Dear Friends and Supporters

Urgent Appeal: Help Us Restore Power and Keep Our Farm Running

Earlier in the year I wrote to inform you of the major problems we have had with our power supply and many of you kindly sent us a donation towards fixing this. I’m reaching out once again to share an update on the ongoing challenges we’re facing and to ask for your continued support.

Over the last few months, we have spent some time ensuring we understand the problem and looking at the options for a solution. It is now confirmed that to fix this problem we will have to replace about 150 meters of electric cabling which was installed over 30 years ago, that runs from the other side of the river Wandle to the farm offices. Replacing this cable, along with digging a trench to lay it and updating control boards, comes with a hefty price of approximately £50,000.

Thanks to your generosity, we have managed to raise £23,000 towards this project but we still have a considerable shortfall. While we're exploring avenues for additional support including the power supplier, we anticipate that the bulk of the expense will fall on us.

It's challenging to face such an unexpected hefty financial bill, especially amidst other pressing needs like rising operational costs and necessary security upgrades for our farm perimeter. Your continued support is crucial in helping us overcome these challenges and ensure the smooth functioning of our farm.

If you can help us by donating, it will allow us to get the farm back to its full capacity by mending our electrical problems, as well as letting us complete our other urgent projects and ensure that we continue to welcome our visitors back to the farm every day.

If you're able to contribute, no matter the amount, your donation would make a meaningful difference. You can donate through our JustGiving page.