Voice of Villagers

All of the people below have pledged their support and friendship to the Campaign for Real Care as The Voice of Villagers.  Click Here to pledge your support and friendship.

simon - Netherlands

My Voice:

having lived for two beautiful years in Botton i know what a truly human place it is where love lives among the people, where searching for the spirit lives, where true art lives, where protection lives for those who need it!!!

14/10/2014 18:55:15

lucinda - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have been living in botton since 2010 and I love the communty and I am ery sad to here changes are happing and I think all the villagers including me are very strong and we can fight this all together 

20/07/2014 18:36:12

richard -

11/01/2012 20:50:47

Miss -

My Voice:

Co-workers are not paid. Work is to meet the needs of others. Sad then that the villagers have to pay for the privilege to work.  What are they paying for -when their work often substantially benefits the community?

08/01/2012 22:24:13

Michael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Please see the email I sent to Jeff Balls.

Please Note my address which is 12 Robert Humbert House, Rushby Mead,Letchworth Garden City,Herts, SG6 1RS

Land Line Number 01462 671408.

Please Keep me informed as to how things are going.

As a long term Villager and supporter of Camphill I am appauled at what is basic ignorance of Botton

30/12/2011 10:30:56

Krzysztof - New Zealand

My Voice:

I worked as a teacher at Botton Village for 7 years. If one is at all open it is impossible not to be moved by the social ethos which permeates the whole fabric of the community. This ethos, founded on a deep understanding of human development quite simply manifests as warmth and dare I say love for one's work and for each other. Of course it is always difficult initially to relate to and understand a philosophy which looks towards a future potential in the human being and which is not purely a pragmatic, short term solution to the question of how to care for those with special needs. Botton is a place where one can experience a radically different approach to working with money for instance, an approach which could serve as a beacon for the world in its current financial crisis. Just as much of our most precious natural habitats and endangered species are under threat from pragmatic and consumerist thinking so is one of our most precious institutions ; Botton and the Camphill community.

27/12/2011 11:37:01

Adam - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton village gives dignity and respect to its villagers in a very unique way that should be preserved.

27/12/2011 11:03:41

mark - United Kingdom

23/12/2011 14:20:27

Damien - Australia

20/12/2011 23:21:16

Simon - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 22:23:53

Melvin - United Kingdom

My Voice:

My first years were at Botton, and I have faint but very fond memories of the place.

I can't see how an observer could think the existence and life quality of villagers anthingy less than superb.

I surely hope a way is found for the place to continue.

My best wishes,


12/12/2011 22:03:22

Wanda - U.S.A.

My Voice:

I have had the same kind of experience as a teacher in a Montessori school.  Regulators whose job is to insure safety and minimal quality are unable to acknowledge - and probably can't without losing their job - that picking away at the richness of the daily experience of the children is going to ruin it.  The latest example: a rock in the schoolyard which has been there for 40 years without an accident must be covered with industrial strength rubber!!

12/12/2011 21:59:22

Victor - Germany

My Voice:

The people who live there, are great and the life also. It should stay like it is.

12/12/2011 21:08:35

Jan - Czech Republic

12/12/2011 12:06:51

Eskander - France

My Voice:

let the world be ! 

12/12/2011 11:37:42

Hannie - Netherlands

12/12/2011 08:26:03

Tristram - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 08:14:41

Ireen - Netherlands

11/12/2011 23:55:38

Hans - Germany

11/12/2011 14:48:10

Katarzyna - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 18:05:33

Philipp - Germany

10/12/2011 15:41:54

Helle - United Kingdom

My Voice:

We all need community. This is one community that cares, without which the world would be poorer. It's an example of what is necessary in the world.


10/12/2011 14:29:49

Margit -

10/12/2011 13:57:09

Magdalena -

10/12/2011 13:02:43

satya - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 12:26:29

Johannes - U.S.A.

09/12/2011 23:13:09

Bridget -

09/12/2011 20:59:50