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Thousands of pounds given to care farm project

PUBLISHED: 10:53 08 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:31 08 October 2019

Members of groups in Norfolk and Suffolk celebrated being handed their grant from the Central England Co-operative Community Dividend Fund. Picture: East of England Co-op

Members of groups in Norfolk and Suffolk celebrated being handed their grant from the Central England Co-operative Community Dividend Fund. Picture: East of England Co-op

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A care farm for youngsters with special educational needs will use a £4,420 community grant from Central England Co-operative to set up a farm school.

Louise Bishop-Howes, from Edfords in Thorpe Market Road, Roughton, near Cromer, said: "We run weekly groups for children aged five to 11 with special educational needs and will be expanding this to offer sessions for school groups looking to learn about farming with nature in mind and teaching them the importance of farm to fork principles.

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"The farm school will have an education centre, fruit and vegetable gardens, small animals and a safe space to learn outside the classroom as well as access to the rest of the farm where we keep our pigs, sheep, goats and poultry."

Across the country, £44,000 was handed out from Central England Co-operative.

Elsewhere, Hartford Manor School in Ipswich Road, Norwich, received £2,030 and West Norfolk Deaf Association in King's Lynn, £1,990.

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