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Hannah Time ISSUE 5 SPRING 2014

Contents A message from...������������������������������������������ 3 About Hannahs���������������������������������������������� 4 Newsflash Ivybridge������������������������������������� 5 Newsflash Seale-Hayne������������������������������� 6 My Hannahs����������������������������������������������������� 7 Fundraising������������������������������������������������������ 8 Put the fun in fundraising�������������������������� 9 Community fundraising����������������������������10 Charity shops������������������������������������������������11 Ivybridge - Children’s Services����������������12 Ivybridge - Hannahwood�������������������������13 Seale-Hayne��������������������������������������������������14 Accommodation and Conferencing�����15 Arts���������������������������������������������������������16 & 17 Bistro����������������������������������������������������������������18 Shops���������������������������������������������������������������19 Camp Mawazo ���������������������������������������������19 Art���������������������������������������������������������������������20 Music����������������������������������������������������������������20 Horticulture and Animals�������������������������21 Health and Wellbeing Centre������������������22

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For more information T: 01626 325 800 | E: Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6NQ | /discoverhannahs @discoverhannahs Hannahs is committed to sustainable travel Publishing details Changed address or do not wish to receive Hannah Time? Write to Fundraising & Communications, Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6NQ or email The Hannah Time team Editor: Pippa Sale | Writers: Pippa Sale, Matt Newbury, Emily Severn, Nicola Moorhouse Designed at Hannahs by: Robert Hoskins © Hannahs All rights reserved. No reproduction, copy or transmission can be made without prior permission. Dame Hannah Rogers School, registered charity no. 306948. Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, a limited company registered in England and Wales with number 5512987, and registered as a charity with number 1148882, and whose registered office address is at Woodland Road, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9HQ is the sole trustee of Dame Hannah Rogers School.

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A message from... Abe Kallis, Chris Kallis Solicitors

Only at Hannahs...

“This place has changed my life.” Those were the first words that Pauline said to me as I sat down opposite her to admire the ceramic pot she had been making for her daughter-in-law. It soon dawned on me that, during a previous visit to Hannahs, I had seen and been very impressed with one of Pauline’s portraits, so it was a real pleasure to meet the artist herself. As she delicately rolled the clay to decorate her pot, Pauline revealed that she was 91(!) and virtually blind. Yet there was no contradiction that in front of her was a perfectly crafted clay pot that she handled seamlessly. “Only at Hannahs” I thought to myself. Without exception, on every visit to SealeHayne there is always something that amazes and inspires me. It’s in the sense of community, it’s in the ability to enable and to unlock potential in people who may otherwise be overlooked in society. Hannahs is a special charity and one that we at Chris Kallis Solicitors are immensely proud to support and champion whenever we can. Seale-Hayne really is one of those unique places that has the power to change lives.

About Hannahs

Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, or Hannahs as we are known, is a pioneering charity that has worked with, and championed, disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities for more than 240 years. We were founded in 1767 through the generous legacy of Dame Hannah Rogers, the wife of a Plymouth MP who had a passion for working with children. Although our proud history has always been varied, the aim has been simple: to help enrich and empower the lives of children and adults in need. With an outdoor pursuits centre, recording Since first opening in 1925 as the UK’s first orthopaedic hospital at Ivybridge, we opened studios, sensory music room, a farm, a gallery, a bistro, workshops, vocational the doors to support children with cerebral courses and learning placements, it is a place palsy and since then Hannahs at Ivybridge of true integration and imagination. has gone from strength to strength. The site at Ivybridge is an Ofsted accredited Centre of In the last few months alone we have Excellence and home to our school, respite launched a ground-breaking clinical centre, community hub, children’s home outreach service and completed our and Hannahwood – an innovative transition accessible accommodation, providing project for 19-25 year olds. desperately needed breaks for young people and their families in this beautiful site. None Hannahs acquired Seale-Hayne and in May of this would have been possible without 2010 we opened our social enterprise to the the continued help of our supporters and public. The 90 acre site provides innovative volunteers so thank you for all of your help! and ground breaking facilities for people with disabilities once they reach adulthood.

