Fundraisers at Bath City Farm have welcomed a donation of £4000 from local business HPH Commercial Property, with the money set to be spent on improving health and safety at the site.
The farm, based in Twerton, is a free visitor attraction and supports members of the community who are experiencing hardship, such as ill-health, social isolation or unemployment.
The money donated will be used to improve the health and safety of the site, including installing a new handwashing station.
Farm Manager, Helen Fisher said: “HPH have been a big support over the past year. Being chosen as HPH’s charity of the year for 2019 has enabled us to replace the animal enclosures thanks to their donation of materials and expertise.
“Now with this generous donation, we are able to install new handwashing facilities. I was not expecting an additional donation of £4,000 at the end of this sponsorship so this really is fantastic news.”
Bath City Farm improved the quality of life for over 700 people last year through a range of targeted projects in animal care, horticulture and catering.
Aimed at supporting adults with complex health and social needs and improving the lives of children facing adversity, the projects run by the farm grow confidence and teach new skills.
Lindsay Holdoway, Managing Director of HPH Commercial Property, said: “As a Bath-based company we aim to support the local community in a variety of ways, and this delivery to Bath City Farm will help the charity to continue its excellent work.”
Helen added: “We would like to thank HPH for all of their support. Having the backing of local businesses is really important to us.”