Farm life experience for Sudanese family living in Bradford
The Country Trust recently appeared on BBC Look North (Yorkshire) in a feature about Sudanese refugee children and their families discovering the wonders of the Yorkshire countryside, and its weather!
Enable2, who provide quality assured interpreting and translation services, asked Country Trust Farm Visit Coordinator for the North West, Lee Holmes, to help set up farm and countryside discovery trips for refugees, asylum seekers and their families. The visits were designed to help vulnerable people who had experienced hardship and trauma in their own countries, become better equated with life in the UK, learning about the countryside, farming and food production in order to gain practical knowledge and better insights.
Social Enterprise, Bevan Healthcare, who help people get the health care that they need, were then approached to source suitable refugee families to go on the farm and countryside visits.
Many thanks to both organisations for working in partnership with us. And last but not least, to the brilliant team at Gazegill Organic Farm for hosting another terrific Country Trust farm visit.
You can read about the visit and watch the highlights of the BBC film here