The Community - The Woodhorn Group

Woodhorn and the Community

Our role in a Community in which we have lived and worked for over 130 years is fundamental to who we are as a Company and we support many local events and initiatives throughout the year.

We are active supporters of The Aldingbourne Trust, a charity that provide care, support and employment opportunities to over 1000 people with learning difficulties and autism in West Sussex. We recently funded the creation of a hedge maze at the Aldingbourne Country Centre and actively support their thriving wood recycling enterprise. The Centre attracts over 50,000 visitors per year creating income for the Trust as well as employment opportunities for Clients. We also support the Apuldram Centre near Chichester.

Highlights of our year included providing free tractor rides at The Oving Scarecrow Day and over the last year we have made donations to the Tangmere Scouts, The Rotary annual Chichester Dragon Boat Race, the Lorica Trust, Children with cancer UK, toilet facilities for Oving Church and provided the Tangmere Village Christmas tree. We also sponsored the Strongman Competition at Littlehampton’s Armed Forces Day.

We are keen supporters of local schools providing practical and financial help to create gardens and vegetable patches in schools and we offer free farm visits to both schools and youth groups. We built a football pitch on the farm specifically for (free) community use and this is used on a regular basis by young teams from Barnham Trojans FC and by Brighton and Hove Albion’s ‘Albion in the Community’ programme.