Give Bees a Chance Family Fun Day

Hemel Food Garden will be buzzing with life on Saturday 7th September, 11am-3pm. Join the Sunnyside Rural Trust team, the Mayor of Dacorum and friends from the bee-loving community to celebrate bees at “Give Bees a Chance Family Fun Day”. Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun-day of Bee-themed activities; make a Bee B & B, frame for a hive, Bee treasure hunt around hemel food garden, the orchard and you can even adopt a bee!Give Bees a Chance Flyer

There will be music by the spectacular Electric Umbrella and Dacorum Community Choir, delicious food stalls, local market stalls, a bouncy castle and the chance to meet some friendly reptiles.

The money raised at the Mayor’s fundraiser will help fund Sunnyside Rural Trust’s new Farm Shop and Animal Rescue Shelter at Northchurch allotments. Work has begun on the foundations for the charity’s new community hub, so an exciting few months lie ahead as over 2 years of planning come to fruition.

Sunnyside Rural Trust support people with learning disabilities to acquire skills in the “plot-to-plate” cycle, from sowing seeds and nurturing plants and vegetables, to making produce to sell in the farm shops, café and market.

The charity is developing their site at Northchurch allotments into a training centre with a new farm shop and stables (to house rescued livestock). CEO Keely Siddiqui Charlick says “the project will enable people with learning disabilities to gain more training and employment opportunities. Local schools and groups will also benefit from this project by using the educational facilities to teach children about environmental issues and growing food. The farm shop will sell zero-waste products and produce grown on site”.


The charity are always looking for volunteers and cake-bakers to help make the fundraising event a success, so please get in touch with Gemma by emailing or calling 01442 863364 if you would like to help. Also get in touch if you fancy entering the Mayor’s Carrot Cake Competition!