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Jamie’s Farm receives visit from James Gray MP

A charity which transforms the lives of vulnerable children has promised to continue their support for families in need.

14 October, 2020

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James Gray MP and Jamie’s Farm chief executive officer Jamie Feilden

A charity which transforms the lives of vulnerable children has promised to continue their support for families in need.

Colerne-based Jamie’s Farm have been forced to dramatically adapt due to the pandemic – and currently are not allowed to offer residential stays for children.

Their farms were forced to close on March 30, but they have since been allowed to offer day visits. The charity’s new programme allows young people visit the farm every day for a week, receiving support to help address the challenges and stresses that have been exacerbated during the lockdown period.

Jake Curtis, deputy CEO of Jamie’s Farm, said: “It’s still a real challenge for us – we want to be reaching the kids who really need us right now. If we could run the residential programme again, then that would make a huge difference. We’re doing all we can to make sure we come out the other side of this in a strong position.”

Last Friday, Jamie’s Farm was visited by James Gray MP, who has said the charity’s work is “needed now more than ever. ”

He added: “I had a wonderful time visiting Jamie’s Farm and seeing the great work they do to support disadvantaged students in my constituency. As we continue to emerge from lockdown, the work Jamie’s Farm does is needed now more than ever.

“They have helped thousands of young people transform their lives and I hope they will be able to continue to do so.”

Find out more about Jamie’s Farm at jamiesfarm.org.uk