April 2016. Summer events at Share. Yes Chef! ready to enrol new students. New staff join Share. Parent/carer meetings. Teaching and learning at Share. Plants for sale in the Share Garden.
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Blooming Share GardenWith just under two months to go before midsummer, summer planning is in full swing at Share! June is set to be a busy month for everyone at Share, as we get ready to show off the best of our social enterprises, Share Gardening and Share Catering, with a host of summer events in the blooming Share Garden:

​We very much hope you will be able to join us for some or all of these events. It's a chance to get to know Share and see our work at first hand, while meeting others in our wonderful community.

If you've never been to the Share Garden, we have a 2.5-acre site in the grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting, which is used for our horticulture training and as the base for Share Gardening. Something of a hidden gem, you'll be amazed at the reflective tranquillity of this secret garden in London suburbia.

Read more about Share's summer events

To find out more or to register for any of these events, visit the Share website

Open Garden Squares Weekend

Share will once again be taking part in the London-wide Open Garden Squares Weekend on 18th and 19th June. We join more than 220 gardens that will be open during the weekend, many of which aren't normally open to the public. Share Garden and Cake

This is your chance to see one of London's secret gardens. As always, there will be lots of plants for sale and, of course, cake!

Weekend tickets cost £12 before the event, or £14 during the weekend itself. This gives you access to all the gardens taking part in the weekend. Alternatively, you can buy single garden tickets from each garden that is not normally open to the public.

Find out more about the Share Garden and what we have going on during Open Garden Squares Weekend

Book tickets for Open Garden Squares Weekend

Share Summer Garden Party

Share Summer Garden PartyShare Summer Garden PartyOn Tuesday 21st June 2016, Share will be hosting its annual summer garden party in the Share Garden for its students, their families and friends, and our partners in our community, with lunch, fun and games, music and dance, and plants for sale.

This party is, once again, kindly sponsored by the Tooting Business Network in association with the Khalsa Centre in Tooting.

Find out more about Share's Summer Garden Party and register

Share Evening in the Garden

Share Evening in the GardenShare's Evening in the Garden fundraising reception is taking place on 23rd June 2016, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, with drinks and canapés, and a spot of comedy.

This event is a chance to meet and network with our partners, sponsors and supporters, as well as the wider business community. And this year we are delighted to have award-winning stand-up comedian and author, John Williams, performing a comedy show based on his blog mysonisntrainman, which is all about his life bringing up his 12-year-old son who has autism and cerebal palsy.

BSL interpretation will be provided for all presentations and the comedy performance.

This event is free but donations would be welcomed.

Find out more about Share's Evening in the Garden and register

Yes Chef! looking for the next Ainsley, Jamie or Nigella!

Yes Chef! Training in CateringOur Yes Chef! programme is now up and running, and looking for its first cohort of trainees. This training runs over three days per week and is specially designed for those with mild/moderate learning disabilities and an interest in working with food.

The programme is FREE for those resident in Wandsworth.

To find out more, join us for bite to eat on 4th May 2016, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, visit the Share website or contact Robert Boyce via email robertb@sharecommunity.org.uk or telephone 020 7801 9815 for more information or to enrol.

New staff join Share

We'd like to extend a very warm welcome to Sarah Bailes, Claire Smith and Gabrielle Antoniou who all joined the Share staff team in the last month.
Sarah joins our gardening team as our Deputy Horticulture Training Manager and brings a wealth of horticultural and training experience to Share. Find out more about Sarah
Claire joins us as our new Job Coach to help our students get ready for work. In particular, Claire will be helping our Yes Chef! trainees to develop their employability skills to get them ready to take on work placements. Find out more about Claire
Gabrielle joins the training team at Share HQ as our Digital Inclusion Manager to enhance our digital skills training and look after our brand new Immersive Learning Centre. Find out more about Gabrielle
New Share staff

Parent/carer meeting dates

Following the inaugural parent/carer meetings held earlier this year, we have decided to make these meetings a regular feature in the Share calendar. This helps Share to stay in touch with the needs of parents/carers to ensure we continue to provide the right services for our students, and is also a networking opportunity for parents/carers to share experiences.

Meetings will take place from 11am to 12.30pm, with tea and cake, and each meeting will be themed to aid and spark discussions. The dates for the rest of 2016 are:

  • 18th May 2016. How is technology helping communication?
  • 12th July 2016. Health and wellbeing for all
  • 14th September 2016. Working together for independence
  • 15th November 2016. Enabling meaningful communication

To book your place, telephone 020 7924 2949 or email anniem@sharecommunity.org.uk

Teaching and learning at Share

It doesn't matter who you are – there is always something for each and every one of us to learn each day, either about the world around us or, indeed, about ourselves. Here is one story, from one of our former Creative Writing Volunteers, Alison Hitchcock, a writer and editor, who spent two years working with Share students to help them put the wonders of their lives into words and pictures. In doing so, Alison concludes no one learned more than she did during those few hours they had together each week.
Check out The Magic Box, a poem by the Share Creative Writing Class during their time with Alison.

Plants for sale in the Share Garden

Vegetable and spring bedding plants lovingly grown by Share students are now ready for new homes.

Come and visit the Share Garden in the grounds of Springfield University Hospital for various plants for sale, including strawberries, herbs, beans, tomatoes, kale, beetroot, sweet peas and much more.

Prices range from 50p for small pots to £1.50 for larger plants, so come on down and grab yourself a bargain!

Plants for sale at the Share Garden

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 info@sharecommunity.org.uk 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 info@sharecommunity.org.uk or telephone 020 7924 2949.

Find out more about other ways to get involved with Share

About Share

Diary dates for 2016

18/19 June 2016 Open Garden Squares Weekend
21 June 2016 Share Student Summer Garden Party
23 June 2016 Share Evening in the Garden
8 November 2016 Share Annual Awards
15 December 2016 Share Winter Celebration

More information about all our events

Upcoming events

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