Sustainability

Burden Dare places great importance on sustainability and reuse of resources where possible.  One of the best definitions of sustainability we know of is to only do things that will not impact our children’s ability to do the same thing in their lifetime.  To help save scarce resources we use virtual offices and cloud computing; we now conduct most of our business via email and office based calls are VoiP, all of which has helped to reduced our running costs by nearly 50% over 3 years.

We are also great supporters of the local community and sport.

Sevenoaks Vine is one of the oldest cricket grounds in the world and some people believe it may even be the home of cricket.  The club can trace its roots back to the 1730s based on a report of a match in the London Evening Post between gentlemen of Kent and Sussex which took place on 6th September 1734.  On that occasion it was Lord John Philip Sackville who pitted his team and his purse against the gentlemen of Sussex! The Sackvilles of Knole were among the many aristocracy of the day who matched their XI’s against neighbouring estates for high stakes, as much as 1000 guineas!  So much for Sir Allen Stanford.

So it was, that, in 1773, John Frederick Sackville, the 3rd Duke of Dorset and a great patron of the game presented the Vine Ground out of the Knole Estate to the town of Sevenoaks to be a cricket ground forever.

Burden Dare actively support Sevenoaks Vine CC Old Oaks (the Over 40s side) who play Twenty/20 cricket every Friday evening at 6.00 on the Vine throughout the summer.  Every year Old Oaks open cricket week with a game against principal club sponsors Savills.

Click here to go to the SVCC web site Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club website

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