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David Martin Place

David Martin Place

For all the years I have been involved in the Foundation – mostly on the periphery at the start, now full time on the team in the office, we have talked and dreamed about how to increase the numbers of young people that Triple Care Farm can help. We are passionate in working towards the aim of helping as many young people as we can. 

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“Now just lean back and step over the edge…”

“Now just lean back and step over the edge…”

While I am blessed to have the opportunity to have spent the last 5 years working in my father's foundation, all the Martin family are connected in some way; as abseilers, volunteers, Board Members, event supporters and advocates for the work the foundation does.

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