Celebrating Kidderminster’s Heritage
Kidderminster Town Council is supporting Sheepfest again this year. This was a hugely popular competition run in 2017 which numerous community groups, churches and local organisations took part in.
Sheepfest is a competition to celebrate the heritage and history of the town with links to Kidderminster being a market town and being granted a Charter from King Charles 1 to be able to keep the profit from the market for the good residents of Kidderminster and the wool for the carpet industry which has been linked with the town for over 400 years. The competition is aimed at community groups, charities and churches to take part.
Who does it benefit?
All monies raised from the competition will go to supporting Twigs.
Twigs is part of the Emily Jordan Foundation (EJF) which was set up by Emily's family and friends after she died in April 2008 when on holiday. Emily understood the difficulties that people with disabilities faced both socially and when trying to gain employment. Emily helped to set up Spokes which became a registered charity, so the development of the Emily Jordan Foundation was the next logical step to continue with her good work. All of the EJF projects, with full Trainee involvement engage directly with the public, schools, business and the wider community.
Specifically, The Together We Involve Gardening Services (TWIGS) was established in 2013 and offers a different kind of opportunity. Trainees develop new skills based around gardening and horticulture. Having refurbished the once redundant greenhouses on Brinton Park, the trainees now have a great environment in which they get fully involved. Twigs is situated at Brinton Park, Sutton Road, Kidderminster.
How Does Sheepfest Work?
How do you take part?
If you would like more information on Sheepfest please contact:
Tony Beirne, Town Council – firstname.lastname@example.org 01562 732680 or
Sharon Tandy, Town Council - email@example.com 01562 732681