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IMG_5290A few weeks ago our goats moved to their new pen and works began to transform their former pen. We’re excited to share that staff and volunteers have been hard at work transforming that former goat enclosure into a fantastic new space for our ducks! As you might imagine, there’s quite a lot of work involved in converting the space including changes to the fencing, the removal of the former goat house, creation of a pond and lots of clearing! Many thanks to all who have helped out!

The works really took off today with a fantastic effort from a large volunteer group from Valero whose many hands certainly made the work lighter! It was all hands on deck as fences were lowered and new fences measured up and installed. Simultaneously, the team set to work clearing, leveling, laying turf, planning planting and putting up the new duck houses! Our ducks will be very happy to move into their new home once it is all finished and we hope our visitors will enjoy seeing them in their fantastic new space too!

Many thanks to team Valero for their help today and to all of our wonderful volunteers and corporate volunteer groups. If you’re looking to strengthen your team by working together outside of the office and help a great cause, why not bring your team for a day of volunteering on the farm. You can find out more about our corporate volunteering programme on our website. Or if you fancy lending a hand as an individual, you can find out more about volunteering at Mudchute here.


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Just a few days to go until our Christmas Fair! Ahead of the festivities, our staff and volunteers have been hard at working decorating the main courtyard. Many thanks to our corporate volunteer group from we-worldwide.com who spent a chilly morning helping decorate trees, hang tinsel and much much more! They certainly add a festive touch to the courtyard!

Over the next few days we’ll be making a few more additions, then just need to wait for Santa and his elves to arrive and kick off the festivities on Saturday! We hope you’ll join us then!


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A huge thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! A very happy International Volunteer Day as well!

Tonight we hosted our very first Volunteer Appreciation Day. It was lovely to hear about the important work that volunteers undertake in all of Mudchute’s departments and many aspects of work. Our volunteers lend their valuable and diverse expertise in so many ways and make an enormous contribution. Whether you’ve been a part of the Mudchute family for months or “centuries”, we are incredibly grateful for your time and support!

To find out more about voluntering at Mudchute, visit our website or drop us an email our volunteering team.