WWOOFing changes lives

Nov 26, 2017

We recently received this from ex-host Dave Fox of Cambridge and wanted to share it with you.

‘In July 2015 I was diagnosed with an advanced cancer which required radical treatment on a “potentially curative pathway”, as my surgeon’s letter put it. Three WWOOFers, Dea and Millie from Canada, and Felicity from New Zealand, were here. They helped me greatly during this difficult time, staying on longer than originally planned as my chemotherapy commenced.

I live alone and couldn’t do much myself. They kept me going, as well as the allotment. To cut a long story short, I’ve survived a major operation and recent scans show no return of cancer at the moment. Meanwhile all three WWOOFers left Cambridge but have since returned and made permanent homes nearby.’

Dave is now hosting refugees but added: ‘Maybe I’ll rejoin as a WWOOF host sometime. But in any case my various guests always somehow feel like WWOOFers; they help on the allotment, they love the food, and they become friends.

photo: some of Dave’s WWOOFers, from his listing with us

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