We wish to share with you some important news, especially for those of you for whom Cherry Orchards has been a significant part of your life.
Cherry Orchards has been experiencing difficulties for some time and was put under further strain as a result of the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, after much careful consideration and consultation with the Community, the Trustees have taken the difficult decision to sell Cherry Orchards’ land and buildings, and relocate the charity. The Trustees and the Community are committed to keeping the site intact and appropriately cared for. But most importantly, this sale offers a possible future for the therapeutic and social impulse which has lived here for many years and may be very dear to you.
This may be distressing news for some of you and you will no doubt have a lot of questions about it. While the Community is not in a position to be able to answer questions or provide more detail at this moment, the Trustees are very active in ensuring all parts of Cherry Orchards’ wider community are brought along in this process and relevant information will be shared in due course. As hard as this might be, we would ask that you please be patient with us during this process.
The practical consequences of this are that all our activities have ceased; we are not accepting new referrals, volunteers or co-workers and our rooms and spaces are no longer for hire. This is a difficult process for all of us involved and bearing us in your thoughts and good wishes will go a long way in supporting this journey.
Nevertheless we are also looking to the future with hopefulness. If you would like to be kept informed of any events that may be arranged to mark this significant transition, if you would like to contribute in some way or be kept informed of our future endeavors, please let us know by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warmest wishes to you all,
Cherry Orchards Community
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