Char­ity-run farm in £50,000 cash boost

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the doc­tor had ad­vised her to re­turn to the surgery when she was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the symp­toms she had men­tioned dur­ing her ap­point­ment.

Mr Prais asked her why she didn’t go to the doc­tor straight away.

Felic­ity de­scribed how the episodes “usu­ally hap­pened at the week­ends” and when she had the op­por­tu­nity to speak with the GP she was “usu­ally feel­ing bet­ter”.

She said: “They told me they could only as­sess me when I was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing an episode”. AN ABERDEEN farm, which works with peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and men­tal health prob­lems, was to­day given a huge cash boost.

The Easter An­gus­ton Farm near Peter­cul­ter, which is run by Vol­un­tary Ser­vice Aberdeen, has been awarded a mas­sive £50,000 by the Aberdeen Air­port Com­mu­nity Fund. The money was given out un­der the in­de­pen­dent grant-mak­ing char­ity BAA Com­mu­ni­ties Trust, which was set up by the air­port owner.

This fund­ing will al­low the VSA to com­pletely re­fur­bish their ed­u­ca­tion room, build a new ma­chin­ery work­shop, and make other im­prove­ments.

The money will even fund the pur­chase of a milk­ing cow to teach groups about where their milk comes from.

Farm man­ager John Dun­can said: “This is fan­tas­tic news for the farm.

“The award will ben­e­fit so many peo­ple, from the farm trainees to the many vis­i­tors to the site, es­pe­cially school groups and other chil­dren.

“The farm is all about ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing and the trainees and vis­i­tors alike will all have su­perb new fa­cil­i­ties to help them learn in much more com­fort­able and suit­able sur­round­ings.”

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