Ways that you can help us

There are many ways you can help us as we develop Flynne’s Barn.

COUNSELLING

We have started a new counselling project and are looking for sessional counsellors/ psychotherapists to join our roster. You will be accredited and have experience working with young people. If you are interested please contact Robin, robin@flynnesbarn.org

Volunteering

We have had so many generous offers of help from both old friends and new for which we are hugely grateful.

Here are some practical ways you can get involved:

  • Fundraising You can be a fundraiser for us. Get creative and think of ways to raise money which will give our young people the support they need and time in this beautiful valley. If you are an experienced fundraiser please do get in touch.
  • Music Can you bring your musical talents to Flynne’s Barn? Calling any musicians who would come and play for and with our guests. Think of those summer campfire sessions!
  • Art  Could you deliver an art/craft session for our visitors.
  • Catering  Any support with catering for our groups would be a massive help.
  • Decorating It will be time to get the paint brushes out when the barn build is finished (hopefully late summer).
  • Landscaping We will be developing and planting in the area around the barn (late summer/early autumn).
  • Trees There will be more tree planting in the autumn.
  • Social media Follow us on social media and spread the word

Music events

In March each year Kathy Walton and the Meitheal Cheoil music community hold a musical fundraiser just after the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. These evenings are fabulous events and a chance for everyone to come together and enjoy an exceptional musical performances and an evening of friendship and warmth.

Click here to see Our Fundraisers-Music section.

When the barn build is done we’ll bring everyone up to the mountains for more musical gatherings.

Three Tarns challenge

In 2021 we plan to set up a hiking challenge in the Lake District. There’s a circular route directly from the farm which heads up the valley and through some of the most dramatic scenery in the Lakes. You’ll be in the heart of the high peaks. En route you can take in the three tarns: Angle Tarn, Sprinkling Tarn and Styhead Tarn.

There will be routes planned of varying degrees of challenge. The circular route in the valley from Thorneythwaite Farm to Seathwaite will be on the level and will take you past the impressive waterfall, Sour Milk Gill. Those who want to push yourselves can take on the challenge of the higher peaks such as Great End, Great Gable or Scafell Pike.

Watch this space and be ready to sign up in 2021 to raise some funds for Flynne’s Barn!

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After cancer, people might find conventional work overwhelming, and want to give something back, so volunteering can be a good option. Don’t underestimate how much people will want to volunteer at somewhere like this.
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