A farm based charity helping people with mental health issues, head injuries and pupils at risk of explusion, has appealed for volunteers.
The Millennium Farm Trust caters for about a dozen ‘farm helpers’ a day.
It moved from Rede to Chevington in October and can now cater for up to 25 farm helpers a day – but it needs more volunteers, in particular someone who can develop and lead an educational programme.
The farm helpers perform tasks including woodwork and looking after animals - eventually it is hoped they will also work in a farm shop.
Michael, one of the helpers, said: “It gives my freedom to learn different skills. I’ve been building a goatshed. I look forward to coming.”
Richard Hopper, one of the trust committee members said: “Many of them are stuck in their home so coming here means a great deal to them. It’s outdoors, it’s heathy, social and educational.”
The trust is holding its annual meeting next Saturday (27) at 11am at Chevington Village Hall. All are welcome.