Pick, prune, and plant your way to a socially responsible Corporate Day!
Home to the National Fruit Collections, charity Brogdale Collections is encouraging businesses to do their bit for the local community, farming heritage, and environment with an outdoor volunteering day at its Faversham farm. A perfect corporate day out!
What can we do on our corporate day visit?
With more than 3,000 fruit tree varieties, the 150 acres of beautiful orchards including cherry, plum, apple, pear, and quince is the perfect location for a corporate day out covering social action days, team building, and volunteering. Staff can choose from activities such as fruit picking, thinning apples, or tree pruning, to name a few.
All sessions are supervised by trained, knowledgeable staff and provide the perfect opportunity to improve staff social, leadership, and teamwork skills while making a local social impact. A corporate day out that ticks plenty of boxes.
How does the corporate day out benefit the charity?
Reliant on income from its fruit and juice sales, business volunteering efforts can directly support the charity’s work, ensuring public access to The National Collections and education on fruit heritage and history.
Sara Smile, operations manager at Brogdale, explains the benefits of the corporate volunteering days out,
“A day spent volunteering at Brogdale ticks so many boxes for businesses. It’s a practical way to fulfil an organisation’s social responsibility aims and support their local community.”
“What’s more, getting staff away from their usual work environment and out into the great outdoors can do wonders for morale and mental health. It’s also a fantastic way to learn new skills, together.
“In return for all the hard work and fresh air, businesses will receive refreshments and lunch – and in the harvest season, go home with as much fruit as they can carry!”
Seasonal volunteering activities include:
February – winter pruning
May & June – seasonal fruit thinning
July – cherry picking
August – plum picking
September & October – apple, pear, and quince picking
November – winter pruning
To find out more about volunteering opportunities click here.