Our tenants and day service users sometimes need time away from their daily activities which can sometimes be busy and noisy where there can be lots of people with varying needs and demands.  A little time away somewhere quiet, soothing and calming can make such a difference to our adults.  We don’t currently have a space in the community where this is possible so are keen to adapt what we have to support such a space for our tenants and day service users.  This will also need equipment such as bubble towers, comfy chairs/bean bags, possibly a ball pool (once safe to use following strict infection prevention control guidelines), sensory equipment and calming music.   Equally the Magic Table could also be located in this space.



 Sensory Equipment


We have a number of tenants who enjoy riding their bicycles not always at Thornage but out and about on more even terrain.  The biggest difficult we have with this is transporting the bicycles/tricycles so a small trailer or attachments for the rear of our people carrier would be great to enable us to do this and promote the health and wellbeing of our tenants.   Equally a larger vehicle with the ability to adapt to fit our bicycles in would be a great asset to the community.


bicycle clipart


To ensure we meet the specific needs of all accessing the bakery we need equipment which can be adapted to support everybody.  This will further ensure that we offer opportunities to all and continue to work in a person centered manner.

Items to be purchased will include smaller baking utensils, larger mixing machines, surface upgrades in line with infection prevention control and a proving oven which will support the tenants to develop their individual cooking/baking skills.





We have made every effort during the current Pandemic to stay in touch with our day service users, families of our tenants and people important to our community.  We have been able to purchase a limited number of tablets but we do not have cameras or filming equipment.  It would be great if we could purchase equipment to enable us to support the tenants and day service users to make films about what we do here at Thornage, deliver demonstrations in our bakery, film the land and garden teams at work and share this on our various social media platforms.  In addition we would like to raise funds to enable tenants to use Gregories Barn where they practice their music and drama and put on shows for families and visitors throughout the year. 




Charity Dinner and Golf Day - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021



2020 Royal West Norfolk, Brancaster. Charity dinner and Golf Day

We are so pleased that the golf club have decided to support the Orchard Lodge fund raising appeal for their charity dinner to be held on Thursday 10th September 2020, and golf day on Friday 11th September 2020.

Further details will follow as to how you can get involved with these events but if you can’t wait to book your space for the dinner or the golf please contact Kitty Wallace, Chair of the RWNGC Brancaster charity dinner & golf day committee;

07768 865918

RWNGC Brancaster PE31 8AX


Tickets for the dinner will be sold at £75 per person, to include a glass of champagne on arrival and four bottles of wine for each table of 10.

For a minimum suggested donation of £600 you can enter a team of four for the golf day. Play will be foursomes format over 18 holes and entrance will include refreshments on arrival, a buffet meal and a prize giving ceremony.


For further information on the golf day, the dinner and how you can help please follow the below link




If you would like to help organising our fundraising events including

  • Helping with the Garden Fete
  • Helping with the Christmas Bazaar
  • Having a stall at one of our events

Then please Get In Touch.

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Orchard Lodge Fundraising Appeal

Orchard Lodge Fundraising Appeal

With the formal opening of the Community Activities Room on 2nd June 2019 we are proud to launch an appeal to develop the second phase of a major investment being made by our charity. This investment will ensure that we are able to continue to provide an inclusive service for those with a learning difficulty into older life.


With planning permission already secured for the second phase of investment, the ‘Orchard Lodge’ appeal will aim to raise the £1m required in order to build 4 fully accessible accommodation units with shared kitchen, dining & living room facilities. Accommodation for a live-in support worker and an assisted bathroom are also incorporated into the design of the new building.

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