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Charity farm in volunteer call

Section:  Lockerbie and Lochmaben

PREPARATIONS for the year ahead are well underway at Mossburn Community Farm.

And to help achieve its goals for this year, the charity is seeking volunteers with various skillsets to come aboard the team and make a difference to the animals they care for.

Founder Juanita Wilson is keen to get people into a number of roles, from getting hands-on with horses, close to cattle and pally with pigs, as well as the other rescue animals such as goats, chickens, a llama and even two emus.

Jaunita explained yard volunteers are vital for practical help with mucking out, feeding, all general duties and animal care, as well as maintaining the garden.

For those looking for another way to help, during the better weather the tea room is open every second Sunday and needs volunteers to serve visitors.

Opportunities in event managing and fundraising are also available and volunteers are being called upon to help with organising car boot sales and produce sales, helping in the charity shop and selling online.

There are also spaces for new committee members.

Juanita said: “If you think you can be of any help to us at all – get in touch.”

As well as helping animals, Mossburn also work with children and adults with additional needs, offering them volunteer placements, a ‘Learning With Horses’ programme and more recently hosting dementia friendly activity sessions in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Scotland.

Anyone wishing to volunteer should call Juanita on 01387 811288 or email

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