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Now we can make the farm real!

March 25, 2013

Cathy Shortland from the Papworth Trust tells us what’s next after appearing on The Secret Millions. Viewers of the Channel 4 TV series saw the Big Lottery Fund giving the Papworth Trust £2 million to offer farm breaks in Wales for disabled people and their families:

You can also read Jimmy Doherty’s blog here

Jimmy Doherty with young people featured in Secret Millions

Jimmy Doherty with young people featured in Secret Millions

I’m so happy to see our project out there and so excited that we’ve won the money to make it a reality. Families from anywhere in the UK can now apply to have the experience you saw on The Secret Millions.Our farm will be about families going away to have some respite together, rather than the disabled family member going off for respite alone and the family having a break without them. It’s about doing something different together, somewhere other than their usual environment.

BIG-funded Kerry Farm near Newtown, Powys

BIG-funded Kerry Farm near Newtown, Powys

The Jimmy’s Farm experience on The Secret Millions was a trial run for Papworth Trust’s Kerry Farm. If you come to Kerry Farm you’ll try something really amazing. You can do some things as a family, some things apart and have a brilliant experience. Everybody should be able to take things from that week forward and continue with those changes in their lives.

Find out more about the Big Lottery Fund’s work in Wales.

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