Thursday, 18 August 2016

Biddenden Vineyards raise £24,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

Photo: Visitors pictured at last year's Taste the Best of Produce in Kent

Biddenden Vineyards celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Taste the Best of Produce in Kent food day, raising enough funds to help the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance potentially save nine lives.

Biddenden, Kent's oldest family-run vineyard, has been supporting the life-saving charity since the launch of its annual festival of food and drink.

In that time, they have raised a grand total of £24,210 for the charity, including £4,620 from this year's event (despite the rain!).

Biddenden Vineyards owner and director Sally Barnes said: "Despite the fact that it was a very, very wet and miserable day, we had the same number of visitors as in previous years and consequently were humbled by the local support."

Visitors to Taste the Best of Produce in Kent were given the chance to meet, taste and buy from over 40 producers of cheese, game, chutneys, sauces, pies, herbs, fudge, liqueurs, beers and honey and much more. This year the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch also had a selection of small animals for children to interact with.

They were also given the chance to win a new car in the charity's Win a Mini draw, which raised £885 alone.

Head of Corporate Relations for the charity, Julie Clare, said: "Biddenden Vineyards is a much-valued supporter and we are extremely grateful for their longstanding support."


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