Our community

Being socially responsible for our communities.

SmithsonHill are keen supporters of the local community and both Russell Smith Farms and Hill have been heavily involved in activities to support schools, sports charities and other initiatives locally for decades.

We live locally, work locally and contribute in different ways to the communities around us. How we act and how we are seen applies to us and all of our team.  Each member of our team is encouraged to seek ways of becoming involved with the local communities in which they work. Here are some of the areas in which we have made a contribution.

Our work with local charities

SmithsonHill is delighted to support local charity JHC in winter 2015. Russell Smith Farms regularly use their barns for charity functions and Hill have supported various events for Power2Inspire charity including triathlon and golf days. Hill were also part of the Romsey Mill Twelve Days of Christmas Appeal. Russell Smith Farms are currently arranging a function with and to support the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust.

Our sporting passion

Andy Hill is an avid supporter of sports and has had a significant involvement in sports locally all his life. Currently Hill is Lead Sponsor at Histon Football Club and Cambridge Rugby Club. They also supported the Cambridge Big Weekend rugby event.

Our educational support

Inspiring future generations is important to SmithsonHill. Through our partnership we are proud to be able to show our support to a variety of schools and activities. Russell Smith Farms hosts many visitor groups including local schools, special needs and care homes.

→ View some of the groups Russell Smith Farms have supported

  • Barkway School
  • Barrington Primary
  • Castle School
  • Chrishall School
  • Duxford School and playgroup
  • Fowlmere School
  • Foxton Primary School
  • Granta School, Linton
  • Harston Playgroup
  • Hills Road Sixth Form Cambridge
  • Thriplow Playgroup and School
  • Lavenham Cubs
  • Meldreth Manor
  • Millcroft Care Home
  • Orchard Manor, Meldreth
  • St Christopher’s, Letchworth
  • Whittlesford Cubs
  • Writtle College
  • Russell Smith Farms educational support also extends to several agricultural colleges and universities including University of Wales, Aberystwyth University and University of Herts.

Hill are supporters of many schools through their donations to school fetes and PTA initiatives: including but not limited to Great and Little Shelford Primary School, Stapleford Community Primary School, Babraham CofE Primary School and Petersfield Primary School. Hill is committed to developing the construction managers of the future and working in partnership with K-10, Hill delivers trade apprenticeships across a number of developments in the region. Hill also sponsor the Rugby and Hockey Teams at the Hills Road Sixth Form College.

Other community support

The list of events and activities supported by Russell Smith Farms and Hill doesn’t stop with charities, sports and schools.

→ View some more highlights

  • SmithsonHill are corporate members of the Cambridge Cycle Campaign
  • The Russell Smith Barns host regular church events and general village events
  • Hill support both the Pride in Cambridge Community Awards and the South Cambridgeshire Community Pride and Village Hero Awards
  • Robert Smith is Church Warden at Elmdon
  • Hill support various activities in Shelford including the Shelford Garden Club Annual Show and Great Shelford Festival of Wheels
  • Robert Smith has been a committee member for Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust for 30 years
  • Stapleford is another village supported by Hill including their Village Sign and Stapleford Community Archeology donation
  • Open Farm Sunday is Russell Smith Farms big local event attracting 2-3K visitors each year
  • Hill also provide inspiration on our daily routes to work with roundabout sponsorship at Hinsby Island and on Newmarket Road

We plan our community support both annually and on an ad hoc basis so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have an initiative you would like is to consider supporting.

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