Staff volunteering at Darwin Nurseries is a bit of a coop!
18 August 2016

Staff from an engineering company have become the latest to volunteer at Darwin Nurseries which is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Colleagues from Cadence Technologies have been helping to build at chicken coop at the farm shop and horticulture project in Newmarket Road, Teversham.

Christine Millar, manager of Darwin Nurseries, said: “We always welcome extra hands here at Darwin Nurseries. It’s great that volunteers can come down and help us with our latest projects. The volunteers always seem to have a good time as well. They can get out of the office, and get their hands dirty – literally!"

Five colleagues from Cadence Technologies, an American based company with offices in central Cambridge – where staff are encouraged to spend time each year taking part in community projects - spent two days at Darwin Nurseries building an enclosure made of wood and wire for the chickens.

Darwin Nurseries has 30 chickens. Their free-range eggs are sold in the farm shop and are very popular with customers.

One of the volunteers, Andy, said: “I come to Darwin Nurseries every week to get fresh vegetables and produce. It’s local, and they do really great work. So we wanted to help in anyway we could – and now these chickens are going to have a new home."

Darwin Nurseries is staff by volunteers and those with learning disabilities. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust provide learning disability services along with mental health, integrated community and social care services.


For more information please contact:

Eleanor Buckle
Communications Assistant
E eleanor.buckle@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726760

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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