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Electricity workers lend a hand at Bore Place, Chiddingstone

A hardy team of electricity workers braved wintry conditions to help out at Bore Place in West Kent, which promotes sustainable farming, education and the environment.

From News & press - 10 December 2018 12:00 AM

The volunteers, who work in the electricity connections design team at UK Power Networks, spent the day clearing scrub and removing old stock fences as part of the company’s volunteering scheme. Donate a Day enables UK Power Networks’ 6,000 employees to spend two paid days each year volunteering in their local community.

Tom Forward, education coordinator at Bore Place, said: “It was great to have such an enthusiastic hard-working team joining us for a day. They cleared 80-metres of overgrown hedge-line fencing that was no longer stock-proof and kept at it despite the challenging weather conditions. The farm team really appreciated the impact so many hands made and would welcome the team back to help out again.”

Mat Score, lead design engineer at the company, said: “I can thoroughly recommend volunteering at Bore Place, as the setting is beautiful and their work is really interesting. They operate as a sustainable agricultural enterprise, aiming to make the best possible use of physical, financial and human resources. The weather was pretty cold and miserable but the work and the fire kept us warm.”

Set in 500-acres, Bore Place includes an organic dairy farm, organic market gardens, conference centre, environmental education centre, as well as programmes to provide opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. To find out more visit