Oct 11th 2019 Back to latest news
Running for charity is fun, until the last few kilometers, when digging deep is key. We understand the motivation to help charities is personal to each individual’s human situation.
We support PTA’s, Charities and official fundraisers every week and love it when team members are out there raising funds. Here is what 3 gallant girls got up to for charity one sunny October weekend.
“This year I set myself two ‘New Year’s Resolutions’; Firstly, to lose 3 Stone in weight and the second to get active.
All with the aim of showing my 8 year old daughter the importance of looking after your own health.
I am sat here today having achieved both and to celebrate my achievements. Last weekend I competed in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival, running a 10k event.
I raised £349 for Alzheimer’s Society and completed the course in a PB of 1:06:54. Alzheimer’s Society is a charity very close to my heart after losing a very close family member to the disease, 4 years ago.” Emma Newsum, Head of HR
Charity- Alzheimer’s Society and I raised £180.
Why – I did the race in memory of my grandma Gladys who sadly passed away after suffering with Alzheimer’s for over 5 years.
I wanted to help raise money and awareness of the disease.
The money I raised goes towards funding for research to help find medicines to help people live with the disease and also goes towards supporting families whose loved ones are suffering from Alzheimer’s.
I wanted to prove to myself that you can do anything if you put your mind to it and I knew doing a 10k would be a tough challenge which I wanted to take on.
Sadly my daughter lost a life long 14yr old school friend to suicide in 2019.
I went to school with his mum and the ripple effect on everyone his life touched has been immense.
Will’s mother, Les, has set up the charity to help young people who may be finding life tough, struggling to cope with daily life #WillDoes
“We arranged to complete the 10K across the Purbecks in the walking group. My husband John and daughter Pippa walked to the top of the Purbeck Hills where the views were inspiring. At the 5K mark a friend ran past me and I thought “I can run for a bit too”. I set off trotting across the grass. With the support of other runners, Vicky and Val, I managed 5K! Imagine my surprise, joy and later sore ankles!”
“Not a theme park but a wonderful family day out at a lovely Farm!”W Beth
"Good place for the family lots to see and do. Clean and staff helpful. Could spend a day there with the kids and have a great time. Would recommend to everyone."Regular visitor
"An absolutely lovely farm, with the most perfect helpful, knowledgeable staff. We had an amazing day."Regular visitor
Allergy Awareness "We come and visit you every week and I was so pleased to see the "no food" notice up in the soft play areas. My son is anaphylaxis to dairy and peanuts. Thank you for raising awareness and helping my son to not be at risk!"Allergy Awareness
"The imagination and creativity with the play areas is just perfect. Today we fed the lambs and it was such a special moment, I've always wanted to do it and loved it!"Local Visitor
"The passes are fantastic value for money and whenever we come to Farmer Palmer's my children never want to leave. Staff are always very friendly and helpful."Annual Pass Holder
"Even when it's pouring down, FP is a great place to come. Plenty to do under shelter and who doesn't love to put their wellies on and splash in muddy puddles! And for the mums and dads, the cake is amazing :)"Regular visitor
"A rare treat, a full day out and change!"Value for money!
"We keep coming back with our grandchildren"Grandparent’s view
"We are big fans!! My little boy wakes up most mornings asking if he can go to Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park!!"Winning testimonial
"It was amazing. From organisation to the staff, who were fantastic, we were very pleased"Team Farmer Palmer Fan
"Great family day out. Highly recommended!"Holiday visitor to Dorset
"I can't recommend this wonderful place enough. It's an amazing little piece of paradise in Dorset."Lissie Marshall