High Mead is a therapeutic Farm, located in Ham Lane, Ferndown, which was opened in 2012 to provide a working farm to benefit the local community.
It offers a range of activities for those with learning and physical disabilities, mental health issues and for disengaged youngsters. It aims to bring a sense of well-being and self-worth to all who participate and they are also a volunteering hub for all generations.
“Our activities include horticulture and gardening, animal husbandry, arts and crafts, workshops and woodwork, construction and we hold a number of events throughout the year,” says Deborah Taylor, Farm Fundraiser. “We are very grateful for the donation made by J.P. Morgan which has allowed us to buy a new Lawnmower, Strimmer and some protective equipment. Given the environment we work in these items get plenty of use as you can imagine.”
Caroline Donnell and Lottie Forte, both from the J.P. Morgan Community Relations Committee, went along to the Farm to see the new equipment.
“It was great to be able to meet some of the staff and those who use the facilities and we are delighted to have been able to help in this way,” says Lottie.
The farm has pigs, goats, ponies, donkey’s, chickens, ducks and grows vegetables and sells honey and kindling wood amongst its commercial activities.
To find out more about High Mead Farm email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.mylifemycare.com