We live and work in the village of Kingskerswell and are proud to be actively involved in the community and surrounding areas.
As a responsible business we enjoy supporting local efforts to improve village life.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022
We had a lovely time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the June bank holiday in the village and were pleased to support both the evening concert on the Saturday and family fun day on the Sunday.
It was fun to see all the businesses on Fore Street get into the spirit of it with bunting galore in the windows. The post box outside our office also got a Jubilee makeover with Glynis from the Garden Gate knitting up a fabulous crown!
It’s so nice to live and work in a village with such great community spirit.
Easter 2022 – Children’s Colouring Competition
Our office window in Kingskerswell looked gorgeous in the lead up to Easter and over the holidays.
There were some brilliantly bright entries and we had a difficult time choosing our winners, but I’m sure you’ll agree they are fabulous!
Here we have our winners Darcie (age 3), Phoebe (age 6), and Harrison (age 11) with their prizes and designs.
Kerswella Care work incredibly hard to support the elderly and vulnerable in our village so we have donated presents for them to distribute to their guests at their upcoming Christmas events. We hope they have a wonderful time!
We have donated books to children at the local primary school whose families may need some extra support. We wish you all lovely Christmas and hope the children enjoy their presents. (Thanks to Eva for helping wrap them all!)
Ian ordered lots of cat food for the South Devon Hedgehog Hospital (Regd. Charity No. 1182659), based in Coffinswell this week…we couldn’t leave out animals in our Christmas Cheer! British hedgehogs are now officially vulnerable to extinction so the team at the hedgehog hospital are doing a fab job. (They also have some wonderful hedgehog houses and feeding stations for sale if you’re looking for a Christmas gift!)
This year we made it bigger, so rather than just Fore Street, it was a short circular route along Fore Street, down to the park via Marguerite Way and then back up Daccabridge Road. With thanks to fellow Fore Street businesses and local residents for happily placing a pumpkin poster in their window / on their fence.
We hope the children enjoyed it… the children we heard walking past the office sounded excited when they saw our purple pumpkin in the window!
Wishing the club a great year of success and can’t wait to come and watch a fixture or two over the summer as a sponsor!
The aim is to provide employment for adults with additional needs by converting a dilapidated pavilion in our local park into a cafe where this special group of people can work. Promoting health and well-being by supporting the adjacent tennis courts and croquet lawn. Julia and her term cycled a whopping 834 miles in May and we were happy to support such a great community project.
To donate/read more click here> Forde Park to John O’Groats by Bicycle – JustGiving
It’s always lovely to run something that includes the local children, especially given that all events have been cancelled over the last year with Covid.
We had some fabulous entries which brightened up our office window over the Easter holidays and we hope all the passers-by enjoyed looking at them.
Here we have our winners Myla (age 3), Jonas (age 6), and Lewis (age 9) with their prizes and designs.
With lockdown continuing, we organised the Fore Street Pumpkin Trail over the Halloween Weekend. Thank you to all the residents and fellow businesses that were happy to take part and display the pumpkins in windows.
Did you manage to find them all?
Newton Abbot Rugby Club Sponsor
With Oliver being a keen rugby fan we had to sponsor our local team, Newton Abbot RFC – we can’t wait for matches to start again!
COVID-19 – Charitable Donations
With Coronavirus having a huge impact on everyone, charities such as Kerswella Care and Rowcroft have worked soo hard to support the vulnerable within our community. As their fundraising events were all cancelled, we donated to these worthy causes so we hope this helps in some way.
Spring 2020 & 2021 – Village Flower Bed
Kingskerswell Action Group (KKAG) has transformed the village into a wealth of blooms and floral displays over recent years and we love our sponsored flower bed along the main road. We wish them the best of luck in obtaining an award from Britain in Bloom!
KKAG began in 2018 by a group of like minded individuals in an attempt to make the village a more pleasant and beautiful place to live. The village volunteers create and maintain floral beds along the roadside and community areas.
With the country in lockdown we thought we’d brighten up our office and give children a little something to keep them busy.
We had lots of entries and it was tough to choose our winners, who were: Charlie (3), Riley (5), Kiara (10)
Xmas 2019 – Xmas cards
Rather than send out Christmas cards this year we decided to make a donation to Rowcroft Hospice.
Rowcroft Hospice is committed to providing comfort, support and specialist care to thousands of patients and their loved ones across South Devon each year. Whether you’re 18 or 80, if you have a life-limiting illness such as cancer, heart disease or MS, they are there to help whenever they are needed.
Sept 2019 – MacMillan Coffee Morning
What better than to have a cuppa and a cake in the aid of charity! Ian and Ali headed over to the local MacMillan Coffee morning at St Mary’s Garage where ladies in the village had made some gorgeous cakes. They did a great job and hopefully they raised lots of money.
Summer 2019 – Summermoon Festival
The Summermoon Festival is Kingskerswell’s big summer event and so of course we had to sponsor a barrel of beer…and turn up to sample it, along with a few other beers! The Beer Festival has raised a huge amount of money over the years for local charities and we are pleased we can help.