Registered Charity No. 1138396
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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’.

 
 
Focus Day - Wednesday 15th August 2018

Focus Day - Wednesday 15th August 2018

Thank you to everyone who came to our Focus Day this year.  Our Team Members really enjoyed showing visitors what they do when they come to Oak Tree Farm.  

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Tea Room and Farm Closures

The tea room will be closed on the following dates:

Saturday 25th August  and Monday 27th August for the Bank Holiday weekend



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Bob's American Pacific Coast Bike Ride for Oak Tree Farm

Bob's American Pacific Coast Bike Ride for Oak Tree Farm

In September Bob Colclough, retired NHS manager from Leigh, will be cycling the US Pacific Coast route to raise money for Oak Tree Farm Rural Project in Hilderstone. The three-week ride will cover 1857 miles from Vancouver, in Canada, to San Diego just short of the Mexican border.

Bob says “This is the latest in a series of long distance rides I have done for charity. Previously I have supported national charities, but decided this time to support a local one.”

David Folkes, Chairman, says “We are delighted that Bob will be supporting us in this way and look forward to following his progress on social media.”

You can help Bob to reach his target by donating through www.justgiving.com and searching for Bob Colclough or follow this link justgiving.com/fundraising/bob-colclough1



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Team Members' Bike-a-Thon, 2nd-6th July

Team Members' Bike-a-Thon, 2nd-6th July

Following on from the success of lasts year's bike-a-thon, our Team Members did it all again. This year they cycled 337 miles, the distance from Oak Tree Farm to our plug plant suppliers in the Netherlands, on static exercise bikes in our animal area outside the tea room. All monies raised by the team members will be divided between Oak Tree Farm and the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

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Scarecrow Competition

Scarecrow Competition

Congratulations to our Team Members on winning 2nd place in the Traditional category at  the Hilderstone Village Scarecrow weekend.

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GDPR - Privacy Policy

We take data security very seriously at Oak Tree Farm Rural Project and it has always been our policy not to share data with outside parties.


Please click on the link below to view our Privacy Policy

 

Further information about GDPR can be found on the Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) website www.ico.org.uk


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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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