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Newsflash Ivybridge

PAT dog Harmony PAT dog Harmony has become a very popular visitor to school. Pets as Therapy is a community based charity providing therapeutic visits to places like Hannahs from volunteers with their pets.

Sports at Life Centre Students took part in the Winter Ability Games at the Life Centre and played table cricket and boccia.

Come shake with Hannahwood A group of young adults from Hannahwood had fun at ShakeAway in Plymouth. They each designed and created their own milkshake using whatever ingredients they wanted.

Shadow dance at Hannahs Students in Croyde Class created some wonderful shadow puppets and performed a shadow dance. The students are working towards their Arts Award certificate which celebrates student participation and engagement in the arts.

The Gruffalo During February half-term some of the young people from Hannahs House took part in a fun and colourful performance of The Gruffalo.

Lizzie meets X Factor star Lizzie Rogers had a dream come true when she met X Factor finalist Luke Friend on a visit to Lemon Jelli in Newton Abbot.

Newsflash Seale-Hayne

Lambing Birds of prey

Hannahs guests were lucky to meet new born lambs at the local farm near Seale-Hayne.

Hannahs guests and our young people from Hannahwood got the chance to handle some very impressive birds of prey recently. The ladies from the Devon Bird of Prey Centre brought an American Kestrel, Barn Owl, Harris Hawk and Eagle Owl to Seale-Hayne.

Milly cycles for Hannahs Milly Legg, who is on a work placement at Seale-Hayne and helps out with housekeeping and in the Bistro, organised and completed her own sponsored bike ride in aid of Hannahs and raised over ÂŁ500.

Military Hospital

Great Gorillas visit Seale-Hayne Francis and Lilo from The Great Gorillas Project were loaned to Hannahs for a couple of months and took pride of place in the quad.

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The Old Seale-Haynians are looking for descendants of soldiers who were treated at Seale-Hayne when it was a military hospital during the First World War. If you know of anyone who can help please contact Ray Bartlett via the Old SealeHaynian website

My Hannahs Nathan Bradley

Stuart Page

I have quadriplegic cerebral palsy. I was born at 24 weeks. I’m 21 going on 82, as many people will tell you! I come to Seale-Hayne twice a week, and present my ‘Points of Ire’ radio show with Carl Munson on Access All Aerials. I also practice my archery with Chris Parish at Camp Mawazo and make good use of the hydrotherapy pool. Outside of Seale-Hayne, my main interest is sport, especially cricket. I am a scorer, and have a position with Heathcoat CC at Tiverton in the Devon Cricket League 1st XI Premier Division. I aspire to score at County/International level one day. I love all things sport, travel everywhere to follow anything that interests me. I also have a love for reading, classical piano, musical theatre and chess (though I am a very bad player!) “Hannahs isn’t about facilities, it’s a ‘why not‘ attitude.”

Stuart has an Acquired Brain Injury. His main passion in life has always been and still is music. He used to be a member of a band called The Scribes. He comes to Big Red at Seale-Hayne once a week to have a drumming session and last year did a skydive in aid of Hannahs. He has also done some DJing at Seale-Hayne. Stuart likes to stay fit and go to the gym and his main aim in life is to learn to walk again. He is now going round schools using his music to educate children on the dangers of drugs in a cool way. He has a busy social life and goes out alot at weekends. He is also involved in Music Zone, the lottery funded charity based in Devonport. “I feel at home at Seale-Hayne. I love meeting people and the staff are really thoughtful. When I have finished drumming I just like having a coffee in the Bistro. It is such a relaxing place compared to Plymouth where I live.”

Marina McCleery Marina is 28 years old and has epilepsy and autism. She comes to the Art Room at Hannahs at Seale-Hayne once a week for a pottery session. Marina first heard about Seale-Hayne from her ‘Shared Lives’ carer. When she is not at Seale-Hayne she works on a farm twice a week feeding the animals and doing carpentry and she also works in a charity shop in Newton Abbot. She lives with a carer at Haytor and usually stays with her parents in Brixham at weekends. “I love coming to Seale-Hayne to do pottery and to meet people. I love making things out of clay and seeing the final glazed colourful object and then giving them to my friends and family as presents.”

