Fundraising in the community


The Watercress Company have always prided ourselves in what we can do for the local community; from bags of watercress for the village fete to large events raising significant contributions.

We have four key charities:

Where possible we offer talks or presentations to local groups and charities and any contributions are passed onto our principle charities.

Click below for a list of our upcoming Talks, Events and Shows for 2017 and 2018.



2017
01/03/2017

GROUP : Winterborne Kingston WI VENUE : Winterborne Kingston Village Hall SPEAKER : James Harper



06/03/2017

GROUP : SemiColons Bowel Cancer Support Group VENUE : Age UK, Rowan House, Prince of Wales Road, Dorchester SPEAKER : Tom Amery



14/03/2017

GROUP : The New Horizon Club for Widows VENUE : Baptist Church in Bargates, Christchurch BH23 1QT SPEAKER : Charles Barter



16/03/2017

GROUP : Boundless by CMSA VENUE : The Dorford Centre, Dorchester SPEAKER : Charles Barter



28/03/2017

GROUP : Dever Valley Local History Society VENUE : Northbrook Hall, Micheldever SPEAKER : James Harper



20/04/2017

GROUP : Milborne Gardening Club VENUE : Village Hall, Milborne St Andrew, DT11 0JX SPEAKER : James Harper



25/04/2017

GROUP : Puddletown Young Farmers VENUE : Tour of TWC watercress farm at Waddock Cross SPEAKER : Tom Amery



08/05/2017

GROUP : Fippenny Gardening Club VENUE : Village Hall, Okeford Fitzpaine SPEAKER : Tom Amery



02/06/2017

GROUP : Sturminster Marshall Gardening Club VENUE : Old School, Sturminster Marshall (opp church) SPEAKER : Tom Amery



14/06/2017

GROUP : Puddletown Society VENUE : Tour of TWC watercress farm at Waddock Cross SPEAKER : James Harper



27/06/2017

GROUP : The Prince of Wales School VENUE : Tour of TWC watercress farm at Waddock Cross SPEAKER : Tom / James / Jason / Keri



06/07/2017

GROUP : Home and Garden Club Stratton VENUE : Stratton Village Hall SPEAKER : Tom Amery



11/07/2017

GROUP : Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance VENUE : St Michaels Church Hall (inside the church), Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5QU SPEAKER : Charles Barter



27/07/2017

GROUP : Lychett Minster and Upton Gardening Club VENUE : Upton Community Centre, Upton SPEAKER : James Harper



04/08/2017

GROUP : Bournemouth Horticultural Society VENUE : St Francis of Assisi Hall, Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9SH SPEAKER : Charles Barter



13/09/2017

GROUP : Alresford Horticultural Society VENUE : St Gregory’s Church Hall, Grange Road, Alresford, SO24 9HD SPEAKER : James Harper



05/10/2017

GROUP : Mudford Gardening Club VENUE : Mudford Village Hall, near Yeovil, Somerset SPEAKER : Tom Amery



09/10/2017

GROUP : Four marks Horticultural Society VENUE : Four Marks Village Hall, Lymington Bottom, Four marks GU34 5AA SPEAKER : James Harper



01/11/2017

GROUP : Dorchester U3a Gardening Club VENUE : The Holy Trinity Centre, Dorchester SPEAKER : Charles Barter


2018
05/02/2018

GROUP : Overcombe WI VENUE : Preston Village Hall , Preston, Weymouth DT3 6RU SPEAKER : James Harper



12/02/2018

GROUP : Dorchester Town Women's Guild VENUE : Manor Park First School, Dorchester SPEAKER : Charles Barter



13/03/2018

GROUP : Marnhull Gardening Club VENUE : Marnhull Village Hall, Burton Street, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1PS SPEAKER : James Harper



09/04/2018

GROUP : Wimborne Horticultural Society VENUE : Allendale Community Hall, Wimborne, BH21 1AS SPEAKER : Tom Amery


Click below to find out what we have been up to in the last 2 years.



2016
12/2016

TALK : Broadwey, Upwey and District Horticultural Society enjoyed a talk from Tom about the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience.

