Hands of Hope is a newly formed community-based charity operating in Rother, Hastings and West Kent. Our aim is to reconnect people with where their food comes from, teaching them how to grow and cook healthy, nutritious food and using this process to ultimately tackle some of the biggest health and social issues facing us in the 21st century. Our aim is to improve health and well-being as well as community cohesion, whilst protecting our environmental heritage.

We are currently restoring a heritage walled garden in Hawkhurst which will be developed as an innovative “Community Hub” for the whole region. This is an exciting project that will produce organic fruit and vegetables & will include a Victorian Glass House, a Cooking School and Training room. As well as a valuable education resource centre, the site will support community projects and workshops, employment engagement activities, volunteering and community events.

We are also interested in establishing links with Community & Voluntary Groups, Health & Social Care Organisations, Schools, Parents, Corporate and Local Businesses who would be interested in contributing to the consultation and perhaps involvement in our project.

We have designed a short survey that takes no longer than 10 minutes to complete

The survey is completely anonymous and for those that prefer, we can send a hard copy in the post.  We are very keen to receive your views, opinions and suggestions and we would be delighted to hear from you. In accordance with GDPR we will not share your data.