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Haven – Latest News

We have just found out that an incredible £8289.98 has been raised for Haven through the Co-op Local Community Fund! So for all those Co-op members who chose to support Open Door – Haven over the past year, and for all those who signed up to Co-op membership, just so they could support us –...

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Our Summer Newsletter

It may feel like Summer has well and truly passed now but we’ve just figured out how to upload our newsletters onto our website so here is our Summer newsletter!! We’ve got articles on our current volunteer vacancies, our relaunch of the ICE Project, our Summer Quiz, the Holiday Cafe, a Triathlon Triumph, and our...

Data Privacy Notice
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Data Privacy Notice

What is a Privacy Notice? A Privacy Notice explains what information we hold about you, why we hold it, how we protect it for you, and how you can have your information removed from our files if you so wish. Why are we giving you this information? A new law – the General Data Protection...

We’re hiring!
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We’re hiring!

Job Description: Open Door Ice Project leader Responsible to:  Open Door Projects Director and Board of Trustees. Job Purpose: To provide leadership, vision and direction to the Ice Project. To oversee and support the day to day operation to ensure a positive difference to children and young people. To identify ways of developing the project....

In memory of John…
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In memory of John…

This May our community lost a very special man, John Wynne. John has supported Open Door for over 10 years, as trustee and treasurer and in 2014 John helped to set up our Men’s Shed project, a project he took great delight in being a part of. In light of this, his family very  kindly...

Haven – the first 6 months
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Haven – the first 6 months

When we first committed to launching our sixth project, Haven, we were stepping out into the unknown somewhat. We knew there was a need but we had no idea if agencies would refer, if children would come, and then, if they would stay! Well, this      Summer, we conducted a review after 6 months of being...

Fantastic Fundraising!
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Fantastic Fundraising!

We just want to say a HUGE thank you to some wonderful individuals who have taken it upon themselves to fundraise for us just recently… On the 11th-12th August, the wonderful Ray Baxter (local hairdresser and husband of our lovely chef, Kit) cycled from Ilfracombe to Plymouth, coast to coast! He wanted to raise money...

A plentiful Harvest!
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A plentiful Harvest!

We have been truly touched by the generosity of local churches and schools this Harvest, arriving at the centre with arms full of boxes and bags of wonderful donations. Kit, our chef, has been delighted at the array of fresh and tinned produce! Thank you all!! Not only do we use the donations in our...

The ultimate act of compassion
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The ultimate act of compassion

As we celebrate Easter, with its profound reminder of the suffering that Christ endured for our redemption, we take comfort in knowing that Jesus understands human suffering. He experienced pain, rejection, and betrayal, so he knows how we feel when times are hard. But when he rose from the grave and defeated death, when light...

Haven Adventures!
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Haven Adventures!

Haven is all about building  confidence and self esteem, encouraging young people, helping them to find coping strategies for the tough times in life, so what better way to do all these things, than by taking on all sorts of wonderful, scary, fun challenges at the Heatree Activity Centre! 25 children and young people attended...