Children growing up in poverty and disadvantage are less likely to do well at school. This feeds into disadvantage in later life and in turn affects their children.
Jamie’s Farm provides a caring and engaging environment on a working farm, taking kids from tough urban schools to a rural setting where they receive careful support and mentoring. LandAid has awarded a grant of £110,000, and St James’s Place Foundation a further £45,000 - a total of £155,000 - for renovation work to help the charity establish a second Jamie's Farm in Herefordshire.
The existing Jamie's Farm in Wiltshire has developed an extremely successful model, and is oversubscribed. Once the second farm is up and running in early 2015, the charity will be able to double the number of young people it reaches - a further 500 per year.
Join our charity visit on Wednesday 17 June 2015 by emailing Laureen Walsh, Events & Fundraising Manager today.
Charity visits are a great way for LandAid supporters to see first hand the fantastic work our charity partners do, and the lasting impact their generosity can have. Visits normally take 1-2 hours and are completely free to attend.