School farm club given cash boost

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.

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

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