Television star backs charity

Pictured is ITV Emmerdale soap star Rik Makarem with Clowne Community Care Farm members.

Pictured is ITV Emmerdale soap star Rik Makarem with Clowne Community Care Farm members.

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TV SOAP star Rik Makarem has endorsed a fantastic charity after he launched Clowne Community Care Farm’s open day.

The not-for-profit community farm, at The Paddock, on Slayley Lane, helps to provide disadvantaged people with work experience and skills.

Chesterfield-based Rik, who stars in the ITV show Emmerdale as businessman Nikhil Sharma, said: “I was delighted to help this charity because it is such a good, local cause and I feel very proud to have been involved in their open day.

“This project has huge ambitions and their driving to help as many people as possible to make a better life for themselves.”

The farm which teaches people with limited opportunities, learning difficulties and those just looking for a change how to grow fruit and vegetables and how to look after animals. It also helps to develop life and social skills.

Those interested in joining its courses, apprenticeships and training schemes or becoming a volunteer at the farm are urged to call Ian Boyd on (01246) 452211 or email him at excell@email.com for details.