Farming for Kids helps Spring Ridge children with ASC 3 days per week
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Farming for Kids helps Spring Ridge children with ASC 3 days per week

by Freya Lucas

December 06, 2021

Significant funding from volunteer farming organisation Farming for Kids has allowed Spring Ridge New South Wales children to be able to access affordable after school care three days per week. 

 

The new service will be operated by the New England North West – Child minding service, which has been running the crèche at the Spring Ridge gym on a weekly basis since 2018.

 

Local Pippi Beer has been seeking help to set up the service for some time, and is ‘delighted’ by the support. 

 

“There is a current need – not just in Spring Ridge but across our district – for easily accessible after-school-care for children,” Ms Beer told local news source The Northern Leader Daily.

 

“We are delighted to have this service coming to Spring Ridge in 2022 and would like to thank ‘Farming for Kids’ for giving us the opportunity to establish this opportunity that will support local children,” she added.

 

Farming for Kids is a volunteer group which raises funds by growing, harvesting and selling crops grown on land leased from the Liverpool Plains Shire Council, near the Quirindi airport.

 

The charity has donated over $100,000 to the community in aid of local children since its inception, with further provisions to meet future scholarship commitments.

 

Locals who may be interested in accessing the service should contact Ms Beer directly on 0437 427 137. 

 

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