On the 14 June Bob Hunt, Des Whitington and Mike Parrott were invited to the opening of Patchwork Farm at Chailey Heritage by the Duchess of Gloucester. The following Thursday four of us presented the society cheque for £2000 to be used in the running of the farm. Members of the South of England Hedge Laying Society were warmly thanked by Joan Martin, secretary of the Fundraisers for their continued support of the Chailey Heritage Foundation.
Patchwork Farm is a multi-sensory learning environment designed and created for those with complex disabilities. As well as a learning resource for pupils at Chailey Heritage the farm will be used by schools in the area.
Although we raise money for the charity on a bi-annual basis, donations from members are always welcome and a collecting box will be at all our hedge laying days. Thank you all who donated.
The Duchess pictured second from the left is seen with teachers, volunteers and children at the opening of Patchwork Farm.
Sandra and Des Whitington with Pat and Mike Parrott present the society cheque