As a small family run business, it is our priority to use the resources we have to give back to the community. Supporting local and supporting small are an important part of our ethos. We try our best to use small local businesses for all of our outsourcing needs.
Some examples being the food we serve in our café; we get all of our fruit and veg from Cramlington Veg Box, all of our bread is baked and delivered daily from Trotters family bakers, our cakes and traybakes are made weekly by Bakes by Aims in Morpeth and our meat is bought from Northumberland Family Butchers.
For all our sites carpentry needs we use Ian at Twist and Turn, Phillip at PJ Mccourt does all of our upholstery work, Bart Endean worked with us on a new play structure we designed and built.
We purchase all of our plants for the site from Stakeford Nurseries - Blyth Star Enterprises. Blyth Star Enterprises was established by a group of parents, carers and professionals who came together with the aim of improving the lives of people in the region with learning disabilities and/or enduring mental health issues, through a unique combination of social care services – Support, Training, Accommodation and Rehabilitation. The staff come up multiple times a year and plant different things all over the farm.
"Blyth Star helped me realise I did not have to live in hospital for the rest of my life. I now work and have friends and support in the community."
— Blyth Star Service User
"The Nurseries is important to so many people, not just the service users, but the local community too. We provide mobile gardening services to the elderly and retail our produce locally. Our customers value the fact that they are supporting our charity and the work we do through their purchases."
— Dan Hedley, Service Manager at Stakeford Nurseries.
People in our community
We understand the positive effects animals can have on the wellbeing of people, especially those in cares home who may be isolated from their family. Day to day life can get lonely or repetitive and we want to help create a fun day out which hopefully has a long lasting positive effect. We will now be offering cuddle days on week days in term time for care home residents. We understand that everyone is different and so these days will be extremely flexible in terms of what we offer, what will be consistent for all groups will be having a patient, caring and understanding member of our team creating a memorable experience for all involved.
Please contact us for more information, and we can hopefully suit the experience to your needs.
Charities we support
Children North East - Homepage - Children North East (children-ne.org.uk)
Northumberland Red Squirrels - Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE) | Northumberland Wildlife Trust (nwt.org.uk)