Ouseburn Farm is aiming to raise £20,000 to help keep its doors open and continue to deliver the incredible work they do for the community and for vulnerable and disadvantaged people right here in the North East.
The Crowdfunder campaign will run throughout the month of March and we are hoping the North East community will get behind us and help us to achieve our target.
Feeding the animals, seeing what goes on behind the scenes, having your dinner at the farm and children’s parties are just some of the rewards you can claim. Donations start from as little as £5.00 and you can make your donation by visiting www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ouseburn-farm-charity-ltd which will be available until Friday, March 31.
All money raised will help the farm to bridge its financial deficit and continue to support vulnerable and disadvantaged adults and children who rely on the farm as a place of refuge and a place to gain the vital skills they so desperately need.
The farm attracts over 50,000 visitors a year but requires further funding to keep its doors open. In addition to the array of animals, gardens, orchard and onsite café serving coffee and fresh food which has been produced directly from the farm, Ouseburn Farm also offers educational classrooms and workshops for vulnerable adults or adults who may be chronically excluded.
Woodwork, carpentry, upcycling, catering, creative arts, livestock and horticulture workshops provide an educational route or work experience to vulnerable adults teaching them essential skills and provides placements for the homeless and adults with learning difficulties and mental health problems.
Andrea Haynes, Head of Ouseburn Farm, said: “Our vision is to create Ouseburn Farm as a major visitor attraction, one that provides first class educational and training facilities, alongside an appealing food offering. The farm is a place for growing – it’s about growing people and communities.
“The support we have received from Tyne Housing Association and Drummond Central has been brilliant but we still need to find additional funding and bridge the full deficit to secure the farm’s long-term future.
“I really hope the North East will get behind us. All donations will be greatly appreciated and if people could spread the word then this will increase awareness of the campaign.”