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Volunteer Open Day at Cogges

After a successful season in 2013, Cogges Manor Farm will be throwing open the gates and inviting people to come along to the Volunteer Open Day on Saturday 15th February for a chance to see behind the scenes on the farm, find out about volunteering roles and hear about Cogges plans for 2014 and beyond. Keen gardeners can join in The Big Dig in the Walled Garden from 10am!

The Cogges Heritage Trust is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers who keep the farm buzzing throughout the seasons. Volunteering can be very rewarding and offers a great opportunity to improve your CV, make friends, learn new skills or just give something back.

Cogges volunteers have a range of experience and backgrounds and enjoy talking to the public and making the farm warm and welcoming.

There will be more focus on the manor house in the coming season, so we particularly want people to help out during the week as well as weekend events!

We have a busy programme planned for 2014 - sign up and join in!

John and Mary Binley, regular volunteers at events and in the garden, said: “Volunteering at Cogges gives us the opportunity of meeting like minded people and to enjoy greeting the public. There is always a variety of work offering new experiences".

Local businesses and organisations can give something back to the community too, a day on the farm building a fence or digging out the moat is a great team building activity!

Laura Staniec Operations Manager said “We are incredibly lucky with the support that Cogges gets from local people but especially from our volunteers. Cogges would most certainly not be the place it is without the wonderful volunteers that we have and we are looking forward to more people joining our team.”

For more information: www.cogges.org.uk or email ops@cogges.org.uk or call 01993 772602

Posted : 29/01/2014 18:34:36

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