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Pete Thompson and Flourish share why his Tour De France challenge really matters

Livability’s wellbeing initiative ‘Flourish‘ has been a big inspiration to Peter Thompson in his Tour de France challenge. The horticultural therapy project is based here at Livability Holton Lee and promotes wellbeing, mental health and community. So what will his bold attempt mean to the people that participate on the project? What motivates him about …

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44 Marathons for the Mind hero is shortlisted for the Pride of Britain Awards

Livability Ambassador and supporter – Peter Thompson has been shortlisted for the ITV/Mirror Awards Peter Thompson – the man that raised awareness for mental health by running an impressive 44 marathons in 44 consecutive days in 44 countries – has been nominated for a Pride of Britain award as ‘Fundraiser of the year.’ Running in …

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What’s been going on in the Flourish garden

February- May is known as the hungry gap however it has been a hive of activity in the Flourish garden these past few months. This period in spring describes the time when overwintering crops e.g. cabbages, leeks and parsnips are finishing and early summer crops sown in spring are not yet ready to harvest. Growing …

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Marathon Man completes epic challenge of running 44 marathons over 44 consecutive days in aid of Livability Holton Lee

Today, Peter Thompson successfully ran his 44th marathon in 44 consecutive days to complete his ‘Marathons for the Mind’ challenge. Starting in Russia on April 1st, Pete ran a marathon in every country in Europe to raise awareness for mental health and funds on behalf of the charities Livability Holton Lee and MIND. Pete received …

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Spring Market 25th March

Come and buy some Holton Lee crafts just in time for Mothers Day

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Boost to disabled access at Livability Holton Lee

In recent weeks, Livability Holton Lee has received a major boost by securing a grant from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund. This award will support disabled people enjoy full accessibility, whatever their mobility, 365 days a year through the reparation and development of the Heathland tracks around the wellbeing centre. The …

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44 marathons, 44 European countries, 44 consecutive days

On April 1st 2017 Peter Thompson is beginning an epic adventure on behalf of Livability Holton Lee’s Flourish project and MIND. He will be attempting to run an incredible 44 marathons in 44 days – a marathon within every country in Europe. Peter says he has three main aims: To raise support for mental health …

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Holton Lee joins The Big Give Christmas Challenge to support Flourish

Starting today, Livability is taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016 to raise money for the Flourish project at Holton Lee. For three days only, any donations made to Livability online being doubled through the scheme. “This Christmas, Livability‘s message is all about why Friendship Really Matters. Many disabled people are at risk …

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Springing into action: preparing for a new season with Flourish

Livability Holton Lee always gets a bit more interesting when the season starts to change. From our Growing Futures horticultural therapy project to our Flourish wellbeing scheme, we look at what to look out for in our gardens at Livability Holton Lee. The redesign of the garden is well underway with the successful merge of …

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