Seahouses and District Rotary Club

COMMUNITY VILLAGE: Seahouses and District Rotary Club heard about the Camphill Village Trust from photographer Keith Hobbs who lives in Craster.

Keith has been a volunteer co-worker at Botton Village community and now provides holidays for two or three residents at a time.

He brought with him to the Olde Ship Martin and Derek who were on holiday with him. They were enthusiastic about living in the community at Botton which supports people with special needs.

Keith has helped produce some books illustrated with his photographs, which tell the tale of Camphill communities and the work in Botton; farming, crafts, bakery ,dairy and many cultural and social activities.

The result is a very happy and supportive community which is well integrated into Danby Dale.

There are 10 more communities in Britain and more in Europe. The organisation was inspired by the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and brought to Britain by refugees fleeing the Nazis in Austria.

The villages are well worth a visit to buy the organic produce and wonderful crafts made there.

The Rotary club hopes to be making a donation along with many other local, national and international good causes they support from the fund-raising that they do.

Bag packing days at the Seahouses Co-op are planned for May and June to top up the funds which every year are under pressure to be increased.

Rotarians work hard to raise funds while enjoying the fellowship within the club and welcome the support from local hostelries and traders who have generously donated tombola and raffle prizes to the fete.

Further information from Margaret Claydon on 01665 720472 or Kelvin Rushworth on