The week started with a Family Foundations Trust board meeting at Dalesdown (nr Horsham). There was lots to discus as we looked at various aspects of the work of Children Worldwide and Dalesdown. We had a brilliant update from the camps, and heard about the difference these camps have once again made in the lives of so many children. It was the last camp for Sarah Covington, who has been leading them for a number of years, but involved in them for 18 years. She will be greatly missed! Sarah is moving to Knowle in the West Midlands to take up a post at the parish church there.
We will be advertising a revised job soon - 2.5 days a week, working out of Dalesdown. Whoever is successful in getting the job will be responsible for all aspects our residential activities, and development of them for the future. I hope to have a link to the job description/ info pack on here soon.
On Wednesday we were visiting some of our colleagues and our lovely God daughter over in Birmingham. It was great to catch up on their recent trip to Kenya, and hear about their future plans - all exciting stuff, but sounds exhausting too!
Thursday night saw Kay doing some training for a local church on children with additional needs - the first of two sessions. This session was designed to create a vision and a passion for working with and making difference for all the children and their families. It's a church we work with regularly and have a huge respect for the work they do with their children and young people.
The rest of the time has been spent getting paperwork up to date before we take some annual leave.
So for the next two weeks we won't be answering the phone (land line or mobile), will have the email system switched off, and will settling down to read, drink coffee, knit (Kay) and do cryptic crossword puzzles (Steve). We'll be switching everything back on on 23rd September. You may see us on social media as we intend to take photos of cakes we eat in any coffee shops we may visit whilst we relax!