Stuart Page

Nathan Bradley

Marina McCleery


Supporter Spotlight – Chris Kallis Solicitors Hannahs is so fortunate to have the support of local businesses in the SouthWest who work tirelessly to raise vital funds for our work. We are delighted to have the support of Chris Kallis Solicitors in Plymouth who continue to find new and creative ways to raise funds and help Hannahs. Thank you! A sponsored cycle with a difference This Autumn the Chris Kallis team will be taking on a challenge with a twist, using an exercise bike in their office to cycle for 12 hours continuously and covering a distance of 180 miles. This is the equivalent of cycling from Plymouth to Land’s End! The whole team are looking forward to digging out the lycra and pedalling for a great cause.

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The sky’s the limit Ashley Williams, a Paralegal at Chris Kallis Solicitors is leaping into action and taking on a tandem skydive in aid of Hannahs. “I am not sure if brave is the appropriate term more like stupid. I do a lot of snowboarding so like my extreme sports and Hannahs is a fantastic charity- well worth jumping out of a plane for!” To sponsor Ashley please visit:

Conferencing for the cause Chris Kallis Solicitors will be asking all delegates at their forthcoming medico-legal conference to make a donation to Hannahs, plus they have invited CEO Bronwen Hewitt to give a short presentation on our work.

Put the fun in fundraising You could scale a mountain, trek the Sahara or cycle across France! You could even walk a mile or two, or jump from a plane... but whatever your choice, do it for Hannahs! Which of these could you do in 2014?

Skydive Choose your date, pick your location, steady your nerves and jump! Various dates and locations are available to test your nerves. Visit for more information.

Overseas Challenges If you want to travel the world and have an incredible adventure then one of our international challenges could be for you. With a host of adventures and countries on offer there’s bound to be one for you. Visit for more information.

Support Hannahs and win £1000! Lucky winner Annette Green of Newton Abbot was delighted to receive a very special Christmas present for 2013 when she entered the Hannahs Christmas Draw and won the first prize of £1000. Annette said “When I received the phone call telling me I had won I thought it was a joke. I never win anything apart from the occasional bottle of wine in a raffle! I am going to spend the money on days out and treats for the family.” Tickets for Hannahs Spring Draw 2014 are now on sale so make sure you buy yours for a chance to win the £1000 first prize! You may want to know that 76p of every £1 donated goes directly towards our work with children and adults with a range of disabilities, so every single ticket you buy really does make a difference. Contact the Fundraising Team on 01626 325682 to request a book of tickets or pick them up from the Reception at Seale-Hayne. Good luck!

Community fundraising

Five ways you can get involved with Hannahs 1. Pay us a visit at Seale-Hayne – from events, to lovely lunches, there is lots to see and do at Hannahs. Plus whether you are enjoying a cup of coffee in the Bistro or buying something from the gift shop, it all comes back to Hannahs. 2. Volunteer – we simply couldn’t manage without our wonderful volunteers so if you have time to give please get in touch. 3. Support our vision – donate to Hannahs and help us in our mission to advocate, empower and enrich the lives of children and adults with a range of disabilities. Text FUND23 + £2 to 70070 and give today. 4. Keep in touch – follow us on Twitter @discoverhannahs, on Facebook and sign-up for our e-bulletin to get regular updates on our work and events. Email enquiries@ to register. 5. Tell your friends – help us to spread the word!

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Charity shops Future plans We are hoping to expand our charity shop network further in 2014 so watch this space!

Newton Abbot shop Our amazing volunteers in our Newton Abbot store are busy up-cycling furniture.

New shops We have opened two new charity shops this year - one in Fore Street, Saltash and the other in Victoria Road, St Budeaux. Both shops are now in full swing selling clothing, home ware and books. Volunteers are wanted for both shops. If you are interested please contact the shop managers or Daniel Burke on 01752 898184 or

Transit Way shop Spring 2014 will see Hannahs merge our two stores in Transit Way into larger premises on the same development. This is the Trust’s largest store selling everything – clothing, books, home ware, furniture. This store also houses a large warehouse which will become a distribution centre for the retail network.

