Lady Judy Martin, OBE

“I am delighted to support The Salvation Army in their efforts to build a new training centre for young people with mild to moderate learning disabilities at Strawberry Field. Their plans to provide these young people with vocational training to enable them to find meaningful work in Merseyside is at the heart of the modern Salvation Army's work.

My husband, Beatles producer George Martin, always considered Strawberry Fields Forever as one of his finest recordings of the band; the lyrics reflecting the happy times John Lennon and his friends had whilst playing in the grounds of the children's home as a child.

The plans to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.

I hope you will join me in financially supporting this exciting project as The Salvation Army creates a ‘Beacon of Hope’ at Strawberry Field.”

"It’s a wonderful idea that The Salvation Army is going to cultivate youngsters in the precious soil of Strawberry Field."

Julia Baird, Honorary President