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Hannah Time ISSUE 4 WINTER 2013

Contents A message from....................................3 About Hannahs.....................................4 Newsflash: Seale-Hayne......................5 Newsflash: Ivybridge...........................6 Events Roundup....................................7 Fundraising............................................8 Charity Shops......................................11 Arts........................................................12 Seale-Hayne Services.........................14 Ivybridge..............................................16 Bronwen Hewitt..................................18 Shops....................................................19 Hannahs Horticulture........................21 Health and Wellbeing........................22

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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, Katie Hall, Nicola Moorhouse. Copyright 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...

Craig Moore and Bronwen Hewitt

Craig Moore, Partner, Bond Dickinson With the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech I was wondering how somebody would judge Hannahs’ character. For me Hannahs is about a fantastic vibrancy, opportunity, variety, creativity, warmth, compassion, tolerance and understanding. It is a real life affirmation. I know that when I drive up the road to Seale-Hayne my heart lifts, as I know there’ll be something different to see and experience, that I’ll also encounter the smiles, warmth and generosity of spirit that makes Thank you to everyone Hannahs so special. I suspect that like so many people my involvement with Hannahs started by meeting Bronwen – what an amazing lady! She mentioned that Hannahs didn’t know many people in the business community, so at Bond Dickinson we’ve organised several “Hannahs Business Lunches” to give the trust an opportunity to meet people across the business community, spread the word and help raise its profile. Consequently a number of individuals and companies have kindly been inspired to help, and with the network growing it should hopefully stand Hannahs in good stead to be able to progress the numerous exciting projects that Bronwen and the team want to deliver. As a firm we’ve also enjoyed raising funds through a number of bake-offs, raffles, helping the horticulture project at SealeHayne and doing some painting at Ivybridge, but we are all most excited about dressing up as Santa and taking part in the fun run in Plymouth on Sunday 8 December. Why not come and join in. It should be awesome!

at Bond Dickinson LLP from the whole team at Hannahs. Our mission is to empower, advocate and enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities. This simply would not be possible without the support of the whole community including our wonderful corporate sponsors.

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 230 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. Since first opening in 1925 as the UK’s first orthopaedic hospital at Ivybridge, we opened the doors to support children with cerebral palsy and since then Hannahs at Ivybridge has gone from strength to strength. The site at Ivybridge is an Ofsted accredited Centre of Excellence and home to our school, respite centre, community hub, children’s home and Hannahwood – an innovative transition project for 19-25 year olds. Hannahs acquired Seale-Hayne and in May 2010 we opened our social enterprise to the public. The 90 acre site provides innovative and ground breaking facilities for people with disabilities once they reach adulthood.


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With an outdoor pursuits centre, recording studios, sensory music room, a farm, a gallery, a bistro, workshops, vocational courses and learning placements, it is a place of true integration and imagination. In the last few months alone we have launched a ground-breaking clinical outreach service and work has at last started on accessible accommodation, providing desperately needed breaks for young people and their families in this beautiful site. None of this would have been possible without the continued help of our supporters and volunteers so thank you for all of your help!

Newsflash: Seale-Hayne

Friday Night birthday bash

Tom Woolner

Ian Fraser

Friday Night birthday bash

Coin discovery

We recently celebrated the first birthday of Friday Night Out, an integrated night out with live music, karaoke, bar, food and lots of laughter.

Ian Fraser has been metal detecting at SealeHayne for a year now and has recently found a silver groat c1350 and a silver sixpence 1593 among a dozen coins of a similar age.

Holiday Club Launch


Our brand new Holiday Club at Seale-Hayne proved a huge hit this summer. One of the more unusual activities was building a cardboard city.

Our beekeeper Tom Woolner has been busy working with his bees this summer and managed to produce 50 jars of delicious Hannahs Honey which were on sale in the Pantry at Seale-Hayne.

Power kites For anyone who is looking for a new challenge we have introduced power kites, state of the art scooters and giant frisbees to the outdoor activities at Seale-Hayne.

Bistro relaunch We celebrated the launch of our new look Bistro at Seale-Hayne in the summer. Staff in their new uniforms served delicious food from the new menu. Bistro Staff Celebrate Relaunch

Newsflash: Ivybridge

Port Eliot Visit

School Prom

Holiday Baking

Port Eliot visit

Holiday baking

Students from Hannahs at Ivybridge were treated to a very special day at Port Eliot in the summer. They were given a private tour of the house and were looked after incredibly well by Lady St Germans. They also visited a ceramics exhibition and took part in a workshop.

