Alec Heyworth

Farms for City Children

raised of £1,000 target
In memory of Alec Heyworth
We give children a week on working farms to grow courage, compassion and curiosity


Alec was a beloved Son, Brother, Partner, Uncle and Brother in Law. He was tragically and suddenly taken from us in May 2022. We would wish to honour his memory by benefiting the below charity - Farms for City Children.

Alec was passionate about his animals and farming in general. From a very early age, he could be found busy in our fields tending his sheep, sowing grass for the next year (or stacking bricks :) ). In more recent years, he had bred his own foals, reared countless sheep and only weeks before his passing expanded adding 6 calves to his flock!

He and Brittany were planning a future eventually in agriculture, although he was a first class paint sprayer at Chatham Horse Boxes with his Dad and Will. He took enormous pride in his work.

Whilst Alec was a man of the land, he was a gentle soul and loved his family deeply, always there for every single one of them. Whether this be singing with his Mum in the kitchen, watching Heartbeat with his Dad, helping his sisters with flat tyres, DIY disasters, rescue missions, he and Brittany taking their nieces and nephews on holiday - anything that needed dealing with. He had a wicked sense of humour and was the king of banter. One of the highlights of his life was seeing Phoenix Nights live - a night he never forgot and regularly quoted. Al would usually be wearing his headphones listening to a very varied catalogue of music, from his absolute favourite The Streets, to disco fever to rap music - anything and everything in-between. His moves on the dance floor were legendary and wont be forgotten. He loved his football and visited the Moss Rose from the age of 6, always a Silkman but did go to the Etihad to support City.

He was very moral and had a huge social conscience, hated bullies and injustice, very aware how fortunate he was to live the life he did. This along with Brittany's work as a paediatric critical care nurse made him even more aware of the less fortunate. Therefore, we feel it is fitting to support a charity that embodies Alec's beliefs in his memory - Farms for City Children.

About the charity

Founded in 1976 by children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare, our three farms welcome 3000 children and young people from underserved communities each year, helping them to step outside of their daily lives, learn new skills, grow in confidence and be braver, stronger and more resilient.

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