With COVID-19 causing enormous uncertainty across the UK, charities have been hit hard with many struggling to survive.
Vauxhall City Farm, known for bringing a little piece of the countryside to the heart of London, relies on public’s donations and fundraising initiatives.
Monica Tyler, Chief Executive of Vauxhall City Farm said: “Understandably donations have ground to halt with the public fearful about the future at an uncertain time for jobs and livelihoods.”
The organisation was started 42 years ago, on a small plot of land that was left after the demolition of buildings and local people were encouraged by the North Lambeth Neighbourhood Council to be responsible for the area.
People started to plant vegetables and eventually created areas for livestock and from then on the farm has grown to the fantastic charity that it is today.
Living at the farm are a variety of animals including horses, pigs, goats, alpacas, and ducks to smaller animals like guinea pigs, rabbits, aviary birds, chickens and many more.
With these animals the farm provides children in the community and visitors from further afield with educational and training programmes to learn animal husbandry and personal development skills. The charity also travels out to different locations around the country with some of the animals to meet people who don’t have the opportunity to see the farm.
To assist with feeding the horses and ponies during these difficult times the team at British Horse Feeds is donating bags of their highly nutritious beet pulp products, Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, to help feed the animals and keep them in good health.
Said Will I’Anson, Director of British Horse Feeds: “Vauxhall City Farm really do a lot for the community enhancing the lives of so many people who live in the heart of London.
“It is organisations like these that need to be supported to get through these times and require help to keep going and carry on when they are able to open again.”
Monica Tyler commented: “We were so grateful for British Horse Feeds donation of feed as it will help the farm in a big way. It is times like this where community and pulling together is key.”