March 2017. London Marathon 2017. Plant sale/healthy living community day. Autism Awareness activities. Parents/carers' meeting. Share Horticulture Training Manager retires. Share Gardening.
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Selfie in the snow32 days to go! We are immensely grateful to Phoebe Scriven, one of Share's trustees, who is running for Share in this year's London Marathon on 23 April 2017.

Training has continued over the past few weeks, despite 'monsoon' weather and snow, and some animal encounters along the way. Catch up with Part 2 of Phoebe's marathon diary as training hits trickier times.

You can sponsor Phoebe and support Share at

Sponsor Phoebe in the London Marathon 2017

Plant sale and healthy living community day

Plant Sale and Healthy Living Community DayJoin us in the Share Garden on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 10am to 4pm, for our bumper plant sale and healthy living community day when we'll have lots of FREE yoga, movement and excercise classes for everyone.

After which you'll be able to enjoy a healthy foodie treat in our pop-up café...guaranteed to be 'naughty but nice' (and healthy, of course!).

The Share Garden is based in the grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting. Come find this hidden gem and your inner zen with Share Community.

This event is free. Register online

Register online

Share gets ready for Autism Awareness Week

Autism Awareness27th March 2017 kicks off World Autism Awareness Week, with World Autism Awareness Day falling on 2nd April 2017 and World Autism Awareness Month taking place from 2nd to 30th April 2017.

To celebrate the event, Share has a number of activities planned for Share students during this time to raise a greater awareness and understanding of autism among students, staff and volunteers:

  • Special autism-friendly sport sessions, including yoga, zumba and boccia
  • Music and art workshops to explore happiness
  • Relaxing mindfulness meditation sessions
  • A dance workshop run by Movement Works designed to optimise physical development, enhance communication, global understanding and accelerate learning

In addition, our creative writing workshops during this week will focus on expressing thoughts and feelings on what makes each person happy 

We also have a guest speaker from St George's Hospital coming in to deliver a session for Share students on 'Understanding Autistic Spectrum Disorders'. 

Share is working towards becoming an National Autistic Society (NAS) autism accredited organisation, which involves reviewing and developing a better environment and communication tools for all our autistic students.

Parents/Carers' Meeting

Parents/Carers' MeetingsA reminder for all parents/carers of students attending Share that the next Share Carers’ Group Meeting will take place from 11.00am to 12.30pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Share HQ.

Join us for some coffee and cake, and share your ideas and challenges with peers and Share staff, and tell us how we can help you to support the person you care for better.

These meetings take place every two months. See our website for further information and the dates of all future meetings. 

To book your place for the Share Carers' Group Meeting, email Annie McDowall via, or telephone 020 7924 2949.

Jenny Shand hangs up her gardening boots

Jenny ShandIt is with a lump in the throat that this month we say a fond farewell to Jenny Shand, our Horticulture Training Manager extrordinaire, who is finally hanging up her gardening boots at the end of March after just over 23 years of growing the Share Garden from an open pasture where sheep roamed in suburban Tooting to a working garden and peaceful retreat for Share students.

Jenny's creative approach to teaching and horticultural insight will be sorely missed by students and staff alike. 

All the very best for a very happy retirement, Jenny, from everyone at Share, and thank you so much for the huge contribution you have made to Share over the years.

Sarah Bailes, Share's Deputy Horticulture Manager, will be taking over from Jenny on 1st April 2017. 

Share Garden before and after

Share Gardening

Share Gardening

The Share Gardening team has been out and about in the community working hard helping local residents get their gardens ready for spring and summer.

Feedback from some recent customers:

'Thank you to Share for coming in and doing such a fantastic job sorting out my overgrown garden. Great work guys, very pleased.'

'I am writing to thank you and your team for the really good makeover you gave our Battersea wilderness garden today...We now have a good organised little area and will be coming back to you for help with the lawn and planting.'

Share Gardening provides general garden maintenance, planting and landscaping services in Wandsworth, Lambeth, Merton and Southwark.

For expert advice and a professional service, get in touch now for a free no obligation quote. Contact our Senior Gardener and Business Lead, Alex Newman, on telephone 07508 951 701 or email

Get a free no obligation quote from Share Gardening

About Share

Share provides training and employment support for disabled adults, including those with learning disabilities, physical/sensory impairments, autism and mental health needs.
Our core services include:
More details are outlined in Share's Services Table. Alternatively, for further information, visit Share's website, email or telephone 020 7924 2949.
If you would like to find out more about enrolling at Share or would like to arrange a visit, fill in our online enquiry form, email or telephone 020 7924 2949.

Find out more about other ways to get involved with Share

About Share

Diary dates for 2017

Saturday 20 May 2017 Plant Sale and Healthy Living Day in the Share Garden
Sunday 18 June 2017 Open Garden Squares Weekend
Tuesday 20 June 2017 Share Student Summer Garden Party
Thursday 22 June 2017 Share's Evening in the Garden

Tuesday 7 November 2017 Share Annual Awards

More information about all our events

Upcoming events

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