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waitrose Jaco Olivier. Farm Manager
From South Africa

HHP is giving me a secure work opportunity and I'd like to stay because it is very organised, sets very high standards, they reward staff for the work they do and don't hesitate to invest in people who are willing to put in 100% more..

25/10/2016
Hall Hunter Foundation Committee

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At the meeting of the Hall Hunter Foundation Committee on the 7th of March 2016 the following grants were agreed: 






Charity Amount Raised
Support Konrad Siedlik, Poland, to buy pump for insulin control £3,000
Foundation “Zdazyc z pomoca” , Poland, support Dawid Michalczewski with his rehabilitation £2,600
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK, to help running A&E department £2,000
Charity “Epilepsia”, Bulgaria, to help with running cost £2,000
Charity “Stay”, Bulgaria, to purchase a new IRT camera Xenic for brain tumor detection £2,565
“Newbold college”, Benfield, UK, To support general needs of Newbold - renovations and campus improvement £1,000
Primary School Im. Jacka Malczewskiego w Fasciszowej, Poland, to support with additional activites and green school for children from poor families £3,000
Nursery “Radost”, Bulgaria, to support living room renovation, kids tables and chairs. £1,000
Nursery "Hristo Botev“, Bulgaria, to support bedroom restoration, mattresses, blankets, pillows £2,000
01/06/2016
Tuesley Farm Open Farm Sunday 2016

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Every Year we at Hall Hunter Partnership open up our sites on Open Farm Sunday to local schools, residents and the local community.  It is a great way to meet the farmers who grow your soft fruit and see how it is produced and what it tastes like! We look forward to welcoming you at Tuesley Farm on the 5th June.











01/06/2016
Sheeplands Open Farm Sunday 2016

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Every Year we at Hall Hunter Partnership open up our sites on Open Farm Sunday to local schools, residents and the local community.  It is a great way to meet the farmers who grow your soft fruit and see how it is produced and what it tastes like! We look forward to welcoming you at Sheeplands Farm on the 5th June.



01/06/2016
Colworth Open Farm Sunday 2016

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Every Year we at Hall Hunter Partnership open up our sites on Open Farm Sunday to local schools, residents and the local community.  It is a great way to meet the farmers who grow your soft fruit and see how it is produced and what it tastes like! We look forward to welcoming you at Colworth Farm on the 5th June.











11/05/2016
Hall Hunter Foundation Committee

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At the meeting of the Hall Hunter Foundation Committee on the 7th of March 2016 the following grants were agreed: 





Charity

Amount raised

Municipal Establishment “Blyznyuki District Hospital” Kharkiv Region to support provision of medical equipment, Ukraine

£4200

Rehabilitation Art Centre od Disabled people of Vilkaviskis district “Power of life” To support Vidmantas Kojutis, Lithuania

£1000

“Stay Foundation” to support cancer treatment research,  Bulgaria

£2000

Zespol Szkol NR1  W Kolbuszowej to support English classes, Poland

£500

Gminny Osrodek Kultury w Bialej Podlaskiej, to support library conversion project, Poland

£1500

Szkola Podstawowa w Ortelu Ksiazecym,  to support purchase of interactive board, Poland

£500

Stowarzyszenie Spoleczno Oswiatowe "Zyc Godnie" w Zalutyniu, to support Special Educational Centre "Zyc Godnie”, Poland

£1000

Fundacja Dzieciom "Zdazyc z pomoca" to support Karol Jaworski, Poland

£2000

Fundacja Dzieciom "Zdazyc z pomoca" to support Marcel Zieba, Poland

£2000

“Gods Glory Children Orphanage” , Uganda

£500

Studio in psychomotorics in medical social nursing home for children, Pleven, Bulgaria

£2000

GoFundMe Foundation to support Krum Sergiev, Bulgaria

£3300


02/11/2015
Hall Hunter Foundation Committee

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Charity  Amount Raised 
Bethany Social Services, Romania £1000
 The Toby Booker Fund (2015's Bognor Regis Mayor's choice charity), UK  £500
 Child Autism, UK £1000
 The Fire Fighters Charity, UK £500 
Surrey Care Trust, UK  £1000 
Student Sport Club "Start Widelka", PL  £1000 
Brzozowa Elementary School, PL  £1300 

Thank you all for your donations and helping us to make a difference! It is very much appreciated!


