Spitalfields City Farm

Wild Club at The Farm19

Wild Club incorporates the farm's various educational and volunteering programmes ,which teach and encourage children (4 - 18 year-olds) and their families to garden, cook healthily, care for animals, and improve their surroundings for the benefit of the environment, their community and themselves.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 10 June 2019 to 3:00 PM, 21 June 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (299536)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£10,320

Donations

73

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

  • 'Wonderful, really loved it. This is a real treat for inner city kids to have a taste of the countryside. Great staff, helpful and friendly.'

    — Kids Kitchen participant

  • 'Keep up the lovely atmosphere and programme of free activities for all ages.'

    — Mum that volunteers with her daughter and husband

Situation

In our borough of Tower Hamlets we have one of the highest rates of childhood obesity and lack of green open spaces for children to play and enjoy. Due to the lack of open safe spaces it is harder for communities to come together and share experiences and allow for children to meet with their peers. There is little access to fresh vegetables at affordable prices and social cohesion amongst the diverse groups is an issue.

Solution

Wild Club encourages children and families to come together and share the space in a fun and educational way. It will increase understanding of what to eat for a healthy lifestyle and give access to fresh affordable vegetables and fruit. It will also allow for people to come together in a safe and nurturing environment on the Farm. By providing access to nutritious lunches we can ensure that no child will go without a hot healthy meal.