Here at Darts Farm we have been working with Exeter Foodbank and seven-year-old schoolgirl Sienna Littley to provide 70 ‘Christmas Feast Boxes’ to families that need it most in the local community this festive season. Sienna, has raised a colossal £2,100 from selling her homemade ceramic Christmas decorations, and we have match funded this with some help from customer donations and supplier gifts to bring the total to an incredible £4,200.
Michael Dart, Director of Darts Farm, comments: “We have been working closely with Exeter Foodbank all year, delivering 160 Easter Tuck Boxes during the Lockdowns, so being able to support them over Christmas period really does finish the year! We think what Sienna has done is incredible; a very inspiring young lady!”
He continues: “The boxes will contain everything that’s needed for the big day including some delicious turkey from our Master Butchers, fresh veggies from the fields, clementines, cranberry sauce, Quicke’s cheese, Ryder’s Bakery mince pies and a bottle of Luscombe’s Elderflower Bubbly. We really hope these boxes will send some festive cheer to local families who have been struggling through this though time.”
Sienna’s Mum, Sarah Littley, adds: “Sienna and I are delighted that our local, family run, farm shop, Darts Farm, is on board with this brilliant initiative. Sienna has been busy over the past six weeks making her rainbow design decorations with an initial aim of selling 500 but she smashed that target selling over 1703! We’re so grateful to all those who supported her by purchasing her decorations and for Darts Farm, their customers and suppliers who matched her donation. It’s wonderful to end the year on such a positive.”
It’s been a record-breaking year at Darts Farm, raising funds for various local charities. Over the summer months visitors were drawn to our vibrant yellow fields of pick-your-own sunflowers. These positive and cheerful flowers raised a total of £6,542 for our chosen local charity, Hospiscare, with a running total of £38,554.75 raised over the past 13 years. Our amazing customers also enjoyed wandering around our giant ‘Maize Maze’ puzzle, and raised £3,250 for Estuary League of Friends; a brilliant local charity which looks after the elderly and vulnerable in the community.
We are thrilled to announce that our expert florist, Anna Slade, was awarded a Silver medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Come and join us and pick our Sunflowers for Charity!