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Sunday 19th November
Christmas Fundraising Auction - Cotton's Farmhouse - 10.30a.m.

Friday 24th November
Christmas Sing-a-lolng at Cotton's Farmhouse Theatre-in-a-Barn. 10a.m.

 

October 19th 2017
Chief Constable's Community Supper

Danny Brown was proud to represent the Caring & Sharing Trust at an evening hosted by Chief Constable Simon Edens to celebrate diversity and community interaction. Danny is pictured above with Rukhsana Bashir, Hate Crime Co-Ordinator for Northamptonshire Police, and Deputy Chief Constable Racel Swann.

 

October 18th 2017
Patron joins in Xmas
Show rehearsals

Caring & Sharing Patron, Councillor Steve Coventry from Milton Keynes and his partner, Liane Lacey, dropped by and got a sneaky peek at one of the numbers in the Trust's Xmas Sing-a-long. Steve joined in rehearsals with members of the Cotton's Farmhouse Choir.

 

13th October 2017
Fish Supper raises £1,000

A great evening included a most unusual racing game which, along with an Auction and Raffle, helped raise much needed funds for the Caring & Sharing Trust. It was attended by County and Borough councillors and Supporters of the Trust. Pictured right are Andrew Lewer MP, Cllr. Johnathan Nunn - Leader of Northampton Town Council, Caroline Scattergood and Danny Brown from Caring & Sharing, Cllr. Michael Clarke, Cllr. Lamie Lane and Cllr. Suresh Patel.

 
September 6th 2017
A Visit from the Police

Everyone at Cotton's Farmhouse was delighted to welcome PCSO Tara Cooksammy from Northamptonshire Police who explained how she supports communities all over South Northants. And those who wanted, even got a chance to try out the cell in her Police Van!

 
March 23rd 2017
Our Danny shows the way
 

December 2nd 2016
Christmas Sing-a-Long

Mayors from across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes all joined in the festive singing led by members of the Cotton's Farmhouse Choir. The fun, laughter, and dancing was enjoyed by a full house.

 

October 20th 2016
Cobblers Chairman visits Cottons Farmhouse
Northampton Town Football Club Chairman, Kelvin Thomas, recieved an extremely enthusiastic welcome when he visited Cotton's Farmhouse and posed for some pictures with the Caring & Sharing 1st IX!

 

October 17th 2016

 

October 5th 2016

 
May 6th 2016
Caring & Sharing celebrates year as Chairman's Charity
Northamptonshire MPs and Mayors past and present were among the guests celebrating Cllr. Phil Larratt's year as Chairman of Northamptonshire County Council in which he raised over £9,000 for the Caring & Sharing Trust, his chosen charity for the year.
 
December 11th 2015
 
August 24th 2015
New Website and Caring & Sharing Ambassadors Launched

The launch of the very first website dedicated to the needs and aspirations of people with learning disabilities was launched at Cotton's Farmhouse - at the same time as the Caring & Sharing Trust also launched their new "Meet the Ambassadors" project.

You can access the new site at www.northamptonshirelearningdisability.org Please let us know if there is anything we have missed out that you think should be included!

The Ambassadors project features many of the people with learning disabilities who attend the Caring & Sharing Day Centre.

Joining in the proceedings were Cllr June Derbyshire, the Mayor of Kettering; Cllr Roger Clarke, Chairman of South Northants Council; Cllr Deanna Eddon, Chairman of Daventry District Council; Cllr Mary Markham, Leader of Northampton Borough Council; and many of the Trusts Patrons including Cllr Suresh Patel; Cllr Michael Clarke; Cllr Tony Ansell. There were representatives from Northampton Police and from the Caring & Sharing Saving Faith Project. Brief prayers were said at the end by Father David McConkey of All Saints Church and Cogenhoe’s own Vicar Reverend Eddie Smith. The packed Theatre in a Barn included representatives of many businesses including Scott Bader (who helped with the initial funding), Tescos, Shoosmiths, etc. plus lots of volunteers, parents and supporters.

 
July 8th 2015
Caring & Sharing chosen as Chairman's Charity
 
April 2nd 2015
Singing from the samee song sheet
 
December 18th 2014
MP joins in Christmas celebrations

Politicians Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northamptonshire, and councillors Michael Clarke, Robin Brown and Suresh Patel joined Caroline Scattergood and the people who attend the centre in Cogenhoe in a rousing rendition of “The Best of Times is Now” as part of the Caring & Sharing's Christmas celebrations.

December 9th 2014
Caring & Sharing for children in care

The folk with learning disabilities who attend Caring & Sharing Trust’s Day Centre in Cogenhoe have got together with lots of their supporters to provide toys this Christmas for Cared for Children throughout the County. County Councillor Michael Clarke, on behalf of Northants County Council, came along to accept the gifts to pass on to the children.

