Funding campaign at Chipping Norton centre

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A new campaign’s been launched to help funding improvements at a centre for disabled children in Oxfordshire.

Fairytale Farm will be crowdfunding from 1 February to 31 March 2016, so it can start its next phase of development.

Owner Nick Laister explains: “Fairytale Farm is the first mainstream visitor attraction where everything has been designed for children with disabilities – but that can be enjoyed by everybody – and where no pre-booking is required. We have achieved a phenomenal amount since the Prime Minister, David Cameron, cut the ribbon in 2013, but there is a lot more to do and we need your help to achieve it.”

The Farm is trying to raise £91,500 for a number of projects, all of which will be implemented over the next two years. The projects include: two new interactive themed areas based on fairies and dinosaurs; installation of a hoist for disabled children; installing interactive sound systems on the Enchanted Walk; new activity panels with things that can be turned, touched, make noise, etc; creation of a raised sandpit for wheelchair users; animal handling building to allow animal petting in adverse weather and shelter for school groups; and the development of a new toilet block at bottom of site.

Those contributing to the crowdfunding campaign will receive a range of rewards and incentives that are not available to anyone else. Nick explains: “These include branded gifts, unique farm visits, animal keeper experiences, a VIP party, opportunities to immortalise yourself on the sensory trail and lifetime passes with exciting perks. It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to support Fairytale Farm and receive something that money can’t buy.”

Nick adds: “We can’t take Fairytale Farm to the next level without this funding. £91,500 means we can introduce these important new attractions and facilities that will significantly improve our visitors’ experience. We have set up a special web page for our crowdfunding campaign: www.fundthefairytale.com where people can sign up to receive more information and be part of this fantastic campaign.”

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