The Yomp at Fernworthy Reservoir
Our veterans enjoy a good yomp. This week, they journey to the beautiful Fernworthy Reservoir. Organised by the Vets Programme Coordinator Sean Fraser and joined by Paula White, the Veterans took on the challenge with suitable bombast. Well done all!
Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal visits Merryhue Farm
Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal visited Merryhue Farm in February, where she learned about the projects that the not for profit community interest companies Battling On, Work Skills South West, Transferable Skills Training and Grown That Way have been working on. We also had presenters from other local groups, including Age UK, Tamar Grow Local and Plymouth University.
We were absolutely thrilled to be able to have Her Royal Highness visit the farm, and we hope that she enjoyed it!
Christmas Caring Project 2021 - A Big Thanks!
Today, we sent out over two-hundred gifts boxes to spread the festive cheer this Christmas. We believe firmly in supporting the local community, especially at this time of year that can be so hard on some.
We would like to extend our gratitude to those who donated gifts and time to our ambitious project. We couldn't have done it without you!
Persimmon Homes, Callington Lions, One Callington, Co-Op, Cornwall Community Foundation, Pensilva Stores, Asda Bodmin, Morrisons, Tesco Callington, DS Smith, Janey Bryson and Sue Johns!
Update to COVID Risk Assessment Pack for Merryhue Farm
In light of the site closure for the remainder of December, we have updated the Risk Assessment pack. If you would like to see the information, please follow the link provided:
We apologise for any inconvenience that the closure will cause. The actions taken by Merryhue Farm are in line with recommendations given to ensure safety for both staff and students.
We hope you have a Merry Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!
The Dartmoor Walk | Veterans' Day Out
Our veterans are often given the opportunity to go for walks on Dartmoor. Here, we document one of the expeditions!
Remembrance 2021 at Merryhue Farm
Like last year, Battling On erected a Remembrance display in the fields of Merryhue Farm. Our veterans and students worked hard to make sure that it was a worthy site to perform a Remembrance service. This video documents the construction of the display and the service that we held.
Food Is Fun visit Battling On at Merryhue Farm
Tami and Glenn from Food is Fun visited Battling On to teach our Veterans a new recipe or two! Big thanks to them. Our Veterans loved it!
Veterans Head Down to Halton Quay for Fishing Fun
This week, our Veterans, led by fishing fanatic Bernie Woodruff, journeyed down to Halton Quay for a fishing adventure at the Tamar River. Ranging from experienced to beginner, the event went down like the most glorious fish supper!
Les Medus caught two fish and a crab, and though no other catches were made, it was good fun for everybody!
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Battling On receives Silver Award from Defence Employer Recognition Scheme
Director Nikki Markham MBE and Business Manager Rick Stead attended Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant's Awards ceremony to receive the Silver Award, in recognition of the ongoing support for members of the Defence Community.
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