Building a new Education Facility – update

We’d like to keep you up to date with the progress we’ve made on this project so far, especially if you are someone who has already given us support for it – thank you! We also wanted to tell people who may be hearing about it for the first time, about our vision to manifest a much-needed new education facility in The Park at Findhorn – we hope you will be inspired to help us.

Legacy1Despite weather during December that could herald the start of a new ice age, work began on clearing the ground and a small team of three experienced specialist builders started work. Between snow flurries they erected the skeleton structure and roofed this custom-designed, ecologically sound building in an amazingly short time. We are very grateful for their expertise and their dedication in meeting a tight deadline, despite the weather!

With this stage of the development met, we’re now ready to install the utilities, external access ramps, air source heat pump, solar power panels and all the internal fixtures and fittings.

The response we have had for this appeal is very encouraging so far and we have already raised £30,144. Added to this we also received a grant of £1,000 towards high level insulation from The Naturesave Trust, which has made a real difference to the progress of this project.

Legacy2 We would like to take this opportunity to thank you if you have already contributed to this appeal. Your contributions have enabled us to go forward in confidence to raise the remaining £37,415 needed for us to be able to complete this facility. There is so much goodwill here to make an inspirational difference to the lives of more – and different kinds of – people who want to experience what our Findhorn community has to offer. Please help us prepare to meet this growing need in the world.

If this project is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please help us and make a donation now – it only takes a few moments. You will be ensuring that we can create new opportunities and experiences for so many people who would like to learn new ways of living sustainably on all levels and contribute towards a positive future.

You can donate online now or post your contribution (cheques made payable to Findhorn Foundation) to Communications, Findhorn Foundation, The Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ.

Legacy3However, if you are interested to know more, then please contact our Fundraising team at or by telephone on +44 (0)1309 690808.

We know that with the support of our global family we can achieve our goals. You are amazing and we are always touched by the support we receive. You can be sure that as we progress with this project, we will share with you our achievements and pass on the stories of those whose lives have been changed. Your support makes a huge difference to us and to the many people who come here to Findhorn.

David Tinker of Jumbulance, a national organisation that works with both individuals and groups needing significant support during times of critical illness or disability, had this to say of their visit in 2010:

The impact of the week will, like a pebble in the lake, spread far and wide. The profound impact of the experience for our VIPs and carers will deepen and broaden as the weeks, months and years pass.