On Saturday 28th March 2020 Charlotte our Occupational Therapy Assistant will be running the Vale Ultra Race (32 miles) to raise funds for Amelia Trust Farm and help young people like Daniel who was diagnosed with dyspraxia at the age of 7. He really struggled in High School where he was bullied. His mental health deteriorated and he was referred for specialist support but refused to speak to anyone. Daniel became so anxious that he would not leave his bedroom and started to receive out-of-school tuition but he would not engage with his tutor. He was referred to Amelia Trust Farm where he soon started to talk to staff about his issues in the therapeutic environment of the Farm. Daniel’s mum can’t believe the difference in his self-confidence levels and commented “He was totally lost and would not leave the house but now he looks forward to coming to the Farm. He feels safe and it is such a lovely place to be. He has made friends and he has learned so much about the animals. It really has changed his life.”

Please donate now so that Charlotte can continue to help vulnerable young people like Daniel. Her race starts from Penarth Pier at 08:00 and from there the route follows the Wales Coastal Path, almost entirely on the trail. It hugs the clifftop passing numerous hidden and rugged bays all the way to the beachside resort of Ogmore-by-sea. Charlotte is hoping to finish it in roughly 7 hours (3pm), so if you want to support the Farm and Charlotte it would be great to see a few familiar faces at the finish!

Charlotte Clark