£50.00 for The Purbeck Workshop


11/2016

TALK : Charles Barter talked to Bournemouth Tangent no1 about the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience.

£52.00 for Julia's House


11/2016

TALK : Charles Barter gave an engaging talk to the ladies at Sydling St Nicholas WI on the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience.

£25.00 for Julia's House


09/2016

TALK : James visited Frome Valley First School to talk to the year two's about the wonders of watercress.

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09/2016

HERITAGE OPEN DAY : Tom, James and Emily held an open day at Manor Farm in Alresford. This was a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about the history and health benefits of watercress whilst touring the farm.

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09/2016

TALK : Charles Barter gave an engaging talk on the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience.

£40.00 for Julia's House


09/2016

DORSET COUNTY SHOW : The TWC team had a great weekend at the 2016 Dorset County Show. Tom and James were there promoting the health benefits of watercress. The history of watercress was also displayed on our timeline banner (pictured).

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08/2016

FARM TOUR : Wareham and Purbeck Young Farmers visited the Watercress Farm in Waddock, near Dorchester and were given the guided tour by James Harper. A very satisfied group left the farm with complementary bags of watercress.

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08/2016

FARM TOUR : Ascot Horticultural Society visited the Watercress Farm in Hampshire and were given the guided tour by James Harper. A very satisfied group left the farm with complementary bags of watercress.

£41.50 for The Joe Glover Trust


07/2016

TALK : Charles Barter gave an engaging talk on the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience.

£50.00 for Julia's House


05/2016

VILLAGE FETE : The TWC team provided watercress bags to fuel the fun activities at the 2016 Worth Matravers Village Fete.

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05/2016

TALK : ladies from the Southwell WI were taken on a watercress journey of discovery by Charles Barter, who introduced them to the ever evolving world of growing watercress and the well publicised health benefits that it provides.

£40.00 for Julia's House


05/2016

FARM TOUR : Jenny Hynan – Girls Day Out joined Tom and James for an informative tour of the watercress farm in Waddock.

£50.00 for Julia's House


05/2016

FARM TOUR : Tom, James and Jason were joined by year one's from The Prince of Wales School for a fun-filled tour of the watercress farm in Waddock, near Dorchester.

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04/2016

FARM TOUR : The Chideock Farmers Discussion Group visited the Watercress Farm and were given the guided tour by our Managing Director Tom Amery. After an evening of lively discussion and eager comments, a very satisfied group left the farm with complementary bags of watercress.

£70.00 for Julia's House


04/2016

TALK : James Harper gave an engaging talk on the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience of gardeners.

Joe Glover Donation


03/2016

TALK : James Harper gave an engaging talk on the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience of gardeners.

£50.00 for Julia's House


02/2016

TALK : James Harper gave an engaging talk on the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience of gardeners.

£50.00 for Julia's House


02/2016

TALK : Tom Amery gave an engaging talk on the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience of gardeners.

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2015
10/2015

Charles Barter enjoyed the company of 50 members from the Corfe Castle Aquarius Group, discussing the development of watercress and the sales journey of this plant from its humble beginnings in Covent Garden market to becoming a signficant presence on the shelves of every UK supermarket.

£40.00

10/2015

Forty ladies from the Studland WI were taken on a watercress journey of discovery by Tom Amery, who introduced them to the ever evolving world of growing watercress and the well publicised health benefits that it provides.

£40.00

10/2015

James Harper joined in to support the festival feasts for Screen Bites which ran in conjunction with the revived Dorset Food Week. Food-themed films and documentaries were shown from around the world to promote awareness of the diversity and quality of food in Dorset and the surrounding counties.

£91.00


07/2015

Around 30 people visited the Watercress Farm and were given the guided tour by our Managing Director Tom Amery. After an evening of lively discussion and eager comments, a very satisfied group left the farm with complementary bags of watercress.

£50.00


04/2015

James Harper captivated his audience while he talked through the origins of watercress, its growing environment and modern harvesting techniques, summing up with the amazing health benefits of this feisty little plant to an enthusiastic audience of gardeners.

£70.00