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.”

“The plan 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.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE