Jamie’s Farm is reaching out to the public to help raise £50,000, which will be doubled to £100,000 during The Big Give week (23-30th June). This will go toward supporting vulnerable children whose lives, mental well-being, and in some cases, safety, has been impacted. Jamie’s Farm’s 2020 ambition is to bring their programme of ‘Farming, Family, Therapy and Legacy’ to 1,400 vulnerable young people.
Although the farms had to close their doors due to the coronavirus restrictions, the teams are now preparing for a phased reopening as soon as it is safe to do so, while continuing their vital online support.
Georgette Ayling, Head teacher from Bohunt School, Horsham, said: “I have nothing but praise for this wonderful organisation and the work they do with vulnerable young people across the country. Since lockdown, our own research supports the national studies that suggest many young people are struggling with feelings of isolation and anxiety.
“Jamie’s Farm representatives have been willing to go over and beyond to offer personalised support to our students who visited the farm near Lewes, back in January. Their support has brought joyful experiences and connections into a time that can otherwise feel very bleak. There are not many organisations which would be willing to arrange a Zoom call with a chicken to motivate a young person whose struggle with ASD has made transition to home learning especially tough. That is what Jamie’s Farm do, through a thoroughly embedded culture of positivity, hope and love.”
To pledge your support for the ‘Champions for Children’ campaign, follow this link: www.jamiesfarm.org.uk/the-big-give-2020/
The ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign has lost any good will or sympathy it may or may not have had, as it has clearly been hijacked by well organised criminals who have attacked the police and members of the public. They have rioted, looted, defaced and urinated on War memorials, and dismantled historic statues. They have done more harm to our country where multiculturalism flourished, and set back race relations and harmony amongst people of all colour, than ever before.
The US may well be a basket case but the UK is regarded and respected as being fair, welcoming and tolerant. These past weeks we watched in disbelief as far-left anarchists’ disrupted and rampaged through our cities. It is clear to all that these people of all colours, race and religions, or none, have damaged and challenged the good will of the law abiding public.
The movement behind the lawless behaviour has been exposed. The group’s GoFundMe page explains that it intends to be ‘guided by a commitment to dismantle imperialism, capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy and the state structure’. Clearly their intent is to bring down the democratically elected Government, but fortunately the majority of the public are fully aware and will stand up to these bullies, and so will the Conservative Government.
Talking about standing up against bullies; respect for RK Rowling, Esther Krakue and Laurence Fox for voicing their values and principles. They have each received vile abuse online, and criticism from the BBC and media. However, the support they are receiving from the fair minded intelligent majority, far outweighs the insults and censure.
I can add little to the wonderful tributes expressed as we say ‘Farewell’ to Dame Vera Lyn. This wonderful lady has now spread her wings and flown ‘Over the White Cliffs of Dover’, while singing: “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day. Keep smiling through, just like you always do, till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away.” God Bless.