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£2,500

raised of £3,000 stretch target

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 15th July 2020 at 11:59pm

To develop our facility to continue our therapeutic work for vulnerable children and families whose needs, right now are greater than ever

by Dr Caroline Jessel in West Farleigh, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We would like to purchase and install a pottery wheel, additional lathes for woodworking and a woodburning stove to keep children and families warm during the cooler months


Who we are

Dandelion Time is a unique farm-based charity working with the most vulnerable children affected by trauma and emotional difficulties. To find out more please visit our website

What we do

Children spend time on our farm with animals and crafts to overcome emotional difficulties, grow in confidence and begin to love and trust again.

Therapists guide families to harness the healing powers of the natural world using materials such as wood, wool and clay, to care for animals and to grow and eat healthy food thus laying down new positive memories. 

Who we work with 

Dandelion Time offers help to children with very challenging emotional issues, often resulting from trauma, violence or serious health difficulties in the family. 

Our approach is family- based, our team of professional staff and trained volunteers work closely with the children and their families, providing support and creating opportunities to re-establish strong family relationships.

Testimonials

“You transform and change lives and bring out the best in people. I just needed one person to believe in me when I couldn’t and to love me when I couldn’t love myself” 

“Dandelion was incredible in both helping not only my daughter but myself in such a calm nurturing environment, where you can make and create, prepare food, Craft making, be free of all thoughts and concerns.”

“I wish I could stay forever”

Outcomes for children 

78% Improved Emotional Wellbeing

85% Improved Self Esteem 

92% Improved Confidence 

View our full Impact Report here

What we are fundraising for 

Our Woodland Craft Lodge (illustrative artwork below) will be a tented therapeutic area will allow us to work with multiple families at the same time while ensuring social distancing (at least 3 families). The crafting area will have a dedicated area for green-wood working and flexible spaces for pottery, crafting with wool and food preparation for our wood-fired pizza oven.

The outdoor crafting area will have a canvas roof, and low-level straw bale rendered walls. this will allow the air to circulate openly within the space.

In addition to working with our vulnerable children and families we will use this space for our CPD training, regular open mornings and as a base for our corporate volunteer days.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

1 of 50 claimed

A Dandelion Time tea towel

A beautiful tea-towel designed by Paula George. The design uses a unique Dandelion print

£50 or more

1 of 50 claimed

A Dandelion Time Double Oven Glove

A beautiful double oven glove designed by Paula George. The design uses a unique Dandelion print and is exclusive to Dandelion Time.


Let's make 'Woodland Craft Lodge for Vulnerable Children' happen

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