We are delighted to announce the completion of our new 'Costa Chickens' project! This came about thanks to one of our 2015 work placement students, Alex, who explains a bit more below.....
'Hi all, I'm Alex.
I've been volunteering at the farm on and off since doing an eight week placement for university last March. I also work as an Assistant Manager for Costa Coffee in Hull city centre. Every year at Costa each store is given £250 to spend within the community, helping those who need it. My first thought was that I wanted to give something back to the farm after all the help and support they had given me through my placement and beyond. I contacted the other stores within my area (ranging from Hull, York, Beverley and even up to Whitby), who all agreed to donate part or all of their fund to my project with the farm. And so the Costa Chicken project was formed! Through hard work, team work and lots of laughs we managed to build a chicken coop to home 50 new chicks.
I'd like to say thank you so much to everyone at the farm for all their hard work and effort and I'm immensely proud to not only be able to spend my free time with you all but also to work for a company that is willing to give so much back to the community. So thank you Costa for enabling us to create something new for everyone at Densholme! Love Alex'
From Denys and everyone at Densholme.....'Thanks so much to the guys and gals at Costa Coffee for their very generous donation. In particular to Alex for creating the link between a very busy city-centre coffee house and a farm in the sticks. Alex, you're a star!'