Fish ’n’ Fritz recent got involved with the fantastic ‘Ewenited at Eweleaze’. Project masterminded and run by a very special local lady, Kim Fairview.
We only played a small part in it, but we are very proud to be involved.
Kim tells us more about the project.
“Having the privilege of living locally in beautiful Weymouth, my lovely friend Mel Ward tried to convince me for a few years to holiday 3 miles down the road at Eweleaze Farm in Osmington, Weymouth. I could never understand the appeal of travelling a short distance to set up camp, until finally persuaded 3 years ago, my husband Jim and I decided to give it a go.
Following the devastation of the pandemic last year, having fully embraced the ‘Eweleaze dream’, I had a dream! ‘What if families that really needed a break could spend time together, with their children making memories in beautiful Weymouth.’ Eweleaze Farm was certainly the place that could offer that to families. Children have so many opportunities at Eweleaze just to be children. From climbing the hay bales, walking the resident dogs, swimming and paddling in the sea, toasting marshmallows around the campfire, arts and crafts and being safe running and playing in the acres of fields on offer. Eweleaze really does have it all, with an affordable food village, offering delicious, well priced food for all.
Once the idea had formed, I knew I had to pursue it further and approached Peter Broatch, owner of Eweleaze Farm. After two weeks of camping myself, he possibly wondered who this person was, but Peter kindly suggested I make contact again in the Autumn to discuss further.
Autumn duly arrived and following a meeting with Peter, ‘Ewenited at Eweleaze’ was born.
Peter, amazingly offered two luxury bell tents for families for the whole month of August, valued at over £6000 in revenue, together with pizza and ice cream for every family to enjoy.
With Peter’s generosity, 16 families will be able to take time out with their children and enjoy making memories together this August, during a short break at Eweleaze Farm.
The lovely families have been put forward by the great charities, ‘Christians against Poverty’, ‘The Nest’ and ‘Home Start, West Dorset.’ This then enabled a wonderful team of people form to help in many ways. Cherry Clarke of ‘Refresh, The Church of Weymouth and Portland in Action’ was instrumental in liaising with ‘Christians against Poverty’ and identifying families, alongside Claire Atkins, CAP Debt Centre Manager and Jackie Dukes of Refresh. This also included breakfast boxes being supplied by church members, camping equipment organised by Jackie, swimwear and towels funded by the Rotary Club, transport provided by Ian Ferguson of Weyline Taxi, food items and toiletries supplied by Waitrose and Sainsburys, children’s fun packs supplied by Evee Dukes of Camping Corner, and even a fish and chip supper for every family, kindly supplied by Paul Hay of Fish n Fritz.
Ewenited at Eweleaze have also designed a calendar put together by Damian of Print Team and sponsored by Palmers Brewery, Charlotte Beare Art and Matt Maton Design.
We have also been blessed with almost £650 in donations from well wishers wanting to support this project.
Twelve months ago, an idea was placed on my heart and with amazing generosity and support from Peter, Georgie and Amie at Eweleaze, this idea became a reality. What followed was a true coming together of community spirit and team work.
In the words of Helen Keller “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”.
You can find out more about ‘Ewenited at Eweleaze’ on their Facebook page.