Old Sarum Training Kitchen & Café Crowdfunder

11 Jul 2019 - 10 Aug 2019

We don't just grow plants, we grow people!

As well as being a well-stocked, friendly garden centre in a beautiful setting near Old Sarum in Salisbury, each week here at Old Sarum Development Centre we welcome around 45 clients who help us in the running of the centre.  Our clients have a range of abilities and needs including learning disabilities, autism and poor mental health, and we help build their confidence and skills through a variety of day activities which they can choose to take part in. 

For a long time our clients have been asking if we can add cooking to activities we can provide, and so now we have a plan which we hope will make their dreams a reality!

We need to raise £6,000 to make our plans a reality.  And the more generous people who make donations to the campaign on our launch date, the more it will help publicise the campaign to others – which is vital as we only have 30 days to reach our total! 

Kitchen and Café Proposal

We are looking to upcycle two shipping containers which will provide a training venue and café. This will provide space for five more clients per day, providing the opportunity for our clients to obtain both retail and catering qualifications. In turn this will not only provide them with an additional activity at the centre but also increases their chances of employment and provides key social skills in interacting with the local community.