Extra cash will help Box farm grow

A grant of £3,000 will help Box-based children’s residential charity Jamie’s Farm, thanks to a Melksham accountant.

Tim Lerwill, a director at Old Mill accountants, secured the funding through his association with the Worshipful Association of Chartered Accountants, which donates money to good causes each year.

He said: “The charity has a particular focus on education and helping the disadvantaged and I felt that Jamie’s Farm fitted the bill perfectly, as it uses farm care and education to help vulnerable and disadvantaged children.”

The charity is based on a farm in the hamlet of Ditteridge and was founded by teacher Jamie Feilden, to help urban children with disadvantaged lives.

It now hosts visits from children aged eight to 18, helping them through care farming and education to improve their self-esteem, behaviour and engagement.

Mr Feilden said: “Our 2012-2015 strategy is to take Jamie’s Farm to the next level, expand the charity across the UK and help more and more children.

“With Tim’s help we asked for £3,000 to go towards the core cost funding required to deliver this strategy.”

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