Care home plans a year of fundraising to support River Bourne Community Farm’s valuable work

Residents and staff were delighted to welcome Ben Parker, Chairman of River Bourne Community Farm to the home recently.

Ben told the residents all about the history of the farm, how it has developed, plans for the future and of course the funding needed to keep the farm going during these challenging times.
A much loved local venue, which is just a couple of minutes away from Milford House in the heart of Laverstock, it has been a regular place for residents to go and meet the animals and have a cup of coffee, and during 2023 the home will be fundraising for them to help the farm continue to provide such a valuable community resource so close to the heart of Salisbury.

Barchester Cheque with River Bourne Community Farm

Gemma Hicks, General Manager said: “To get the ball rolling, residents were delighted to present Ben with a cheque for £240 which was raised over the Christmas and New Year period.
“Each month the home will be undertaking an in-house fundraising activity for the farm and there will also be some larger events during the course of the year which will be announced as we go forward.
“Residents will also be enjoying regular monthly coffee mornings at the farm, the first one being on 9 March.
“We can’t wait and are looking forward to catching up with Ben again then.’

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