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‘Culture for cows’ to increase fundraising for Sark Dairy

‘Culture for cows’ to increase fundraising for Sark Dairy

Wednesday 06 October 2021

‘Culture for cows’ to increase fundraising for Sark Dairy


Fundraisers are making a final push to complete the Sark Dairy project through some innovative new ideas.

Sark Dairy has been successfully running for a couple of months, and milk has been available for purchase for six weeks from the vending machine at the dairy where added flavourings can also be sampled.

Both of Sark’s food shops now also stock the local milk as well as several catering establishments.

Visitors and locals have been enjoying watching the milking from the viewing platform at the dairy every day at 17:00.

There is also a 06:00 viewing option, however this has proven less popular with the public given the early hour. 

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Pictured: Tenant farmer Jason Salisbury, second from right, said: “We have been overwhelmed with the hospitality of the Sark residents and are looking forward to providing dairy products in the future.” 

The dairy has been funded by many generous donations, support from businesses and some very creative fundraising events.

£360,000 has been raised this far, and fundraising will continue for a further £120,000 to reach the £480,000 goal.

Nicholas Merchant, freelance lecturer in decorative and fine arts, has donated five 40-minute lectures on a range of subjects with proceeds going to the Sark Dairy Trust. 

On topics from English gardens in the South of France to the jewellery of Rene Lalique, lectures can be enjoyed for £15 each or £65 for all.

More details will be revealed about Nicholas Merchant’s lectures, however they are promising an “interesting and entertaining way of passing a winter weekend afternoon or two or even five.”

For more information on the lectures and an application form, contact treasurer@sarkdairytrust.com.

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