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Bring your little one for Breakfast with Father Christmas!

Bring your little one for Breakfast with Father Christmas!

Christmas will be here before you know it. Have you booked in your visit to Father Christmas yet?

We have! Why not bring your little one along for Breakfast with Father Christmas at The Stable Door Cafe? 

Not only will they be able to experience a delicious picnic brunch with the big man himself, they’ll also enjoy fun and games on the My Life farm, get to meet our animals and receive a gift! 

Even better, profits from The Stable Door Cafe are reinvested into the work of My Life.

Breakfast with Father Christmas is available 10am – 11am, from the 20th to the 24th December. 

Availability is limited. Book your ticket now for just £12.50 per child (suitable for all ages, parents go free).

Call 01257 472 900 or email info@my-life.org.uk.

Breakfast with Father Christmas at The Stable Door Cafe, My Life, Thompson House Equestrian Centre, off Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 0PP.

From field to fork and pallet to play!

From field to fork and pallet to play!

My Life’s Day Opportunity members have been learning about and considering the natural world.

Through their Field to Fork activity, our Day Opportunities members get the chance to grow and tend to their own vegetables, eventually picking them and cooking delicious meals – perhaps the best part of the process!  

All members have clearly enjoyed the sensory experience of picking their own food and being with nature, as well as growing it in the beautiful surroundings of our Standish site.

The whole experience helps members to understand the process by which food gets to our tables and how to cook with produce. Perhaps more relevant than ever, the activity underlines the importance of the consumption of fresh, locally sourced sustainable food and helping the community by keeping business local. 

Following on with this environmental theme, members have also been busy making homemade games from pallets and recycled wood. From Play Your Cards Right to dominoes, we’ve all had a great time working together, with everyone fully involved in preparing, making and playing games! 

All the fun of the farm, at My Life’s Holiday Club!

All the fun of the farm, at My Life’s Holiday Club!

Children attending My Life’s October half term holiday club had a fantastic time on our farm, all taking part in a range of Halloween themed activities! 

Our school holiday clubs run every holiday and are tailored for children of all ages and abilities including those with SEND (under eights must be accompanied by an adult).

As well as feeding the farm animals, typical activities include forest school, make and bake, scavenger hunt, green fingers gardening, arts and crafts, face painting and much, much more, all taking place on our 84 acres of green land at Thompson House Equestrian Centre in Standish.

Every holiday there’s something new, with a seasonal theme to accompany it!

Holiday Club costs just £20 per child per day, with 1:1 or 2:1 support available at an additional cost. If you’re interested in finding out more, call 01257 472 900 or email sian.bint@my-life.org.uk.

Raise money for My Life when you shop online!

Raise money for My Life when you shop online!

My Life are now registered with Easyfundraising, the UK’s biggest charity shopping fundraising site!

Easy and free to use, with nearly 4000 of the UK’s major retailers including Amazon, M&S, Argos, Sainsburys and John Lewis, shop through the Easyfundraising site or app and My Life will receive a small percentage of what you spend! There’s no price difference to you.

Simply sign up to support My Life, click through to your favourite retailers and we will receive a small percentage of what you spend. From fashion to supermarkets, travel and utility providers, you can browse a huge range of stores.

Start now by clicking this link: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/mylifelegacy/

So, when you do your Christmas shopping this year, forget any buyer’s remorse, you can feel good about giving to us too! 

 

Get in the festive spirit, with a Christmas Crafting Workshop!

Get in the festive spirit, with a Christmas Crafting Workshop!

Get in the festive spirit, with a Christmas Crafting Workshop!

My Life are proud to bring you three Christmas Crafting Workshops with highly experienced artisans Birdie and Blossom!

Known widely across the North West for their beautiful homemade gifts, this is your chance to learn how to make your own high quality, homemade items for Christmas.

Christmas card making

Friday 22nd November, 6pm – 9pm

Make your very own set of elegant handmade Christmas cards for friends and loved ones. This workshop is perfect for beginner and intermediate crafters alike, whatever your skill.

Christmas wreath making

Wednesday 11th December, 6pm – 9pm

Get into the festive spirit by creating your very own handmade wreath. We will be using well-known festive foliage and Christmas decorations. You may wish to bring personal decorations to add to your wreath.

Bring a strong pair of scissors, an apron is also advised.

Gorgeous gift wrapping for Christmas

Wednesday 18th December, 6pm-9pm

Thoughtful Christmas presents deserve to be prettily packaged. Find out how with our easy gift wrap ideas. You will learn simple but creative ways to decorate your presents – all easily achievable.

Each workshop is just £20 per person and all materials are included. Places are limited. Book yours today, call 01257 472 900 or email info@my-life.org.uk. Tea, coffee, mince pies and friendly chat are included! 

Venue: The Stable Door Café, Thompson House Equestrian Centre, off Pepper Lane, Standish, WN6 0PP.

The Inclusive Community Experience is back! This time it’s even bigger!

The Inclusive Community Experience is back! This time it’s even bigger!

ICE, the Inclusive Community Experience, is back for 2020 and this time it’s even bigger and better than before! 

A three day residential like no other, open to all regardless of ability, it’s your chance to take part in amazing experiences and gain inspiration by the bucket load!

Meet new friends, make new connections, hear from experts, learn how to involve the whole community through our Come Dine with Me evenings and enjoy a short break in the beautiful surroundings of Ribby Hall Village.

Just £185* per person, including:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Fresh locally sourced meal hampers (all needs catered for)
  • A two day conference and workshops over three days
  • Two nights of excellent entertainment
  • Use of all Ribby Hall facilities including swimming pool 

A key part of ICE is our two day conference which brings together some of the UK’s best speakers, discussing subjects such as Asset Based Community Development, re-framing the social care conversation, all things legal, how to create great lives for people and what you need to know about influencing change. 

ICE 2020 takes place at Ribby Hall Village, Kirkham, near Blackpool, Lancashire, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th January 2020.

Book your place today. All MUST be booked and paid for in advance. Download a booking form here, email info@my-life.org.uk or call 01257 472 900.

If you’re not staying, a conference pass is available for £120.00, allowing access to the conference from 1.30pm on 28th January to 12pm on 30th January.  Download a conference pass booking form here.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

*Places for PA’s and support staff are also £185.00 per person.

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