Whirlow Hall Farm Trust Sheffield receive a sizeable grant from the Mark Benevolent Fund

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust have received a grant from the Mark Benevolent Fund of £20,000 to refurbish 2 children’s bedrooms for overnight stays on educational visits. 

Each year the Trust helps over 10,000 children and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds and the inner city, to grow. Many of the children visiting the Farm would not get a chance to visit an area outside their own estate, let alone in the countryside.

The Trust runs programmes for children who are excluded, or at risk of exclusion, from mainstream education and helps them get back on track. It also has activities for youngsters who have additional educational needs to help them develop life skills, grow in confidence and reduce the risk of isolation.

Most of its young visitors will not have spent much time at a farm or in the countryside. So holding a freshly hatched chick, bottle feeding a new born lamb or seeing a pig with her piglets can be an unforgettable experience. For many it will change their lives forever.

This is what your donations to the Festival achieves.

Your money, your charity, your support, your success.