Our charity of the year: Spadework!
3 October 2017, 10:19 | Updated: 18 October 2018, 09:39
Spadework is a charity, which provides life skills, training and work experience for over 90 people with learning and other disabilities.
The charity we are supporting this year is Spadework near Offham...
Their aim is to support the trainees, who use their service as they develop their independence and personal skills through social interaction with the community, providing them with the necessary tools to reach their full potential.
The trainees are involved in all aspects of Spadework. They produce the plants that are sold in the Garden Centre and the fruit and vegetables served in the café and sold in the farm shop.
The trainees help to make cakes, jam and chutneys and serve customers in the Café. They also make items in craft and woodwork, which are sold at our Farmers’ Markets and in the Farm Shop. In IT, the trainees produce information that supports the business, including producing labels, plant information sheets and weather updates that help staff and trainees to plan the week.