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Closed 03/09/2018

raised of £700 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £665 to buy a locally made apple press and an apple crusher for Arundel Community Orchard

    Arundel, UK
    Funded on Monday, 3rd September 2018

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    The big draw at our Annual Apple Days has been a big apple press, loaned and operated by our local National Trust. But now they can no longer bring their press along to our Orchard.

    What would an Apple Day be,without and Apple Press?

    The answer? To have a press of our own, for the whole community to use. On Apple Day we make sure there are plenty of apples, so that everyone can have a go at pressing, and then they can take some of the delicious juice home. If people have their own apples, they can bring them along too.

    A local joinery has very kindly offered to build us a press for just the cost of the materials. We will need to buy a hydraulic car jack to operate it, and a magnificent mincing machine to chop up the apples before they go into the press.

    We started the Apple Days five years ago and they have become a very popular event in Arundel's calendar. The day is free to all, with music and dancing, a Community Chef cooking up delicious recipes to try, Orchard Tours; local organisations have stalls with games, crafts and information , and there's Forest School Corner.

    It would be very hard to continue this lovely event without the focus of an apple press at its centre. How brilliant would it be to have our own Arundel press, built by Roundstone Joinery, an Arundel firm?



    • Nell Paton4 years ago
      Nell Paton

      Nell Paton

      4 years ago

      We did it! Combined with direct donations we raised all the money and the apple press is built, delivered, and had it's first trial pressing. It worked beautifully and is ready to be seen in operation at our Apple Day on Sunday 14th October at Herington's Field, Arundel. 11 am to 3 pm. Very many thanks to all the generous people who have given Arundel it's very own Apple Press.

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    • Nell Paton5 years ago
      Nell Paton

      Nell Paton

      5 years ago

      65% - that's a wonderful £455 raised so far and just £245 left to find. Keep pressing on, spread the word. Many thanks to all those who have given so generously.

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    • Anonymous


      Aug 30, 2018

      You have almost made it Nell. Good LuckMaria


    • Anonymous


      Jul 16, 2018

      Looking forward to a fun Apple Day!


    • Shuna


      Jul 16, 2018

      Good luck Nell. Looking forward to sampling some of the local apple juice.


    • David Warne

      David Warne

      Jul 12, 2018

      I look forward to trying the apple juice


    • Anonymous


      Jul 6, 2018


    • Ady King-Turner

      Ady King-Turner

      Jul 5, 2018

      Living just east of Bognor Regis, I'm hoping one day to help with the orchard and its produce.This sounds like a good scheme; more power to you.AKT

    • Philippa Bower

      Philippa Bower

      Jul 3, 2018


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    Nell Paton

    Nell Paton

    Arundel, UK

    We are The Arundel Community Orchard Group, formed six years ago to support our local community orchard. We want to make it a place where people can come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We also hold free events for the local schools and the wider community.

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