The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, set in the heart of beautiful Cheshire country side, was founded in 1985, and is a shining light in the lives of children from the northwest of England who are terminally ill, disabled or disadvantaged. The children’s difficulties include being visually impaired, or have learning difficulties, or being tube fed, or having a life limiting or terminal illness.
CAFT offers free residential holidays, weekend breaks, fun days and Christmas Parties to several thousand children every year. A gorgeous farmhouse accommodates 18 people with another 8 beds in specially adapted flats. On its 10 acre site CAFT has a wide range of inclusive rooms, equipment and activities for the children, including sports hall with games and music area, multi-sensory room, adventure playground, giant aviary, pond with lots of chickens, ducks, geese and wildlife plus animal enclosures housing miniature donkeys and goats, alpacas and a sheep. Whilst at CAFT children can just be children - getting dirty, feeding animals, playing indoors and out, and everything is wheel chair accessible. CAFT relies totally on voluntary donations.
“Thank you so much for helping to make all this possible, we’re so grateful for your support,’’ said CAFT’s Fundraiser and Press Officer Helen Crowther.