Patchwork Farm Chailey Heritage

ON Wednesday 14th June Patchwork Farm at Chailey Heritage received the Royal Seal of Approval when their Patron, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester officially opened the farm.
The farm provides a new multi-sensory learning environment designed and created for those with complex disabilities.
The appeal for funds to construct the farm was launched back in September 2016 by Christopher Timothy, star of All Creatures Great and Small who dug the first sod for the new farm building.
In December that year Seaford Rotary Club provided £500 donation to the fund to sponsor the chicken and duck enclosure.
Patchwork Farm's new residents include sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and ducks in the enclosure sponsored by the Rotary Club of Seaford.
It is not the first time Chailey Heritage has worked with animals, as pupils from the “Farm School” had a working farm during the First World War.
Verena Hanbury, President and Trustee of Chailey Heritage commented "Patchwork Farm is an absolutely inspirational addition to Chailey Heritage because it gives every one of our children and young people new, joyful, educational, and therapeutic opportunities that are so important for their development.
Mike Roper, Steven Willox and Jim Anderson had the privilege to attend this opening ceremony to represent Seaford Rotary Club and see how well our donation had been used. It will give much stimulation to those at Chailey Heritage for many years.

posted: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

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