Who we are
Dandelion Time offers help to children with very challenging emotional issues, often resulting from trauma, violence or serious health difficulties in the family. Our approach is family based and creates opportunities for new beginnings and improved relationships.
The service recognises the importance of being in a peaceful natural environment, absorbing children in calming hands on activities. Therapists guide families to harness the healing powers of the natural world using materials such as wood, wool and clay, to care for animals and to grow and eat healthy food thus laying down new positive memories. This helps them to discuss and explore the difficulties they are facing and enables the wider family to come together to build stronger bonds. Children grow in confidence and resilience and have achieved remarkable and long lasting changes in their lives as a result of coming to Dandelion Time.
What we are fundraising for
In 2020 Dandelion Time moved to a new site encompassing 22 acres of farm and woodland which houses the charity’s farm animals along with several derelict outbuildings, all of which are being re-developed to create a new long-term centre for children and families.
We are now in the final stages of this site transformation and are reaching out to our community to help us over the last hurdle. Before the new Centre opens in September we need to create our courtyard garden; a peaceful, sheltered space where children and families can come together to overcome past trauma, rebuild relationships and develop the skills and aspirations for a brighter future.
CAN YOU HELP US NOW? We need 3,000 brick pavers to create our courtyard garden; supplied and laid at £3 per brick. The more bricks you can buy the better! £36 buys a dozen and £100 = one square metre.
Our new Centre will all be available to the local community for meetings and other activities enabling Dandelion Time to strengthen our connections with the community and also increase funds to support our work with vulnerable children and families.
We hope we can count on your support to leave a lasting legacy and ensure Dandelion Time can continue to deliver its vital service for many years to come.
“You transform and change lives and bring out the best in people. I just needed one person to believe in me when I couldn’t and to love me when I couldn’t love myself.”
“Dandelion was incredible in both helping not only my daughter but myself in such a calm nurturing environment, where you can make and create, prepare food, Craft making, be free of all thoughts and concerns.”
“I wish I could stay forever.”