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Farms for City Children

‘Almost 100,000 children have been to one of our farms. But it should be millions. It’s a week that builds their self-confidence and self-worth as they work on the farm; a week full of fun too, the most memorable week of their young lives. What we do is more necessary than ever as children become ever more disconnected from the countryside, the environment, and the source of the food they eat.’

Michael Morpurgo, author, Founder and Trustee

Farms for City Children is a national charity that offers life-changing experiences, giving children from inner-cities and urban environments who have had little experience of the countryside, the chance to become an integral part of one of the charities’ three working farms.

During their stay the children and their teachers/guardians live and work at the farms, explore the countryside and nature, and find out where good food comes from. They also discover self-confidence as they conquer anxieties and fears, grow in self-belief as they overcome challenges as part of hard working teams, develop new friendships and feel connected with the natural world in a positive and enduring way.

Today, Farms for City Children welcomes 3,000 children per year for a week-long stay on one of the farms – Nethercott in Devon, Treginnis in Pembrokeshire and Wick Court in Gloucestershire.

Like many charities during this crisis, Farms for City Children needs to keep things going so that it can be there for children when they are able to come again. Now more than ever it matters that children from inner-cities along with the teachers and schools will be able to experience life in the countryside.  If you could donate even the smallest amount to keep their work going, that would be wonderful. https://farmsforcitychildren.org/support-us/donate/

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From King's to Farms for City Children

A Talk by Michael Morpurgo OKS about the charity he and his wife set up in 1976, Farms for City Children.

Watch by clicking the panel.

Michael-Morpurgo-talk From King's to Farms for City Children