Matt’s journey to the London Marathon 2018 – Fundraising Update

As many of you will have read in our recent post “Matt gets selected for London Marathon 2018!“, Matt from our Sales team is pushing hard to raise sponsorship for his chosen charity, Whizz-Kidz. This charity aims to help disabled children with equipment and life skills that they need to allow them to develop to their full potential.

We are pleased to inform you that Matt has so far managed to raise approximately £1,100.00 through online & offline donations!

Matt still needs your help & support in reaching his target of £1,900.00.

Please support me through what promises to be a tough emotional journey – any donation, whatever the size, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Matt

If you would like to sponsor him, you can visit his JustGiving page.

(Whizz-Kidz – Charity Registration No. 802872)

Wadhurst Bowls Annual Dinner

On 18th November, Wadhurst Bowls Club held their Annual Dinner Party to celebrate this year’s club winners – an event Gary & Vanessa Tate were lucky enough to get an invite to. Gary & Vanessa handed out the many cups & awards to the club members for their achievements throughout the 2017 season.

We would like to make a special mention for Walter Hodder, a lifelong member of the club, who sadly passed away earlier this year. In 2014, when Walter was retiring from his presidential duties for the club, club members had the following to say;

“Walter Hodder has been a real rock around which the club has grown over so many years – a hands-on President if ever there was one.  In all sorts of quiet ways Walter has underpinned what we are today.  Our club has grown around him and through him – Walter, you have been simply wonderful.”

His daughter was present at this year’s dinner and in his honour, a new award has been created.

Wadhurst Bowls Club is a club we are proud to have supported & sponsored over a number of years through dinners, raffles & matches against many members of our Tate Fencing team.

For further information on the club, you can visit

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Christmas Hamper Competition.

We are giving away 3 hampers from

These hampers have have a wonderful selection of delicacies. marrying a carefully selected, delicious selection of foods with a modern take on handmade orchard crates.

“To be one of 3 lucky people to receive this wonderful Christmas gift from us at Tate Fencing. Please visit the competition page fill in your details for a chance to win! Ho Ho Ho”.

The winning persons will need to be able to collect the hamper from one of our branches (Flimwell, Frant or Hadlow).

Inside the hamper
Godminster – Vintage Organic Cheddar
Godminster – Rosemary Water Biscuit
Godminster – Fruit Cake
Miller’s Harvest – Three Seed Cracker
Ten Acre – Hand Cooked Crisps
Pea Green Boat – Cheese Sables
Olives et al – Garlic & Rosemary Olive Pouch
Crateful – Meat Pate Jar
Fine Cheese Co – Onion Chutney
Deli Farm – Wild Venison Salami
Deli Farm – Cornish Coppa
Butterflies – Rosehip Crip Fine English Biscuits
Bean & Pod – Dark Chocolate Triangle
Artisan Biscuits – Chocolate Coated Salted Caramel Biscuit

Hamper supplied by 

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Matt gets selected for London Marathon 2018!

We are pleased to announce that Matt from our Sales team has been selected to run in the 2018 London Marathon! His chosen charity, Whizz-Kidz, aims to help disabled children with equipment and life skills that they need to allow them to develop to their full potential. Since 1990, it is estimated that 18,000 disabled children and young people have been helped and supported through the work of Whizz-Kidz.

“Every young disabled person has the right to a fun and active childhood.”

Along with raising money for equipment and support, Matt is aiming to raise funds for events run by Whizz-Kidz such as Camp Whizz-Kidz and their nationwide Ambassador Clubs enabling children to meet others with similar disabilities. These events provide support and opportunities for both children and families while making lifelong friends.

If you would like to sponsor Matt & help him reach his target of £1,900.00, you can visit his dedicated JustGiving page.

Look out for our future blogs as we follow Matt through his training and fundraising journey!

(Whizz-Kidz – Charity Registration No. 802872)

Hurst Green Football Club Sponsors

We are the proud sponsors of Hurst Green Football Club.

