Whirlow Hall Farm Trust gets Westfield windfall

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A leading farm charity in Sheffield is one hoof closer to completing its renovation project, thanks to Westfield Health.

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust has been awarded £9,970 by the Sheffield based not-for-profit health insurance provider.

The donation has been used to fund the first stage in a renovation project inside one of the trust’s barns.

The donation has transformed the shower area in the Westfield Health Barn at the farm and has made the area easily accessible to wheelchair users.

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is an educational trust, which works with inner city children and young people with special needs or disabilities.

The farm is a unique environmental and educational charity. Each year the charity provides a learning and developmental experience for over 10,000 children, many from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Joan Ward head of fundraising at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust said: “We are grateful for the support that Westfield Health has given to us over many years.

“A number of children stay who have specific educational needs, such as a group from a special school who visited Whirlow for the very first time recently.

The group leader described their week as fantastic, adding: “The barn met all the needs of our young people who have a vast variety of physical and learning disabilities – which is just fantastic.”

Graham Moore, chairman of Westfield Health, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. They are a fantastic charity and do lots to help and educate the local community.

“The barn looks marvellous and I am sure that the new facilities will be well used and appreciated by all the visitors.”