The Friends of Heatree network has been created to help us continue the work of Heatree Activity Centre in a Christ-centred way. Over the years Heatree has had an incredible impact on the lives of many children and adults through outdoor adventure and Christian outreach. Following the Covid-19 pandemic our aim is to follow God’s guidance in how He wants to use Heatree in this next stage.
‘Unless the Lord builds the house, it’s builders labour in vain.’ Psalm 127
We cannot build without God’s help and so we invite you to become a Friend of Heatree and be part of this journey...
To join our Friends of Heatree mailing list and receive news and updates please register below.
You can donate directly to Heatree through our donations page by visiting: Give.net
Alternatively you can send a cheque to ‘Heathercombe Brake Trust’ and post to: Heatree Activity Centre, Manaton, Devon, TQ13 9XE.
To become a Friends of Heatree volunteer* please register below.
This is primarily an act of service for which we would be deeply grateful. Join us if you want to:
Our aim is to:
* Please note that all volunteers working at Heatree need to be 18 years or over and ideally have their own transport due to the remote location. Volunteers may be subject to a DBS check whilst working on-site. All necessary PPE will be provided and volunteers will be supervised at all times.
As we look ahead to life after lockdown:
Please join with us in praise to God for his faithfulness, that as a charity we are still able to operate and are in a position to reopen we once we are allowed. Give thanks to God for all that He has done and provided through this difficult year.
Pray for wisdom for ongoing planning on how best to use the wonderful facilities and estate at Heatree. As the COVID-19 rules ease, we hope to be welcoming people on site once more. Please pray that God will lead us to who He wants through the doors.
Pray for the planning and preparations for the return of non-residential groups. Following government guidelines, we hope to be able to start running activity days for schools again. Please pray for Rob and Tim as they work on the programmes that we will be able to offer.
Pray for the site: after the winter and 12 months of little use the site needs work. Please pray for strong hands and energy as we start to get the site back into shape; pray for wisdom in how best to tackle this huge task.
Pray for staff and volunteers: the winter is often a long period without groups and this year has been even longer! Please pray for the team over the next few months as they prepare to come back and that they will be encouraged and strengthened, ready for the return of groups.