About farms for city children;
Children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children at Nethercott House in Devon in 1976. The charity offers urban children from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. It is an intense, ‘learning through doing’ experience of a different life – for children who may not know where their food comes from and have limited opportunities to explore the outside world.
We now have three working farms, where we welcome around 3,000 children and 400 teachers a year.
Reg. charity number 325120
© Farms for City Children
My company's involvement:
I run a small carpentry and building company in pembrokeshire consisting of myself and one employee, we have been doing nemourus jobs for lower treginnis for around 3 year.
Over the past 3 years of doing work for treginnis I am overwhelmed with the passion and determination that all the staff have for the farm and their guests to have the best time possible.
Children travell from all round the country to visit the farm and it is a highly regarded charity and project in our community.
The farm is run by Dan Jones who is the manager of the farm and took over this roll around 3 years ago, since doing so he has done his best to get the farm back to a reasonable state that that is expected by visitors and health and safety standards. The building was refurbished back in the 80's I believe, but the actual farm is very old and it within pembrokeshire national trust.
Dan is a exceptional person and is probably one of the most passionate people I know about his role and I know this would mean the world to him!.
Back in May 2016 myself and my wife lost our baby boy shortly after birth, at the time I was refurbing a small classroom at the farm.
When I returned back to work the support from Dan the staff was incredible without knowing it they really did rescue me with their kindness, treginnis for me really is my sanctuary!.
For all their kindness I would love to give something back and when seeing the add on Facebook I thought this is perfect!!
It has been a constant struggle for Dan to get the work carried out on the farm as they solely rely on funding, if Jewson want to help communities I truly believe there couldn't be a better project. Not only does this farm employ and support local people and businesses it gives children from across the UK a chance to live on a working farm, some of these children have never even seen a sheep or chicken in real life!
Thank you for taking the time to read this nomination, myself and my family are very greatful!