Hurst Green Football Club Jackets Sponsored by Tate FencingHurst Green Football Club

We wish them all the best for the current season.

“…. and they’ve arrived! Yay!! The new HGFC jackets are now here – here are some of the U13s modelling them for us yesterday. We are so lucky to have an amazing sponsor, Tate Fencing! Thank you so much – they are awesome!”

You are more than welcome. For more information about the football club, fixtures and result check out the Hurst Green football club facebook page

Prepare and protect your garden fence this winter!

A well-designed fence made from quality materials, is a good investment and an asset to any property.  Providing security, privacy and style, a fence will more than stand the test of time when properly installed & maintained, and that means preparing for wintertime when posts and panels are most at risk.

Tate Fencing offers professional expertise and a large range of fencing and fencing products – everything you need to get your fence ‘winter-ready’ and guard against damage caused by high winds and increased rainfall.

Tate Fencing’s Winter-ready Checklist:

  • All Tate Fencing posts are tanalised treated to UCL4 standards, but any other fence posts and panels you may have that are not correctly treated are at risk from rot. Ensure your posts are stable. it’s vital check the condition of the wood, especially at the base of the posts (which should be firmly set in the ground), as this is the area most likely to fail in high winds.
  • If you discover rot anywhere in your fence, then come and talk to us about replacement posts and panels or reinforcement options, such as concrete repair spurs. The failure of a single post can have devastating consequences for the fence bays or panels on either side, or the integrity of the fence as a whole.  Taking action now, before winter gets under way, can avoid disaster and significantly higher costs later on.

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  • Keep an eye on your fencing over the winter months with higher winds and harsher weather damage can easily occur. Fix or replace any damaged panels or fencing as soon possible. This will prevent the damage from getting worse, the fence from weakening, and potentially completely falling over.
  • If you have decided to treat your fence with an aftermarket shop-bought woodcare product, then it might be worth adding another coat before the weather starts to turn. Woodcare treatments come in a range of colours to enhance every garden and outdoor space. We will be happy to advise on and supply an appropriate product to protect and extend the life of your fence.
  • Tanalised timber is wood that comes ready treated with an impregnated preservative. If you’re thinking about a new fence, or replacing all or part of an existing structure, then talk to us about the benefits of pre-treated timber.

December to March – Storm Season in the UK

There’s a lot you can do to protect other precious garden items – planters, BBQs and furniture – from the storms and high winds that strike the UK between December and March.

Where possible, store these things inside during winter or relocate them to a more sheltered spot.  Alternatively, when a storm is forecast, take steps to secure items in-situ.  High winds can pick up and hurl anything left unsecured, damaging the item itself and whatever it strikes.

Trees unable to withstand high winds pose a threat to property and lives.  Broken branches alone can cause a lot of damage.  A qualified tree surgeon will carry out an assessment and advice on how to make safe all the trees in your garden.  Contact your Local Planning Authority for permission before carrying out work to trees in a Conservation Zone, or subject to a Tree Preservation Order.

Harry’s allotment

We have just received this great message from Harry regarding his allotment. Back in March 13 year old Harry Gunston approached us for some timber to line the border of his allotment because the ones that where there had become rotten.

“Thanks from Harry and me for your support in helping Harry with his allotment.  The wooden planks, which were kindly donated by Tate Fencing, were perfect for the job. As suggested, please see the photographs below of a very proud Harry with the timber in place, together with more recent photos of Harry  with his some of his produce”.

We are glad to have been able to help out, and its great to see his hard work starting to pay off with some great produce.

Produce from the allotment Produce from the allotment

St Leonard’s Church of England Primary Academy allotment

A great update from Joe at St Leonard’s Church of England Primary Academy, we recently donated some timber to the Academy.  They wanted to open an allotment on site as part of raising awareness surrounding where our food comes from, promoting healthy lifestyles and enhancing outdoor learning for their children.
The planters are made ready to use and Joe added “I had some left over wood so was able to make a bench for reception visits as well!”

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