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
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.
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.
The White Hart Pub,
201 Ringwood Rd,
Ferndown BH22 9AB
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
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.
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
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
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.
JP Morgan Relations Community
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.
The Forbes Charity
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.
Woodward Charitable Trust
A further £1,500 towards the purchase of a ATV 4×4 Mule. Thank you for your kind funding.
Jan Fisher Chettle Choir
Thank you so very much for choosing us as your charity and raising funds that went towards the Craft Room improvements.
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.
Wimborne Beer Festival
What a great weekend had by all. Thank you to James and the gang for selecting the Farm as their chosen charity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ferndown Golf Club
As one of the Captains’ chosen charities, Ferndown Golf club Captains and members, together with the Alliss Invitational Charity Golf Day committee, raised money to support the team at High Mead.
Huge thanks to Friends of Canford School’s donation of £2500 in June for funding towards the final push of our new Farm shop, enabling us open at the end of July 2021