Urgent appeal to help feed animals at Southampton City Farm

Urgent appeal to help feed animals at Southampton City Farm

A Southampton community farm is urgently appealing for funds to help feed the animals in their care during the coronavirus lockdown.

Southampton City Farm on Green Lane in Redbridge is appealing for donations after they were forced to close their gates to the public during the virus outbreak.

The farm, which supports adults and children with learning disabilities, has lost the main portion of its funding as it is no longer open to the public.

Group of Farm workers
The team of volunteers at Southampton City Farm.

The farm now faces “an uncertain year” ahead and is asking for people to donate to help feed their many animals including goats, pigs, chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits.

The farm has also recently welcomed two new lambs, who both arrived on April 15.

Baby Lamb
The farm has also recently welcomed two new lambs

Russell Farley, farm manger, said: “The main portion of our funding has dried up overnight, and we now face an uncertain year ahead, full of unpredictable challenges.

“Whilst we remain positive to face these challenges, we need your help for us to sustain and continue at this time, to ensure we can survive and are ready to reopen once restrictions are lifted.”

The farm is aiming to raise £10,000 and has so far raised £2,780.

All of the money will go towards feeding the animals, vet bills and aid with staffing during the coronavirus crisis.

Southampton City Farm is a non-profit charity based in an urban farm in the middle of Southampton that provides inclusive experiences for people of all ages, abilities and differences.

Baby Lamb
The farm has also recently welcomed two new lambs

They aim to educate and engage with the local community by offering activities for adults with learning disabilities, children with special needs and school groups during the week, as well as hosting children’s birthday parties.

To donate, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/southampton-city-farm—urgent-appeal

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