If you have any suggestions on good causes we can support please email:

HHP.Charity@hallhunter.co.uk

14/07/2015
Hall Hunter Foundation Committee

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At the meeting of the Hall Hunter Foundation Committee on the 14th of July 2015 the following grants were agreed: 

Charity  Amount Raised 
 Chichester Diabetes Center £1000 
 NeoNatal unit at St Richard's Hospital  £1000
 Fundacja Podkarpackie Hospicjum dla Dzeci  £2000
 Transform Housing & Support  £1500
 Hambledon Nursery School Ltd £2000 
Fundacja dzieciom “Zdazyc z Pomoca” to support Blanka Blachowska
 £3000
 Home for Children “Slanchice” to support Yanitsa Prodanova  £500
 Pallant House Gallery to Support Learning and Community Proggrame’s Dementia Workshop £480 

Thank you all for your donations and helping us to make a difference! It is very much appreciated!


If you have any suggestions on good causes we can support please email:

HHP.Charity@hallhunter.co.uk

11/06/2015
Open Farm Sunday a Great Success

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On Sunday the 7th June Hall Hunter Partnership opened the doors of three of its Farm to the public as part of LEAF Open Farm Sunday, those farms were:
  • Colworth
  • Sheeplands
  • Tuesley
Over 2,500 people passed through our farms and enjoyed seeing our sites first hand as well as tasting and picking our fruit and enjoying other activities like face painting, hay mazes and bouncy castles.  We look forward to running the event again next year





02/06/2015
Open Farm Sunday at Colworth Farm

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Every Year we at Hall Hunter Partnership open up our sites on Open Farm Sunday to local schools, residents and the local community.  It is a great way to meet the farmers who grow your soft fruit and see how it is produced and what it tastes like! We look forward to welcoming you at Colworth Farm on the 7th June





18/05/2015
Open Farm Sunday at Sheeplands Farm

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Every Year we at Hall Hunter Partnership open up our sites on Open Farm Sunday to local schools, residents and the local community.  It is a great way to meet the farmers who grow your soft fruit and see how it is produced and what it tastes like! We look forward to welcoming you at Sheeplands Farm on the 7th June

18/05/2015
Open Farm Sunday at Tuesley Farm

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Every Year we at Hall Hunter Partnership open up our sites on Open Farm Sunday to local schools, residents and the local community.  It is a great way to meet the farmers who grow your soft fruit and see how it is produced and what it tastes like! We look forward to welcoming you at Tuesley Farm on the 7th June

27/01/2015

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HHP CHARITY FOUNDATION
Thank You

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
,
On behalf of the children at Home for Medical and Social Care for Children in Pleven, as well as personally, I would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for you.
We live in difficult times in which the humanity, goodness, generosity and empathy are a little segment of the qualities that transform us into humans.
The commitments you made to furnish the Kangaroo Room in Risky Newborn Ward, are social and inspire us with confidence and courage for our difficult task we have set – to give love, protection and coziness to the children.
We gained the conviction that our efforts are not in vain, that the people are humane and the support is genuine and cordial.
The biggest reward to us is the children’s smiles!
We thank you for being part of our mission. We believe that this endeavor is righteous and godly because the benignity comes from above.
The children are the rarest and most unique gift of life; to be cared for and to be protected by their parents – now we are those!
We know our desires; we know it wouldn’t be easy; we know we are not alone and we believe that only together we will succeed!
Please, accept our genuine gratitude and appreciation for your help, understanding and propriety!

With gratitude,

Dr. D. Georgieva

Pleven, 2015

27/11/2014

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HHP CHARITY FOUNDATION

At the meeting of Hall Hunter Foundation Committee on the 19 November 2014 the following grants were agreed:

1. “Societea Nationala de cruca Rosie din Romania”  Ialomita , Romania, has been granted £2500 to support  Chirion Stefanita-Viorel with further treatment. Promoted by Iulian Catalin Chirion at Manor Farm

2. “Medical social care home for children”, Pleven, Bulgaria has been granted £2000 to support “Kangaroo” project that will provide continuous physical and emotional support for the new-born children  and their mothers. Promoted by Ivan Antimov at Manor Farm

3. “Zdazyc z Pomoca” , Warszaw, Poland, has been granted £3000 to support Gabriela Kusiak  with further treatment and urgent operation. Promoted by Bartosz Pinkosz at Leythorne Nursery

4. “Brzozowa Elementary School” , Brzozowa, Poland, has been granted £1000 to enable them to organise Christmas celebration for children and organise school trip.  Promoted by Piotr Kwiek, Heathlands Farm

5. “Sheltered home for adults with mental retardation” , Pleven, Bulgaria, has been granted £2000  to support the  repair works of home. Promoted by Ivanka Naydenova and Lyubomir Tomov at Donaldsons Nursery and Manor Farm

6. “Stonepillow St Richard of Chichester Christian Care Association” Chichester, UK, has been granted £1500 to help with running costs to support homeless people who through no fault of their own find themselves in situations that are difficult to imagine. Promoted by David Kay, HHP General Manager

7.  “Just Around the Corner (JAC) Ltd”, Wokingham, UK, has been granted £1000 to help with running costs. Promoted by Sarah Thomas, Heathlands Farm

8.  “Fundacja TVN Nie Jestes Sam” Poland – has been granted £4000.  This charity helps ill children across the country. Promoted by Andrzej Bardon at Sheeplands Farm.

