The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018!
Spitalfields City Farm, based in Tower Hamlets, has launched a campaign in partnership with The Big Give to help raise funds for children that live in the city - helping them get outdoors and engage with nature and home grown food. Any donations made between Midday 27th November - Midday 4th December via The Big Give will be doubled.
Despite the high level of poverty and deprivation in the area, we have a strong community ethos and engagement in Tower Hamlets. Regardless of the many benefits that experiential learning provides and the excellent feedback we receive, many schools and individuals are not able to use our resources and expertise. This is largely down to the current economic climate and the restraints on their own budgets. Therefore we are launching this campaign to help all children and the wider community access the farm, engage, and learn about nature and real food.
The project for which we are fundraising will allow for not only children, but 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 and affordable vegetables. It will also allow for people to come together in a safe and nurturing environment on the Farm. By providing access to nutritious lunches during school holidays, we can ensure that no child will go without a hot healthy meal. These onsite activities will help tackle isolation through facilitating integration amongst parents, while also encouraging families to spend time together in nature, enhancing health and wellbeing for everyone involved. The funding that this campaign could bring would allow us to increase the number of activities we can offer both to the communities and schools, accessing even more of the community and tackling nature deficiency in the local area.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge has been launched to raise funds that will allow Spitalfields City Farm to reach out to even more of the community. From 12pm Tuesday 27th November to 12pm Tuesday 4th December, any donation made to Spitalfields City Farm through The Big Give will be doubled. Click here for more information and to donate!