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Charity receives a further £2,791.79 from Basepoint Folkestone


The Centre Manager, Lorraine May from Basepoint Folkestone visited the Rare Breeds Centre, nr Ashford to present a cheque for £2,791.79

The Rare Breeds Centre is owned and managed by The Canterbury Oast Trust.  At the heart of the farm is an inclusive ethos. The farm is run by a committed team comprising staff and volunteers many of whom are adults with learning disabilities who are gaining skills in animal management and customer service. 

The Centre also offers their residents training schemes in their kitchen, restaurant and shop.  

Canterbury Oast Trust (COT) is a dynamic and forward-thinking charitable trust set up in the mid-1980s by a pioneering group of parents. Today they support adults with learning disabilities across Kent and East Sussex to live independently and take control of their lives.

Lorraine May, Basepoint Folkestone Centre Manager said 'I feel very lucky to be working for Basepoint and knowing every penny of profit goes back to our parent company and charity The ACT Foundation, which gets paid out in grant funding to those in need.  We can also see at close hand how that money is used, when we support charities locally.  The Rare Breeds Centre is an amazing place, with wonderful people working there'.  Lorraine even got to cuddle one of their day old lambs.