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Wessex Water Help Cowden Care Farm

Cowden Care Farm

6:47am 18th September 2014

Wessex Water have given a helping hand to Cowden Farm, a Care Farm in Charminster which works with adults with learning disabilities and special needs.

Wessex Water's Martin Brooks presented the £800 cheque to the attendees and volunteers this week.

Tremendously impressed with the work they provide, Martin said

"I think it's fantastic what they're doing for these adults and their learning."

"It's a beautiful location and hopefully it's good for their future."

The farm was set up six years ago, with the initiative to provide a 'hands on' farming experience for the adults.

"We launched Cowden Farm for the intention of adults with learning disabilities to have a hands-on experience with small animals, horses, equestrian, restoration of furniture." said Anna Hall, Director of Cowden Farm.  

Teresa Perella from the Farm says "It does them a world of good... It's all valuable work experience."

The money provided will enable the Farm to purchase two 1000 litre water butts, a hose pipe and hand pump to harvest water. Purchasing this equipment, will allow the Farm to water the allotments, which provide vegetables for the farm and grows enough surplus to sell.  

Supporting over 900 environmental initiatives, the Watermark Award provides funds for environmental projects within the Wessex Water area.

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