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A COUPLE are settin off on a coast to coast challenge this weekend to raise money for Mossburn Community Farm.

Sarah Watt, pictured above, is the activity manager at the charity near Hightae and she works with a group of adults and children with learning disabilities However, supplies are running low, so Sarah is putting her best foot forward to raise money. Explaining why, she said: “They are the most wonderful group but we are very limited to what we can do due to lack of equipment and space. We need to raise funds for computers, printer, sensory equipment, art supplies, furniture, sports equipment, media equipment, mini bus hire and day trips that will enrich the lives of the people that come to the farm. Currently we can only open for one day of the week but hopefully, through funding, we can open the centre for more days so that more people can enjoy what we have to offer. At the centre we teach a variety of important life skills in order to prepare the group for independence. We learn fun and interesting topics, engage and encourage physical well being, promote self help, self worth and creativity through drama, music, art and media.”

Along with her partner, Paul Mitchell, she will walk the 84 mile length of Hadrian’s Wall from Wallsend to Bowness on Solway it in five days, starting today. They have set up a funding page at and are appealing for donations and support. And they are also inviting keen walkers to join them at any stage of the walk. For more information email wattlee81<\@>

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