March 27, 2018
We are incredibly fortunate to have such fantastic supporters. Whether you make a regular donation, follow us on Twitter, read our newsletter, buy our Christmas cards or attend our events, you are helping us to provide a life-changing week of muck & magic for children living in urban areas across the country.
These children are not only learning about farming, the countryside and food production – they are also learning about themselves. During their week on one of our three farms, we watch their confidence grow and their self-esteem flourish as they focus on tasks, bond with their peers and learn what they are really capable of.
When asked “How did being a farmer for a week make you feel?” one child on a recent residential said:
I really really enjoyed it, it was very exciting but also scary too. It was the best experience that I have ever experienced.”
Take a look at our Impact Report for 2016-2017 below to see the difference your support has made to the charity and the children we support.
To give you a small snapshot of what to expect:
- 2,934 children from 92 schools visited our farms in 2016-17.
- 71% of our visiting schools included children with special educational needs.
- 100% of our visiting schools said we were outstanding or very good at offering children experiences that will stay with them forever.
THANK YOU for supporting Farms for City Children!
April Highlight – Ultimate Spring Party 2018
On the 26th of April, join Clare and Michael Morpurgo at the Savoy in London for the Ultimate Spring Party 2018!
The evening will begin at 7pm with a champagne reception, canapés and a silent auction, with a variety of unique and special lots for you to bid on. And of course, all proceeds will be donated to the charity to support our work providing a week of muck and magic for inner-city children across the country. Tickets cost £80. Click here to book!
26th April – Ultimate Spring Party
21st June – Wick 20th Birthday Celebrations, with Handlebards performing Twelfth Night
21st July – Lower Treginnis Summer Fête