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Prime Minister recognises Livability Manager in Point of Light Awards

Livability staff member Fiona Stephenson was honoured this week by Prime Minister Theresa May, when Fiona received a prestigious ‘Point of Light’ award from the UK Government for her contribution to spinal injury care. In a personal letter to Fiona, The Rt Hon Mrs May highlighted her work as ‘inspiring professionals to integrate spinal cord …

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Oh la la! Pete’s finished the Tour and beaten the bikes

Today Peter Thompson completes his 2082 mile journey of running the 2018 Tour De France route. He did what felt impossible to many of us, but with Pete’s determination and grit, he made it to the finish line before the cyclists, who are currently on Stage 17, the Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet Mountain …

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Bioblitz success at Livability Holton Lee

Investigating the state of our nation’s wildlife Livability Holton Lee hosted its first ever Bioblitz today – part of Chris Packham’s UK wide Bioblitz campaign. What is a Bioblitz? TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham’s visit is part of the first independent audit of its kind in the UK. His goal is to investigate the …

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Livability Holton Lee hosts Chris Packham’s Bioblitz campaign

Investigating the state of our nation’s wildlife Livability Holton Lee is hosting its first ever Bioblitz on Monday 23rd July – part of Chris Packham’s UK wide Bioblitz campaign. What is a Bioblitz? TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham’s visit is part of the first independent audit of its kind in the UK. His goal …

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Celebrities and artists flock together

Celebrities such as Chris Tarrant, Bournemouth FC legend Steve Fletcher, Mark Williams (Founding Director and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre) and renowned poet and TV and Film Producer, Henry Normal have thrown their support behind a new art project called ‘Flourish Flock’ in support of Flourish, a horticultural therapy project here …

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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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Flourish Flock is coming soon!

Flourish Flock is a fundraising initiative run by and for the Flourish project at Livability Holton Lee. 100 wooden Dartford Warblers have been cut out by the Flourish Project and distributed to our local partners/supporters as well as individuals artists and prominent figures to decorate, 50 to groups and 50 to artists. The Dartford Warbler has been …

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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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