It was wonderful to welcome the community back to our Pembury site for our first public fundraising event since lockdown this week! 

Opened by the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Cllr Chris Woodward, our half-term Pumpkin Patch was held at our beautiful site in the Kent countryside. 

The event included activities for all the family, such as a spooky scavenger hunt, crafts, games, a scarecrow display and visitors could choose their own pumpkin from a selection of sizes in the ‘pumpkin patch’. Our Bluebell Café served a spooktacular selection of drinks, meals and snacks for those in need of refreshments after all the spooky fun! 

The event was raising funds to help us continue our work providing high quality support and care to individuals on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities through our wide range of services, including residential care, supported living, community outreach, specialist family support and a live chatline.

Our spookily clad visitors seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and we've received some wonderful feedback, such as the comments below: 

"What a beautiful location and what a beautifully organised event! We would come every day if we could :-) thank you so much for your efforts in making this so special, especially for the little ones!" Pumpkin Patch attendee

"We had a lovely visit today, thank you. We've been a few times before and always stop for a cafe visit. A really lovely place to visit!" Pumpkin Patch attendee

Aspens’ CEO Robbie Shanahan said, “It has been great to welcome the community back to our site once again this October half-term. Events such as this give us the opportunity to re-establish our fundraising efforts after a very tough eighteen months and help us continue providing support and care to people with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum. Thank to you all those who came and to all our wonderful helpers – we are so grateful for your support.

For more photos from the event visit our Facebook page