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First Tennis Group 2016

On Tuesday our usual sports group decided to make the most of the lovely weather and go down to the tennis courts for a practise.  As the weather was so nice Sophie decided that she would like to join the group. Sophie said: ‘I did some warm up exercises, with my arms and the running…

SWEET SURPRISE POTTERY GROUP VISIT

On Wednesday the first of June the pottery group visited David Brown’s Pottery in Merriott. The group members were: Hanna, Amy, Alice, Rachel, Jamie and James. We all had a look around the showroom and were interested by many different shapes and types of pots. We saw jugs, bowls, teapots, vases and too many others…

First Tennis Group March 2016

On Tuesday our usual sports group decided to make the most of the lovely weather and go down to the tennis courts for a practise.  As the weather was so nice Sophie decided that she would like to join the group.  This is what they had to say: Hi i’m Jono a member of staff…

Garden Ground Force Team

(First Barbeque of the year!) On Thursday we went out in the wilds of Wambrook to help Hana’s family by clearing a very rocky and overgrown flower border.  It was a warm day and the sun shone so we were able to make the most of being outside in a beautiful location. Group members have…

Sophie’s Story – Making special cards for customers

I started making cards at Sweet Surprise around two years ago.  These were mainly animal ones which are cut out using wallpaper.  Lorraine (my carer) draws around the stencil and then I cut it out.  Since we have started, the range of cards I make has now grown and I do cards for all occasions. …

Christmas Lunch at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

As we work as Volunteers at Fern every Tuesday, we thought that we would arrange to have our Christmas Lunch there and also because Richard the Chef is always very helpful and kind to us.  We arrived at 12.30 and found the table ready for us and decorated beautifully!  We had all chosen our meals…

Emma’s Blog about the Sweet Surprise

My name is Emma and I have been working at the sweet surprise for 3 weeks now. I am enjoying it very much. It is really fun and everyone is so lovely. I have started helping out Sophie with her cards. Also I have done some cooking and pottery. I have made a teddy bear,…

Our trip on the catamaran at Poole

On Thursday 23rd of July a group of us from Sweet Surprise went to Poole and went on the Catamaran called Knoticat. We met Stuart and Di the skippers and they give us life jackets to put on, we got on the catamaran and sat down. They gave us the safety rules on the boat…

My Work Experience- By Alice

I have been enjoying my placement in The Dolphin, I attend once a week. My duties are washing up, emptying the dishwasher and preparing vegetables. To prepare the vegetables I peeled the potatoes and the carrots and then cut them up. I also did some of the cooking; I helped cook fish and chips and…

Secret world – Volunteer Group

A group of us from sweet surprise organised a visit to secret world.  We wanted to find out what they do and if we could help them in any way.  We spoke to Duncan the volunteer coordinator and he explained that we could help by doing jobs around the site.  Some time later we finally…