Ivybridge shop The new location of our Ivybridge store has seen an increase in footfall and donations from the surrounding community. We are very grateful for all their support.

Gift Aid in store Plans are in place to get Gift Aid rolling out in our charity shops. This will enable Hannahs to reclaim an additional 25% on qualifying donations bringing in much needed additional funds.

Ivybridge - Children’s Services Sensory For our students at Ivybridge an integrated sensory curriculum is central to their lives. There are several activities that have been recently introduced including animals being used as a vehicle for sensory input as well as music and communication.

Living eggs Thanks to Living Eggs we took delivery of eggs and watched them hatch and then held, fed and weighed the chicks.

Taiko drumming The students have regular drumming sessions with the team from Kagemusha Taiko who are based at Seale-Hayne. They have had a series of workshops using drumming as a sensory medium and as part of the curriculum.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) outreach Hannahs is being commissioned by NHS England to provide specialist multi disciplinary assessments for AAC, make recommendations and then purchase high technology voice output communication aids. Since June 2013, 36 children and adults with complex disabilities (eg cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease, stroke) have benefitted from this new pathway and received communication devices that have given them true communication independence and sometimes been life changing.

Wheelchair swing Students now regularly enjoy their new wheelchair accessible swing thanks to a generous donation from Devon and Cornwall Police. It has enabled our young people who need supportive seating to do what other young people like to do – swing!

EE iPads Using iPads, donated by EE, is a sensory form of communication. It also enables the children to do what all children like doing – watching You Tube and playing games.

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Makaton news Hannahs Makaton tutors have been busy running a rolling programme of courses for staff and parents internally and externally and two ladies recently completed their own tutor qualifications. Last Autumn our tutors delivered bespoke training to 24 police staff to enhance their communication skills when engaging with people with a learning disability.

Ivybridge - Hannahwood

T.H.E.A - The Hannahwood Enterprise Association Hannahwood staff and young adults launched THEA in 2013. The aim was to give the young adults a chance to be involved with the community raising money for certain projects and gaining valuable experience of running a business. They have already raised a substantial amount towards a new sensory room in Hannahwood. They have been making wonderful arts and crafts products which are for sale in Hannahwood and in our Devonport charity shop. The products include bottled sand, paintings, clay dishes, handmade jewellery, mosaics and trinket boxes with the range expanding all the time.

Work experience An increasing number of Hannahwood young adults are doing work experience. Several work in our Devonport charity shop every week and are now selling their T.H.E.A products there. Andrew Green has recently started up a DVD rental library in Hannahwood and Rebecca Nash has been learning all about budgeting.

Adult social nights Hannahwood is abuzz with activities and fun four evenings a week. Every Tuesday night Hannahwood hosts an Adult Social Night from 6-8pm. It is an accessible and integrated night out where people can socialise and have fun. It is open to anyone over 18. There are alot of fun activities including karaoke nights, disco nights, quiz nights and once a month a themed party ranging from Abba to the Great Gatsby to Luck of the Irish. There are also Lads Nights which include activities such as race evenings and Ladies Nights with pampering sessions and other girly activities. There are also activity evenings ranging from bowling, flower arranging and music to football quizzes and film nights.


Business Award

Fourth Anniversary

Hannahs at Seale-Hayne beat off stiff competition to win the Best Social Enterprise/Community Impact Award at the Herald Express South Devon Business Excellence Awards 2014. The awards are designed to showcase the wealth of talent, entrepreneurship and drive in South Devon, much of which goes unsung.

Hannahs celebrated its 4th anniversary at Seale-Hayne in December. The Trust has transformed an old, disused building into a thriving social enterprise for the whole community, supporting hundreds of people with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties every year.

