Saturday, 16 April 2011

Amelia Farm-Wales

It was such a treat to visit my diaconal colleague Deacon Lorraine Brown (Director) and the amazing team who work on Amelia Farm hearing of the inspirational stories of young lives supported and changed.
Amelia Trust is a working farm set in 160 acres of countryside in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan offering a calming and therapeutic environment. The aim of the farm is to support and educate vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. Through fun and work based activities the young people are empowered to participate, learn new skills and develop potential.

The many people that make up the daily community on the farm include skilled staff and volunteers, young people who are discovering life, adults with learning difficulties in work placements and members of the public enjoying the countryside; it is a fantastic recipe that makes the Amelia Trust an amazing place to be. The Farm is open to the public 365 days a year.

They are a charity but do not receive any core funding and so are very grateful to those who give of their time and resources to support the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society. If you would like to support the Farm please visit their website below.

Amelia Farm Staff Team

Wonderful lady in charge of the volunteers in the cafe.

Icthus Labyrinth installed with support from Network.

Deacon Lorraine Brown - Director of Amelia Farm
Rev Dr Stephen Wigley - Chair of District and Trustee of Amelia Farm
Deacon Eunice Attwood
Deacon Harriet Bacon

Around the Farm

The Woodwork centre resources the site's carpentry needs and provides a training environment for the young people.

It was a pleasure to be introduced to Rev John Stacey by the Chair of District Rev Dr David Wigley, John was the founder and visionary behind the Amelia Trust Farm established in 1991.

Click here to visit the Amelia Farm website

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