Lord Mike Storey, CBE

“The song 'Strawberry Fields Forever' was of course inspired by John Lennon's memories of playing in the garden of Strawberry Field – originally The Salvation Army Children's Home. How fitting now that this project will not only provide a world-class visitor centre, but also importantly an educational facility for young disadvantaged people.”

"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