International Visit

Hannahs launched an extensive tree planting project in conjunction with Moor Trees. Bronwen Hewitt planted the first tree on Howton Down, the hill above SealeHayne, with the help of Graham Burton from Moor Trees. Over 13,000 trees are being planted over the next three years by volunteers from Moor Trees and Hannahs.

Representatives of the International Association of Special Education (IASE) came from all over the world to visit Seale-Hayne. They were invited by Bronwen Hewitt who is national Chair of the IASE in the UK. The aim of the IASE is to improve the quality of life and service delivery for all individuals identified as having special needs and to foster a Global Exchange of Ideas and Information. New Yorker Anastasia Somoza was one of the IASE delegates and she officially opened the new fully accessible short break and holiday accommodation next to the Health and Wellbeing Centre.

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Moor Trees Planting Project

Accommodation and Conferencing

Meet at Hannahs Hannahs at Seale-Hayne makes a totally unique setting for all your business and conferencing needs. As well as providing opportunities for people with disabilities, Hannahs is also the only social enterprise of its kind in the UK, with all the proceeds from its activities, including conferencing, coming back into the charity. We offer a large choice of spaces to suit most requirements across our fully accessible site, as well as free parking, free Wi-Fi and a stunning location in the Devonshire countryside. There is also a whole host of activities to compliment your conference, including team building events and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunities on site. Download our conference brochure at VenueAndHospitality

Sleep at Hannahs Hannahs offers an exciting range of unique accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements. Options include stylish en-suite rooms, a family apartment, our Adventure Hostel and our brand new tent cabin “glamping� units. As a guest of Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, you are welcome to take a stroll through our stunning grounds and take full advantage of our other facilities. Why not book a dip or treatment in our Health and Wellbeing Centre, visit our galleries and shops and enjoy a bite to eat in The Bistro. Our brand new Sleep at Hannahs brochure is now available. VenueAndHospitality/accommodation.cfm

Arts The Arts and Culture strand at Hannahs continues to flourish and we are busy making plans for as far ahead as 2016! With lots of fantastic projects on the cards, here is a snapshot of the coming months.

The Curious World of Becky Adams “The Curious World of Becky Adams” is a collaborative touring exhibition between Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre and Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales’ National Centre for the Applied Arts. The exhibition explores connections between text and textile through the stitching of fabric and binding of books, presenting a collection of intricate works that combine handmade paper, old photographs, vintage fabrics and antique ephemera. More than anything however, it is a magical journey into the imagination that will thrill everyone from inquisitive children to playful grandparents alike. The exhibition is in the Gallery from 5 April – 22 May, daily from 10am-6pm.

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HANDS Exhibition – From Paper to Digitisation A collection of new work by our resident HANDS artists (Hannahs Artists and Designers). The exhibition will be in the Gallery from 4 – 29 June, daily from 10am-6pm.

Summer of Art

Art Boot sales

This year’s Summer of Art will focus on all things digital – how has the world of art changed and developed digitally over the years. A full programme of events will be available shortly from the website so watch this space!

Back by popular demand! Art Boot Sales will be held on the first Sunday of each month over the Summer – 1 June, 6 July, 3 August and 7 September. Sell your artwork from the back of your car. Traders places are limited to 30 and cost £10 each – pre booking advised. Email to book your place. The events are free to the public.

Residential Workshops We are now running residential workshops at Seale-Hayne. There is a wide choice of workshops ranging from jewellery making to picture framing to papier mache. A range of accommodation is now available so you can book in to several workshops and stay overnight. For more information call 01626 325825.

Lenkiewicz Exhibition The recent Lenkiewicz exhibition ‘Family Matters’ was a stunning private collection of paintings by Robert Lenkiewicz. All the works were owned by Lenkiewicz’s family and the majority had never been seen in public before. The exhibition proved to be hugely popular attracting 6750 visitors and raising £2700 from catalogue sales for Hannahs, kindly sponsored by Bearnes. One of Lenkiewicz’s former pupils, Louise Courtnell, gave a talk and portrait demonstration and over the afternoon produced a fantastic portrait of Pete Reeves, Hannahs Arts Activities Coordinator. All the art exhibitions at Hannahs at SealeHayne play a very important part in raising the profile of and funds for the Trust.

