ADO In The News

ADO in the News

Co-op Local Community Fund

Do you do a bit of shopping at the Valliers Wood  Co-op Supermarket on Halfway Street, Sidcup?

If so, you will be helping raise funds for ADO! Shoppers that purchase Co-op branded products and services will raise money for ADO right up until the end of October 2018. Yes, that's a whole year of fundraising. ADO will also recieve an equal share from the sale of carrier bags.

The more you shop, the more Co-op will share with us.

Nominated Again!

Winners in 2017, ADO Therapy has been nominated once again for the Social Care Awards 2018. This award is distributed by industry giants Global Health and Pharma. Last year we won the Best Animal Assisted Therapy Award - South-East England. This year the system has slightly changed and we need votes from you, our friends and followers, who already know we are pioneers in alternative therapies. If you would like to vote for us, click on the voting page HERE> and at the question 'Suggested Award Title', Best In Animal Therapy would be our category.

 

Dan's The Man!

We have mentioned in the past about our Young Mentor Dan Birmingham, 13 and his Jack Petchey Award, but now he has been chosen by the Jack Petchey Organisation as the subject of a special case study for his achievements and fundraising for Mental Health Awareness. Dan has volunteered for ADO all Summer at various Community Events and is a valued member of the team now.

That New Alternative Healthcare...Its Called Animal Therapy!

If ADO had not been working with snakes since 2009 for therapeutic purposes, you would have thought this news was simply amazing! Its hardly hot off the press for all those organisations and individuals that we have worked with over the years. Snakes are being used in the mainstream at a top London clinic to help patients overcome low self-worth and "communication issues". In fact ADO already work with our own snakes to cover a whole range of mental and physical ill health and disabilities, as we do with the other 50-odd other species we have. Its hardly news for us here at ADO, but good news that finally Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy are starting to get recognised in the mainstream.

You can read the full news article in the Evening Standard HERE> 

Calling All Of Our ADO Buddies & Friends of ADO

We have started up a Go-Fund Me Page for our lovely female Meerkat Minx. Unfortunately Minx has had to be separated from our other Meerkat's, Molly and Marvin, due to a constant battle for Marvin's attention. Unfortunately, as Minx is Marvin's brother, he chose Molly as his partner, which has caused some friction in the camp. Being separated from the other Meerkat's has lowered the spirits of Minx, as she has been placed into a temporary enclosure and is on her own. She has lots of human friends, who are part of her family, but really needs another boy Meerkat to partner.

Bug Hotel is Simply Exemplary !

If you remember back in June, we installed a monster ten-story bug hotel with surrounding wildlflower garden and insect loving plants at the new Lidl construction site on Upper Wickham Lane, Welling in partnership with IKON Construction. The idea was masterminded by IKON Site Sustainability Manager Iain Henderson, who was quick to get his friendly neighbours ADO involved with Community Wildlife Garden Project. The project is now coming to its natural end as the building work advances within the site footprint and the garden has now been levelled for further site works, as the store is due to open in November.

More ADO Qualified Staff in Bushcraft..

First of all we would like to congratulate our two staff members Sam and Amber on achieving their certification of Bushcraft Practitioner, when they completed a three day course deep in the depths of Derbyshire with our Bushcraft partner Big Dave Watson and his team from Woodland Survival Crafts. Dave has already successfully guided through two of our management team previously and of course was central to the design, build and training provided to staff when constructing our impressive natural wooden Round House at the Mini-Explorers Preschool Nursery. 

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