Oak Tree Farm Rural Project for people with learning disabilities is about to reach a milestone next October, as it will be thirty years since the organisation was set up. The charity has grown and now provides activities for over sixty people each week, has a horticultural and pottery unit, rears farm animals and runs a thriving tea room. In 2014 it was presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the charity’s many achievements.
Our theme for the coming year is ‘30 Years and Growing’ which sums up how far the organisation has come and where it hopes to go in the future. Our aim is to develop opportunities for people with learning disabilities via an off-site gardening and volunteering scheme plus improvements to the shop, office and woodwork facilities at the farm. These changes will improve the experiences of those who attend the farm and enable new people to benefit as well.
To kick-start our fund-raising programme we are proud to announce the following exciting event …
Beyond the Barricade
Enjoy an enviable international reputation in addition to being the UK’s premier musical theatre concert tour. Comprising four past principal singers from Les Miserables plus their own backing band of talented musicians it’s easy to see why a hugely enjoyable evening is anticipated – all set against the backdrop of Sandon Hall.
Full details of the event are to be found on the Oak Tree Farm website http://www.oaktreefarm.uk.net but in essence please plan to bring your own chairs, nibbles and drinks (no charge for gazeboes which have their own designated area) plus as many friends as you can. A group rate is available plus children under 16 are half price and under fives are free – so bring all the family!