It's no surprise when you get to a certain age that your mind shifts a little and you get a second wind. To anyone around here below pensionable age the Hollies Farm Shop has always been there. This year they are celebrating their Diamond Anniversary, amazing. The Hollies Farm Shop has been around for 60 years. They are still an independent family business that has been #growingsince1959 where it started humbly as an honesty box on the side of the A49.
60 years on and you'll see the Cowap family has grown, the team around the family has grown, the business has grown, new businesses have grown AND Christmas trees, pumpkins, plants and more are still grown on The Hollies land! They are also huge supporters of local producers, including Katie Phythian Design greeting cards, designed and hand finished a few miles up the road.
To help celebrate their anniversary, The Hollies have pledged to raise as much money as they can for two special local charities; St Luke's Cheshire Hospice and Tarporley War Memorial Hospital. They have also produced a 60th anniversary magazine available with an RRP of £5 which, in a nostalgic nod to their origins, they are asking customers to pay their donation into an honesty box built into the magazine stand – all this money will go directly to both charities.
That's not all, a selection of Team Hollies are taking on a crazy challenge. Sarah, Mindy, Stephanie, Esta, Annie will be trekking the Sahara in October 2019 and their adventure will raise £8,000 for St Luke's Cheshire Hospice alone! What a challenge!
A 50km trek across the Sahara Desert. Sweltering heat by day (around 37 degrees!), freezing temperatures by night (around zero!), no toilets, no showers (just a pack of baby wipes!) no hair straighteners, no comfy bed – no 5-star Hollies luxury there! The Hollies Trek Team will be scaling sand dunes whilst carrying their water and daily provisions, gaining an insight into the vast and diverse landscape of the Sahara, camping under the stars and learning all about the Berber way of life.
The team have lots of fundraising planned to reach their target. They have got off with a flying start with a charity quiz night a few weeks ago which raised a massive £1,144.88 towards their Trek total so they are well on their way.
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