Sep 21 2014
Marmadukes staff, customers and friends have organised a new sponsored walk event, which will involve hauling home grown farm produce 12 miles from Lane End Farm at Abney all the way into Marmadukes in Sheffield city centre. The aim is to promote the Trusts ‘Down to Earth’ project and raise much needed funds for this small but fabulous charity, which helps local disadvantaged young people by getting them involved in farming and associated countryside activities.
The route takes in some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK and everyone completing the walk will be greeted at Marmadukes with free refreshments to celebrate their achievement. Some of the farm’s very own Eriskay ponies will be doing some of the carrying over the first part of the trek. All walkers should take no longer than 6 hours to complete the walk.
Lane End Farm Trust's chairperson, Pam Bardwell, adds, "We are a small charity, but a very special one. We want to help more and more youngsters, so events like this are extremely important. I've seen for myself what a positive impact time on the farm and in the countryside can have on young people. The ‘Down to Earth’ project means they are learning new skills and contributing to the local economy. Marmadukes is an ideal partner for us, because they genuinely care about sourcing ethical, top quality local produce, and supporting youngsters who need that helping hand."
The walk is open to anyone, but as there are only spaces for 100 walkers, anyone interested should register as soon as possible via the website www.marmadukescafedeli.co.uk/marmadukesmarch. Further information about the walk, Marmadukes or Lane End Farm Trust are available on the websites as shown above.
Active & Health – Walking
Lane End Farm, Abney, Near Hathersage, Derbyshire , S321AH
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