The summer holidays were busy at Ivybridge with loads of fun activities. New student Lizzie Baty arrived at Hannahs House in August in time to join in the cake baking before term started.

School prom All the students and Hannahwood young adults from Ivybridge had a ball at their Prom at Seale-Hayne.

Hannahwood Fun Day Hannahwood started off the autumn with a brilliant Fun Day and raised a wonderful ÂŁ3116 for their Dreams and Aspirations Fund.

Sports splash Staff and students at Ivybridge had a splashing time in the sunshine at their water themed sports day at the end of the summer term.

Trevor’s 25 years Trevor Cornwell, Hannahs Building Services Manager, is celebrating 25 years with the Trust. At Hannahs, he is not the only member of his family as his wife Pam joined 20 years ago and their son David 3 years ago.


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David, Trevor and Pam Cornwell (left to right)

Events Roundup We have had a busy summer participating in events around Devon as well as organising our own events at both Seale-Hayne and Ivybridge.

Family Fun in the Sun

Bovey Crafts Festival

Family Fun in the Sun

Bovey Crafts Festival

Over 600 people braved the heat for the Family Fun Day, supported by Foot Anstey, at Seale-Hayne in July. A lot of fun was had by all with pizza making for the hungry to throwing wet sponges at the stocks for those who needed to cool down. A wonderful £3286 was raised!

The Hannahs stand at the Bovey Crafts Festival was a hub of activity. Visitors took shade from the sunshine to paint tiles and help create a stunning piece of Street Art to go on show in the exhibition at Seale-Hayne.

Exeter Respect Hannahs was very involved in Exeter Respect in June. We sponsored the community tent which Hannahs’ Carl Munson hosted. Crowds then flocked to see Hannahs All Stars and the Taiko drummers from Seale-Hayne perform. Hundreds of people visited the Hannahs stand and enjoyed the chillout zone.

Summer Fayre

Summer Fayre Despite the uncertain weather and dramatic start to the Summer Fayre at Ivybridge, it proved to be a great success. Hundreds of visitors flocked inside and the place was buzzing with chatter and music and general excitement. Staff did a great job running the stalls and games and, as usual, Di and her kitchen team produced a stunning array of cakes! The day raised a wonderful £3,000. A huge thank you to all involved!

Hannahs staff at the Devon County Show

Dressing up at the Devon Show Over 1000 people visited the Hannahs stand at the Devon County Show including a group of our students from Ivybridge. The Imaginarium proved very popular with visitors as did the biscuits baked in the Seale-Hayne kitchen!


Hannahs new accessible glamping cabins

Hannahs Breaks Respite Appeal At Hannahs we believe everyone is entitled to time away from the old routine and a chance to experience fun and adventure. Many of the families that Hannahs supports struggle to find holidays that can cater for complex disabilities. Hannahs Breaks will provide supported accessible short holidays for families with access to all the adventures on site at Seale-Hayne.

Become a regular giver........please! Did you know one of the best ways to support Hannahs is through a regular gift? By setting up a monthly Direct Debit, you have the peace of mind that you are regularly helping a cause close to your heart in a way that is affordable for you.

Thank you to everybody who has generously donated to help us fund the first stage of Hannahs Breaks. Work has now started and the first fully accessible family apartment is nearly complete. This month also saw the arrival of the first of our accessible glamping units! Thanks to everyone at Stover Golf Club who helped us to raise the funds for this unit.

Regular donations allow us to anticipate our future income enabling us to plan for projects and effectively support adults and children with a range of disabilities.

We still need to raise further funds to kit out the accommodation with specialist equipment such as hoists and adjustable beds. Every donation we receive helps make a difference to families in need.

Regular gifts provide us with critical funds that enable us to plan and deliver long-term improvements to the lives of those with disabilities.

Text FUND23 + ÂŁ2 to 70070 and help us to give every family the break they deserve.


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Direct Debits can be as little or as much as you like. If you would like to give a regular gift simply fill in the form on the back of this issue of Hannah Time.

Santa Fun Run

Have fun and help Hannahs!

Generation H

The Rotary Club of Saltram are organising their fourth Plymouth Santa Fun Run and have kindly chosen Hannahs as this year’s charity.

It all comes back to us...

