Janne and Will Tooby are the husband and wife team who live at New House Farm, where The Fold is situated.
Will and Janne were joined in 2005 by Tom Jardine who was so inspired by the prospect of The Fold, that he couldn't help becoming involved. With his background in international energy consulting, his own personal energy helped steadily guide The Fold through its early stages.
We are up for creating a community within the community, which we want to develop and grow and be a living example of how we can support each other, the wider community and tread gently on the earth. Our vision is to improve the health of individual souls, our communities and our planet. We are guided by mindfulness, love, sustainability, integrity, respect, holism and total accessibility.
Our aims are:
To create a sustainable enterprise and supportive community based on a balanced mix of arts, trades, therapies, courses and services that are mutually complementary.
To provide an inspirational meeting place for the local community.
To provide employment for local people and support our local economy.
To create and serve loveable, local and organic food in a Café that is the heart of the Fold, and provide out-catering to the local community.
To create The Fold Natural Therapy Centre as a loved and well-used centre of excellence for natural and complementary therapies, providing opportunities for people to engage with their own health.
To create inspirational seasonal events throughout the year.
To provide an inspirational experience for visitors with opportunities for the purchase of locally crafted and eco goods.
To extend an invitation to people to engage with their own healing process.
To provide education and training aligned with who we are.
To demonstrate the use of sustainable building techniques and materials in action.
The world renowned peace campaigner and Gandhi expert Satish Kumar has accepted Will Tooby's invitation to be the patron of The Fold.
Satish Kumar with founding directors Will and Janne Tooby
Would you like a tour of The Fold to find out more about what we do?
Please contact Janne Tooby, one of our Founder Directors, via firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01886 833633.
The Fold® is a Registered Trade Mark. Our registration number is 2379437.
The Fold® Bransford CIC Number 6226374 Registered Office New House Farm, Bransford, Worcester, WR6 5JB.
This project is supported under the England Rural Development Programme by the Department for Environment, Food, Rural Affairs and the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund.