Wednesday, 22 April 2009

No crafting for me

No crafting for me at the moment.

This week we are picking grapes at Ostler Vineyard, about four minutes drive up the road from our house.
Each year Ostler advertise for volunteer pickers, the wages that these volunteers would make go to the Spinal Trust, based in Christchurch ,where is it dived out to communities to assist with helping paraplegics get back into, and around their community.
Last year Duntroon received funds to assist with making the Squash Courts wheelchair accessible. This is to enable Andrew to be a part of the squash community, which was a big part of his life pre injury. Sure, he cannot play squash, but he can still socialise, attend meetings (he is club captain) and watch our three children play.

This trust has helped us, so it is really nice to be able to give something back.

Have to say that the weather is just gorgeous, the company is warm and friendly and its great to be out in the fresh country air, I am even gaining a sun tan!!

Take a look at me after todays work, all those nets in the background are covering vines that are yet to be picked...Yikes... another big day ahead tomorrow!


Marie said...

What a wonderful thing for the vineyard to do - and for the volunteers to do too!!! Have a wonderful day!!

Rose said...

How wonderful to have the company donate the funds to help so many!! Glad the weather is perfect today for this ;-)

Sandra said...

What a cool thing to be doing Sonya. Hard work but something different!! I've just been to the Ostler Vinyard site and I'm going to search out some bottles of their wine....cos I think it's a great thing they do!!

Rose said...

When you get back to crafting I have a little something for you on my Blog. :-)

Jenny said...

Great thing for the vineyard to do and good on all of you picking too.

Lyn S said...

That's a wonderful initiative by the vineyard owner....and good for you helping out!

Axel....{Carol} said...

It will be good for you to get out of your scrap room lol,And its great to see a business helping the comunity and the people pitching in,there are still lots of good people in this world.

Annasmama said...

This fund is a wonderful idea! And how nice for you to take part in the project, I´m sure it`s very hard work and yet very satisfying. And totally different to sitting in your craft room! ;-)))
Love, Renate

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