We are always mindful to ensure we are respectful of the beautiful area in which we live.
Gorse flower from the local area combined with honey from local bee colonies and water taken directly from the Surrey Hills aquifer all play their part in Sandhills Gin. Some of the botanicals used in our recipe such as Douglas Fir are grown in our own garden.
We ensure any waste we produce is correctly recycled or disposed of and in everything we do we are mindful of the impact it will have on our local area.
We are also keen to give back to our local community and have chosen two local charities to give a percentage of our profits to.
CountryMice is a local charity set up by the Witley and Milford Medical Partnership in March 2010 to support patients who are terminally ill and in need of additional ‘end of life care’. This charity is helping bridge the gap in services which are currently offered by other national providers.
We support a night sitting service between 2000 – 0800 the following day to allow the carers to get some rest. The sitters are nurses or individuals specially trained to manage this type of care.
Country Mice host various fundraising events which help fund in excess of 75 nights of care a year but are always in need of more.
Clockhouse is our local Day Centre providing those over 50 with somewhere to meet friends, have a healthy meal cooked for them and try different activities.
Loneliness is predicted to be the next great health crisis, with proven links to malnutrition and dementia and, as bus services decline and families move apart, social isolation in rural areas becomes more acute.
At Clockhouse they are helping to combat this within the local community.