Join us on Sunday 8 December 2013 for an 11am start. An entry donation of £10 for adults and £6 for those aged 6 to 16 applies. This includes your suit, medal, mince pie and a drink. There is a choice of a 2.5km or 4km route. Come along and support Hannahs! Register now at:

Whether you are enjoying a cup of coffee in the Bistro or buying something from the gift shop at Seale-Hayne or perhaps making a donation to the Trust you are part of Generation H, supporting Hannahs and the people we are here for. So, a huge thank you from all of us... and make sure you tell your friends!

The Ivybridge Supporter Group

GM Coachwork Cycle Challenge

Hannahs Supporters We would like to say a big THANK YOU to GM Coachwork for hosting a 120 mile cycle challenge. GM Coachwork are a motability Premier Partner supplying wheelchair accessible vehicles and much more. So far they have raised over £2,000 for Hannahs. You can still sponsor the amazing cycling team at:

Thank you evening This summer we hosted our annual thank you evening for our fabulous volunteers and supporters. Bronwen Hewitt, CEO of Hannahs, gave a short presentation including special recognition to Anne Jenkins for her years of service to the trust as a volunteer fundraiser.

Bronwen Hewitt with Anne Jenkins

Hannahs Ivybridge Supporter Group host autumn lunch and fashion show Our wonderful Ivybridge Supporter Group held their annual autumn lunch at the Moorland Garden Hotel. The event was run in conjunction with the House of Fraser hosting a ladies fashion show. Mary Watts Chair of the Ivybridge Supporter Group said: “Everyone that attended had a great time. We have great fun as a group raising vital funds for the trust”.

Feeling Inspired? Have you been inspired by our wonderful supporters? Maybe you would like to join the Hannahs Ivybridge Supporter Group or perhaps even start a group in your local area? Everyone is welcome. Hannahs Supporter Groups offer a place to talk, meet new people and undertake a number of different activities from table top collections, coffee mornings, summer lunches, quiz nights and much more. In 2014 we want to see more groups being formed all over the south west. If you are interested please contact Katie Hall on 01626 325838 or Thank You!


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Charity Shops 25 years on

Long Service Award

It is 25 years since the first Hannahs charity shop was opened in Ivybridge by the late Norah Newberry, who was a long serving and dedicated volunteer. Since then 6 other shops have opened and are now selling a range of goods from clothing to furniture.

We are very grateful to 4 dedicated volunteers who have recently been presented with long service awards. They have all worked in our Ivybridge shop for many years and are part of a wider team of volunteers who keep our charity shops going.

1988 Ivybridge 2005 Estover 2008

Embankment Road

2009 Devonport 2010

Transit Way


Newton Abbot

25 years Vera Munson and Maywyn Wilkinson 20 years Joy Luke 10 years Betty Fowles

The Ivybridge Shop Team

New Developments The Ivybridge shop has recently relocated to a more accessible and spacious site at 35-36 Fore Street and our Charity Shops Manager, Dan Burke, cut the ribbon. The new shop took ÂŁ500 in the first two days. Meanwhile there are plans to open two new shops in St Budeaux and Saltash in early 2014. We are always looking for donations. If you are able to help please contact your local Hannahs shop. For details visit

The Newton Abbot Shop Team

Help us by volunteering We are always looking for volunteers to work in our shops. If you are interested please contact Dan Burke on 01752 898184.


Following a hugely successful summer at Hannahs, we are pleased to bring you our exciting autumn/winter programme for the galleries at Seale-Hayne. The Chapel Gallery is now a permanent space exhibiting work by local artists, whilst the second gallery will feature our touring exhibitions and will have a regularly changing programme.

Hannahs Open October 5 – November 3 This is our first event of its kind. Following a national call out, a selection panel has chosen some of the very best designers, artists, makers and performers to show their work here at Seale-Hayne. Based in Plymouth, Chris Askwith is an artisan pipe maker who creates bespoke pipes based on classic shapes with his own twist or original ideas. Liz Willis is a jeweller who draws inspiration from the environment she sees while out running. Originally from Poland, Nina Kleinzeller is an artist who works with acrylic paints and recycled fabrics.

Christmas Gifts November 9 – December 20

Image by Nina Kleinzeller

This is our exhibition which will lead up to Christmas. Why not pop up and buy from local artists and makers, ideal for those extra special Christmas presents.

Family Matters February 8 – March 23 A private family collection of paintings by Robert Lenkiewicz is to feature in the exhibition Family Matters. Lenkiewicz went to the West Country in his mid 20s and settled in Plymouth. Much of his work was produced in Devon. The theme of this exhibition is family.

