Jefferies and CAFT (Children’s Adventure Farm Trust) – Summer 2011
As a firm, Jefferies is committed to giving back to the local community in whichever way we can and is involved with a number of charities. One of our main commitments is to local charity, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, who Jefferies solicitors have been involved with for several years.
The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) was established back in 1985 by Founding Patron Tim Grundy. It is based in the grounds of a beautiful 17th Century Farmhouse in Millington, Cheshire and offers free adventure breaks and activities to children who are disadvantaged by illness, disability and poverty.
Jefferies’ Work With CAFT (Children’s Adventure Farm Trust)
CAFT receives no statutory funding and relies solely on donations. Jefferies has been committed to helping this local charity for several years now. Staff members have raised money for the charity by taking part in sponsored events such as The BUPA Manchester 10k run. Many staff members also took part in a Regatta in Southampton in the Summer of 2011 and came third, meaning that a further £900 could be donated to the charity.
In addition, staff members are offered an additional paid day out of the office on top of normal holidays to volunteer at CAFT. As CAFT are entirely reliant on donations, the maintenance of the Farmhouse and surrounding grounds must be done by the few full-time staff members they employ. It is difficult for them to do this in addition to all of the activities provided for the children and they are therefore very grateful for the assistance of Volunteers.
Every few months, several staff members from Jefferies Solicitors will go and volunteer at CAFT for the day and all staff members have found the experience extremely rewarding. It is amazing to see how the firm’s fundraising has contributed to the farm. Staff members are given a tour around the farm including the sports hall, games room, sensory room, aviary, pond and chicken huts; all funded by donations such as our own. This tour is of course in exchange for their hard work doing things such as painting, decorating and gardening.
Published on 15th July 2014.