On Thursday 27th May Willow On The Farm Nursery had a wonderful day with glorious weather raising money for the local charity AIPFF.

The AIPFF provides the opportunity for disadvantaged children from deprived areas, including Oxford, to be given the same opportunities as other children to access grass roots sports. Many children have suffered as a result of the lockdown and mental health issues are now very prevalent amongst this group of vulnerable children.

Children who attend the nursery, aged from 2.5 – 4.5 years old, walked over half a mile across farm fields with magnificent views to cross a finish line and be greeted by their parents and a picnic in the sun! Hassan Sabrie, from Diversity Football League, a small project in the Blackbird Leys area of Oxford, came to speak to the parents and children about where funding from the AIPFF goes to, and how it helps provide football kits, boots and equipment.

Hassan and his two colleagues then awarded the children with a certificate and rosette for their achievement and so far in excess of £2000 has been raised for this very worthy cause!


Take a look at how the day went and see some of the young people in the area that the funds raised went on to support:

A big thank you to the Willow On The Farm Nursery and everyone who toddled!