Thousands of pounds donated to Yorkshire good causes

We’ve surprised five local good causes with a whopping combined donation of £81,850 to kick start 2019. The five local charities, nominated by St Helen’s Farm colleagues, were each invited to the farm in Seaton Ross to receive the much-needed funds. 

A huge £51,000 has been donated to Ellerker Playing Fields for its improvement project to replace equipment and to make play equipment accessible for use by children with additional needs. The funds will enable the purchase of swings including a Bay Bird Nest Log Swing, as well as a Swirl Wheelchair Inclusive Roundabout, and Horizontal Monkey Bars. Additionally, a more accessible new embankment slide, nets, and steps will enable use by children with varying degrees of ability.

Paddy Hall, Committee Chair of Ellerker Playing Fields commented: “We all on the Ellerker Playing Fields Committee, the people of the village, and in particular, the children for many generations to come, are thrilled with this very substantial grant from St Helen’s Farm. This grant enables us to redesign, renew and replace the equipment on the field, and in particular to improve the accessibility for all children whatever their abilities and needs.”

Everingham Playing Fields & Village Hall received £14,000 towards its project to provide facilities for young children under 10 years at the Village Hall. The community centre provides the meeting place for all age groups and has a play area in its grounds suitable for 10 years and upwards. The investment will allow the installation of a Ramshamble Tower with a slide and stepping stone ideal for the younger age group.

The Everingham Village Hall Committee commented “We very much appreciate St Helen’s Farm’s kind donation of £14,000 which is funding the renovation of our play area and the internal redecoration of the hall. This funding will benefit all age groups in the village and the surrounding area.”

£10,200 has also been donated to 1st Heworth Scouts, Group Scout Leader at 1st Heworth Scots, Neil Ballyntyne, commented: “Thanks to the generosity of St Helen’s Farm, we are delighted to have been able to replace our storm damaged camping equipment which will mean that hundreds of children will still be able to enjoy the scouting experience.”

£5,000 was awarded to Pocklington Rugby Club and £1,650 to Market Weighton Young Players. The donations will be used to replace and purchase much-need equipment. Pocklington Rugby Club will use the funds to acquire benches for its new rugby ground and Market Weighton Young Players will buy a keyboard, speakers, an audio mixer desk and other equipment to allow them to expand their activities in musical theatre. 

Paul Dunlea, Site Operations Manager at St Helen’s Farm, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to present five very worthy causes with this donation – our largest to date. Giving back to charities and good causes is at the heart of everything we do here at St Helen’s Farm and supporting our local community is of paramount importance to us. 

I hope that our donation to these five very worthy causes helps them transform and continue to deliver the excellent services they provide. Seeing the difference, we can make to our local community makes all of the hard work throughout the year so worthwhile.”

St Helen’s Farm, which is part of the charitable Kavli Trust, donates profits to charities and good causes locally, nationally and internationally. Visit www.kavlutrust.com to read more about the causes you help us to support by purchasing our products.