‘We’re very excited that as we ease out of lockdown, Springhead’s facilities are almost fully booked for the next five months’, says the Springhead Trust’s Director Edward Parker.
‘Following a very quiet year in terms of visitors it will be wonderful to hear the sound of childrens’ voices again, with the first school group arriving for a day trip on 10 June . Between June and the end of September we are expecting 12 schools and 25 other visiting groups. We will also be hosting 14 weddings, the income from which helps us with the upkeep of Springhead.’
Springhead’s first open garden event was held at the beginning of May, when local people were able to enjoy the blossom at Springhead, and there are plans to open again to the public in June. The first arts event of the year will be an immersive production for children and their families on 15 August. The Greenhouse will explore the senses of plants through theatre, movement and dance (details and booking options will be on Springhead’s website).
With Springhead’s usual services on hold for so much of 2020 and early 2021, the charity has relied to a large extent on grants from trusts, foundations and other funders, explains Edward Parker: ‘We are extremely grateful for the all the support we have received during this difficult time. These grants have helped pay our core costs and funded essential repairs to the buildings,’ Please see How we are Funded for details of those who have supported us.