Riding High with Wheelie!

On Thursday 12th May, Gina, Izzy and the team took our first wheelchair user, Ian 'Wheelie' Burgess, on the full 10km trek into the moors. The sun was shining and it was a momentous occasion for the Trust. Years of dreaming, planning and hard work had finally been realised and the fact that it was shared with Wheelie, a true friend of the Trust, made it all the more special. We now intend to make this a regular event to ensure that wheelchair users can also enjoy what many of us take for granted.

Charity of the Year

We are really pleased to announce that Sheffield University Equestrian Society are volunteering at Lane End Farm and have chosen us as their charity of the year. Their fundraising has got off to a great start with a night hike and a bake sale. All the funds will go towards buying specialist equipment for our riding high project.  We would like to say a massive thank you for their decision to support us in this project and we look forward to working with them in 2016.

Our Pigs have a new Pig Ark thanks to Halifax Volunteers!

On the 22nd of June, 8 hardworking volunteers from Halifax Bank came to Lane End Farm and refinished the wheelchair ramp in the Garden and built a new Pig Ark for our piglets to enjoy the rest of their lives grazing in a large meadow. 

After building the Ark, the Halifax Volunteers (with the help of our loyal sheepdogs) helped us lead the hungry hogs down the road to their new home. The new Pig Ark was dubbed "Halifax House" an all the volunteers signed the entrance. 

The piglets showed their gratitude by immediately burrowing and arranging the grass in their new home!

As far as the garden goes, the newly refurbished wheelchair ramp was tested by a group of students from Sheffield Futures two days later. One student in a wheelchair, was able to touch and taste all the new produce ready for harvest. 

Well done all and a special thanks to Karla for arranging it all!

BBC Countryfile

We are all excited to announce that Lane End Farm will make its Countryfile debut this Sunday. 

We wish to thank the many people who turned up to support us and to give their permission to be filmed.

This is a special event for us which will change Lane End Farm forever. If you could be so kind as to encourage friends, family and colleagues to watch our debut that would be very much appreciated.

Big Lottery Blog of the week

http://bigblog.org.uk/2015/04/20/bbc-countryfile-saddles-up-to-film-farm-project/