The Winter Newsletter 


It’s finally here… catch up on the last couple of months and find out what we’ve been doing for the festive period!

September Newsletter


Autumn is settling in with the usual drizzle that keeps Somerset green all year round.

But it hasn’t dampened our energy at Orchard Vale Trust.

September has been chockablock with outings, holidays and garden activities, not to mention all the new projects we have going!


August Newsletter

August has been really fun, filled with holidays, day trips and lots of great activities.

Check out the latest Newsletter filled with everything we have been doing for the past month!


July Newsletter

July has been an exciting month with our jam packed Activity Week.

Read this months Newsletter to see what we have been up to and get a a great insight into East Court’s Got Talent Show!

The OVT March Newsletter

It’s finally here and this month it is crammed with everything we have been doing in the community!

From taking part in awareness days to raising money in all sorts of different ways, we bring to you our monthly Newsletter. Looking back at March you can see what we have been involved with, as well as what we have planned for April.


February Newsletter

A path to independence

This month is all about getting onto a path to independence.

We all want independence, from finding work opportunities to cooking our own meals.

Read all about how our local community have supported us this month, how our residents are getting on and how the paths to independence make a huge difference to adults with learning disabilities.

Click here to read the newsletter!

The CEO Blog


Well February certainly announced its self with an icy blast that saw many of us deep in snow.  Our staff and residents responded with their customary warmth and energy, many walked in to work and stayed later to lend a hand and there were terrific combined efforts digging paths, clearing snow and lighting warm fires.

The evenings are beginning to get lighter and there are bulbs coming through in all of our gardens which gives the promise of spring and there certainly is a lot of activity across the Trust.  Our team of marathon runners are all busy with both their training and their fundraising, ready for the main event on 28th April; if you would like to support them then please click here: Sponsor a Runner 

Northcroft residents are continuing with their steps challenge which is helping them to prepare for taking part in the Thames Challenge later this year, where a group will walk for approximately 14 miles.

In Community and Day Services, the new cookery group is busy cooking up a storm which includes some seasonal soups and there are already plans to support Comic Relief in March.  In readiness for a new growing season the community gardening team have acquired a new van, thanks to a generous donation from Epoch Wealth Management .

At East Court, the final touches to the new studio, which Life With Arts donated to us last year, are being completed and this will provide a great space for us to use in a variety of ways as we continue to develop our activities.

So regardless of the frosty start February looks set to be a month full of energy, warmth and creativity.

Orchard Vale Trust.
East Court, Doctors Hill, Wookey, Wells, Somerset. BA5 1AR.

Tel: 01749 671706


Registered Charity No. 326940

Company No. 1946592