Farm open day raises £2,500 for charity

Visitors from far and wide put on their boots and joined a house-proud couple down on the farm at a weekend garden party.

The event at Chalkhouse Green Farm, Chalkhouse Green, hosted recently (Sunday, July 20th) by owners John and Sarah Hall, raised £2,500 for the National Garden Scheme and the charity Soundabout.

It was the 10th such event Mr. and Mrs. Hall have held at the farm, and attracted a record 600 visitors.

Chalkhouse Green Farm specialises in rare breeds of farm animal, and visitors could meet a herd of British White cattle and a Suffolk Punch horse, as well as a number of other species.

They could also explore the grounds and enjoy afternoon tea and other refreshments.

Mrs. Hall said the day had proved a great success.

“It was excellent and we were delighted with the turnout,” she said.

“One lady said that last year she had brought her family with her, and this year she brought the whole street!”

Soundabout helps to provide the means of using music as an opportunity for communication and learning for children with profound disabilities in schools and care homes throughout the country, including Bishopswood in Sonning Common.

The National Garden Scheme raises £2 million each year for nursing, caring and gardening charities

Original story in the Henley Standard; Here.  Many thanks