Franke supports High Mead therapeutic farm with product donation
Franke has donated a sink, tap and three cooker hoods for a kitchen renovation at High Mead therapeutic farm that supports members of the community with learning and physical disabilities, mental health issues and disengaged youngsters. The products are now part of a working kitchen, supplied by Franke retailer Select Interiors (Southern) Ltd, which will teach young adults how to cook and learn life skills.
High Mead Farm based in Ferndown, Dorset, engages members of the public living with mental health issues, physical disabilities, addiction, Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis, brain injuries, vision and hearing impairment, autism, Parkinson’s and learning difficulties, as well as children excluded from school, in a range of farm-based activities. The day service engages people in gardening, working with animals, nature, arts and craft, learning trade skills and more to bring a sense of wellbeing and self-worth.
Franke Area Sales Manager David Terry was approached by Wimborne-based furniture retailer Select Interiors, to help kit out a working kitchen as part of the restoration of an old barn at the farm. Franke was pleased to support the charity by providing three stainless steel cooker hoods, a spacious 1.5 bowl sink and a Valais mixer tap. Select Interiors supplied and fitted the entire kitchen free of charge to the charity.
David Terry says: “I was overwhelmed and in awe of the facilities at High Mead Farm and could instantly see how the farm offers a place of solace and an opportunity for members of the public living with a range of issues. It enables them to get away from the stresses of life and enjoy an array of activities. Franke was keen to support the Select Interiors team with the kitchen renovation and I hope the facilities can be enjoyed by many visitors to the farm for years to come.”
Peter Biss, owner of Select Interiors, says: “As soon as I was contacted and subsequently visited High Mead Farm, I knew that I wanted to support the good work the charity is doing in the area. By offering to supply and install the kitchens I could see the benefit this was going to achieve and I’m grateful to Franke for their desire and willingness to support such a worthy cause.
“The kitchen will teach young adults how to cook and look after themselves to hopefully allow them to live on their own and give them life skills that we take for granted.”
Contact Franke on: 0161 436 6280 or www.franke.co.uk