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Our Friends

As the reputation of Seeds4Success grows locally and more communities are feeling the impact of our work, the financial support we receive from local individuals is increasing. This is making a significant difference to the charity by enabling us to offer more opportunities to young people. Our ‘Friends of Seeds4Success’ are individuals who are making a regular financial contribution to the charity or are taking an active role in fundraising on our behalf.

To find out more about becoming one of our ‘Friends’ please contact Jaki Farrell

Please see Our Charity page for contact details and a contact form.


Sarah is aiming to raise £5000 for Seeds4Success.

On 4th September, Sarah will embark on a cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, with her sister, Fiona.  Over the 9-days, they will climb 52,530 feet and ride between 101-117 miles per day.

"The reason behind all this centres round the tragic death of our very dear friend Jamie Mackaness in November 2018 from a heart attack. His family were shocked to the core and whilst showing extraordinary fortitude and courage since that terrible day, the loss has left them bereft, and their lives changed forever. Jamie was known to so very many people during the course of his life, and in a vast array of capacities - he was, most importantly: husband, father, son and brother and cousin. He was also an exceptionally loyal friend to many of us, a fellow soldier and a work colleague. Those of us who were lucky enough to have come into his orb over his 61 years, witnessed a truly remarkable man, whose integrity was unsurpassed. Unsurprisingly, for a man who always put others first, he became involved in a charity, local to his home in Dorset, Seeds4Success."

Please support Sarah by donating if you can, or sharing her fundraising page on Twitter and Facebook.

Click her to go to Sarah's Just Giving page

Thank you!


Jamie's Fund

In November 2018, Jamie Mackaness, a keen supporter and advocate of Seeds4Success, sadly passed away suddenly in his sleep, leaving a huge hole in his family and the local community. Jamie was an energic and enthusiastic individual who during his time in the military, coached and mentored young recruits and his peers, having a lasting impression on them. He wanted to put these skills into practice in the local community through his support of Seeds4Success.

Following Jamie’s death, his family and friends have raised and continue to raise a significant amount of funding for Seeds4Success in Jamie’s name. This funding will be used to establish a mentoring and coaching project for young people, supporting those who need that bit of extra support to achieve their goals and aspirations. In addition to personal donations in Jamie’s memory, family members and friends have also taken part in their own fundraising activities and together they have raised over £40,000.

Please follow the link below to access current fundraising events in Jamie’s memory.


We are so grateful for the support of Jamie, his family and friends, and their contribution to Seeds4Success is making a significant difference to the level of support we are able to offer local young people. The legacy of Jamie Mackaness will live long in the hearts and lives of young people in South West Wiltshire and all involved in Seeds4Success.