Nuzzlets are a charity located near York who offer therapy and education to children who are disabled, experience learning difficulties or who are terminally ill, as well as supplying a sanctuary for rescued animals.
Jim has supported Nuzzlets in many guises over the past 4 years including:-
* Cycling from Boroughbridge to Newcastle - raising over £5,000
* Cycling from Boroughbridge to Edinburgh - raising £4,840
* Offering almost 80 hours of personal time to assist the children who visit Nuzzlets by supporting the staff to show children how to learn and care for all the animals.
The amount of money Jim has raised has allowed Nuzzlets to open a new log cabin which allows continued activities which were previously disrupted by wet weather !
The following extract has been taken from Nuzzlets website which highlights its importance within the community:
A report in the Yorkshire Evening Press on Saturday 2nd June 2007 states:
A Farm outside York has won a national award for the work it does with disabled children. Nuzzlets animal sanctuary near York, has scooped a top accreditation from the Government for its work creating a countryside classroom , teaching children about nature and farming.
The farm specialises in helping the families of children with disabilities, special needs and children who are terminally ill. It also works with school children undertaking animal welfare training as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Children from all over Yorkshire, including families visit the farm.
The Children feed and stroke the animals, and learn about farming, planting, the seasons and animal welfare .
Jim has also helped his local community with the following activities:
* Organising Family Cycle Days in 2010 & 2011 with almost 300 participants - raising £1,200 in 2011
* Playing Father Christmas at Martin House Childrens Hospice - distributing presents to children who are unable to go home at Christmas. Children from this H