This month's Village View article, written by Ruth Bull, focuses on our on departing Warden, Tim Fox. Tim will be leaving very soon and we wish him every blessing for the future and give thanks for all that he has done for Othona during his time here. Please take a look:
Our Green festival is coming up at the end of this month (29th April - 2nd May) and we want as many people as possible to engage with this fantastic event. The weekend focusses on taking action to prevent Climate Change both at the local level and globally. There will be speakers, stalls, workshops, live music and much more. Please advertise this event as widely as possible. There is camping available at a discounted cost for the whole weekend of £40 per adult including food and day visitors are welcome on Saturday/Sunday at £15/adult and £5/children over 7 per day including meals. The full programme will be out very soon.
Please find below a link to the Chair's Notes from the recent Trustee residential meeting at Othona West Dorset:
Here is the latest article from Othona in the Village View magazine. It's written as usual by Ruth Bull, Chair of the Bradwell Centre Committee. Click on the link below to read:
We recently heard the sad news that Graham Allbright, a long term member of the Community, passed away on Christmas Eve. Graham had had a bad fall and was being cared for by the staff at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow until the end. There will be a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the life of Graham, who was always strong and reliable in life as in his faith. It was Graham's wish that his funeral should be simple and attended by his immediate family and close friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Norma and the rest of their family. We give thanks for all that Graham contributed to Othona.
The bursary scheme for NHS and Healthcare workers has been extended until the end of June 2022. If you would like to apply for a bursary for one of our events please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our latest Newsletter from Bradwell is available to read, please click on the link below to open. This one was produced by Paula and Olivia, two of our ESC volunteers who are with us for 10 months.
The latest Othona article for the Village View Newsletter is now available to read, this one was written by Ruth Bull, head of the Bradwell Centre Committee. Just click on the link below to open.
All previous editions of Village View articles are available to view our the website:
The trustees of the Othona community are delighted to announce that Richard and Debbie Sanders have been appointed on a job share basis to the role of centre manager at Othona Bradwell. They will be starting on 1st May after a handover period with Tim. We know that members will be pleased by the news and will give them their full support. Recruitment for colleagues to work with them begins imminently.
We are really pleased that in partnership with Matt King we have been awarded £10k from the National Lottery Community Fund as part of their 'Together for Our Planet' programme. The UK Government’s Together for Our Planet initiative has been created to engage people with COP26 and inspire positive climate action. Matt is the CEO of Trustlinks, which is an independent charity supporting those experiencing mental health difficulties in South East Essex and a member of Othona. Matt ran our very popular summer event this year- Permaculture, Wellbeing and Community Change Week. Following the award of this funding we are planning to run the 'Essex Green Weekend' here at Othona over the first May Bank Holiday 30 April - 2 May 2022. We... Read More