Rare Breeds Centre welcomes Damian Green MP for English Tourism Week

Published: 30 March 2015

Rare Breeds Centre welcomes Damian Green MP for English Tourism Week

Two special visitors got a hands on experience at The Rare Breeds Centre to show their supporting for tourism in Kent.

MP for Ashford Damian Green and Visit Kent chairman Amanda Cottrell OBE visited the family-friendly farm in Woodchurch on Friday morning, 20th March to show their support for the attraction as part of English Tourism Week.

The Rare Breeds Centre is run by The Canterbury Oast Trust, a charity that supports more than 160 adults who have learning or physical disabilities.

The family-friendly farm has numerous hands-on activities for people of all ages, and Damian and Amanda were pleased to meet staff, volunteers and farm ‘residents’.

Damian Green said: “English Tourism Week is great way of inspiring people to get out and about in their home county and to discover the wonderful attractions on their doorstep.

“The Rare Breeds Centre is an outstanding organisation, giving families a sensational day out and adults with learning difficulties a supportive and friendly environment to work in.

“It is always a joy to visit this site with my family, and to support the work of Canterbury Oast Trust and local tourism in doing so.”

Amanda Cottrell added: “Rain or shine, The Rare Breeds Centre is a wonderful place to visit. I try to visit as many attractions as possible during English Tourism Week – but Kent has so many that it’s almost impossible!

“Tourism really is an industry worth supporting – it provides more than 68,000 jobs in Kent and puts £3.4billion into our economy.

“It is also an endlessly positive and social environment to work in, so I hope people will be inspired to keep visiting and supporting local attractions - and possibly consider a career in the industry long term. You’ll never be bored!”

Damian Green was one of several Kent MPs who visited local attractions on Friday 20th May to show their support for English Tourism Week, in partnership with Visit Kent.