Farm’s fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 July 2015

Performers at Rookery Farm's open weekend.

Performers at Rookery Farm's open weekend.


A NORTH Somerset farm opened its doors to visitors and raised more than £1,000 in aid of Weston Hospicecare.

Rookery Farm, in Puxton, held an open house weekend where visitors enjoyed a range of activities and exhibitions, including tours and walks.

The two day event raised £1,200 for the charity, which is based in Thornbury Road in Uphill.

The farm offered live music and storytelling sessions to its guests, who were also able to take in ‘lovely’ views of Rookery Manor’s grounds and gardens during guided walks.

The first evening of the weekend saw a concert take place in the barn.

On the following day, professional storyteller Jane Flood was joined by harpist Martin Soloman and vocalist Dymphna Skehill to give a reading of Stories And Music Of The Watery Places.

Paddy Dadd owns Rookery Farm and is also a volunteer at the Weston Hospicecare shop in Winscombe.

He said: “Over the years we have raised more than £7,000 for Weston Hospicecare.

“We hope to be able to continue to help in this way in the future.”

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