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07
May
2015

Swinburne University joins Gillian's Rainbow Bridge

Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge farm has been a hive of activity over the past few months, especially with programs for our welcomed children and visits from students and friends from Swinburne University. Swinburne students are eager to help us in as many ways as they possibly can. Grant submissions, working bees, photo...   more

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07
May
2015

About Our Children's Programmes

Happy faces, concentration and touching/patting the animals is what our programmes evokes. Helping feed the animals, gather produce from the vegie garden, learning about how to care for farm animals, sharing a healthy lunch and making items from materials collected on the farm is what the day holds for these...   more

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06
May
2015

Message from Clare

I am an artist who has been working with children at Gillian's Rainbow Bridge. I teach the children to weave using botanical dyed wool and sticks and how to make a floral arrangement in a teacup, both of which are taken home at the end of the day. Some of...   more

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04
May
2015

Follow the Red Brick Floor.....

Ken, his son Tim and their co-worker Brett arrived early one mid-January morning to do the brick floor. The men were into action from the minute they arrived, firstly levelling the floor, then laying over two thousand old red bricks, some needing exact cutting- making the completed floor look amazing....   more

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04
May
2015

Cupboards and Stainless Steel Bench

Mick is a local trades man, who takes pride in his work, creating unique wooden items. The cupboards he made for Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge activity room are to be admired. We all love them, with wooden shelves, recycled timber and flat colorbond doors, exquisite handmade door handles and a useful...   more

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04
May
2015

‘Dreams For A Better World’ Grant

We are so excited we got through the first stage of ‘Dreams for a Better World’, the Committee and students are thrilled to be part of this exciting grant. A huge thankyou to Dominique, Charmaine, Sash, Emilie and all the cheap breitling replica other students at Swinburne University for being...   more

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05
Mar
2015

Lion's Den

As you may well have noticed, I've been asking people to keep an eye open for discarded gumboots, Drizabone coats and Akubra hats for the children taking part in our upcoming program, to wear. Recently I spoke to Elaine at the “Lion’s Den", one of our local Op Shops.  Elaine, Christine,...   more

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05
Mar
2015

Local Support

Again Josh has been out there making a difference for Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge. I mention something to Josh, like a hand basin, and the next minute you know, a basin appears, out of the blue.   It’s wonderful! Josh is a modern man and accessing Gum Tree is second nature to him....   more

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25
Feb
2015

Ken and our old red brick floor.....

2015 promises to be an exciting and productive year at Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge. The kindness and generosity of Ken, his son Tim and  co worker Brett, have certainly got the year on a good roll. From all of us at Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge we thank you ever so much. These energetic and...   more

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25
Feb
2015

Josh our latest Volunteer.....

Josh is our latest volunteer, saving the day when it comes to animal shelters. He is rejuvenating part of the old hayshed/stables, where Gill once housed her horses. It, as I have previously said, is in need of some TLC, plus more!!! As you go into the stables, on the...   more

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25
Feb
2015

Soren donates an old fashioned family desk to Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge...

Another surprise!  Soren turned up at the farm the other day bringing with him an old fashioned timber desk. Very sweet indeed! I think it comes from the 1920-30’s, has gently tapered legs and is in perfect replica watches uk condition. Fantastic for the activity room, but I think we might...   more

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25
Feb
2015

Gumboots, Akubra Hats and Waterproof Coats....

It's not always easy to continue to ask people for things. However, we want Gill’s program to succeed and there is so much to get, so, if anyone has clean, children’s gumboots they are willing to pass on to Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge we would be most thankful. Our programs are...   more

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25
Feb
2015

Spinning your way to Gillian's Rainbow Bridge.....

As I’m sure you already know it is the year of the sheep. I’m sure the sheep at Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge are excited about all the fuss that is being made about them this year. Recently a smart hair cut gave them a new lease in life, while their soft,...   more

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25
Feb
2015

Old Cups for Gillian's Rainbow Bridge....

We're currently looking for old cups to use in our upcoming or should I say 'cupcoming' children’s programs. They will be part of the afternoon activities replicas de relojes suizos and the children will make something beautiful out of them. No chips please, but colourful happy cups would be greatly appreciated. For more...   more

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09
Oct
2014

Jane Edmanson from Gardening Australia

Exciting, exciting, exciting news!! Jane Edmanson from Gardening Australia has just phoned me to say she is unfortunately unable to visit our Open Garden weekend, as she is booked a year in advance.  However, Jane will include our event on her radio program. I am thrilled! Thank-you Jane for this...   more

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