Market Drayton,


Walking Birks

The Birks is owned by The Grove School, Market Drayton. During the Summer term, Grove pupils attend the Birks to learn team-working skills, participate in hikes and enjoy a break away from technology. For full details on the accommodation, and how to hire The Birks for a week or weekend, SEE WEBSITE: WWW.THEBIRKS.ORG


Having raised an incredible £2,100 from their Hebridean walk, the Cheswardine Ladies Group want to purchase picnic benches for the outdoor classroom. Thank you again ladies for your donation.

Mid June saw a wonderful example of the Market Drayton community coming together to support the Birks. Eamonn from Bedz 2 Go quoted a great price on bed mattresses which has enabled us to renew all 28 throughout the building. We have also bought wipe down covers for cleanliness and to prolong the life of new mattresses.

Richards Birks

Lee from Outlet X donated 4 Oak benches that have been permanently fixed in the dining area. We have also bought new lightweight dining tables and benches.

TVC (Stoke on Trent) gave us free use of a vehicle to transport the mattresses up to the Birks and return the old ones to MktD.

Geoff from Welltin Haulage drove the vehicle before delivering them to AR Richards who allowed us to drop them free of charge. Enormous thank you to all those people and to the volunteers who helped out on site to make the Birks ready.

We have 2 scheduled working parties coming up on the weekends of September 18th/19th and October 23rd/24th. If you would like to get involved, please contact me on:



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