HRH The Prince of Wales visits In Kind Direct partner Swansea Community Farm
Farm has saved over £7,500 receiving essential products from In Kind Direct
HRH The Prince of Wales, Founder, In Kind Direct, visits Swansea Community Farm during his Wales Week tour, on Thursday 12 July, to celebrate support In Kind Direct has given to the Farm to contribute to the running of their newly transformed community café, training kitchen and offices.
The Prince’s charity, In Kind Direct has enabled the Farm to save over £7,500, most recently by providing all the crockery, kitchen equipment and cleaning products needed to run the new café, allowing them to save funds for spending on their core services.
“The goods from In Kind Direct are very helpful in supporting our activities with volunteers of all ages. We are delighted that The Prince is visiting us to see the difference his charity has made for our community”
comments Farm Director Phil Budd.
Alyson Williams, Child and Youth Officer at the Farm adds;
“We use products from In Kind Direct right across the Farm. For example the stationary we receive is used in the office, the waterproofs and steel toe cap boots are vital for our volunteers, whilst things like crayons and children's books are great for running our art classes. We would urge all charities to register for free with them.”
In 2011 more than 5,000 people visited the Farm. It offers a vital ‘green oasis’ in the middle of the city, welcoming people of all ages to learn about the environment, organic gardening and animal care.
In Kind Direct runs a unique service redistributing surplus products from manufacturers and retailers to UK charities working at home and abroad.
Over the last 16 years In Kind Direct has distributed £130 million worth of goods from over 850 companies across the UK. Almost 6,000 community and voluntary organisations have benefited to date. In Kind Direct’s work is particularly vital in the current climate when charities are looking for value as they struggle to provide their services in the face of increased costs, high demand and limited funding.
By making it easy and practical for companies to donate rather than dispose of their products, In Kind Direct generates a virtuous circle benefiting communities, businesses and the environment.
"Swansea Community Farm shares In Kind Direct’s approach to protecting the environment. We are proud to be able to put to good use products that otherwise might have gone to landfill.”
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For further information and to request photos of the event
Please contact Rachel Butler, Marketing and Communications Manager, In Kind Direct
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For further information on the Farm please visit the website www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk