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From the green benches to greener pastures

Two local MPs, Gillian Keegan, Chichester, and Andrew Griffith, Arundel and South Downs, came together to visit Crimsham Farm just south of Chichester.


The farm, founded by Armed Forces veterans and local people with learning difficulties is an education and community centre aimed at offering nature-based educational support particularly to children with special education needs.


The MPs were shown around the farm where they were introduced to its residents which included pigs, micro pigs, goats, chickens and much more. The farm is looking to expand their services to include more support for veterans and increase their community engagement.


After her visit Mrs Keegan said: “Crimsham Farm is a brilliant example of communities providing a service to improve mental health and well being whilst offering educational support.


“I was really impressed by the team who work hard to connect the veterans and children with farming and nature. A special mention to Connor, who himself has learning difficulties and does an incredible job caring for the animals who are well tempered and happy.


“I am looking forward to hearing how their future projects get on.”


Mr Griffith added: “This hands on facility hits the spot precisely with a number of local needs and I look forward to supporting their expansion.”


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