MORE children can look forward to a fun-packed holiday at a Cheshire adventurefarm following a donation from house builder Redrow’s national charity.
The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, in Millington, is a haven for disabled, terminally ill and disadvantaged children from all over the north west, offering week-long holidays, day trips, fun days and Christmas parties in 10 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside.
The Redrow Foundation’s donation has been ear-marked for the Farm Trust’s ‘Free Holiday’ programme, which offers week-long holidays for children and their carers.
Alexis Stewart, administrator at the Redrow Foundation, said: “The opportunities here for children are amazing. They get to see, do and experience things that most of them would never do in their everyday lives.
“We’re delighted that our donation of £3,000 will help six children enjoy a week-long stay at the Adventure Farm. I’m sure it will be a holiday they’ll never forget.”
Accommodation is provided in a specially adapted 17th century farmhouse.
Facilities include an adventure playground, art room, sports hall, a multi-sensory suite an assault course with specialist equipment for wheelchair users, an activity nature trail and a small herd of alpacas.
Every year about 3,000 children get involved in some of the Farm’s wide-ranging activities.
Paul Farrington, chief executive of the Cheshire Adventure Farm Trust, said: “We are delighted that the Redrow Foundation has decided to support our charity with this amazing donation.
“As a fairly small, local charity we could not survive with the support of generous organisations and individuals, and we really can’t thank Redrow enough.”
The Redrow Foundation is the national charity of housebuilder Redrow Homes, which builds new homes across England and Wales. It provides financial support for the relief of poverty and sickness in the UK and, in particular, provides accommodation and related assistance, including respite care, especially to children, the elderly and those who are sick or infirm. To date it has contributed almost £400,000 to a wide variety of good causes.
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