About the event
Each year we have great pride in hosting our Community Summer Event which sees between 5-700 visitors. We do this for a number of reasons – To bring our community together, to showcase local talent, inspire creativity, raise confidence, encourage social inclusion, support local businesses, encourage networking and professional links, provide opportunities for training and employment, celebrate achievements of service users and promote new and current services delivered by Calm Farm.
Calm Farm was launched in 2007 and is a Community Interest Company ('not for profit').
We are based in Bexhill-on-Sea and provide a wide range of services to promote social inclusion, develop skills for learning, life and employment, to improving well-being through a broad range of creative, sensory, therapeutic, healthy and educational services for children, young people, parents and carers, including services for additional learning needs and PMLD.
We rely mainly on funding to deliver our services to the community including events and community parties
The Summer Event is to raise money for our Remarkable Me program.
Aims to target children that are experiencing stress and difficulties in their lives due to poor self-esteem and negative self-belief and as a result maybe failing to reach their potential. We will be using the Arts throughout each session to help awaken and inspire children to develop their creativity which we believe will motivate and encourage them to overcome hurdles, try new things, learn new skills, enhance their emotional literacy and develop their resilience.
Why should you sponsor?
Remarkable Me is a successful Arts based program aimed at children that are experiencing stress and anxiety in their lives due to poor self-esteem and negative self-belief and as a result maybe failing to reach their potential. Each session is designed to help awaken and inspire children to develop their creativity which motivates and encourages them to overcome hurdles, try new things, learn new skills, aids emotional expression and raises self-esteem. We explore the themes of identity, strengths and attributes, overcoming fears, leadership, communication, hopes and goals, healthy relationships and how to make a positive contribution to society and our local community.
Why Self Esteem?
‘Too often, children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health is not given the attention it needs’. (Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care and Support )
The state of a Young Persons emotional health and Wellbeing has been shown to impact upon their mental health and Wellbeing well into adulthood. In some research conducted by Public Health England they found the following:
In an average class of 30 15-year-old pupils:
· three could have a mental disorder
· ten are likely to have witnessed their parents separate
· one could have experienced the death of a parent
· seven are likely to have been bullied
· six may be self-harming
These figures are from just one recent study but sadly there is more evidence to reveal alarming statistics about the Health and Wellbeing of our future generation. In a study of Child Wellbeing by UNICEF in 2013 Britain ranked 16th out of 29 Countries in terms of the Wellbeing of our Young People . The fact is that our Young People are facing huge stresses and strains, which are placing them in a very vulnerable position which stands to affect them into adulthood unless addressed at an early age.
In the work we have done over the years in colleges, schools, youth centres, with charities and hard to reach NEET pupils (Not in Education, Employment and Training) we have found that low self-esteem is a persistent issue contributing to poor attainment, challenging behaviour and poor mental health.
Low self-esteem affects the way young people function socially, emotionally, academically, in their homes and society as a whole. It can literally dictate the direction their lives will go and the situations they find themselves in. Our program aims to provide children with the tools to build a firm foundation of positive self-esteem. We feel it vital to equip children with such tools so as to manage the difficult transition into their teenage and adult years, which for many young people, is a very challenging time.
The children we help
The Remarkable Me program caters for children between the ages 7-12 years from many different backgrounds. Some fostered and/or looked after children with anger and attachment problems, some with additional needs, some experiencing difficulty with transition of moving schools, some suffering with trauma from abuse, neglect, sexuality or bullying. However all share the same debilitating low self-esteem and as result are having difficulty achieving their goals, building relationships and having a full quality of life.
As our sponsor we would be delighted to include you on all our marketing material and campaigns and include your logo if required. If you would like a stall at the event to promote your service further and distribute your products we would be happy to support this.
We always have an MC each year at the event who does announcement over the PA system and we would be proud to include your company in these announcement on the day.
Other areas we would be happy to provide:
1. Sponsor banner displayed at event
2. Sponsor name or logo announced across all social media
3. Sponsor name or logo in advertisements in newspapers and magazines
4. Sponsor logo on our website and social media
Calm Farm (Not for profit) Community Interest Company
Calm Farm was founded in 2007 and is a Community Interest Company, (not for profit). We are based in Sidley and provide a wide range of services across in Sidley, Bexhill, Hastings, St Leonards, Eastbourne and occassional other locations across East Sussex.
Our aims are to promote social inclusion, develop skills for learning, life and employment, to improving well-being through a broad range of sensory, therapeutic, healthy and educational services for children, young people, parents and carers, including services for additional learning needs and PMLD.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer
As Calm Farm is a Community Interest Company we rely on funding to deliver our community services but unfortunately we have not been successful in achieving funding for this amazing program to continue after Christmas, despite evidence to suggest the benefit it has had . At present we have had to charge parents £75 for a place in a bid to meet some of our costs, a cost such as this naturally excludes many children who could otherwise benefit but whose parents are unable to provide financial support.