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Benchmark scoops 2018 charitable award

Benchmark was one of dozens of Oxfordshire businesses and individuals recognised at this year’s Local Business Charity Awards held on 5th June 2018.

Benchmark was one of dozens of Oxfordshire businesses and individuals recognised at this year’s Local Business Charity Awards held last Thursday night.

Øistein Thorsen (far left), director with Benchmark, was there to accept the award alongside Sarah Giles (2 nd from right) from FarmAbility.

Benchmark won the award after being nominated by FarmAbility – a charity supported by Benchmark for many years which uses the farm in Wytham to help people with learning disabilities and autism get into employment.

Speaking at the awards ceremony Sarah said:

Thanks to the farm’s generous support, we offer a rich range of purposeful, outdoor activities (animal care, vegetable growing, orchard management, egg work, woodwork, willow weaving) all year round.

This enables people to thrive, build skills and confidence, and progress towards independent ways of living.