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Tuppeny Barn gets backing from BBC news presenter

Maggie has worked tirelessly to transform Tuppenny Barn Organics into a thriving community hub.

Maggie has worked tirelessly to transform Tuppenny Barn Organics into a thriving community hub.

A TELEVISION presenter has become the new patron of Tuppeny Barn.

Sally Taylor, a familiar face to many as the presenter of BBC South’s flagship news programme, South Today, is backing the organic social enterprise near Emsworth.

After visiting Tuppeny Barn last week, Sally said she was honoured to become the patron of such a good cause and would do her utmost to support it in whatever way she could.

Maggie Haynes, Tuppenny Barn’s director, and trustee Lizzie Dymock hosted Sally’s visit, during which she met volunteer helpers, members of staff and those responsible for building the education centre.

“We approached Sally because, in addition to being a well-liked and respected broadcaster, she is a keen supporter of the organic movement,” said Maggie.

“Throughout her visit she showed a genuine interest in our project and our long-term objective of providing information and educational projects aimed at promoting the provision of good, nutritious food in a sustainable way.

“We are delighted she agreed to be our patron.

“It will be a real boost to have her support for our activities.”

During her visit Sally, who was awarded the MBE for services to regional broadcasting in 2005, was shown the Tuppenny Barn horticulture and commercial activities.

The tour was followed by a home-grown lunch in the eco-build education centre which is nearing completion.

“The new building has a superb feel to it and, once it is finished and up and running, I am sure it will be full all the time,” said Sally.

For more information on Tuppeny Barn and its projects visit www.tuppennybarn.com.

 

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