Thank you all for your donations and helping us to make a difference! It is very much appreciated!

If you have any suggestions on good causes we can support please email: Anastasia.sobol@hallhunter.co.uk
Yanko.vladikov@hallhunter.co.uk
Lukasz.wojcik@hallhunter.co.uk 

18/03/2014
Radio Sussex

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Click here to download the Radio Sussex interview with Harry Hall.

07/12/2012
Hall Hunter Partnership charity foundation

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Home for Children “Slanchice” near Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. A residential home for children with severe learning disabilities. Promoted by Plamen Prodanov, Heathlands Farm. An award of £2,000 made to assist with running costs. http://www.slanchice.org/
Fundatia Pentru Copii ” Stantul Sava de la Buzau”, Bazau, Romania. A charity providing assistance to children with Autism. Promoted by Roco Olteanu, Tuesely Farm. An award of £2000 to assist with running costs. http://www.sfsavabz.ro/  
The Brzozowa elementary school, Poland. A small rural school, local to HHP staff. Promoted by Piotr Kwiek , Heathlands. An award of £2,000 to assist with the purchase of classroom computers. http://www.sp.brzozowa-sa.pl/
The Apuldram Centre, Chichester, West Sussex. The centre offers Horticultural and craft training for young people with learning disabilities. Promoted by Simon Smith, Holland Nursery. An award of £3,000 to assist with the purchase of a new minibus. http://www.apuldram.org/  

23/09/2011
Hall Hunter Foundation Committee meets for first time

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The first 'Foundation Committee Meeting' of the Hall Hunter Foundation took place at Heathlands yesterday.  Elected staff representatives Anastasia Sobol, Lukasz Wojcik and Yanko Vladikov met with Mark and Mary Hall (trustees of the Foundation) to discuss and agree the way the Foundation will operate in practice.

The Hall Hunter Foundation is a legally and financially separate organisation to the HHP business and has the sole purpose of the Foundation will be  the raising of funds through donations in  support of good causes.

The Foundation Committee will administer the allocation of funds which are raised through donations from staff salaries where they have elected to donate 1p per £10 earned.  These funds will be matched by HHP, raising a likely annual ammount of 20 to 30 thousand pounds.  It is the aim of the Foundation that these monies will be allocated by the committee equally between charities local to HHP farms in the UK and to charities in the countries that some of our workers originally come from.

Nominations for the charities to be supported will come from staff on the farms and be assessed by the committee.  The allocation and size of funds allocated to charities will be solely decided by the Foundation committee.  We would encourage all staff to nominate appropriate charities that they believe should be considered for support by the Foundation via one of the staff representatives.

The photograph shows the Committee members attending yesterdays meeting.
 

17/09/2011
Surrey Farm and Food Week

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Tuesley Farm is again supporting Surrey Farm and Food Week and will be holding a guided tour of Tuesley Farm in Godalming.  The tour will be conducted by David Kay, HHP's General Manager and will last approximately one and a half hours.  There will be ample opportunities to ask lots of questions and to pick and sample some of our fine strawberries.  We will also provide refreshments after the tour.

Please call (01483) 410940 if you would like to book a place.  We very much look forward to seeing you.

Surrey Farm and Food Week, held at Harvest Festival time in late September, is a programme of farm walks and events designed to help bridge the gulf of understanding between farmers and the public.

The week, organised by Surrey County Agricultural Society, has become a successful and established feature of the autumn farming calendar. Since its launch in 2001, hundreds of people gone on the walks, met the farmers and discovered how they manage the land and produce wonderful food.

Surrey’s countryside is much loved by people who live here or come for sport and recreation but it is the farmers who keep the fields, woods and hedgrows productive, rich in wildlife and beautiful to the eye.

The programme of walks enables the public to go behind the scenes and see how dairy and beef cattle and sheep are managed, how crops are grown and how conservation measures work alongside modern agriculture.

The leaflet showing the full programme of walks and events is now available for download here, it is also available at Tourist Information Centres, Council Offices and Libraries.

20/08/2011
Tuesley Farm helps Waitrose staff learn about soft fruit production

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A team from Waitrose recently visited Tuesley Farm to talk to Harry Hall about how he produces some of the best soft fruit available in the UK.  They looked at production on the site together with the biodiversity and sustainability techniques that are employed in order to ensure that it is a positive environment for wildlife and the beneficial insects that help protect the crops. 