Image by Nina Kleinzeller


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Summer of Art – Urban Takeover Over 9,500 visitors came to Seale-Hayne for our phenomenally successful Summer of Art – Urban Takeover. Famous street artist Banksy led the metropolitan invasion which brought the creative heart of the city to the Devon countryside. The Gallery at SealeHayne featured a Street Art exhibition on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The combination of Augmented Reality Art and the Street Art made it the largest exhibition in the South West this summer.

New Dame Hannah Portrait Unveiled Anna Gilroy presenting a Samsung Galaxy Note, kindly donated by Everything Everywhere, to Seth Steele from Newton Abbot College. His piece in the Augmented Reality Art Exhibition was voted the most popular by the public.

Call for Volunteers As the arts programme continues to grow, we need even more volunteers to help us steward the galleries, or help out at events. Perhaps you are interested in helping plan the programme? Our volunteers are a huge part of making a project successful and however much time you can spare, we would love you to join us. If this is something you are interested in getting involved with please contact:

A new portrait of Dame Hannah Rogers was unveiled on the side of Hayter-Hames building at Seale-Hayne. It is the work of graffiti artist SpaceHop.

Rehearsal / Performances Space Available for Hire Many local groups and organisations use Hannahs for their rehearsals, performances, functions and events. If you are short on space and are looking for a venue, why not come and visit us to see if we can help. Please contact:

Seale-Hayne Services Hannahs launches new groundbreaking services at Seale-Hayne Do you know anybody with a disability who might be looking for help? Do you have a friend or family member who has suffered a brain injury, is showing signs of autism, ADHD or challenging behaviour, or perhaps they are going through an important transition at school? Hannahs at Seale-Hayne has launched two new innovative services to help.



Offers comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, intervention, consultancy, advice and support for individuals with a range of disabilities and support needs.

An innovative transition project for young people with neurological disabilities who need help and support with the tricky transition from school to further education, training, employment and a life of value. The aim is to help those who require longer-term support, education, life opportunities and training in the community to facilitate their effective transition to adulthood.

The open-minded and approachable clinical team covers paediatric and adult neuro-disability, acquired brain injury, autistic spectrum conditions, ADHD, challenging behaviour, complex physical and multiple learning disabilities, mental health, alternative and augmentative communication and cerebral palsy.


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For more information about both services contact James Tonks on 01626 325847 or email

My Hannahs There are a number of adults with disabilities and learning difficulties who work at Seale-Hayne.

Henry Cast

Henry Cast Henry Cast is 22 years old and has dyspraxia and dyslexia. He works with the grounds men at Seale-Hayne twice a week and really enjoys any work which involves being outside. He loves being part of a team and likes the fact that everyone at Hannahs gets on so well. When he is not at Hannahs, Henry is studying mechanics and construction at South Devon College. He plays a lot of rugby for Totnes and in the summer he keeps fit. He also watches a lot of sport on TV.

hannahART hannahART is the collective name referring to a group of artists who regularly attend art/pottery sessions at Hannahs at SealeHayne.

Javan Smith

Javan Smith Javan Smith has an Acquired Brain Injury from a car accident. A year ago he wouldn’t even get out of the car so musical instruments were taken to him and slowly but surely he has gained confidence and ability and now he comes to Seale-Hayne and attends music sessions in Big Red once a week. Javan’s mother, said; “Being brain injured can be quite solitary and the social interaction between clients and carers is great fun as well as the music being very uplifting. It is not just about listening to music which you can do anywhere, it’s about being involved whether it is singing, playing the drums or the pipes.”

They have recently put on a stunning exhibition of their work, inspired by the trees found across the beautiful grounds of Seale-Hayne. They have also been responsible for creating art all around the site including table numbers within our Bistro, textile hangings in the Great Hall plus a map of the site made up entirely of hand-made ceramic tiles.

hannahART Trees Exhibition

Ivybridge Hannahwood

Park Street Hannahs has just opened a house in Ivybridge where a group of young adults from Hannahwood are living in a purpose built house made up of two flats. Situated in the middle of the village away from the Hannahs site, this is their first venture into a community setting with the possibility of a lifelong plan. Now that all the young adults are well into their 20s they are enjoying their independence and managing their own home and budget with the support of their personal assistants.

