Supporting The Community
Supporting local charities and the community is at the heart of our business
Our Charities in 2021In the last five years, we have raised over £90,000 for local charities. This year, we will be supporting and working with two charities and one community interest company. These organisations are very closely aligned with our vision to inspire people of all ages to get more plants in their lives and to enjoy gardens and gardening. They help vulnerable groups, including refugees, the unemployed, adults with mental health issues and children.
Abberton Rural Training
Abberton Rural Training is an educational charity providing practical and skills training alongside therapeutic support and mentoring to the residents of Essex and surrounding areas.
The courses have a particular focus on rural skills, including countryside & environment, horticulture, woodlands & land management. The courses provide life skills and employability skills alongside accredited learning, to help participants to access jobs, help them become self-employed, move into further education and training, or become involved in the local community by volunteering.
Perrywood will be supporting this charity with a wellbeing planting scheme at their training locations (Halstead and Wormingford), funding for new garden tools and money for laptops or tablets to assist with online learning.Visit Website
Together We Grow
Together We Grow is a community interest company that improve the lives of communities and individuals through encouraging engagement with nature and in particular with food growing. Their headquarters is at the beautiful Big Garden located in High Woods Country Park, Colchester.
Perrywood will be supporting this CIC with their grow at home project with Refugee Action Colchester and to raise money for a mini bus so isolated people involved in the project can access their headquarters.Visit Website
Greenfingers Charity is a small national charity dedicated to supporting the children who use hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and enjoy.
Perrywood will be raising money for Garden Re-Leaf day in March. The charity also need help to build a new garden at Haven House in Woodford, Essex.Visit Website
We receive hundreds of requests each year. If you would like to request a raffle prize for your charity event, please complete this form. Request Form
If you need help to develop your outdoor space, please get in touch. We can offer seeds, plants, tools and compost as well as advice on gardening activities and projects. Please contact us by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURS & TALKS
Our team enjoy giving behind the scenes tours of our nursery production area to local clubs. We also visit local associations to deliver talks on the history of Perrywood. Please contact us by email. email@example.com
We like to attend these to help encourage young people into horticulture, catering and retail, and raise awareness of career opportunities at Perrywood.