Family-run Vine House Farm are proud to reveal they have been shortlisted for the ‘Charity Partnership – Small Business Award’ at the 2016 Business Charity Awards. The nomination comes after the Lincolnshire based farm announced they had reached the £1 million mark in donations to The Wildlife Trusts.
“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Small Business Charity Award at the prestigious Business Charity Awards” said Lucy Taylor of Vine House Farm. “It is because of the fantastic support of our customers that Vine House Farm is going from strength to strength and has been able to support such a great charity.
“This is the first time we have been nominated for this award and, while there is some strong competition within the category, we are very much looking forward to attending the event which we are sure will be a fantastic night.”
The Business Charity Awards 2016 will be hosted on Wednesday 20 April and is part of Fundraising Week, which looks to reward all the amazing charity work that businesses across Great Britain have been involved with. There are some major national brands also shortlisted for awards, including Marks & Spencer, Royal Mail and British Gas. Vine House Farm are just one of three small businesses that have been nominated so this represents a real achievement for the company.
“We strongly believe that our longstanding partnership with The Wildlife Trusts will help safeguard the natural world we live in for generations to come,” said Mrs Taylor. Vine House Farm’s commitment to The Wildlife Trusts started over eight years ago when they began donating up to 5% of their sales to the charity.
Stephanie Hilborne OBE, chief executive of The Wildlife Trusts, commented: “I am proud that our partnership with Vine House Farm has been shortlisted for a Business Charity Award.
The Wildlife Trusts have worked with Nicholas and Vine House Farm since 2007. With his genuine care for wildlife, honesty, integrity and authenticity Nicholas is the driving force behind a partnership which has raised over £1 million for The Wildlife Trusts and has helped 19,000 households to benefit from inviting nature into their gardens. This is incredible support for a wildlife charity from a small family business.
Regular contact with nature has a profoundly positive effect on our health and wellbeing and feeding the birds is a simple way to get in contact with wildlife. The way in which Nicholas manages his farm makes a meaningful difference to wildlife in Lincolnshire and in the same way we can all make a big difference by feeding birds and making our gardens friendly to wildlife. Nicholas draws great joy from feeding the birds on his land and now he’s feeding birds across the UK – more than he ever thought possible.”
Vine House Farm started off with a clear vision which still holds true today; farming in a way that encourages wildlife and the wide range of habitats it needs. Their aspirations have always been to contribute to the preservation of wildlife through their growth of various wild bird foods and now their wonderful charity work is being recognised on a national level.