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EDITION OF THE 12th JUNE: Steven's Leavin'! We wish him farewell and good luck in his new career. This edition also tells you about how active we've all been over the past weeks.

We've maded it! Celebratory banner displayed on our facebook page.

Camphill Community Clanabogan receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

by Cherry How

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Camphill Clanabogan, which is in Northern Ireland, will receive the Award from the Lord Lieutenant of County Tyrone Robert Scott, OBE, later this year and in May 2021 two volunteers will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace along with other recipients.

The citation for the Award reads:

Thank You!

A huge thank you to St John's Business and Enterprise College, Dromore, for their generous donation of science goggles PPE. We are so grateful.



Happy Mother's Day

It would be impossible to tell the story of Camphill's 80-year history without recognizing the contribution of the many mothers within our movement.

Mothers helped Dr. Karl Konig found the first Camphill Community in Scotland.

They created homes and safe havens for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Their work inspired a global movement of Camphill Communities where each person contributes and is valued.

Mothers build new Communities and advocate for loved ones to lead meaningful lives.

Weaving St Bridget crosses

We had a beautiful morning weaving St Bridgets crosses with our own rushes in the Weavery workshop. 

St Bridget's cross is an Irish emblem with meaning. This cross is thought to keep evil, fire, and hunger from the home in which it is displayed.

The Western Health and Social Care Trust Local Engagement Partnership Event

Lots of engaging & talking with folk this morning at the Western Health and Social Care Trust Local Engagement Partnership for Learning Disability in Omagh.
A well organised and inclusive event.

Our Makaton Choir did a fantastic job by opening the closing the event. Well done!

Supported Living Vacancy

A supported living vacancy has become available in Camphill Clanabogan.

Would you be interested - or would you know anyone who could avail of our service?

Weaving Wood

In December of last year, some of our villagers had fun weaving with willow and helped to make seasonal decorations such as wreaths, Christmas trees, and stars. What made this activity even more special was the fact that the willow rods and all the other natural materials were harvested in the community. Neil patiently helped Aude collecting the willow rods which would be then used as upright for the Christmas trees and mostly for wreath making.

Guildhall Craft Fair Success

We had another successful weekend in November at the craft fair in the Guildhall in L/Derry thanks to all the hard work from our workshops. Not only for the beautiful products created but for the behind the scenes efforts of stamping bags, making labels, wrapping, folding and building our display.


Camphill Makaton Choir

On Dec 4th the Camphill Makaton Choir - directed by Steven - participated in the "Evening of Carols for Christmas", which took place in the Edenderry Parish Church.
The concert was a charity event that was set up in order to honor and support the work of the RDA (Omagh Group of Riding for the Disabled).
A lot of coworkers, residents and other members of the Camphill Community joined the audience. The whole choir staged "Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas".