Sheffield farm show money will be used to repair vandalism

Amy Jo Lawarance with Frankie the Bengal Eagle Owl
Amy Jo Lawarance with Frankie the Bengal Eagle Owl
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Money raised from a show at Sheffield’s Heeley City Farm will be ploughed into repair work after yobs caused hundreds of pounds of damage.

Heeley City Farm staff are now hoping money raised by their popular Autumn Show can help restore equipment and facilities damaged by vandals.

Amber, Emily and Lyra get pally with some Guinea Pigs

Amber, Emily and Lyra get pally with some Guinea Pigs

Sarah Hardy, Heeley City Farm events coordinator, said: “The recent vandalism over the past three weeks has really affected the farm.

“We need to have our polytunnel re-skinned and that alone will cost about £1,000.”

Top attractions at the fundraising show included supersized vegetables and Frankie the Owl.

Keen allotment holders produced their best vegetables as they battled it out for the top prize in the horticultural contest.

Siobhan Wallace gets up close with one of the Guinea Pigs

Siobhan Wallace gets up close with one of the Guinea Pigs

Frankie the Bengal Eagle owl proved the top attraction among young visitors.

But when it came to performing for his adoring fans the prized owl got ‘stage fright’ and refused to come down from the café roof!

“He was such a hit with the children,” said Sarah.

“He went on stage to perform for the kids but his trainer reckons he has never seen so many people all congregated to see him perform before.”

Guests got a bit of live music by the cafe

Guests got a bit of live music by the cafe

The Autumn Show raised around £1,000.