SHEFFIELD’S Whirlow Hall Farm has received a £1,100 donation from South Yorkshire’s biggest bus company - to help its work teaching children and young people about farming and country life.
Funding has been awarded by First’s charity and sponsorship committee.
The farm’s supporters are currently refurbishing sleeping and living quarters at the site, and First’s money will be spent on beds and sofas.
More than 1,600 youngsters have stayed for at least two nights at the farm in the last year, many of them from inner city or deprived areas.
Lisa Cartman-Kenny, a member of First’s charity committee, said: “We are proud to help such a well run facility as Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.
“As the principal bus operator in Sheffield we see it as our responsibility to offer support to local charities, and our new regional charities and sponsorship committee is available to those good causes needing a financial helping hand.”
Joan Ward, of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, said: “We would like to thank First for giving us such a sizeable donation.
“This type of donation from a local firm is a real bonus to us and will benefit young children who visit us on a regular basis.”