Growthpoint Recovered

Growthpoint is an NHS mental health gardening, woodwork and maintenance skills programme.   The team has recently added a furniture restoration project (Growthpoint Re-covered) to its toolkit.  This is proving to be a great success, helping service users with confidence building, therapeutic activity and workplace skills.  The service also offers seasonal employment to a number of service users each year. 


If anyone would like to donate any pieces of old furniture, these can be renovated and sold on, raising funds to be reinvested in the project. Alternatively, the team offer a restoration service, restoring and returning your treasured items for you for a small charge. All items must be solid wood (not veneered items).  


Items are gladly received at  the Growthpoint Leek Road allotment site or via Lesley Faux. Alternatively, the Growthpoint team can collect large items by prior arrangement.. 

If you would like to know more, please contact Lesley Faux on 01538 722719 or  07974 748725 or ring Growthpoint's Tracey Mace on 07515 191258.

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As our season closes, we have been

extremely proud of what we have achieved this year. As I write, the 1st XI have made it to 2

finals, with a semi-final pending, being victorious in one. They are also hoping for a top four finish in the league. Our 2nd XI are sitting 3rd position, likely to fall just short of promotion. Our young 3rd XI team are pushing hard for promotion at their first attempt and our Sunday XI still have a lot to play for to retain their place in the top division.


Our junior section is something we continue to feel exceptionally proud of. This year we have provide an opportunity to in excess of 115 boys and girls to learn and develop their cricket skills in both a fun and competitive environment. This year our Under 9s, 13s B, 15s, 17s and 19s have all finished as Champions in their relevant competitions, with other teams doing extremely well too. In all

areas of the Club, we have operated 21 teams during 2016,

a magnificent achievement from all of our supporting volunteers.


The ever important social side continues to offer events which we would like to invite the community to come along to. Our forthcoming events are:


キ       Autumn Harvest Beer Festival, including Race Night

and Live Music

キ       Sat 29th October Family Halloween Fancy Dress Party

キ       Sat 19th November Casino Night

キ       Thurs 1st December Family Chocolate Xmas Bingo


For more information on events, please contact Gavin Carr 07989 703742 or Ian Robinson 07736 619552

Many thanks