Charities we support

This year we are supporting two charities;

‘Hospiscare’ and ‘Send a Cow’.

Send a Cow

As farmers ourselves we have felt a special connection with ‘Send a Cow’, a charity working in east Africa to empower very poor farmers to help themselves out of poverty. We have supported them at Christmas for  several years, selling delicious cakes, providing free mulled wine & mince pies at weekends and not charging for admission, instead asking you for donations towards this effective charity

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Lester & I had the opportunity to have the trip of a lifetime to Kenya this year. During that time we had the great privilege of meeting some of the farmers that Send a Cow are involved with in Western Kenya. We were absolutely blown away by the work the charity is doing as they have a model that works! They are involved with the poorest farmers and stories that we heard from them showed that they have been empowered to improve their lives. I could go on for pages describing what they do but suffice to say that this is a charity that works enabling people to help themselves improve their lives not through handouts but hard work and a sustainable future. Seeing hope in peoples eyes and their confidence in planning a future was a very humbling experience.

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Dame Hannah Rogers TrustDame Hannah Rogers Trust

In November 2015 we donated Christmas trees to Hannahs, a charity which has been enriching the lives of children and young people for more than 200 years. One of the UK’s oldest charities, Hannahs is dedicated to empowering children, young people and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities.

Working across two sites in Devon – at Ivybridge, about 11 miles from Plymouth and at Seale-Hayne on the outskirts of Newton Abbot – Hannahs provides learning, care, support and real choice to children and adults with a range of disabilities. A dedicated and highly trained team of staff help our students and visitors, at both sites, grow and learn with confidence and freedom.

Their mission is simple:

‘to empower, advocate and enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities’.