I would imagine that most people are aware of Rotary and the amazing work they do across the world. At Wick Care Farm we feel incredibly privileged to have been identified by our local Rotarians as a “cause” that is worthy of their support.
Pre-coronavirus, Pershore Rotary were planning a sponsored walk in support of Wick Care Farm. When lockdown and social distancing scuppered this plan, did they put away their walking boots and give in? Oh no, that is not the Rotary way. They were not going to be beaten by the virus and adapted their plans to accommodate the new restrictions.
Instead, the Rotary team are undertaking a “Virtual Walk of a Lifetime”, matching the 1083 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats without ever straying far from Worcestershire. Isobel and I have joined the Rotary team, and you can follow our progress on Facebook and Instagram.
We are walking the length of the country to raise funds for a much needed new kitchen for the care farm.
Wick Care Farm operates out of a renovated farm building which was not originally designed for its current use. Planting, tending, harvesting, preparing and eating our own fruit and vegetables has become an important and integral part of what we do. The benefits include feeling a sense of community in that everyone, in some way, will have played a part in the delicious and nutritious meal that we all sit down together to enjoy.
Our group size has increased over the years until we reached what we found to be an optimum level. Our kitchen is simply no longer fit for purpose and a “new” kitchen has been top of our wish list for some time.
Although much needed, it felt a bit of a pipe dream. With the wonderful support and enthusiasm from Pershore Rotary it now feels like we can start the long walk towards achieving this and improving the facilities on offer for everyone at the care farm.
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