Charity: A Donation to Dandelion Time
Dandelion Time is a wonderful charity, one we’re very pleased to have supported this year with a substantial donation.
From its centres in Kent, Dandelion Time provides farm-based therapy for children struggling with serious emotional and behavioural difficulties and their families. Many of the children it supports have been traumatised by abuse, domestic violence or neglect. Some have fallen out of education or are in foster care. Their difficulties are often a result of complex home lives.
As part of its therapeutic programmes, children and their families care for the farm’s animals and gardens, participate in natural crafts, expressive activities, and cook using food they have grown and harvested on the farm.
Through this, the charity provides support for children to help them overcome trauma, develop in confidence and self-esteem and build stronger relationships.
As a result of Covid, Dandelion Time has seen an increase in referrals by over 35% in the last year. Its work to bring about sustainable change for the children it supports is therefore under ever-increasing demand.