The motto of the people who attend the Day Centre is – The Joy of Living Comes From the Joy of Giving. The Trust depends on the County and local Councils as well as businesses and individuals and so, at Christmas, the opportunity to give something back is simply wonderful.

September 12th 2014

H&P Editor visits the Caring and Sharing Trust as new website plan is launched

 

Herald and Post Editor, Steve Scoles, (pictured above with some of the gang) visited Caring & Sharing’s base at Cotton’s Farmhouse, Cogenhoe to receive a big “thank you” from Caroline Scattergood, staff and people who attend the Day Centre. Caroline said that the Herald & Post had been a wonderful support for many, many years and how much she enjoyed being one of the paper’s bloggers.

The Centre hosted a get-together of Councillors, supporters, families, etc. to launch their planned website “Northamptonshire Learning Disability”. It is hoped that all the information they need will be available and the website up and running by the beginning of next year. As usual, there was lots of singing and laughter in the Trust’s own theatre. Helping it to go with a swing were the Trust’s long time Patrons Brian Binley MP, Cllrs Michael Clarke and David Aaronson and lots of the people with learning disabilities who attend each day.

If any readers would like to know more about the website or need any help and information about learning disability please email Lena Davis at the Caring & Sharing Trust admin@cottonsfarmhouse.org. Leave your name, address and phone number and we will get back to you. In fact, if you like the idea, we would really like to meet you.

April 11th 2014
Cotton's Farmhouse Celebrates 30th Years
A packed audience including Michael Ellis MP and Mayors from across Northamptonshire along with supporters, friends and families, enjoyed a morning of celebrations at Cotton's Farmhouse to mark 30 years of work with people who have learning disabilities. The event was covered by John Griff from BBC Radio Northampton.
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12th June 2013

Joining the Choir

Pictured right, Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Les Marriott, joins the Choir at this week's visit to Cotton's Farmhouse. He aims to help the Trust continue to provide inspirational and much needed opportunities for people with learning disabilities and their families. Fundraising is already under way and it has been announced that the Mayor's Gala Dinner will be held at the Marriott Hotel on Friday 29th November.

27th June 2013

Caring & Sharing chosen as Mayor's

Charity

We are proud to announce that the Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Les Marriott, has chosen the Caring & Sharing Trust as his charity for 2013/14. This is a great honour as well as creating lots of exciting opportunities to raise much needed funds. Planning is already under way for special events and you will be able to find up-dates and info via this news page. Watch this space!

 

 

11th April 2013

Saving Faith with Good Hearts and Keen Minds

                                                                             

Saving Faith Uk took a big step forward with the lunch of the Good Hearts Group during a morning of singing and music at Cotton's Farmhouse. John Bishop from the Caring and Sharing Trust introduced The Rev. Robert Hill from the Bishop of Peterborough's Office; Martin Buckby who worked as a community nurse in the field of learning disability for over 40 years and is now actively involved in the Baptist Church, and Marie Mather-Franks, the proprietor of a number of residential homes for adults with learning disability. All helped form the group which aims to put faith and spirituality firmly on the agenda for people with learning disabilities; to find out about projects which are already going on; and to explore new ways of meeting the faith and spiritual needs of people with learning disabilities which can have such a positive impact on their quality of life. Also Joining the group are Cllr. Michael Clarke; Peter Heaton - Assistant Police Commissioner for Public Involvement; Cllr David Aaronson; Cllrs. Roger and Jenny Conroy; Lena Davis and Caroline Scattergood from the Caring & Sharing Trust; and Danny Brown who attends the Caring & Sharing Day Centre at Cotton's Farmhouse.

People fram all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to join in with the Saving Faith UK project. The only qualification needed is a good heart and a keen mind!

 

30th November 2012

"After the Flood" a very special celebration!

The Mayors of Northampton and Wellingborough and the Chairman of South Northant District Council joined parents, families and supporters of the Caring & Sharing Trust as the Cotton's Farmhouse Barn was re-opened following the floods in July which caused so much damage. Mp Brian Binley and Radio Northampton's John Griff  also came along for the fesrivities and there was special thanks for all those involved in the refurbishment including the Builders, Architect Nigel Woodward, and insurers and loss adjusters who had been so helpful. Everyone was in good voice as they joined in a sing-a-long led by the Cotton's Farmhouse Choir or peolple with Learning disabilities. And there was a special performance of  "The Best os Times" by Nigel Dean, Manager of the Grosvenor Centre Sainsburys who have adopted the Caring & Sharing Trust as their Charity. So far, they have raised over £1,200! 

The new look Barn now boasts a multifunction space with new lighting and flexible performance and exhibition areas. The opening was also celebrated with an exhibition of photographs and artwork involveing all the people with learning disabilities who attend the Day Centre at Cotton's Farmhouse. Future plans for the Barn also involve the first ever photographic studio for people with learning disabilitis.