Launch of Botton Buddy scheme at Danby meeting

Action for Botton campaigners
Action for Botton campaigners

Campaign group Action for Botton is holding a public meeting at Danby Village Hall on Friday March 6.

Campaigners plan to update supporters on their efforts to support the co-workers at Botton and fight the changes being imposed by the Camphill Village Trust (CVT).

The group will also be using the event, which begins at 7.30pm, to launch their Botton Buddy scheme to help co-workers and their families who have been issued with eviction notices by CVT.

“We know there is huge support across the local community for the valuable work that Botton does and I am urging people to come along to the meeting,” said James Fearnley, from Whitby, who is organising the scheme.

“So many local people have asked me how they can help practically. With the buddy scheme you can help in whatever way you are able.

“We especially want local buddies to support co-workers directly but we also warmly welcome long range Buddies too and people who live further afield.

“We have already had interest from supporters in the US wanting to become buddies. Anybody who wants to help can become a buddy.”

The scheme will involve groups, each about a dozen- strong, who will be responsible for supporting one co-worker house.

The support could encompass many different activities ranging from financial help and transport to providing food or just visiting regularly to provide moral support.

For details on becoming a Botton Buddy contact James or Lucy on (01947) 603456.