We know that a strong connection with nature has countless benefits for people’s health and wellbeing, which is why we began Natural Wellbeing sessions here on the reserve last year.
The sessions run every Friday from 11am until 2.30pm and use the natural environment to promote adult health and wellbeing, so are particularly beneficial for people who are suffering with mental health conditions. Participants are able to get involved with cooking and sharing an outdoor lunch over the campfire, wildlife watching, outdoor craft activities or they can just simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the woodland with the company of others. If you would like to join us or know someone who may be interested, please get in touch on 01425 472760 or BlashfordLakes@hiwwt.org.uk – we like to know who’s coming so we can make sure we cater for the right number and any dietary requirements.
These sessions are now being supported by local Co-op stores as part of their Local Community Fund, and if you are a member of the Co-op you can support Natural Wellbeing every time you shop!
Every time a Co-op member shops in their stores for Co-op own brand products from now until end October 2018, they can raise money for our Blashford Lakes Natural Wellbeing sessions with 1% going towards the project. The money raised will be spent on the staff time, materials and training needed to run the weekly sessions.
You can help to raise funds to support this important work by:
- Becoming a member of the Co-op here. It costs just £1 and will give you other benefits too like 5% back on Co-op own brand products.
- Choose Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust as your charity: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/14604/
- Use your Co-op card at the till every time you buy Co-op branded products
Please help us to raise as much to support this valuable project as you can! Thank you!