Sun shines as families have fun on the farm

ALMOST £4,000 was raised at the Chalkhouse Green Farm open day on Sunday.

It was a record total for the annual event, which attracted about 900 visitors.

There were animals on show, including the endangered Suffolk Punch horse and Great British white cattle, Berkshire and Mangalitsa pigs, turkeys, ducks and chickens.

The trailer rides were so popular that the farm kept them running for an extra half-hour after the event had ended.

Children played on the lawn tennis court and had a dip in the swimming pool.

Sarah Hall, who owns the farm with husband John, said: “Everybody seemed to have a wonderful time in the sunshine. I think people felt like they had been let out of prison after all the wet weather we have been having.

“Children and the oldies loved the air raid shelter and the highlights included the cream teas and the fact people were able to have a peaceful afternoon in the garden.

“I didn’t have to use a single plaster and didn’t find a single handkerchief on the ground.”

The money raised will be donated to the National Garden Scheme and Soundabout, which has formed a partnership with Helen and Douglas House to help children with disabilities communicate through music.

Henley Standard