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    Weʼve raised £2,686 to Herrings Green Sponsored Walk - Virtual Bedford to Peru (All money raised goes towards the care of our birds and animals)

    Wilstead, Bedford
    Funded on Wednesday, 26th May 2021

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    Sponsor Herrings Green Farm's Walk for Alpaca Tye.

    Get your wellies and walking boots ready!

    Like many zoo's across the country, last year was the most difficult year we have ever had to face. As 2021 is now upon us we are still finding things incredibly challenging and the not knowing of when we are going to be able to open and what capacity we can open at as the year progresses we continue to find ourselves in a very worrying situation. We are not eligible for the zoo funding and now we have just found out that despite having insurance for disruption to business our insurance company has managed to wriggle out of paying.

    BUT instead of sitting here and worrying about it all we have decided to put one foot in front of the other, literally and start fundraising!

    The team at the farm will be walking the miles, from Bedford to Peru (virtually), to celebrate Tye's (our Alpaca) 2nd birthday we're letting him visit his homeland! Each member of the team will be individually walking the miles each day to build up to the grand total of a whopping 13,737 miles!

    Starting from February 1st, we're taking the virtually long scenic route to pick up as many miles as possible, Bedford - Germany - Spain - North Africa - South Africa - Brazil - Peru and ending on June 6th, Tye’s 2nd Birthday.

    We will be posting many updates along the way, stopping off virtually in the different countries to let you know how we are getting on, there will be video updates including some of our much loved animals and birds from the farm, so please follow us through our social media pages.

    We are asking you to to sponsor us, your sponsorship money will encourage us to keep going and all the money raised will go towards the care of our animals and birds of prey at Herrings Green Farm.

    (*Disclaimer - we’re not quite walking all the way to Peru, but will walk safe socially distanced routes.)

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      • Anonymous


        May 8, 2021


      • Madeleine Evans

        Madeleine Evans

        Apr 12, 2021

        Well done!


      • Ruth Lutt

        Ruth Lutt

        Apr 5, 2021

        Thanks for treating voucher holders so well, despite your difficulties.


      • Marion


        Apr 5, 2021

        Fantastic, keep going.


      • Patricia


        Mar 28, 2021

        Keep focused and well done for work so hard to keep the farm going


      • Ann Jehan

        Ann Jehan

        Mar 11, 2021

        I hope this small amount will help you in your excellent work for caring for these beautiful creatures. Your work is so important and your time given so generously.


      • Fran


        Mar 9, 2021

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      Phil Gooden

      Phil Gooden

      Wilstead, Bedford

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