Animal Antiks, an animal therapy farm in Buckinghamshire which provides an alternative day provision, has bought a new Kubota tractor to provide a safe space for its learners.
Each week around 50 children and young adults, who are experiencing various challenges in their lives, can be found carrying out various tasks and activities around the farm and caring for their large animal family. They have found this experience helps to reduce their anxieties, increase their confidence and build on life and social skills, whilst in a safe and relaxed environment
Whenever the charity buys a piece of new machinery they try to ensure it can provide an opportunity to extend on the activities offered across the farm. So when they were looking to purchase a new tractor, Kubota was selected based on its strength and reputation within the market for high-quality and safe machinery – and importantly for them its ability to offer a secure and quiet in-cab experience as it has a full passenger seat. This is something the charity had prioritised in its search for a new tractor, but had struggled to find in other machines. This now provides the children and young adults the opportunity to assist with more of the day-to-day jobs around the farm.
Animal therapy farm's new workwear
Sarah Kettlety, founding member of Animal Antiks, said: “Kubota was an easy choice when it came to selecting a new tractor to use on the farm. Our children and young adults can become easily anxious or agitated, especially when they’re in spaces where they don’t feel comfortable, so we needed to find a tractor which provided a relaxed and safe environment.
“On top of this, Kubota have provided some branded work wear which they can now wear when they’re working on the farm. This has helped to create a sense of belonging amongst the team, further enhancing the experience we’re able to provide. We have and will continue to recommend Kubota machinery to anyone who is looking for a safe, comfortable and reliable tractor.”
Karen Tipping from Kubota UK, said: “We’re very proud to be working with a charity who gives so much back to the local community. Animal Antiks’ use of Kubota machinery is testament of our safe and comfortable credentials, two attributed which we pride ourselves on. We look forward to helping the team over the next few years with the valuable work that they provide to their local area.”
Photo: Animal Antiks – Nick Sear and a student