Ace Picks Croatia to Win the Euros

Football Fanatics at Duckyls Farm know who will win the Euros after their horse Ace picked the Croatian Flag.

The Duckyls Farm residents who have learning disabilities, are thoroughly enjoying the Euro Championships and made flags to represent the teams, in one of their weekly art and craft sessions.

Having seen a lion from the Cotswold Wildlife Park incorrectly predict that the match between England and Serbia would end in a draw, Keri Strugnell, the Care Farm and Community Manager, at Duckyls Farm asked the residents if they thought Ace,  one of the farm horses might be better at predicting results.

The residents loved the idea and an experiment was set up to pick the Euro winner. The residents formed a line with all the flags they had made and Ace a 15 year old New Forest x Thoroughbred was encouraged to pick the winner.

Without hesitation Ace made straight for the Croatian flag.

Keri Strugnell, the Care Farm and Community Manager at Duckyls Farm said, “Despite Croatia losing their opening game 3-0 to Spain,  and drawing 2-2 with Albania on 19 June, Ace is confident that the Croatian team will be lifting the trophy on 14 July.”

Duckyls Farm is a care home for adults with learning disabilities and was recently awarded the contract from West Sussex County Council to provide activities each week for adults with additional needs at both their 100 acre Duckyls Farm and some external locations.

If you would like to help enrich life for the residents at Duckyls Farm they have a Wishlist and to see more about life at Duckyls follow


About Diagrama Foundation

Diagrama Foundation is a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life.

Diagrama has a Supported Living Service across Bromley and Mid Sussex, three homes for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, an eight-bed care home for adults with learning disabilities in West Sussex a fifty-bed care home for the elderly with nursing and dementia needs in Essex, and a fostering and adoption service in the southeast.

  • The Supported Living Service, cares for 33 adults with learning disabilities, in seven schemes across Bromley and one scheme in Mid Sussex, helping them to develop skills and confidence to live in their own house either on their own or with others.
  • At Cabrini House in Orpington the charity promotes the development of core skills for 23 adults with learning disabilities so that they can lead independent lives integrated within their community.
  • Duckyls Farm, a 100 acre care home in West Sussex for eight residents with learning disabilities, allows the charity to explore the physical, mental and social benefits that working with animals and in nature can offer to people with a learning disability.
  • The team at their nursing and dementia care home, Edensor Care Centre in Clacton on Sea, support vulnerable residents to live life to the full.
  • Diagrama’s adoption and fostering service cares for children in South London, Kent, Sussex, and Surrey.


Many vulnerable children and adults don’t get the support they need to develop their true potential, but the Diagrama team know that when someone has time and belief invested in  them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.

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