Our farming future: We’ve donated £650 to FACE Charity

The charity FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) received our donation from funds raised through online sales throughout our 25th season.  A cheque for £650 was presented on Friday 11 September to Janet Hickinbottom, FACE National Education Officer at the charity’s Headquarters in the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

This year’s charitable donation was raised from sales of hedging plants made online at www.treesandhedging.co.uk.  Sales amassed throughout this year’s bare-root season which ended in April. Presenting the cheque on behalf of Trees and Hedging, Zoe Henderson said they had selected the charity as a ‘perfect fit’ to celebrate the company’s milestone earlier this year.

BHT FACE Donation

Zoe Henderson (T&H, left) presents to Janet Hickinbottom (FACE, right)

FACE works with its members and partners to promote visits to farms, and to provide easy access to a wide range of high-quality educational resources and activities to complement both school-based studies and outdoor visits.  FACE believes that all children should have access to the countryside, regardless of where they live, cultural group or economic background. They need to be prepared as leaders and consumers of a future in which over 9 billion people will need to be fed.

FACE provides a one-stop enquiry service, extensive curriculum resources, support from their team of Regional Education Co-ordinators, links with farmers and the rural industries, workshops and seminars for teachers and farmers.

We will continue to support FACE activities as a sponsor for the forthcoming season and will be attending their Annual Meeting this October.

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