighted to announce that our Christmas Fair is back, bigger and better than ever – so do put the date in your diary 😊

Please do forward this email onwards – for those of you who know us, you will appreciate how hidden away we are - word of mouth recommendations are vital, and we like to think that once we are “discovered” we are never forgotten!

All good wishes, Jude and The Phoenix Team

A few months ago, one of our amazing volunteers Richard, had a week away; unbeknown to us, he still had Phoenix at the forefront of his mind, as he jumped out of a plane for us!! Richard decided to do a daring skydive to raise money for Phoenix and, is fundraising after his remarkable feat as, in his own words “I was so terrified; I didn’t know if I could go through with it.” Please show some appreciation for his achievement (and pester your family, friends, and workmates to do the same). We are so grateful for Richard’s efforts, jumping out of a plane is definitely above and beyond his job description! See the full video below.

Please donate to support Richards jump here:

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