If you would like to see the video then please follow the link...

                                                                                            http://tiny.cc/tuesley 

20/07/2011
Countryfile come to Heathlands to talk to Harry Hall about water conservation issues

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John Craven from BBC's Countryfile programme recently visited Heathlands Farm to interview Harry Hall about the many techniques that are employed to minimise the use of water on HHP's farms.  The interview was broadcast as part of an article on the preservation of the UK's precious water resources and focussed on the use of winter abstraction and trickle irrigation on the farms as an example of good practise.

The photograph shows John Craven and the film crew relaxing at the end of the day.

20/07/2011
Heston uses Sheeplands Farm as a backdrop for his latest recipe

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Sheeplands Farm hosted Heston Bleumenthal in July for the filming of his latest Waitrose advert to promote his 'Ice Cream Sandwich' recipe.  He spent the day with the team on the farm, recording how the best raspberries in the world are grown and harvested (my words not his - Ed).  The sun shone on the filming and everyone felt that the advert really captured how special the raspberries are that we grow. 

The photo shows Heston with Farm Manager Jaco Olivier during filming.

Follow this link to view the advert;

   http://tiny.cc/sheeplands

13/06/2011

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HHP South Coast Team Event 

Last week the HHP South Coast Team (Holland & Zuider Zee Nurseries, Donaldsons Nursery, Manor Farm and Groves Farm) had a get together for all their key members of staff. This was an opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work and for them to relax and have some fun together.. In total 45 people met at the Nelson Hotel near Littlehampton sea front where they were mixed into teams for a topical quiz.  This was followed by an excellent buffet and to round off the evening a disco.  The brave had an opportunity to entertain with Karaoke singing.
 
The evening was a great success with everyone enjoying themselves, new friends being made and we look forward to meeting again.

     
 

17/01/2011
HHP Forms Partnership In Uganda

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In 2009, HHP made a commitment to support a farm project in Uganda. Lwankuba Farm is supported by The Mityana Charity which is based in Wokingham, close to Heathlands Farm.  The charity have long term control of a farm of approximately 500 acres and it is our objective to help them  operate it as a profitable / sustainable unit by providing both technical / managerial support and financial assistance.  Once the farm is profitable the idea is for the farm to annually re-direct a set percentage of its profits into supporting the charities main objectives - education and health care in Mityana, Uganda.

One of the challenges is the identification and organisation of a crop which could be grown and sold as a way of providing some part of the profits detailed above.  We are confident that once we have identified and secured a market we can then support the farm in delivering quality, volume and meeting delivery targets.  This is something we do at HHP on a daily basis (although granted in a different context / trading environment) and we feel we can make a positive contribution in this respect. We have seen that as a producer in Uganda one can rarely influence price unless there is a quality premium available.  The farm will therefore have to deliver a higher quality product than the competition and hopefully be able to export this abroad.

The farm property has been upgraded to improve living conditions for staff and equipment is being introduced to assist with crop production. The land has not been worked for many years and was mainly scrb when taken inhand.
Mark and Mary Hall, Martin Skarp and Daniel Van de Veen (who are part of the management team at HHP) have made regular visits to Lwankuba farm. In 2010 after much research, it was decided that we should grow ROBUSTA COFFEE on the farm for the export market.
Uganda is the second largest grower of coffee in AFRICA. Following discussions with the coffee federation of Uganda and several visits to the state Coffee research Station we have started a progamme of coffee planting on the farm. A Farm manager, experienced in coffee production has been recruited in 2012.
Harvesting will start in 2012 and it is anticipated that a processing plant will be installed during 2013 in time for the 2014 season. We are planning to provide a service to local growers and introduce them to the export market.
 

The charities website can be located by following this link - http://mityanacharity.org/

02/11/2010

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October 2010 Management Away Days
For the 5th year running the extended management team travelled to Poole to review our performance and formulate plans for the years ahead.

Key themes this year were around developing the company's performance opposite crops, people and the environment.

This meeting also presented a good opportunity for the growing management team from all HHP sites to get to know each other better; critical in developing relationships which can support each other and better drive the HHP team forward.

"The event went very well and we made significant progress.  Each year the team make huge steps forward which is very exciting for the future", David Kay, General Manager, HHP.

17/06/2010
Tuesley Farm Community Path

footpath The Community path now sports beautiful new oak signage to help the local community find their way through the farm. more...The signs, produced by a branch of the Surrey Wildlife Trust at Norbury Park were installed this week. "This is a wonderful addition to the local amenity and allows children and adults alike to enjoy this beautiful fruit farm" said a local resident

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