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’.

 
 
Plant Swap

Plant Swap

Plant Swap 

Cottage Garden, Oak Tree Farm

Saturday 19th August 2017

10am - 12 noon

A chance to bring along your spare plants and exchange them for something different and possibly unusual.  Bring a plant and take away a plant for a small charge.

Second hand tool stall.

Tea & Coffee available in garden.

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Focus Day

Focus Day


FOCUS DAY

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

11am - 2:30pm

COME AND SEE US AT WORK ON THE FARM

This will be an opportunity to view the work of the charity, the achievements of our Team Members and the charity’s ideas for the future. Unlike past ‘Open Days’ the emphasis of Focus Day is on Team Members rather than on fund raising; a ‘show case’ rather than a garden fete.

So please come along and see what our Team Members achieve in the gardens, with the plants, with the animals, in the Oak Leaf Tea Room, in the Pottery, with Acorn Garden Services and Branching Out. There will be exhibitions of pottery and photographs, demonstrations of daily activities and our Team Members will be running a produce stall, plant sales and a sweet stall.

We hope you are able to join us.

 

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Music Under the Stars - Sandon Hall - 8th/9th September

Music Under the Stars - Sandon Hall - 8th/9th September

Enjoy Music Under the Stars at Sandon Hall & raise funds for Oak Tree Farm!

We’re delighted to announce that our good friends at Sandon Hall and Beyond the Barricade have pledged to continue their support of Oak Tree Farm through this year’s concert.

Taking place over two evenings – Fri 8th and Sat 9th September - in Sandon Hall’s glorious gardens the event will see world-class musicians perform in the open air. Tickets from £25 per person

Please use this special link to book your tickets and see 10% of ticket price donated to Oak Tree Farm*

https://sandonhall.digitickets.co.uk/category/10578

*If you’d prefer to book via the phone or on the gate please make sure you mention Oak Tree Farm and again the 10% donation will be honoured.


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Upcoming Closures

Oak Tree Farm Rural Project including the tea room, pottery shop and plant sales will be CLOSED on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017.

We will also be closed to the public on Wednesday 13th September for our Team Members annual trip.

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Team Members' Bike-a-Thon -  3rd-7th July

Team Members' Bike-a-Thon - 3rd-7th July

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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Craft Group

Craft Group

Are you a “crafty” person? Would you like to learn, or improve your skills in knitting, crochet, sewing and other crafts? Come and join our new Craft Group.

We meet monthly at Oak Tree Farm, Hilderstone, on the first Tuesday of the month from 7.00pm - 9.30pm

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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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