In just over a month we will be celebrating our 30th Birthday and to mark the occasion we will be having an Open Day. The gates will be opening at 11 and due to increased interest we will now be closing at 16.00. We have some fabulous stalls, musical events, vehicle displays, welly wanging and much more. There will be something for all the family. For updates please go to our Facebook page @tillytractor. Please come and celebrate with us!!!
The Shovel the Hovel Project receives a boost of funding that made us all sing at Snakehall Farm this summer. The Prospects Trust received over £900 from ReSound after their beautiful summer concert. We spoke with our Trustee Jane Kershaw about her involvement with ReSound:
“I am very proud to be a member of ReSound, a 36 voice choir that performs regularly around Cambridge, singing an eclectic contemporary and traditional mix of a cappella songs from different cultures, rich in harmony and rhythm.
We have been singing together since 2010, when the choir was created by our musical Director, Rowena Whitehead. Rowena has been called “a musical activist”, a neat phrase that sums up a thread weaving through all she does. She is a performer, a composer, a teacher, a singing leader, a facilitator who inspires everyone she works with.
She believes that singing runs deep within us all and reaches parts that nothing else touches. For Rowena singing is more than a pleasure, it’s an essential expression of life that helps individuals and communities thrive.
This is one of the things that makes Tuesday evening rehearsals so special: we only do music that touches the heart and everyone knows each other pretty well after singing together for such a long time.
We usually sing to raise money for charitable causes, so everyone in the choir was delighted to sing for Prospects and get to know a bit about it as an organisation – and a total of £950 from the concert at St Cyriac’s was an added bonus.”
Rhubarb Poo Pudding (aka Sticky Rhubarb Pudding)
Maz, our Development Manager, loves a new recipe and this is her current seasonal fave fresh for the rhubarb season. Her daughter is a very honest food critic in the making and renamed the sticky rhubarb pudding as “Rhubarb Poo”. It has now stuck (its that sticky) and has become a Sunday feast finisher. Here’s our Tilly’s Tastes Recipe of the Season. Download the recipie card below.
The Cambridge singing group Resound will be hosting a summer sing in aid of The Prospects Trust. As part of our 30th Anniversary £30K for 30 years Resound will be live at St Cyriacs Church, Swaffham Prior. Over 30 interweaving voices raised in heart opening and inspiring acapella harmony in the extraordinary acoustics of this ancient beautiful building. The singing will be from 5-6pm, followed by shared refreshments …. and more music….. Book your space at at Eventbrite.
Huge congratulations to Anna from the Garden Team and Linda from the Farm Team, on completing the Cambridge Half Marathon on the 3rd March. They braved the wet weather and hit the streets of Cambridge to raise money for The Prospects Trust’s £30K for 30 Years campaign. Thanks to their efforts we raised over £1200.00.
I caught up with Anna to ask how it felt to run the 13 mile race and she said ” it was an amazing experience. What made it for me was the encouragement from the crowd and the messages of support”
Times: Anna – 1 hr 55 and Linda = 2hrs 33
Well done to our Snakehall runners you did brilliantly.
We are really excited to be featured on Chris South’s BBC Radio Cambridgeshire show on Sunday 11th November. Listen in from 10am to hear Farmer Mark and Fundraising Maz talk about the roots of The Prospects Trust and our plans to mark our
What a treat to trick so many on our dark and spooky farm site this Halloween. We transformed our organic acreage into a Zombie filled farm and welcomed unsuspecting families, co-workers and general public through our gates for a bone chilling night of scares (and giggles). With the help of the Templars 1st Baldock Cubs and lots of volunteers this annual spook-tacular raised well over £1000 for The Prospects Trust and was a total scream. See you at the next one in 2020 if you dare?
A farm-changing £6,000 has been donated to The Prospects Trust resulting from a solidarity partnership with Emmaus Cambridge. Earlier in the year, Emmaus Cambridgeshire’s Companions selected us as their Solidarity Partner for 2018. The Trust have been hosting monthly volunteering days from Emmaus Companions, providing some much needed helping hands on our busy farm and giving them some interactive work experience. Emmaus held a solidarity sale on Saturday 29th September at it’s second-hand shop in Landbeach. The shop, which is stocked with pre-loved items from generous members of the public, welcomed a large number of customers, who purchased furniture, clothing, household goods and much more, with all takings from the day going to The Prospect Trust. For more details about Emmaus please visit Emmaus Cambridge’s Website