Cockington Court Hannahs and Cockington Court near Torquay have been building up a relationship over the last year. Hannahs artists held an exhibition of their work at Cockington last summer and this summer staff and artists from Hannahs and Cockington will be working on a range of joint initiatives. Hannahs will have a temporary space within one of the studios at Cockington over the coming months.

Bistro The Bistro at Hannahs at Seale-Hayne is open seven days a week. Head Chef, Dino Pavledis, and his team are cooking up and serving seasonal, tasty meals throughout the day. New lunchtime menu! We have launched a new lunchtime menu in The Bistro, with some of our new dishes already firm favourites …. Open sandwiches – pulled pork with apple gravy the clear favourite, but why not try our club bruschetta? Fresh daily salads to eat on their own served with grilled meat, a piece of fish or savoury tart. Plus old favourites including sausage and mash, fish and chips and speciality house-smoked salmon.

What People Are Saying...

“The most stunning location to eat in Devon“ Hannahs Rather Marvellous Pudding Club Abandon the diet and prepare for an evening of sweet-toothed temptation as we launch our brand new pudding club (Thursday 15 May and Thursday 19 June) for those prepared to leave more than just a little room for dessert. Following a light sharing platter, it’s then happily ever afters, as we tuck into this month’s signature sweet treats - the only rule of the night is we want to see an empty plate before you tuck into the next pudding! The evening’s proceedings will also include a Pud Quiz, an introduction to the nights delectable selection from our head Chef Dino, the Grand Pudding Parade and voting for your favourite dessert of the night. Sweet dreams... £25 a person including sharing platter and a handpicked selection of five delicious desserts. Booking absolutely essential. 01626 325825

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Shops The Shops at Seale-Hayne are open 7 days a week. The Gift Shop, Potting Shed, Toy Box, Re-loved and Pantry offer an exciting range of gifts, toys, cards and delicious treats. Hannahs retail team are working closely with students from Duchy College on a joint social enterprise. The students, who all have learning disabilities, have been making spring planters and bird feeders at SealeHayne and then selling them through the shops. They are planning to expand their range of products and increase the profit which is being re-invested into their project. All their products are produced on site using the greenwood, compost and plants. This work is part of the students’ City and Guilds Entry level course two in “skills for working life horticulture, greenwood and enterprise.”

Camp Mawazo - Outdoor Pursuits

Birthday Adventures All-weather children’s birthday adventures are available in the stunning grounds of Seale-Hayne. Children can choose the activities they want to try and the food for their adventure and the team will take care of the rest. Activities include climbing, archery, mountain biking, laser combat, team building activities, five-a-side football, basketball, badminton, bushcraft, rock band, music session, meet and greet the animals. To book call 01626 325864.

Adventurers Club Hannahs Adventurers Club is our exciting new club for children aged 5-12 with activities including music, gardening, outdoor pursuits, Hannahs farm and art sessions. It takes place every weekend and daily during half-term holidays from 10am to 12pm. For each activity children attend, they will get a stamp on their membership card and can earn certificates along the way. Booking essential 01626 325825. £3 Please note parents are required to stay with their children.

Art The Art Room at Seale-Hayne is a busy vibrant space with groups of Hannahs guests using the facilities every day to create some wonderful and inspiring works of art. Family matters to us all, so with the visiting Lenkiewicz exhibition that showcased the artist’s family portraits we decided to take up a project on the same theme. All our guests paid a visit to the gallery and discussed the work before expanding upon the idea of ‘family’ that they feel part of here at Hannahs. Ideas like friendship and laughter were high on the list alongside the range of activities they partake in and of course the simple delight of sharing coffee and biscuits together. Each guest went on to paint their personal reflections and also crafted 3-D portraits by working with papier maché and clay. Some aspects of these images have since been used as inspiration for a collective 6 foot canvas painting, on it there are figures of all shapes and sizes painted in all sorts of styles; it really is a reflection of the eclectic family of artists we are.


