Ali Mawle

Ali's 10km

raised of £5,000 target
by 66 supporters
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We give children a week on working farms to raise self esteem and confidence.


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Yes, I'm running...Ali...running! The two words don't normally go together! I would have laughed if you'd told me two months ago that I could run 10km. And I haven't yet! I'm attempting it next weekend! And I'm hoping that if there's money at stake I might make it!

As a trustee of Farms for City Children, I've been charged to raise £5000 (gulp!) as part of a fundraising campaign to keep the charity alive. FFCC is extremely close to my heart and I so want it to survive and reopen once school trips become possible again.

I visited the Gloucestershire farm three times as a teacher. One of them is still the best week of my life and I truly believe that the charity's work is important.

I understand that COVID-19 may well have affected you 
financially too and so this won't be possible, but if you were able to contribute I would be so grateful.

FFCC gives inner-city children a taste of life in the countryside. 3000 children visit one of the three farms - in Gloucestershire, Devon and Pembrokeshire - every year. For many of them, it is the first time they experience the beauty of the countryside; animal husbandry; eating home cooked food together; and even the dark with no light pollution!

As the week progresses you see the children relax and mellow, and it is often the ones that struggle in the classroom who achieve and shine. It is amazing to see this confidence transferring back into the classroom.

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About the charity

Founded in 1976 by children's writer Michael Morpurgo and wife Clare. A weeks stay on one of our working farms aims to develop potential, build self-esteem and enrich the lives of 3,200 children from inner cities, and towns annually. Many are disadvantaged and some have special educational needs.

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