Thomas Jones and The Island Project

by Thomas Jones - Island Project in Draycott, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £280

raised so far



Tom Jones shares his experiences, struggles in life and how he has managed to find purpose and belonging at The Island Project.

by Thomas Jones - Island Project in Draycott, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 13th July 2020 we'd raised £280 with 15 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Tom Jones has been volunteering for the Island Project for roughly 8 months. He has been compelled to spread his message about just how important The Island Project Farming & Education Centre is for him and the wider community.

Tom has a wealth of knowledge having studied Zoo Biology and is always keen to share his knowledge as well as listen to other people’s stories. Tom regularly volunteers at the weekend to help feed and clean the animals; his brawns, as well as his brains, are appreciated at these times.

Tom has made flyers and information sheets about The Island Project’s animals and for community events that, unfortunately, had to cancel due to COVID 19. Sadly, our volunteers have also had to stop coming but this hasn’t stopped Tom from doing his best to fundraise for The Island. He’s shaved his head and recorded this video to share the benefits that the farm has for him and for the young people who come to the project and for our local community as a whole.  

We hope you watch the video with the same joy as The Island Project team has. Thank you to our very own Island Warrior, our hero Tom!

“Really, the ugly duckling is the perfect example of what The Island Project is attempting to achieve. It’s taking people who everyone has perceptions about and preconceived ideas about and trying to show them that they can be more than what people perceive them to be”

– Thomas Jones, Island Warrior.

If you would like to support Tom and The Island Projects effort’s please help by donating, sharing and spreading awareness. Every effort counts.

The Island Project is supporting Tom in his fundraising efforts, please liaise with our staff should you need help.

If you would like to become a volunteer and Island Warrior, please contact Alison McPherson

For any rewards information or technical support please contact Jonathan Goodman


This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Fresh salad bag

A bag of organic salad picked freshly from the garden. Not your average supermarket salad. We currently have lettuce, spring onion, mustard, radish, chard, mint, chive, spinach and lemon balm.

£15 or more

Seedling Pack

Ideal for garden growing. This pack is loosely based on the 3 sisters principles. X3 lettuce X1 courgette (green or yellow) or pumpkin (ground) X2 sweetcorn or pea (purple or green) (tall or climbing) X2 bean (dwarf bean or runner bean) X2 Swiss chard X1 1 litre comfrey (Organic plant fertilizer. Add 1 glug of comfrey into a 5 litre watering can and add direct to your plants once a week to give them all the nutrients they need)

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Young people will create a pet rock with your name and a nice quote on it. Your rock will be used to brighten up the farm's gardens and surrounding areas.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Students from The Island Project will write a personalised thank you letter and draw you a thank you poster.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Staff and young people will record a video that walks around the farm, showing, feeding and fussing the animals as well as showing you what is going on around the farm. Obviously there will be a big thank you as well!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

In your honour, young people will build a sturdy outdoor bench for the farm. So that on hot days, cold days, sad days or happy days. The bench will let young people know that someone out there wanted them to sit for a while and enjoy their happiness, or be able to relax and take a breath. Your name and small quote will be pyrographed into the pallet bench.

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