Amelia Methodist Trust Farm are part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017.
Between now and noon on Tuesday 5th December, money given to the Farm through the Big Give Christmas challenge will be doubled.
The money raised will be used for an animal assisted therapy project.
With no statutory funding, the Farm relies on supporters new and old, to be able to continue their invaluable work and keep the Farm open for the public to enjoy. And without these specialised interventions this highly vulnerable group enter adulthood without the life skills people need to cope, let alone succeed.
LOOK AT HOW YOUR MONEY WILL HELP!
YOU CAN DONATE ON LINE AT WWW.BIGGIVE.ORG.UK OR IN PERSON AT THE
FARM. WHATEVER DONATION YOU MAKE WILL BE DOUBLED!
OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE £12,000
95P IN EVERY £1 WAS SPENT ON PROVIDING AND SUPPORTING CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES with 5p spent on governance costs.
84% OF YOUNG PEOPLE ON PLACEMENT AT AMELIA TRUST FARM RETURNED TO SCHOOL, MOVED ONTO FURTHER EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TRAINING.
Our project helps young people to develop behavioural, emotional and social skills to enable them to be better equipped when regaining control of their lives. Animal assisted therapies help improve self-esteem and mood where individuals are feeling angry, depressed and tense. Our aim is to increase motivation and self-worth so that there is a greater willingness to re-engage with education and training and to get their lives back on the right path and to find employment on leaving education.
Jake, aged 16 found school life really hard. He was subjected to bullying which affected his confidence and anxiety levels, which eventually led to Jake being excluded from school due to his change in behaviour. On the Farm Jake was given a chance to become re-engaged with learning and gain experience from vocational activities. We are pleased to report as a result Jake started at Bridgend College studying land based studies!
This is what Jake’s parents had to say:
“Thank you for all the hard work, patience and kindness that has made such a difference to Jake and our Family. For a long time, school made Jake unhappy and for a long time we thought he would leave the system with bad experiences of education and authority. The boy we see now actually looks forward to further education, so thank you so much for giving him back some confidence and starting him on a path where the sky is the limit. You really have made all the difference”