Sunday, 5 February 2012

We support the Herriot Hospice

After making over £7200 at the beginning of the Farmhouse Breakfast Week for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Another charity close to our hearts is the Herriot Hospice. One lady who does an awful lot for the Hospice is Dr Rosie Paige who is the daughter of the famous James Herriot who we locally knew by his real name of Alf Wight who was at Skeldale Vets.When I heard another farmhouse breakfast was raising money for it I donated an one nights stay for 2 people in a 4 poster bedroom.Here you see Rosie with a cheque for £1800 which was raised.
The lady who won our prize Mrs Dennis from Borrowby. Both her and her husband Peter will be coming to stay with us in the near future. What a small world it is too, as they know Jack really well as they had point to point horses when Jack was riding so there will be a lot to talk about and catch up on.Peter Dennis was Master of the Hurworth, but now rides on a quad rather than a horse.
The bottom photo shows Alison Barnes of Crakehall Watermill B and B with her camera . She has been a real trooper during the Farmhouse Breakfast Week as well as getting her hands into the sink at our event even though she was coming as a guest she helped on another two days. Praise should go to her indeed as with friends like her about the world it is a nice place to live. A modest lady with a big heart . Thanks Alison and hopefully your hard work will be rewarded before you get to Heaven