Oasis Farm Waterloo’s budget has been massively impacted by the Coronavirus lockdown.

In a normal week we provide therapeutic and educational activities for vulnerable young people, but these have stopped as schools have closed. We also hire out our beautiful barn through the summer for weddings and other events, which generates much of the income to keep the farm running.

As the lockdown looks set to continue for a while we’re also having to cancel our main annual fundraiser – our wonderful summer barbecue and jazz evening, which brings in around £5,000 much-needed income.

We know first-hand (based on how much we, and our volunteers are missing it), how much community, green space and animals can impact our physical and mental health. We want to be able to give that to our community just as soon as we’re able to safely again but to keep doing what we do we’re going to need a little help.

Could you please help us? If we could replace the income lost by our Barbecue & Jazz night it would go a long way towards us being able to continue this vital work as we emerge from this crisis.