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Wooden Spoon Northumberland Supports Nurtured in Nature: A Therapeutic Partnership


Wooden Spoon Northumberland supports projects that make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with disabilities or who face disadvantage. One of their remarkable collaborations is with Nurtured in Nature, a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Lowick, Northumberland where they provided £15,000 for the renovation of a multi-purpose building which is a therapeutic space for children to meet, learn and play in the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of the 22-acre farm in rural North Northumberland.

About Wooden Spoon Northumberland

Since 2001, Wooden Spoon Northumberland has raised over £500,000 for community projects in the local area. Their focus is on funding initiatives that benefit children with disabilities or facing disadvantage Notable beneficiaries include Barndale School, Collingwood School, and Beacon Hill School.

 Every penny raised in Northumberland stays in Northumberland to support local projects.

Nurtured in Nature: Connecting People with the Natural World

Nurtured in Nature CIC believes in the healing power of nature. Their mission is to provide a therapeutic, non-judgmental environment using the natural setting. Here are some of the services they offer:

  1. Care Farming: Providing a wide range of therapeutic activities for people of all ages, including outdoor play therapy, family play therapy, individual play therapy, and more.
  2. Horticulture and Permaculture: Engaging individuals in gardening and sustainable practices.
  3. Ecotherapy: Using nature as a healing tool.
  4. Outdoor Education and Forest School: Enhancing learning through outdoor experiences.
  5. Equine Therapy: Incorporating horses into therapeutic interventions.
  6. Family Work: Recognizing that no child is an island—focusing on therapeutic family work.

The Collaborative Impact

Wooden Spoon Northampton Plaque and plaque for multi-purpose building at Nurtured in NatureWooden Spoon Northumberland’s support has been instrumental in Nurtured in Nature’s growth. Together, they create a powerful synergy, enriching the lives of children and families in Northumberland. By connecting people with nature, they foster resilience, well-being, and positive change.

For more information about Wooden Spoon Northumberland, visit their website. To explore Nurtured in Nature’s work, visit their official site.