The Aldingbourne Country Centre
The Aldingbourne Country Centre provides workplaces for adults with learning difficulties. The work revolves around furniture restoration, crafts, horticulture and animal husbandry. The centre is open to the public and has a farm, restaurant, shop, plant sales and a woodland walk.
The Aldingbourne Trust has launched a £4 million fundraising appeal. The money will be used to fund capital projects, enabling them to generate more of their own revenue with new conference facilities and developing the farm as an all year round visitor attraction.
Spirit FM are continually supporting the Trust and we have just finished building a model village for their Guinea Pigs! The houses were designed by Spirit FM listeners. The building material was donated by local businesses and Team Spirit built the houses working with clients from The Aldingbourne Country Centre. The Guinea Pig Village was officially opened at the spring Open Day on the 30th March 2013.
One of the most popular attractions at the Aldingbourne Farm is their family of Alapcas. To keep up to date with their adventures click on the Alpaca blog!
The Houses that we Built
The Model village is complete and the guinea pigs are settling into their new homes.
Puzzle loves running through Goodwood House and Biscuit has made her home in Halnaker Windmill!
The model houses based on well-known buildings have been designed by listeners Sefton Jones, Isla Sturrock, Rosa Guarigia, Rosie Chappell, Leah Moore, Paul Bennell, Lily Collyer, Jeremy Thomas and Jessica Gowing. Malcolm from Caldotec turned the drawings into correct architectural plans and all the building materials were donated by local business including: South Coast Contractors, South Coast Skips, KSA Contractors, Covers, Hawthorne Building Supplies, EasyLay Flooring, Affordable Roofing, Home Base, B&Q, Brewers, ISS landscaping, Bognor Models, The Beneficial Foundation, Knight Fencing, C&M Trophies and New Life Paints. Then the houses were built by the folk at The Aldingbourne Country Centre and Team Spirit.
Meet the Guinea Pigs!
Puzzle Rolo Katie Biscuit
Nugget Blackjack Bounty Maisey
Holly Caramac Ash