OUR VALUES AND COMMUNITY
Here at Kentfield Estate we have worked closely in supporting local children’s charities wherever possible and by doing so, we bring our local shooting community together in supporting values and causes close to our heart.
Good examples are where we ran a fundraising clay shoot lessons at Kentfield Estate with the 26 times world champion clay shot George Digweed all in aid of Demelza childrens hospice raising £5,000.
Other examples, are where we have recently run charity clay shoots for “Jamies wish to walk” a local 3 year old lad from Snodland who has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy who is undertaking a large operation to help him walk again. As well as other charities we have run clay shoots for such as “Oliver Fisher Baby Care Unit” and “Friends of Shelby Newstead trust” have all benefitted from our clay shoots.
As well as supporting local charities we have also invested in supporting the wildlife on the estate, which started in 2009 when we had a full development conservation plan advised and written for us by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, these initiatives have helped us introduce measures such as leaving un-mown grass strips at the sides of fields for the mice & voles which in turn feed Owls and Hawkes.
We plant 5 acres of wild bird seed & sunflower mix to help the native birds through winter, we also leave wild flower and grass meadows uncut until September for the Skylarks and have put Owl boxes in each of the barns of the farm for the Owls.
In addition to this we also plant 4 acres of Deer friendly grass seed mixes which include Chicory and clover to encourage local Roe & Fallow deer populations.
Even the Island on our lake is planted with Pampas and dense grass plants to allow good safe nesting areas for the Wild fowl living and breeding on the lake.