Community review of 2016

Nightingale House Hospice
We work in association with the hospice, fundraising for their wonderful charity. Our grand total for 2016 was £13,054.92 which is amazing, we thank all of our customers for their support. This money was raised through events such as Easter Chick Hunt, Picnic and Proms, Dog Show and Family Fun Day, Christmas Launch Night with Santa and his real reindeers and then Santa’s grotto and breakfast with Santa. Bellis’ donate all the grotto gifts so that every penny is going to the hospice. We also have collection pots at each till point in the Garden Centre and the Restaurant. This money helps the hospice to continue providing specialist palliative care for patients and their families. Thank you to everyone who supported any of our fundraising events. We have another full fundraising events calendar for 2017.

Other community activities that we have been involved in include:

Holt-school-visit-3rd-march-reducedHealthy Eating Project For Holt Primary School
Holt Primary School – Reception class joined us in the Farm Shop in March to choose some of our home grown vegetables to make a healthy soup. They are working on a healthy eating project in class. They also popped to the restaurant for a juice and biscuit before they left.


‘Belle’ the Wrexham Sheep has arrived at her new home.
We are delighted to welcome ‘Belle’ to Bellis’ where she will be part of the new sheep trail around the County Borough.

The lovely children from Holt C P School painted all the strawberries on her for us, didn’t they do a good job!

April Children’s Planting Workshop
The children had a great morning with Bev, learning about how to grow your own vegetables and planting up some pots to go on display at the front of our shop. They also planted up a bean for them to take home and try and grow themselves. The worksheets were great fun and the homemade cookies from the Strawberry Fields Restaurant went down a treat.

Picnic and Proms June
This was another fantastic evening and we didn’t let the weather dampen our spirits! Surely next year we must be due some sunshine. Thank you to everyone who braved the weather we raised £854.60.

Countryside Trust Charity Visit
In June we were delighted to welcome 30 local children who had come to visit our farm through the Countryside Trust Charity. The children had a great time, it was a lovely sunny day and they really enjoyed learning about the farm and what we grow here.

Nightingale House Hospice Dog Show July
The sun came out for this event and so did the dogs! A really busy show raising lots of money for Nightingale House Hospice. The standards of the dogs on show were very high and our judges were very pleased with all their competitors. A fantastic £746.69 was raised.

We look forward to an exciting and active 2017 within our community!

If you are part of a local group or club and would like to ‘showcase’ what and who you are by joining us in store, please get in touch and we will see if we can arrange something.

Read our Community Review of 2015