Fundraising at High Mead Farm

We offer the therapeutic opportunity to work with animals, soil, nature, arts, crafts and trade skills for our Co-Farmers

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Thanks to all those that help raise
funds for High Mead Farm

High Mead Farm is a Community Interest Company and as such is a not-for-profit organisation. For us to continue to grow and develop the site we rely on funding for our projects. Converting our 1950’s farm buildings to a functioning centre for the community is a lifelong dream of Founder Mark Gregory. We have had so much help over the last five years but we still have a lot to do.

Ferndown Town Council

2017 – £1,500
2018 – £1,000

“Our Champions”. Ferndown Council have been supporting the Farm over the last 3 years. Cllr. Jean Read recently nominated us as her “Charity” during her mayoral term. We are very grateful for the continued support. In 2017 we were awarded £1,500 towards improvements to our Craft Room. In 2018 a further £1,000 was awarded for the purchase of a chicken coop.

Thank you Ferndown Council

Ferndown Town Council Logo
Awarded 
Tesco Logo
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Tesco Bags of help

2016 – £12,000
We have had huge local community support around Ferndown and as a result the Farm was awarded £12k. We were able to update our equine enclosure to make it much more comfortable for Daphine the donkey, Molly the horse, Domino, Skyler and Rosie the resident Shetland ponies, all of whom are very grateful. Thank you.

2018 – £4,000
Yet more amazing support from Tesco Bags of Help / Groundworks. We are creating a Sensory Garden area and the funds have gone towards some amazing sculptures and seating. This will be a calm environment full of wonderful smells, textures and visually pleasing where people can sit peacefully and enjoy the outdoors.

Thank you

Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest

2014 – £1,250
2015 – £500

2017 – £1,800
We attended the Awards Evening and where presented with a cheque for £1,800 for the purchase of a new Chicken Coop to house our growing family of happy hens and a few cockerels. The coop now has a beautiful plague and named “Hall and Woodhouse” Thank you.

2019 – £1,500
We attended the Awards Evening and where presented with much needed funds to renew one of our poly-tunnel skins which was weathered and full of holes. This is an area that many of our clients access to assist with sowing, weeding, watering and harvesting the vegetables that we sell.

Thank you

Hall And Woodhouse Logo
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The White Hart Pub,
201 Ringwood Rd,
Ferndown BH22 9AB
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White Hart Pub (book club)

October 2019 – £1,000
Paul Stroud, the Landlord at the White Hart, his lovely wife Carol and their team, are one of our biggest advocates. The pubs Book Club selected High Mead Farm as their chosen charity and presented Mark Gregory with the cheque. The money went towards the purchase of our WW2 tent – which is being put to great use.

Thank you guys for your continued support

Talbot Village Trust

July 2018
The trust donated £3,375 towards the purchase and installation of our prefab WC unit. This will enable us to hold our festivals without the need of hiring toilets, which is a huge savings.

Thank you Talbot Village Trust.

Talbot Village Trust Logo
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Cla Charitable Trust Logo
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CLA Charitable Trust

2017 – 2019
CLA Trustee Bridget Biddell visited the farm to observe our work and assess it against their funding criteria. Bridgit thoroughly enjoyed her visit and was very encouraged by the work we are doing and as a result we were awarded £25k toward the current farm projects. We are very grateful to CLA and looking forward to sharing with them how the projects are progressing.

A huge BIG thank you CLA

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

April 2018
The Foundation awarded the Farm £2,600 towards the purchase of an Animal Feed Storage. This will be of huge benefit as it will keep the animal feeds dry and away from the temptation of the local foxes. The rats will have to find a different grocery store!

Many thanks to the Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation Logo
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Barchester Charitable Foundation
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Barchester Foundation

2018 – £1,000
We purchased a new shinny strimmer and lawnmower with the funds received. Most of our garden equipment has been donated over the years so everyone was very excited to receive new equipment.

Thank you.

JP Morgan Relations Community

October 2018
Thank you again J.P Morgan for your continued support and granting us funds that went towards much needed garden equipment. We purchased a strimmer and lawnmower.

Thank you.

Jp Morgan Relations Community
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The Forbes Charity
Reserved 

The Forbes Charity

2019
The Forbes Charity has reserved £2,500 towards the purchase of an ATV 4×4 Mule which will allow some of our clients who struggle with mobility to access the farm more freely. Everyone is excited and looking forward to riding on it. Watch this space.

Thank you.

Woodward Charitable Trust

November 2019
A further £1,500 towards the purchase of a ATV 4×4 Mule. Thank you for your kind funding.

Thank you.

Woodward Charitable Trust
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Jan Fisher Chettle Choir

October 2019
Thank you so very much for choosing us as your charity and raising funds that went towards the Craft Room improvements.

Thank you.

Chettle Dinner

October 2019
Thank you to Rosamond Sweet-Escott for selecting High Mead Farm as their chosen charity. The proceeds of the dinner went towards the Craft Room improvements.

Thank you.

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Wimborne Beer Festival
Reserved 

Wimborne Beer Festival

October 2019
What a great weekend had by all. Thank you to James and the gang for selecting the Farm as their chosen charity.

Thank you.

Breeze Volkswagen

December 2019
What amazing support from the all the guys at Breeze Volkswagen. A special thank you to Mark Langford for selecting the Farm as their chosen charity during their Christmas Jumper and BBQ day. Your continued support is very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Breeze Volkswagen
Awarded 
Wimborne Camera Club
Wimborne Camera Club

Ongoing sponsorship for 2020
We are so very grateful to the Wimborne Camera Club for selecting us as their chosen charity for 2020. Looking forward to working together. Collected a cheque for £184 on Monday 17th February.

Thank you.

Ferndown Golf Club

March 2020

Ferndown Golf Club
Radcliffe Trust
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Radcliffe Trust

January 2020
We are so grateful that the Trust selected the Farm as their recipient. The funds have gone towards the improvements of the Craft Room and Classes.

Thank you.

Churchill Retirement

January 2020
We are so grateful to Churchill Retirement who actually contacted us and offered their help with fundraising. With special thanks to Vicky Swan. The funds are going towards the purchase of an ATV Mule 4×4 that will allow our less mobile clients to get around the farm with ease.

Thank you.

Churchill Retirement
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