Monday, July 12, 2010

Help us renovate the Old Dairy

If you are a supporter of Fordhall then you may have received a letter this morning asking if you can help us raise the £100,000 towards our match funding that we need before the 23rd July. This is a steep challenge but we are working hard to make it.

We will also be organising a Barn Dance and Hog Roast on the 31st July to help raise funds towards the project.

This funding will allow us to renovate our crumbling old dairy building to allow us to better accomodate school visits and disabled visitors. It will also create a small tearoom, a shower facility for volunteers, and new office space for the Fordhall Community Land Initiative Staff. We desperately want to keep hold of our dairy building and are hoping that our fundraising will be matched by a grant from the regional development agency. But, we must raise the match funding first.

If you would like to buy a share in Fordhall (and our new tearoom!) or donate to our appeal (all names will be put on a plaque outside the building) then please follow the link to our web pages for more information. Every penny and pound counts and we appreciate every bit.

Raising these funds will help put the Fordhall Community Land Initiative in a financially sustainable position for the future with our proposed new local food tearoom. As I look at the account today, we have already raised over £2000.

What do you think? Fancy owning part of Fordhall and part of our new tearoom?

Any questions please do give us a call 01630 638696



Phyl and Don said...

Charlotte and Ben

Lovely to meet you and having the chance to walk round the farm as we did
yesterday, and wish you all the best in your venture.

Kind regards

Phyl and Don Lachlan (portsmouth)

Angela said...

Thank you for all this news. I shall certainly read/respond to the
forthcoming info. Sorry we live too far away to be of practical help - am always
most impressed by all the cheerfulness and great achievements and
particularly like the involvement of local families and children.

Best wishes