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  • Writer's pictureJake B

Arlan rides to the rescue

£617.50 from Coronavirus Crisis Fund rounds off a sponsored ride


It was after hearing a talk at his school from the Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre, that 6yr old Arlan decided to don a cat costume and together with his Mum (dressed as a rabbit) walked and cycled 10 miles over the space of a week to raise money for the centre.

After hearing about his amazing efforts, raising an incredible £617.50, our Coronavirus Crisis Fund rounded his donation up to £1000!

Founded in 1986, staff at the Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre said “We are so grateful to him for this and once lock-down is over, we can’t wait to meet him. We would love for him to come and have a tour of the place and meet all the cats, rabbits and piggies he has raised this money for. He’s a little legend and a massive round of applause from all of us here is most deserved.”

Upon hearing the news that his fundraising efforts had been rounded up Arlan was reported to be “over the moon” and already thinking about his next fundraising challenge!

Natalie, Arlans Mum.


The Ferry Farm community solar farm is located just north of the town of Selsey in West Sussex and straddles the parishes of Selsey and Sidlesham, which are the community it serves.

Created in 2016, our 5 megawatt community solar farm is made up of around 19,000 solar panels which, to date, have generated 5,400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity from the sun. That is enough to power the equivalent of 1,300 homes every year!

Surplus income generated by the solar farm, after operating and finance costs and reserves, is used to support Ferry Farm Community Solar’s community purpose and since 2016 we have provided over £85,000 of funding to support community projects.

We expect to generate at least £2million over the solar farm’s 30 year operating life to support local community initiatives.


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