Dreams and Aspirations Thanks to the valiant fundraising efforts of the staff and young adults in Hannahwood to raise money for the Dreams and Aspirations Fund, several of them have been able to fulfil their dreams over the summer. Emma Sowden and Sarah Kernick had a wonderful time on a Norwegian cruise. Meanwhile Sarah Tibbitts and Chloe Russell really enjoyed being pampered on their spa holiday in Bath. Andrew Green was able to steer a river boat whilst Matthew Woodcock and Ashley Watson took a trip to Bournemouth.


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Sisters at Hannahs Freddie Rogers has been a key member of the Hannahs community at Ivybridge for nine years now. Much to her delight, in September, her sister Lizzie joined her and is also now a resident at Hannahwood.

School and Hannahs House

Sensory music and drama This year in school at Ivybridge we are focusing on sensory development through music and drama which has been made possible by new funding. There will be regular sensory music sessions culminating in a Narnia themed show entitled Celebration of Winter with the South West Camerata before Christmas. In the New Year the next part of the sensory development will focus on Kagemusha Taiko drumming sessions.

Pat Dogs As part of the multi sensory environment approach we are reintroducing PAT dogs to Ivybridge. Pets As Therapy is a community based charity providing therapeutic visits to places like Hannahs from volunteers with their pet dogs. Over the years it has been recognised that contact with pets can bring real health benefits to people with disabilities.

Outstanding Ofsted In June Ofsted carried out their latest inspection of Hannahs House and Hannahs Avenue, which provide residential and short break care. We were delighted to be awarded an ‘outstanding’ result in all areas including outcomes for children and young people, quality of care, safeguarding children and young people and leadership.

Family Support Group at Hannahs Hub The Family Support Group in Hannahs HUB continues to go from strength to strength, with around 15 youngsters and their families attending on a regular basis. The group runs on the second Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm and is open to all families with children who have a range of disabilities, and operates on a ‘drop-in’ basis with no booking required. Our youngsters, their parents and siblings can access the wide range of activities we have on offer in the HUB, for free, including hydrotherapy, Rebound, soft-play, sensory room, arts and crafts and cooking sessions. The group also offers parents the opportunity to talk to professionals in an informal setting for advice or just a chat and to meet other parents and families who may be in a similar situation to them. To find our more please contact Christie Robinson on 01752 898113 or

Bronwen Hewitt groundbreaking work being carried out at Hannahs. Bronwen was also accompanied by Vice Chair of Trustees, Judith Waterfield who has a Teaching Fellowship with Plymouth University – the purpose of which is to share best practice in working with disabilities in education. Bronwen said:

Women of Achievement Awards Hannahs Chief Executive, Bronwen Hewitt, has fought off stiff competition to win not one but two coveted awards in this year’s Herald Express Women of Achievement Awards. Her accolades include “Woman of the Year – Community Sector Award” and “Contribution to the Community Award” which recognised the outstanding difference that she has made in the local community in South Devon.

“At the conference 35 countries were represented and there were 400 delegates. Our students’ artwork was exhibited along with work from other countries. “In December we are looking forward to receiving our first visitors (shown in the group photograph below) who will be discussing ways to work in partnership but also to hold several workshops and talks.”

International post for Bronwen Bronwen has recently been appointed National Chair for England for the IASE, International Association of Special Education. The mission of the IASE is to improve the quality of life and service delivery for everyone identified as having special needs. Founded in 1985, its members include teachers, teacher trainers, professors, speech clinicians, psychologists, health care providers, social workers, counsellors, family members and those associated with related disciplines As part of her new role Bronwen was invited to the IASE conference in Vancouver, Canada to present a paper detailing the


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Photo: Dr Cathy Johnson, Hannahs Trustee Judith Waterfield, ‘Angel’ Zhao Chun Li and her husband Xiao Mo, Kevin Johnson

Shops The Studio Shops at Seale-Hayne are bursting with an exciting range of cards, gifts, toys and yummy treats with new stock arriving all the time.

The Gift Shop


The Gift Shop is a treasure trove of gifts and home accessories – all individual, ethically sourced and many handmade by artisan South West crafters.

Quirky and desirable objects are given a second lease of life in Re-loved, a secondhand gift shop with first-class gifts.

The Potting Shed

The Toy Box

Our brand new takeaway service is already proving popular, offering a range of Origin Coffee, Miles Specialist Teas, freshly made baguettes, homemade tray bakes and a range of seasonal specials and regular meal deals.

Both the young and young at heart will be tempted by the retro and unique toys and games and gifts on offer in The Toy Box.

Pop in, explore and find that perfect present – we look forward to seeing you!

