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*Applications now closed* Experience life on the farm with LOOK and Jamie’s Farm, Herefordshire!

Aged-13-17 and living with a visual impairment? Fancy a week in the country getting your hands dirty, meeting awesome new people and learning life changing-skills? Then grab a pair of wellies and sign up to our youth activity week on 1st-5th August 2022.

“Being at Jamie’s Farm was the best week of my entire life. It built my confidence by working with animals, especially letting PIGS bite my WELLIES.” Constance, 13

Blackboard with different coloured chalk writing which reads: A Day On Jamie's Farm. 1st Activity - Wake Up - Assisting Feeding Rounds. Breakfast! 2nd Activity Garden, Farming, Horses, Cooking, Crafts. 3rd Activity Walk. Showers, Dinner, Bedtime! Illustrations of farm house, flowers, clouds, sun.

Applications for Jamie’s Farm 2022 have now closed

To express your interest for future retreats, please contact elin@look-uk.org

During this 5-day residential farm stay, you will:

  • CARE for and feed the farm animals
  • COOK with your new house-mates
  • WALK in the wilds of the countryside
  • GROW and harvest fruit and veg
  • MAKE meaningful and lasting friendships with visually impaired peers
  • LEARN vital independent living skills from people with lived experience of Visual Impairment
  • CHILL at the end of the day in a beautiful farmhouse

Did you know…

  • One single exposure to nature can result in better spirits and feeling happier for 7 hours?
  • Being in nature reduces anger, fear, and stress?
Photo shows Elin cooking with a member from the Jamie's Farm team. Both wear green 'Jamie's Farm' aprons.
Elin starts cooking in the kitchen!

Jamie’s Farm’s unique combination of farming, family and therapy offers an environment where young people are respected, and are given opportunities to display their talents and show responsibility.

Interacting with the on-site animals and being involved in their care encourages nurture, confidence, a sense of responsibility and achievement.

LOOK’s fantastic, friendly team of visually impaired volunteer mentors are on-hand all week to give you advice and tips on how to make the most of living with a visual impairment; from tips on cooking and managing your laundry, to making friends and speaking up for yourself.

The LOOK team, visitors and Jamie's Farm team members gather around the huge farm house table for a photo!
The Jamie’s Farm and LOOK team members gather for a photo

Costs

The cost of our Youth Activity Week has been heavily subsidised by the charity and is offered to you at £150. With just 8 spaces available, we are anticipating an enthusiastic response, so please read on before applying.

If you are offered a place on our Jamie’s Farm Activity Week, you will need to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance will be due no later than six weeks before the event. The total contribution required is £150 per person.

Your contribution covers your accommodation, all food during the stay and all organised activities.

We have priced this event in line with our standard pricing policy, which is to offer any event at 25% of the cost per person to the charity. The actual cost to LOOK per person to attend a family weekend is approximately £600, so if you are in a position to pay more than the minimum required that would be greatly appreciated. Importantly, given the costs, it is vital that you inform us if you’re unable to accept your place so that it can be offered to another young person on the waiting list.

LOOK is committed to offering equal opportunities to all families, regardless of their economic or financial situation. We are able to direct you to potential sources of grants and funding to help towards the cost of a place at the Jamie’s Farm Activity Week, should this be of interest. To enquire more about this please contact Elin Williams on elin@look-uk.org or 07470 872782.

This experience will change and shape you into a different person. There are parts of yourself that you will leave behind and forget that version of you ever existed. There’s also going to be some amazing new parts of you that you’ll bring back with you.” Jessica, 15

To find out more and to discover if this trip is right for you, please click below.

*Due to limited availability, completion of the application form does not guarantee you a place on this trip.

**Applicants must agree to comply with the rules of Jamie’s farm. This includes not bringing your own food onto site, or using personal phone/tablet during any of the activities. Jamie’s Farm has a no smoking policy.

***With current COVID-19 legislation, we may require families to show evidence of a negative test result within 48 hours of the start date of the activity. If this should change, we will keep you informed. Likewise, in light of any changes to circumstances surround Covid-19 or enforced restrictions, we reserve the right to cancel this event.

Event Details

1st-5th August, 2022

£150

Jamie’s Farm, Herefordshire

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