Winchester care home hosts craft fayre in aid of the Boaz Project

17 May 2024

Winchester care home Abbotts Barton is holding a craft fayre on Saturday 8 June in aid of the Boaz Project, a farm-based therapeutic work community for adults with learning disabilities.

Abbotts Barton Residents, staff and community friends will be selling handmade crafts including gift items and cards.

It follows a decision by residents to nominate The Boaz Project as their main charity to support for the second year in a row.

Last year, they and residents at fellow Winchester home St Catherines View together raised more than £3,000 for Boaz, which is based at Hill Farm in Sutton Scotney.

The homes’ activities included a joint summer fete on a green by Abbotts Barton, raffles, card sales, sponsored get-togethers and staff dressing-up days.

Abbotts Barton Home Manager Dee Lovewell said: “Fundraising is always an enjoyable experience for residents and staff and it helps residents continue to play a meaningful role in the local community.”

Boaz representatives will be at the forthcoming fayre with a stall selling crafts made by some of the adults they support.

Stuart Palmer, General Manager at Boaz, said: “Abbotts Barton have been a wonderful supporter of the work we do at Hill Farm, and it will be our pleasure to support this event and bring along a selection of handmade cards, woodwork, eggs and jams.”

The fayre takes place at Abbotts Barton, 40 Worthy Road, Winchester, SO23 7HB, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday 8 June 2024.