Charities get passes to the farm

Jacksons at Jedburgh, a farm visitor attraction on the outskirts of the Borders town, is now accepting applications for its Charity Annual Pass Initiative.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:12 pm
Jasmine Jackson on the farm with one of the lambs.

Twenty annual passes will be distributed to a number of charities, who can then in turn, offer free weekend visits to those they support from May 8.

Jasmine and Fenwick Jackson, tenants of Kersheugh farm and owners of Jacksons at Jedburgh, have always been passionate about accessibility and inclusivity at their farm attraction, believing that both the physical and mental benefits of rural life and the great outdoors should be able to be experienced by all of those who choose to visit.

Jasmine Jackson said: “As a family with additional needs children we have benefited greatly from the support of charities in the Borders such as the Borders Additional Needs Group, based near Galashiels, and ParentSpace in Duns.

"Now with our new business I feel we have the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation by offering the annual passes. We will be limiting the number of passes to one per charity to ensure that lots of charities have an opportunity to get involved."

Since opening to the public after the first lockdown in 2020, Jacksons at Jedburgh now have a number of sheep, goats, cows, pigs and poultry that visitors can feed and interact with, as well as outdoor seating, farm-themed toys and a family-friendly walk that offers fantastic views across the countryside.

Applications for the passes are now open and forms can be downloaded from the farm’s website and emailed to [email protected] by April 30.