The Potting Shed offers a rustic collection of garden-themed gifts and accessories perfect for those with green fingers and an eye for something a little bit special.

The Pantry To-Go

Open 7 days a week For more information visit

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. Supper Rooms There are two private supper rooms at SealeHayne. These are perfect spaces for family gatherings, business lunches and small groups.

Venue and Hospitality Hannahs at Seale-Hayne is an excellent place for your celebrations. You can hold your parties, conferences or meetings here making full use of the vast choice of venues, the beautiful decor and the wide choice of menu. We can also offer accommodation for the night of your event so that you don’t have to worry about getting home. To book call 01626 325822 or for more information visit:

Pop in for Breakfast... • Full English breakfast • Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs • Muesli, yoghurt and fruit Morning Coffee... • Cheese scones • Homemade biscuits Lunch... • House smoked salmon salad • Proper butchers sausages, mash & red wine gravy • Pan roasted fish cake Afternoon Tea... • Clotted cream teas • Homemade cakes and Dinner... • Creedy carver chicken breast, roasted herb polenta • Baked hake, braised celery & fennel, preserved lemon • Rosemary and garlic roast aubergine


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Hannahs Horticulture Hannahs Horticulture has seen huge changes and developments over the summer. Since last winter the whole area has been transformed from a building site to a thriving garden. Led by Emma Tame, there are now adult services sessions 3 days a week. These are groups of adults with disabilities and learning difficulties, known as guests, of which there are 19 at present. Emma’s team also includes a volunteer day once a week and Edward Rawcliffe, an adult with Aspergers and moderate learning difficulties who works 3 days a week. The entire landscaped area has been both fully productive and beautiful, teeming with butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects attracted by the ’companion’ flowers dotted amongst the fruit and veg. People have been fascinated by some of the unusual veg growing, with the Giant Mammoth pumpkin, the 7 foot tall tree-spinach and 7 varieties of winter squash as well as ‘crystal lemon’, a round yellow cucumber that looks like a tennis ball... delicious. Hannahs Horticulture has provided regular harvests to both the Bistro and the Pantry at Seale-Hayne. Over the summer the polytunnel was bursting with produce, alot of which was sold to the public. The mixed salad bags, complete with edible flowers, sold extremely well as did the courgettes, marrows, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, mange-touts, and purple French beans.

Health and Wellbeing Hannahs Health and Wellbeing Centre is now open to everyone seven days a week 9am to 7pm Monday-Saturday and 9am - 5pm Sunday booking only. With treatment rooms, accessible sauna and 12m hydrotherapy pool, Hannahs has created more than just a spa.


Little Fishes and Water Babies

Physiotherapy-led sessions are available for those who are carrying an injury or have complex needs to help raise mobility, and if you just want to relax, the well-being rooms offer complementary treatments and holistic therapies, including holistic massage, Bowen Technique, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Both involve fun and structured sessions in small groups with the instructor in the water. Water Babies concentrates on water confidence and safety skills from birth. For more information call 01392 367860 or visit Little Fishes offer small classes and 1-2-1 lessons to ensure the child is getting the attention it needs. For more information call 084445 618847 or visit

Eau-Chi and Tai Chi Enjoy a blend of Tai Chi-based movement with the beneficial effects of the lovely 34 degree water of the purpose-built hydro pool. The classes are suitable for all levels of ability and no prior experience is needed. Tuesdays 9.30am. £8 a session or £70 for 10 sessions, booked in advance.

Tai Chi Qigong (Chi Kung) This gentle Tai Chi-based exercise can help you to relax and unwind while building your strength and flexibility. No prior experience is required and the movements can be done sitting down and adapted to suit any range of mobility. Tuesdays 11.00am-12.00pm. £7 a session or £60 for 10 sessions, booked in advance.


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We now offer a number of therapies including reflexology, kinesiology, and podiatry. And our beautician Emma can offer a range of treatments including massage, facials, pedicures and eye packages.

For more information on the Health and Wellbeing Centre visit or telephone 01626 325807.

We are thrilled with the school and respite facility at Hannahs and we cherish the time when he is here.

The Caiels family – James, who was born with profound and multiple learning difficulties, benefits hugely from the respite facilities at Hannahs At Ivybridge as well as the physiotherapy and speech and language therapy expertise.

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Hannah Time - Winter 2013  

The Magazine of the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust.

Hannah Time - Winter 2013  

The Magazine of the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust.