Registered Charity No. 1138396
Co. Ltd by Guarantee 7343296
 
Oak Tree Farm provides training and supported occupation for adults with learning disabilities, in a rural environment.

The Project provides opportunity, support and encouragement for people to learn new skills and to improve their existing ones, paving  the way into sheltered employment for those people for whom this is appropriate, whilst giving purposeful occupation to others.

Oak Tree Farm is situated on a 15 acre smallholding near the village of Hilderstone and is part of the Harrowby Estate of Sandon.

MISSION STATEMENT

‘Oak Tree Farm provides a rural working environment where people with learning disabilities gain the skills, independence and confidence to take them towards an active role in society’.

 
 
 

Bank Holiday Closure

Oak Tree Farm Rural Project , including Tea Room, Pottery Shop and Plant Sales will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May and Tuesday 8th May.  We will be open again on Wednesday 9th May.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
 

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Plant Day

Plant Day - Saturday 12th May, 10am - 4pm

Come along to get your bedding plants, perennials, vegetable plants and hanging baskets, then visit our tea room for light refreshments.  Our pottery shop will be open selling garden pots and other items all made at Oak Tree Farm and there will be a raffle, tombola, books and other stalls.

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Job Vacancy Application Form

 
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Send your completed form to:
David Moreton, General Manager
Oak Tree Farm Rural Project
Oak Cottage Farm
Sandon Rd
Hilderstone
Stone
Staffordshire
ST15 8RT
 

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Job Vacancy

Oak Tree Farm is recruiting staff. 

The position of  Catering/Retail Manager has become available.

See below for Job Description and Person Specification.

See above post for application form.

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Auction of Paintings by Rita Banks

Auction of Paintings by Rita Banks

The hammer fell at Oak Tree Farm Rural Project last Friday 16th March when local artist Rita Banks donated 26 of her paintings to be auctioned.
We were delighted with Rita’s generous offer and called on the services of auctioneer and friend of the Farm, Mike Beardmore, to conduct the auction. Viewing took place from 6pm and by the time the auction began at 7pm the Tea Room was packed with eager bidders.
Rita supported Mike by telling the story behind the paintings as they went under the hammer; many had been exhibited and won international prizes.
By the end of the evening all the paintings had been sold and we had raised the amazing sum of £1148 to boost funds.
Sincere thanks to Rita Banks for her generous donation and to Mike Beardmore for his skills as the auctioneer.

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Craft Group

Craft Group

The Craft Group continues to meet monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Tea Room.

A charge of £5 per session includes a hot drink and slice of the wonderful Oak Tree Farm cake.

On April 3rd we will be needle felting and the programme for the rest of the year is below.

Do come along and join us, you can join in with the topic for the evening or bring your own project to work on with like-minded friends. 

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Team Members' Holiday Closures 2018

Team Members' holiday closures will be as follows for 2018

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What's On at Oak Tree Farm

Check the 'What's On' page of our website for details of all the events we have coming up over the next few months. 

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Get regular updates about what's happening at Oak Tree Farm Rural Project.  Follow our Facebook page

   

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Team Members' Bike-a-Thon

Team Members' Bike-a-Thon

Our Team Members also wanted to join in with the fundraising activities and chose to do a sponsored cycle ride.  They took it in turns to cycle on a static exercise bike outside our tea room with the aim of completing a total of at least 30 miles each day, they smashed this and completed 176 miles over the week. They raised a total of £357 which will be split between Oak Tree Farm and Our Space Adventure Playground in Newcastle.  Thank you to everyone who supported us and sponsored our Team Members.

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Presentation

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Presentation

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service was presented to Oak Tree Farm Rural Project by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson, at a prestigious ceremony at Sandon Hall.  Longstanding volunteer, Margaret Shuker, assisted by more recent volunteer, Joel Paxton, accepted the crystal on behalf of the charity.  The certificate, signed by Her Majesty the Queen, was presented to Tony Browne.  Tony is the charity's longest serving trustee.

Pictures of the presentation can be seen in the gallery.

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Gift Aid your donation to Oak Tree Farm

If you are kind enough to make a donation to the Oak Tree Farm Rural Project, we can reclaim tax on your donation.

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