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Help us change the course of a young person's life

To transport young people from the doldrums to a dream. Lift their spirits, so they can see just how able they are; how they can have a positive effect and develop a worthwhile purpose in life. Their "own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124989)




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



We seek to raise the following funds in order to provide a place that is specifically the children's own. This will assist us to fulfil our Work, Rest & Play ethos for the disadvantaged children who visit us regulary and receive one-to-one attention and also for those who attend in groups throughout the course of the year. We are receiving an increasing number of referrals from schools and colleges for children who do not thrive in a classroom environment and who need extra support and individual attention. The outcomes we achieve are exceptional. Please view the Case Studies detailed under Background on and please help us with as much financial support as you possibly can. We are urgently in need of a regular source of £2,000 per month revenue funding, so a Big Thank you for whatever you are able to contribute, nothing is too small (not too big!) •£10,000 to convert double stable into “kid’s den” & camping facility with kitchenette, wc’s & shower •£2,000 to run a Work Rest & Play Club for lone parents to undertake projects with their children at weekends •£3,000 to create duck pond & biodiversity habitat; •£1,500 to deer & bird proof our vegetable patch & lay pathways; •£3,500 build wild-life hide & tree house with infra red camera; •£26,500 to cover budgeted running costs. •£2,000 fully equipped polytunnel •£1,500 contingency