Latest news from the Lees Court Estate
18 Sep 2015
The Countess Sondes interviewed for University of Kent Project
The Countess Sondes and farming consultant Charles Ireland of Strutt and Parker were interviewed by Dr Raj Puri for the project '50 years, 50 stories: The Dynamics of farms and farming in UKC's backyard, 1965-2015', which studies the social and ecoligical changes in Kent landscape over at least the last 50 years. View the interview here
21 Jun 2015
Smashing Clays raises over £3700 for two Charities
Over 150 clay shooters attended the Charity Clay Shoot in aid of The Pilgrims Hospice and The National Gamekeepers Organisation (NGO) Educational Trust. The event was organised by Jeff Handy (NGO Chairman for Kent) with the support of The NGO and the Estate's gamekeeper, Shayne Dean, who is also The NGO Educational Representative for Kent. With major sponsorship from Strutt and Parker LLP, the event also received help and support on the day by Faversham Scout Group and Plumpton Agricultural College.
In total, just over £3700 was raised, with £2109.50 being donated to the Pilgrims Hospice and £1594.50 to The NGO Educational Trust
09 Sep 2015
The BBC films Secret Britain on the Estate
It's so 'secret' we can't tell you more! Watch this space for more information soon. The programme will be broadcast in Spring 2016
23 Jul 2015
Crowds turnout for annual dinghy race
The Countess Sondes fired the starting gun on the third annual dinghy race held in Faversham Creek Basin. The event is organised by the Faversham Creek Trust and was watched by crouds long the banks and on the bridge.
28 May 2015
Open Farm Sunday is Back
Open Farm Sunday is once again being held at Badlesmere Court Farm, part of Lees Court Estate. This progressive dairy farm will be opening its barn doors from 12noon until 4pm on Sunday 7th June. Come along to see the cows being milked, have a tractor and trailer ride and sample the fares of local producers.
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