Open Day – what a success


What a day it was!

Despite the pouring rain over a thousand of you came to celebrate this event and see our residents. Many of you had travelled hours from all parts if the UK. We even had a visitor from Germany.

It was a day to celebrate freedom for our residents, promote compassionate living and open our sanctuary to all of you who have supported us over the years.

The day in numbers…



Came to celebrate this event and see our residents.



Vic’s  Vegan Cakes sold out (300+ cakes) in under 2 hours!



Over £2,000 was sold in merchandise



Over £1,670 was donated

Our volunteers were wonderful!

Our volunteers were wonderful and helped manage the continuous crowds that came through our barn doors.

A record number of visitors!

The 5 acre field we turned into a car park for the day was at bursting point.

Thank you

We never expected so many of you wonderful people to come and see us…

  • we sold over £2000 of merchandise, raffle, tea, coffee, sandwiches and soft drinks
  • we had donations of £1, 670 – thank you all so much for your generosity
  • the queues for food never reduced and Vics 300 cakes sold out in just a couple of hours

I promise next time there will be much,much, much more of everything – our next event will be better advertised and signposted!


If you didn’t fill our a questionnaire on Sunday please please can you take a few moments to complete one. It will help us to plan and make the next events better.

Please click the link below to download a PDF – please printout and email to: [email protected] or post it to:

Dean Farm Trust,
The Carlson Suite,
Vantage Point Business Village,
GL17 0DD

Thank you to Nick Drew V for the above video.

Videos from our Open Day

Please click the links below to view a variety of videos from the day…

Photo gallery

We have put together a section of pictures of the day….

Tina the Turkey has a chat – I think she’s saying how happy she to see so many visitors!