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Young woman with Down’s syndrome takes on the 2.6 Challenge to raise funds for Strawberry Field

7th May, 2020

Lauren, 19, is taking on the 2.6 challenge by learning to ride her bike, so that she can complete 2.6 miles in aid of the Strawberry Field Steps to Work programme, run by The Salvation Army in Liverpool.

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Strawberry Field Steps to Work trainees say ‘Love is All You Need’ and ‘We Can Work it Out’ as the programme becomes ‘Steps from Home’

1st May, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us all to change the way we work and be more creative with our resources. The Strawberry Field Steps to Work programme have responded to this challenge by creating ‘Steps from Home’.

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First Strawberry Field graduates honoured at special event

19th January, 2020

After 15 months on the Steps to Work programme at Strawberry Field, the first cohort of young adults with learning difficulties or barriers to employment is successfully graduating from the programme, with one trainee having already secured a job once they graduate.

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Strawberry Field announced as a winner in the i Newspaper Staycation Awards

22nd November, 2019

Strawberry Field announced as a winner in the i Newspaper Staycation Awards.

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The Salvation Army’s UK leader officially opens the new Strawberry Field centre

12th November, 2019

The Salvation Army’s UK leader, Commissioner Anthony Cotterill, will officially open the new Strawberry Field training hub and visitors centre with a special ceremony of dedication and worship.

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Strawberry Field opens its gates for good

13th September, 2019

Strawberry Field opens its gates for good

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New, authentic and unique addition to Beatles tourism opens in September 2019, Responsible tourism arrives on Merseyside

18th July, 2019

With the opening of Strawberry Field, Liverpool now offers a unique and exciting attraction to members of the travel trade. Strawberry Field, a responsible tourism offering with a difference, opens its iconic red gates in Liverpool in September 2019.

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Strawberry Field Liverpool to feature in the upcoming Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis film, Yesterday

25th June, 2019

Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised in the Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ will feature in the upcoming film ‘Yesterday’, by Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis. Written by Curtis and directed by Boyle, the movie follows Jack, played by Eastenders’ actor Himesh Patel, as he wakes from a freak accident to find no one else in the world remembers the songs made famous by The Beatles.

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Strawberry Field in the community

14th March, 2019

OUR Fresh Expressions Leader, Louise Brown, has been very busy, out and about in the local community, building relationships and finding out about all the great things happening in Woolton, Liverpool.

And, on particularly significant dates Louise and a team of volunteers have been at the gates of Strawberry Field, engaging with and chatting to people from all over the world. 

Most recently this saw them handing out around 200 valentine’s cookies to visitors at the gates, in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

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The Beatles Story welcomes its first Strawberry Field 'Steps to Work' trainee

12th March, 2019

THE Beatles Story recently welcomed Abbie O’Neal to its guest services team as part of our ‘Steps to Work’ programme.

Steps to Work’ is aimed at giving young adults with learning disabilities the chance to gain skills and experience in the workplace.

Last year, The Beatles Story pledged its support to the much-anticipated project, by offering sponsorship and job opportunities for our trainees.

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“The plan to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE