School farm club given cash boost

PUBLISHED: 08:51 08 May 2011

The farm club is presented with a cheque by Angela Williamson on behalf of Nisa

The farm club is presented with a cheque by Angela Williamson on behalf of Nisa


A SCHOOL run farm has been given a boost from a local supermarket.

Saffron Walden County High School Farm Club was presented with a cheque for £500 from Nisa Checkout Supermarket, in Cromwell Road, at its annual Easter open day.

Supermarket owner John Visana runs a ‘plastic bag’ scheme which raises money for alll local schools – notably for eco projects – by charging shoppers 5p for using plastic bags in his store.

The club’s Easter open day itself raised £300, cash which will go into the day-to-day running of the farm.

Children, parents and community members flocked to the farm to take part.

They were able to see the newborn lambs, cattle, goats and day-old chicks, as well as handle the small livestock in Pet’s Corner.

Local and school grown vegetables were on sale and the event included an Easter egg hunt.

Farm manager Dave Crosby said: “We wish to thank all most whole heartedly for their generosity.”

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