Big Red is the centre of live music at Seale-Hayne. In 2014 it is set to open one of the largest live recording rooms in the South-West which will be accessible to everybody. There is now a new shop which stocks important replacement accessories for musical instruments and a catalogue available to order from. Future developments planned are a second hand instruments section and a “swap shop” for second hand gear.

30-40 bands use the facilities each week. Every week 75 people with disabilities access music sessions. Also about to be launched in the Summer is Big Red Live music night. The intention is to showcase local talent who use the facilities here and to offer a serious alternative music night.

Hannahs is looking for volunteers to work in Big Red on reception, at rehearsals and live events and in the recording studio. If you are a music enthusiast and interested in volunteering please contact Simon Raphael on 01626 325850 or email

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Horticulture and Animals



Hannahs Potager Garden is now in its second year and is already looking well-established, full of life, colour, and scrumptious things to eat. The height of the wooden vegetable beds has been raised to afford a much more comfortable working height for Hannahs guests and staff alike. This involved adding 30 tons of topsoil! Growing our own plants from seed has been significantly helped by fabulous cold frames built by a group of talented volunteers from Germany. Hannahs now employs Edward Rawcliffe, a young man on the autistic spectrum, who is absolutely key to the whole project. We now offer adult sessions three days a week plus a volunteer day and provide regular harvests to our on-site Bistro as a social enterprise. We are always looking for gardeners to swell the volunteer ranks – this is your chance to be at the heart of this wonderful project! For further information please contact Emma Tame on 01626 325880 or emma.

Hannahs menagerie of animals has really expanded in the last few months in addition to our pigs, horses and donkeys. Our newest development is Pet’s Corner where rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice are all happy to be handled. Our ducks and chickens have also moved to their luxury new enclosure.

Health and Wellbeing Centre Blossom into Spring with a little help from Hannahs. Sometimes it’s important to take time out, relax and recharge. Our Health and Wellbeing Centre is fast becoming the go-to destination for taking care of your mind, body and soul.

Hydro Our Health and Wellbeing Centre is home to one of the region’s only fully accessible hydrotherapy pools open to members of the public. Heated to 34.5 degrees it is safe for non-swimmers and is a great way to relieve pain, improve mobility or just relax.

Eau-Chi Eau-Chi is the latest health craze that everyone is talking about! Pioneered at Hannahs, it is a gentle relaxation, breathing and movement class, based on Tai-Chi, and set in the warm therapeutic waters of our stunning pool. It’s a winning combination and one that is proving extremely popular. Sessions are held every Tuesday morning. Single session £8, or book 10 sessions for £70.

Beauty Our two fully trained, independent beauty therapists, Julie and Amy, are ready to pamper you to perfection, using the best professional products. Choose from an extensive menu of treatments that will provide you with instant glamorous results. From relaxing massages and facials to waxing, luxury manicures and pedicures and the ever popular Jessica Gel nail sets, they will get you looking and feeling great! Can’t wait for that summer feel-good factor? Book a spray tan to get you instantly glowing.

Call today and receive 20% off your first new beauty booking, quote ‘HWB Offer’

Complimentary and Holistic Therapies The centre also has become home to a number of excellent independent therapists, all of whom are fully insured and accredited professionals in their field.

Sessions available in : Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Kinesiology, Reflexology, Reiki, Podiatry, Bowen Technique & Counselling. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - 9AM-7PM (TIL 5PM ON SUN) | 01626 325807 Visit 22 | Hannah Time

Communication tools that allow young people like Dan to have a voice and make decisions for themselves opens up an amazing world of opportunity.

Dan “the smiler� was born with Cerebral Palsy and is unable to speak, but can make himself understood with the help of electronic communication aids, skills he has been taught by the staff at Hannahs at Ivybridge.


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Dame Hannah Roger’s School, registered charity no. 306948. Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, a limited company registered in England and Wales with number 5512987, and registered as a charity with number 1148882, and whose registered office address is at Woodland Road, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9HQ is the sole trustee of Dame Hannah Roger’s School.

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Hannah Time - Spring 2014  

The Magazine of the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust.

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