1 October - 21 December
UNPLUG for Farms for City Children
How many times a day do you look at your phone or tablet? Do you go home from working behind a computer screen and stare at a television? Then this is definitely the challenge for you…
UNPLUG is back again! Throughout the whole of this school term (September until Christmas), we’re encouraging every one of our supporters, along with their friends and family, to turn off their screens for a day and raise money for our work bringing inner-city children to our farms for a week of muck and magic.
For the majority of the children that visit us, their access to spaces to play is very limited with unsafe neighbourhoods or simply no outdoor space around. They are often confined to their homes and their entertainment comes from a tablet screen or computer game. When children spend a week on our farms, they don’t have access to phones, tablets, computers, television, or any screens at all. And do you know what? It doesn’t bother them at all! The children from Baguley Hall Primary in Machester said:
We enjoyed not relying on technology like laptops, TV and mobile
phones. Have realised there is more to life than TV!
So, what can you do? All you have to do is replace your screen-based entertainment with another activity for one day, ask your friends/family/colleagues to sponsor you, per day or per hour. Download a sponsorship form here or get sponsored using JustGiving!
You may be wondering what you can do instead. Why not get creative and paint a picture or write a story? Get outdoors and explore locally or further afield! Invite friends or family to your home for a lunch or dinner. There are so many ways to smile without a screen! Simply download our UNPLUG guide for inspiration.