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Surrey Docks Farm

Galldris, as part of our commitment to support the local community, have laid a base for the new donkey shelter at Surrey Docks Farm.

The farm has been engaging and educating the community in Rotherhithe in the London Borough of Southwark, since 1975.

They run a number of community projects that benefit people from all walks of life in the local community.

British Land sponsor the ‘Young Farmers Club’ that enables forty children aged 8-13 to get involved in a range of farming activities every weekend, including growing their own fruit and vegetables that they take home and eat!

The Farm also runs schemes for young offenders, school children, adults with learning disabilities, older people, as well as offering ‘growing plots’ for local residents.

The project, an L shaped concrete slab, will enable the bespoke donkey shelter to be installed giving the animals shade during hot weather and cover during rain. It also increases the wheelchair access for participants engaged at the Farm.

The Galldris team who laid the base, were from the Canada Water project and included Harry Wall, our new apprentice, who was born in the area and grew up visiting the Farm as a child.

Commenting on the work, David Wake, Galldris Apprenticeship Manager, said ‘It is a pleasure and a privilege to support the scheme that is part of the culture and make up of this community and gives so many opportunities to benefit the residents of Southwark’.



Gemma Hooper, Manager at the Farm said ‘We are so grateful for Galldris stepping in and laying the hardstanding. The new shelter will be of huge benefit for the donkeys and the hardstanding will increase the accessibility of this area for participants in our animal care training projects. We look forward to a continued relationship with Galldris who have been very supportive’.

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