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Project information

Therapy geese

We have three therapy geese ...

Daisy - who is chatty
Lilly - who gives the amazing hugs
Rosie - whose a minx and loving

They sit on chairs so people in wheelchairs can cuddle and chat to them

They are very good with our he mentally ill and hard to reach disabled and children.

January 2018 - January 2020

Charity information: good companions bolton

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  • Need


    We need to fund to pay for their...

    *shavings and straw
    *have a session worker to look after them an help train the volunteers who will be looking after them and help provide the sessions with the geese with the disabled person.


    This will allow ......

    *the best care for our therapy geese - daisy,Lilly and Rosie - who enjoy what they do.
    *get more sessions for the disabled
    *more children involved
    *more volunteers

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    more sessions with the geese for disabled people


    » We will put on more one-one sessions around the pond which has fish in,a calm peaceful time with one of the geese and also to get involved.

    What success will look like

    - more sessions
    - less isolation
    - more people using the community garden

    Aim 2

    To have a session worker


    » To help look after the geese and help with the sessions with disabled people.
    » To train our volunteers so they can carry on with the sessions and get involved day to day with daisy,Lilly and Rosie.We also have ducks and chickens

    What success will look like

    That the session worker has trained more volunteers then gradually the volunteers will take over

    Aim 3

    To have more volunteers to help us


    » We will put posters up in Ucan,collages etc

    What success will look like

    Having more volunteers so the work is more shared out

  • Impact


    Long term changes will be ...

    * more sessions
    * less isolation for disabled and older people
    * children knowing how to care for animals and where eggs come from and not being scared of geese
    * having more volunteers involved so more people can get involved
    * having happier geese as daisy,Lilly and Rosie loves company. They love walking around people and their beans.

    We shall have group meetings to see if all going well and listen


    The risk if we have a break in.

    We have the support of the local community who come and join us which they look after the community garden by walking pass and keeping their eye on them,even these who don't come in walks pass etc and comes and talk to us.

    We are very lucky as everyone loves daisy,Lilly,Rosie and the ducks,chicken. Everyone seems to have their favourite whether they come into the community garden or not as they can see them through the fence.


    We will email them a report

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £24,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Sessions worker Looking after the geese,doing sessions with the disabled and training the volunteers
      £5,000 Geese Food,shaving,straw
      £1,000 Vet Vet fees
      £2,500 Minibus petrol Getting geese out and bringing people in
      £2,000 Insurance Group and minibus insurance
      £1,700 Volunteers expenses Bus tickets and refreshments
      £1,100 Outdoor wear Macs,wellies etc
      £700 Admin Paper inks etc
  • Background


    It is in halliwell in bolton which is one of the most deprived area in the bolton and in the country.
    There is a lot of unemployed people and struggles day to day living.
    Disabled comes from all over bolton.


    These will benefit ....

    * disabled people - less isolation,more interaction,making friends etc
    * older people - less isolation,making friends,less loneliness etc
    * family carers - less isolation,rest from caring so can care for longer,have time for themselves
    * volunteers - sharing skills and stories,having an aim in life,making friends etc
    * unemployed - learning skills,timing skills,work ready

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a disabled group which is for disabled people run by disabled people with the help of volunteers.

    We have been going on for 18 years now and we have had daisy for 10 years and she still enjoys it and we had Lilly and Rosie for 6 years so they all been trained and most importantly they enjoy it with lots of rest in between.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Tracey Stirling

    Tracey is the secretary/treasurer in the group and fully involved

    Jill Cowen

    Jill is our treasurer who she works with our accountant who dose our bookkeeping

    Raymond Randall

    Raymond is our chairman who is blind but that doesn't stop him being fully involved. Raymond has been with us form the start.