Save Surrey Docks Farm
To ensure the Farm can survive during the Coronavirus pandemic, we need your help to cover our animal care costs of £7,000 each month!
In line with government advice, we suddenly had to close Surrey Docks Farm in March 2020. Our community farm is normally open seven days a week, allowing free access for thousands of visitors to get outdoors and learn about farming, food production and the natural environment in the centre of London.
As a result of this closure we had to pause onsite delivery of projects that engage local people in animal care, food growing and cooking activities. Stopping school visits, toddlers groups, youth clubs, training projects for adults with learning disabilities, work experience placements, youth reparation service, English lessons for asylum seekers, older people’s reminiscence projects, hundreds of volunteer sessions and so on.
Along with this loss of activity we’re also losing all associated income. We’ve reduced our expenditure wherever possible, but we still have to spend £7,000 a month just to cover the costs of the livestock team, animal feed and bedding, plus any medicine and treatments. The financial future of the Farm is now in the balance and we need your help to survive! Any donations are hugely appreciated.
The Farm gates may be closed but we continue to support our community either on site or remotely by adapting our services in line with government advice. Find out what we’re currently able to deliver by visiting our Covid-19 webpage.
The farm is a rare and important touchstone with rural life in this ever-building neighbourhood. It deserves massive support.
This corner of England. Keep it going for the community – for the young farmers, the schoolchildren, the disadvantaged, the cared for and the carers, the young offenders, the teachers. It has something for everyone. And has been feeding us in lockdown.
It’s rare to find such an innovative place serving so many in the community. The Farm is a beacon of light for all local people offering vitality, connection & nature in the middle of the busy city. It’s a place for people to truly connect with what matters.
We live just up the road – we love all the fresh produce you sell and know how vitally important the role is that you play within our community.
We will need you more than ever in the Post Virus world!