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Farm gets new facilities

The toilets are opened by, from left, Barry Foulis of JCK and Craig Harlick and Chrissy Cannell of The Children's Centre

The toilets are opened by, from left, Barry Foulis of JCK and Craig Harlick and Chrissy Cannell of The Children's Centre

Relief is at hand for visitors to the Children’s Centre community farm which can now offer brand new toilets complete with wheelchair access.

The Farm, based at Wallberry Farm on the Carnane Estate off the Old Castletown Road in Douglas, opened in January 2011 and allows children and young people from across the island to learn from practical experience about caring for animals and growing crops.

The farm runs as a charity reliant on donations and fundraising, not to mention voluntary workers wo devote time and effort to working on the farm helping out with a variety of projects.

One of the farm’s recent objectives has been to improve visitor facilities and attract more people from across the island to call in at the farm on one of the open days it holds each year.

The farm is also a popular destination for visiting school parties.

Demolition company JCK completed the work needed on the toilets at reduced cost to the charity and last year provided paths and paving at the site.

Wheelchair access has also been provided at the farm as well as disabled parking spaces in the car park.

Last year the Community Farm received a £120,000 donation from Manx Mencap to help develop activities for disabled people and pay for a full-time disability inclusion officer.

 

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