Published 22nd October 2020
We are extremely proud to announce that Jamie’s Farm co-founder and CEO, Jamie Feilden, has been awarded a British Farming Award for his Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture.
The prestigious award is presented to a member of the agricultural industry who has worked relentlessly in UK farming, recognising their tireless dedication to the industry. Jamie was joined by agriculturalists up and down the country this week as he received this special honour during a special virtual awards ceremony.
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Commenting on the award and the impact Jamie’s Farm has, Danusia Osiowy, Events Producer of the British Farming Awards, said:
“Jamie’s Farm changes the lives of vulnerable young children through its unique residential programme, designed to improve behaviour, their self-esteem and confidence in their ability to achieve.
“A powerful combination of farming, family and therapy equips these children with the ability to go on to thrive during their secondary school years. The team at Jamie’s Farm have helped more than 7,500 children find a renewed sense of purpose and happiness when all the other odds were stacked against them.
“A truly inspiring charity whose outstanding efforts to achieve great outcomes and solutions through the power of farming should be commended as nothing short of exemplary and utterly remarkable.”
Commenting on his award, Jamie Feilden, said:
“Winning this award is the most fantastic boost in what has been a very challenging year. From a young age, I have been desperate to be a farmer but as someone from a non-farming family, I have always felt a bit of a fraud. This award now proves that I am really part of the industry and I am very proud that I have been recognised in this way.
“My family, colleagues, and farming friends have been so supportive, and they are the reason that Jamie’s Farm and I have been recognised in this way. It is so nice to be able to celebrate this and it will provide real motivation to me and the team in the coming months and years.”