Once again, Hampshire Fare has teamed up with The Lantern Community near Ringwood to create eye-catching props for the harvest festival display at Winchester Cathedral. This year's creations are guaranteed to bring a smile to the harvest celebrations. The community's creative juices have been flowing as they worked all hours to create a chicken, pear and cherry for the cathedral display.
The Lantern Community offers different activities and departments for adults with learning difficulties, known as companions. These include personal care, support services and meaningful activities which create opportunities for work experience, life long learning, artistic and educational development. Run with the support of volunteers and donations, The Lantern Community is a unique and invaluable facility for over fifty companions.
Creating the harvest festival props formed part of the programme of art activities held at the community. These talented participants also regularly create items which are sold in the shop and cafe alongside other fair trade and organic gifts. The shop and cafe are open to the public 6 days a week serving delicious seasonal dishes.
Tracy Nash from Hampshire Fare commented on the partnership: "We love teaming up with the Lantern Community for harvest. They have such creative ideas and work so hard to produce truly wonderful items for our display. We can't wait to get this year's chicken, pear and cherry into the cathedral. What a fantastic way to celebrate our rich farming heritage!".
You will find The Lantern Community's creations on display at Winchester Cathedral on the 6th and 7th October, event details.