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Ashford Announce Agency Giving Fund Donation

The Ashford Agency is proud to have nominated local charity Dandelion Time to receive a donation of £6451.62 from the national £2 million ‘NFU Mutual Agency Giving Fund’

In light of the national emergency our country is continuing to face, NFU Mutual has allocated a £2million fund help local frontline charities during 2021. This follows £1million of support delivered by NFU Mutual’s Agency Giving Fund in 2020, which helped charities across many sectors to keep their life-changing services going throughout the pandemic.

To ensure these donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed where they’re needed most, NFU Mutual’s Agents, with over 300 offices nationwide, have been given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund. The funds will offer support as lockdown measures continue to impact our communities, providing both emergency support and to help build long-term resilience.

The Ashford Agency nominated Dandelion Time, to receive this support, to help deliver their important work.

This donation has allowed Dandelion Time to helps children struggling with the effects of trauma, abuse or neglect. The donation made by the Ashford Agency has gone towards fencing the animal fields on Dandelion Time’s farm. Anyès Reading, Relationship Manager of Dandelion Time, said:

Children spend time on our farm feeding and caring for the animals to overcome emotional difficulties, grow in confidence and begin to love and trust again. A tranquil natural environment is integral to our therapeutic approach; immersing children and families in nature. NFU Mutual’s generous funding for the fencing of the animals is crucial for their welfare, having the animals in a safe and enclosed space enables us to deliver our therapy with the children and families who come to Dandelion Time.

NFU Mutual’s £2million Agency Giving Fund forms part of a series of initiatives NFU Mutual has committed for the benefit of customers and communities affected by coronavirus. To find out more, please visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.