What's Going On - 2011

Caversham Court Tea Kiosk wins Pride of Reading Award

WEDNESDAY 21st December 2011 CHRISTMAS PARTY DAY! Held at our Caversham site.  Everyone who attends was invited and most came along.  Volunteers from ING Direct came along to help with serving drinks and food, along with many friends, family and volunteers of the Charity.  Father Christmas also visited to give all attendees a gift.  A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!  photos...

SATURDAY 26th November 2011

We had a stall at the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital's Christmas Fayre.  We sold homemade items, such as gloves and preserves, made by volunteers of the Charity and ran a Tombola with prizes donated by friends of the Charity.  A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND SUPPORTED US! see photos

WEDNESDAY 5th October 2011

The Kenton Theatre hosted a preview screening of Johnny English Reborn to raise funds for three local charities.

SATURDAY 10th September 2011

Ways and Means Trust attended the Caversham Garden Party in Caversham Court Gardens as part of the Caversham 100 years celebrations.

Annual Social Moth Trapping Event

A leopard moth

On the night of Friday 29 July 2011 three light traps were used to catch moths around the Greenshoots site.  During the preceding week the weather was variable, but on the night the conditions were optimum.  More than 400 moths of 95 species were recorded, many of them resident on the site. 

Among the highlights were specimens of Elephant Hawkmoth, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Pine Hawkmoth and a Lobster moth, even though the Hawkmoth season was almost over for 2011.  Two species were found which had practical interest for Greenshoots. The first was a Leopard moth whose larvae feed on wood inside the trunks of apple trees.  The second was a Leek moth.  This is a tiny moth whose larvae feed on leeks and all kinds of onions.  Until recently this moth was confined to the South coast, and it was sufficiently rare to have been given Red Data Book status.  Recently it has been spreading, probably in response to climate change.

The Greenshoots staff and their families and friends who came to the event joined in with a will after being fortified with light refreshments.  The social event finished at about midnight and the moths were then left in peace to find their way to the traps for the remainder of the night.

Greenshoots - Saturday opening

Greenshoots recently extended their normal weekday opening hours of 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday to include Saturdays from 28th May to 25th June for customers to buy bedding plants, hanging baskets and tubs.

This proved to be very successful.

 Family Fun Day

On Saturday 21st May 2011 Ways & Means held their Family Fun Day at Greenshoots Garden Nursery in Rotherfield Peppard with lots of attractions including the Canine Capers Fun Dog Show, bedding plants for sale, a silent auction, charity raffle, bouncy castle, cream teas and homemade cakes.


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