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 purposefull 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’.

 
 
 

Upcoming Closures

Our Oak Leaf Tea Room will only be open to those who have booked tables for the Mother's Day Event on Saturday 5th March.  This event is now FULLY BOOKED.


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Mother's Day Treat - Saturday 5th March

Treat your Mother to a lovely meal in our Oak Leaf Tea Room on Saturday 5th March 2016.  


Sorry, this event is now FULLY BOOKED

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Austin's Ice Ultra Marathon Challenge

Not satisfied with marathons in the desert and the jungle, local businessman and good friend of the farm Austin Jarrett is testing himself to the limit in the Arctic. The Ice Ultra Marathon is a 240km footrace across the Arctic in February. As cold as minus 30 degrees centigrade, deep snow, mainly in the dark and running in snow shoes are the main challenges for Austin this time!

Well prepared by running in the desert in 2014 and in the Jungle last year Austin seems confident, however 'there is a real risk of frost bite on some extremity' he says, which he will have to be particularly careful about.

Amazing  -  GOOD LUCK AUSTIN!

To sponsor Austin go to his fundraising page

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=IceIceJarrett

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'Musicals under the Stars'

'Musicals under the Stars'

The 'Musicals under the Stars' concert on 11th September featuring Beyond the Barricade was 'a triumph'!

Concert goers were treated to fabulous music from popular musicals, most notable 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Evita' and 'Les Miserables'.

Thank you to Beyond the Barricade and also to the musicians from acoustic night at the Roebuck and Joseph Coley.

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Austin 'Jungle' Jarrett has done it again!

Austin 'Jungle' Jarrett has done it again!

Local businessman and long-standing friend of the charity, Austin Jarrett, has completed another challenge. Having completed the Marathon Des Sables across the Sahara Desert last year you would think Austin would be taking it easy. Not at all, hewas determined to compete in 'Jungle Ultra', a 230km race across the Amazon jungle in Peru. 


He faced 100% humidity, non stop rain and mud galore - watch out for spiders Austin!

To help Austin reach his target of £10,000, go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JungleJarrett

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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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Holiday Closures for 2016 and Christmas 2015

Please click below for a full list of our holiday closing for 2016 and Christmas 2015

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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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