As a social enterprise we try to ensure our day to day running costs are covered by our services, training and of course our very yummy organic produce and crafty products. However running 18 acres, supporting lots of disabled but ambitious farmers and gardeners and keeping our farm in tip top shape takes more than the sale of cucumbers alone. As a registered charity we are truly grateful for the annual donations of time, resources, gifts and grants to keep our unique place growing for the future.
We have regular whole day (and sometimes week long) corporate volunteering days on the farm. We offer a very unique team building day, with businesses gifting their workforce and making a massive difference to our charity.
Here are some of the corporate days we have hosted:
Skanska’s Lend a Hand initiative created a fully accessible chicken run for our free range feathered friends, ensuring all our Co-workers can now take part in the daily care of our hens. They laid a new patio area outside our Tea Barn so when the sun is out our Co-workers can enjoy a midday picnic.
We are indebted to Manit http://manitcontractors.co.uk/, when our rainwater irrigation system sprung a leak in all the wrong places (deep down in the hard to reach organic soil of our Far Field) they sprung to action and donated a mini digger for a few days of heavy excavations. Manit have also supported the recent groundworks as part of their involvement with Skanska. Thank you Richard and Team!
Our farm has been supported by the amazing work corporate work teams of Black Horse Finance who became Composting Conquerors, renovating & re-building our very vital compost area. The medical supply sales team, Ethicon joined the Farm Team on one of the hottest days of July and sowed all of our garlic bulbs in record making time – perhaps we should have used a stopwatch and gone for a world record? We love hosting work volunteer days and we always celebrate with a much needed chippy lunch to reward all the hard work.
We are always seeking fundraisers doing something funny for money, businesses offering their time or expertise or volunteers able to dig dig dig what we do on the farm. Would you like to see your name here in the future? Give us a call we would love to hear from you.