The journey so far…..
Set up in 2016 by the current Trustees and still run by them we are developing a neglected, heritage walled kitchen garden & 22 adjoining acres off Moor Hill in Hawkhurst, West Kent.
Over the years the site has fallen into disrepair as previous owners have tried to develop the site for housing and have allowed large sections of the wall to collapse, destroying glasshouses and buildings, negatively impacting on the natural landscape and wildlife habitats.
We are working to preserve, restore and develop the site into a sustainable, all-inclusive community hub to:
We specifically focus on marginalised groups across Rother, Hastings and West Kent.
In this video, our founder and Chair – James Doran – explains what Hands of Hope is, what inspired him to start the charity, what activities we get up to and what we hope to achieve through our projects.