Breakfast raises more than £1,400 in Hellingly

Breakfast in Hellingly
Breakfast in Hellingly

A charity Farmhouse Breakfast held at a Hellingly farm attracted nearly 200 visitors and raised more than £1,400.

The Hesselgrave family held the event at Stone House Farm in the village in aid of the Royal Argicultural Benevolent Institution which helps farmers who fall on hard times.

A full English breakfast was served together with home-made muesli, apple juice and marmalade and local milk. The event attracted people from as far a field as Maidstone, Pease Pottage and Worthing.

Gill Hesselgrave said: “As far as possible all the ingredients are sourced locally and we show-case the suppliers, who will hopefully gain ongoing trade.

“This event, which runs nationally by the Home Grown Cereals Authority, is in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, which helps people in the farming industry who fall on hard times, either through old age, illness or disasters such as the Somerset floods or devastating animal illness.

“We raised in excess of £1,400 and this year we were again lucky to be sponsored with match funding by Barclays Bank up to the sum of £1,000. We were very happy to work with Mel Ellis from their agriculture team on the day, and also Sally Field from RABI.

“We had huge support from our local friends and volunteers who all worked so hard to make a success of the day, including some teenagers on half-term.”